It's been a year now since I've made my first cold pressed shampoo bar. Of course everything started because of my curious mind .and ... having learned how to make cold pressed soap ... I wanted another challenge so ... cold pressed shampoo was next on my list.
Years and years ago my mother used to make hot pressed soap at home and she remembered how back in a tiny village in Russia, her parents used to use this type of soap to wash their hair as well so I was not surprised to read that it is possible to make a cold pressed shampoo bar.
My hair is bleached and coloured and I've never used lots of lotions and potions on it... let's say I am lazy ... anyway ... the first time I used my bar of shampoo I was really curious to see what the result would be ... nope I was not scared ....I was curious. Much to my surprise after I washed it, my hair was not at all entangled and dry as before but very smooth!!!! A huge positive as before I was struggling to comb it after washing it! I have also noticed that my hair was shinier and stayed cleaner for longer .... more positives And last but not least, the bar lasts a long time indeed. (by the way once you buy it from me you can cut it in 2 or 3 sticks and it is easier to use and to carry it with you while travelling) Everything I am sharing here is based on my personal experience. In time, friends tried it and became customers ... it is a product I love to make and I really believe in. Here are a few more bits of information about the 2 types of shampoo bars I currently have. oh and ....The shelf life? This is a good question ... I still have a piece from my first batch and it's really perfect ... and yes it's one year old :)
CITRUS SHAMPOO BAR
This shampoo bar is scented with a blend of lime, lemongrass and lemon essential oils that not only give a delightful smell but will boost the cleansing power as well. Mango butter conditions the hair while the natural humectant properties of honey add extra moisture and shine.
CHAMOMILE SHAMPOO BAR
This shampoo bar combines the natural goodness of chamomile tea with nourishing honey to create a wonderful experience for your hair. Chamomile is a soothing herb that suits all hair types even the sensitive ones. Mango butter conditions the hair while the natural humectant properties of honey add extra moisture and shine.
BENEFITS of using SHAMPOO BARS
- Very good value for money
- 100% natural ingredients
- Better for the environment
- Very practical
- Makes the hair healthier
- Great while travelling
- Are multipurpose - can be used as soap bars and for washing clothes while travelling or camping
- Are space savers
INSTRUCTIONS TO USE
- After you enter the shower, rinse your hair with plenty of water
- Rub the shampoo bar directly onto your hair. Repeat until you have fully covered your hair
- Massage your scalp and hair until a good lather forms
- Rinse the shampoo out of your hair
I have to say that I do not use any conditioner after using the shampoo bar but, in case you need to use it here are a few options
CONDITIONING / CLARIFYING YOUR HAIR
1. In case your hair needs extra loving, do apply your favourite conditioner
2. It could very well be that you do not need any other products added
3. You can prepare a clarifying rinsing combination of 1 part vinegar to 9 parts water, add it to a spray bottle and keep it in the bathroom.
After you rinse the shampoo from your hair, do spray the rinsing combination on your hair and rinse again with water. The smell will not stay on your hair. This my darling is a very old way of rinsing the hair, of making it shine using pure natural products. My grandmothers used it ... my mother as well .... it's an old tradition .....