|Phase||Ingredients for ~250 ml||%||Quantity|
|A||gentle washing base||45||113 gr|
|A||Coco-glucoside and Glyceryl oleate||5||12,5 gr|
|A||Cocamidopropyl betaine, powder||5||12,5 gr|
|B||nettle macerate||37,8||94,5 gr|
|B||lactic acid||0,4||1 gr|
|B||maca extract||2||5 gr|
|C||grapefruit essential oil||1||2,5 gr|
Sanitize the dedicated containers and utensils you will work with, details in the general safety guidelines.
Prepare the nettle maceration for phase B, one day before the preparation of the shampoo:
In a clean bottle/jar with a lid, add 25 gr nettle powder and 200 gr flat mineral water, mix well and put the lid on.
The composition is left to soak in a cool place, protected from light (it can also be put in the fridge) and mixed occasionally.
The next day it is filtered with a reusable filter or a thick gauze. The macerate thus obtained is used immediately.
Note: Macerate filtration can take up to 20 minutes or even longer. To speed up the process, you can mix the macerate in the filter from time to time. If a gauze is used for filtration, it is placed in 3-4 layers in a larger funnel and the funnel is placed in a glass of suitable size.
Preparing the shampoo :
While the macerate is filtered, prepare phase A.
In a glass, mix the ingredients of phase A well: first the gentle washing base with the Coco-glucoside and Glyceryl oleate, then add the Cocamidopropyl betaine powder and mix slowly, thoroughly. A whitish, viscous and uneven paste will be obtained.
Over the filtered nettle macerate, add the rest of the ingredients from phase B, in the given order, with mixing after each addition.
Phase B is transferred gradually (in 3-4 servings) over phase A, stirring slowly and well after each serving.
Add the ingredients of phase C, mixing slowly and thoroughly after each.
The shampoo thus prepared is transferred to the dedicated container. The foam will recede and the shampoo will clear up the next day.
It is a shampoo with a good viscosity and foaming power and a pleasant scent. pH: ~ 5.5
The result is a complex shampoo, rich in active ingredients that strengthen the hair, fight hair loss and dandruff, tone the scalp, balance sebum secretion and stimulate hair growth. Shampoo the hair as usual, massage the scalp gently and rinse. On the second shampooing, keep it on the hair for a few minutes, then rinse thoroughly. The shampoo can be used regularly or as a treatment for at least 3 months, possibly in parallel with other specific products (serum, conditioner, mask).
Nettle macerate put in the reusable filter:
The filtration process takes approximately 20 minutes or even more:
This is what the shampoo looks like immediately after preparation, it has a slightly increased volume and is frothy:
This is what the shampoo looks like the day after preparation: