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#26 Shapir0

Posted 11 October 2019 - 03:35 PM

 hotsonfornowhere, on 07 October 2019 - 12:38 PM, said:

I have now started making my own 2-in-1 soap and shampoo bar at home. It's brilliant! Just coconut oil, olive oil and sunflower oil with lye and a small amount of essential oil for fragrance.

I would so love to try and make my own shampoo bar; I already make my own soap. Would you be ok to share your recipe, if you don't mind?

#27 hotsonfornowhere

Posted 11 October 2019 - 04:37 PM

 Shapir0, on 11 October 2019 - 03:35 PM, said:

I would so love to try and make my own shampoo bar; I already make my own soap. Would you be ok to share your recipe, if you don't mind?

I've based it on the recipe found on this page:
However, I've just ended up using sunflower oil as the third oil because I'm trying to keep things as simple as possible. I run it through Soap Calc to check everything but I can't find that print out right now sorry! After using the shampoo bar head to toe I then rinse my hair in some ACV. Not quite sure why! :lol: I don't really use ACV for anything else, but I did read that it was good apparently for a final rinse. My hair seems quite happy with it all :)

#28 hotsonfornowhere

Posted 22 October 2019 - 09:07 PM

I just wanted to mention that my local Woolworths (and I'm rural) have started selling a shampoo bar and a conditioner bar, "Bar None". I haven't tried them yet but thought I'd mention it :)

#29 petit_manchot

Posted 22 October 2019 - 09:11 PM

I have a very sensitive scalp that often requires spot treatment with liquid steroid, and I’ve been having pretty good results with the Ethique HealiKiwi. I think I’ve been using steroid less often, but certainly it hasn’t gotten worse since I’ve been using the bar.
I also bought one of their solid conditioners and it’s terrible.

They’re quite pricey I think, especially because I ordered online and paid shipping (not realising that you can buy direct from Priceline), but so far it’s lasted quite a while. I’ll definitely repurchase the shampoo but the conditioner was a total waste of money. I bought the head to toe bar for my husband as well, and he used it up incredibly quickly and thought it was nothing special, so another one I’ll skip in future.

#30 StartledFlamingo

Posted 22 October 2019 - 09:54 PM

I use shampoo bars, no conditioner. They're about $6 from a health food shop and last ages. I need to swap between two different types every few washes though- one's just slightly too drying (hemp) and the other slightly too heavy (camellia). But I needed to do that with liquid shampoo and conditioner too.

I have oily straight hair in a bob.

Eta I'm really sensitive to smell and these bars are fine, they don't trigger a headache or linger in my hair.


Edited by StartledFlamingo, 22 October 2019 - 10:00 PM.

#31 Ozquoll

Posted 23 October 2019 - 04:09 PM

The mini-sized bars of Nuebar brand shampoo bars are half price at the moment:

Only three bucks, I am going to get a shampoo and a conditioner to try!

#32 WaitForMe

Posted 23 October 2019 - 06:42 PM

I started making my own several months ago. They last so long I'm only onto my second bar!

My suggestion is to look at the ingredients and make sure not to use one that has actual soap in it. Hair is very sensitive to pH, and most people will need something pH balanced. You want a pH balanced syndet bar.

#33 WaitForMe

Posted 23 October 2019 - 06:47 PM

 Ozquoll, on 23 October 2019 - 04:09 PM, said:

The mini-sized bars of Nuebar brand shampoo bars are half price at the moment:

Only three bucks, I am going to get a shampoo and a conditioner to try!

These are not soap based and are ph balanced, so they get my thumbs up.

As for the ingredients, they use completely different ones to what I use so I can't comment.

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