|Phase||Ingredients for ~250 ml (270 gr)||%||Quantity|
|A||sodium coco-sulfate||15||40,5 gr|
|A||sodium cocoyl isethionate||5||13,5 gr|
|A||Cocamidopropyl betaine, powder||2,5||6,8 gr|
|A||flat water||62,4||172* gr|
|C||lemongrass essential oil||0,4||1,1 gr (~36 drops)|
|C||cedarwood atlas essential oil||0,6||1,6 gr (~54 drops)|
|C||lactic acid||0,3||0,8 gr|
|C||fine salt||1,2||3,25 gr|
|C||cosgard||0,6||1,6 gr (~54 drops)|
Sanitize the dedicated containers and utensils you will work with, details in the general safety guidelines.
* we add a little more water than the quantity based on the calculated percentage, because during heating some of the water will evaporate
In a large Berzelius beaker add the phase A surfactants, mix slowly and then add the water. Mix well until the larger lumps disperse. The glass is placed in a water bath until the surfactants have completely melted. Stir often, slowly, patiently. The procedure will take approximately 10 minutes.
After melting the surfactants, phase A is removed from the heat and allowed to cool slightly, approximately 2 minutes.
Add the ingredients from phase B: first the caffeine, mixing well until completely dissolved, and if there are still lumps from the surfactants, they can be crushed with the back of the teaspoon against the wall of the glass; then glycerin is added. Allow the composition to cool to body temperature, stirring occasionally.
At the end, add the ingredients from phase C, with slow and thorough mixing after each one; insist on dissolving the salt before adding the preservative.
The shampoo thus prepared is transferred to the dedicated bottle; the formed foam will recede the next day. pH: ~5-5,5
A dense shampoo, with very good foaming, which cleanses and purifies the scalp (surfactants and essential oils), tones and stimulates the hair roots (caffeine), cares for and strengthens the hair (keratin). It is intended especially for those who have hair problems, hair loss, alopecia, greasy hair and scalp.
It is used like a regular shampoo and it is recommended to leave it on the hair and scalp for at least 2 minutes, ideally 4-5 minutes, when washing.
Options and explanations:
Phase A completed, ready to add Phase B ingredients:
This is what the freshly prepared shampoo looks like: