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  1. Stuart Graham

    M&P base for shampoo bar issues

    Hi, I have been using Stephensons SS base from some time now and though it doesn't makes so much foam, it does work for me, but I've had some issues with some bars: After taking out of the mold, I usually store them in a plastic box, and many stay there some days on good conditions. But some...
  2. C

    melt and pour shampoo bars, which oils to use?

    Hi! I'd like to make melt and pour shampoo bars but I'm having a hard time understanding which oils I can use. I have: coconut oil sweet almond oil avocado oil olive oil grapeseed oil jojoba oil I usually use clear glycerin soap base or aloe vera base. I would love any tips or suggestions for...
  3. maria_merry

    Dog soap for shiny coat

    I made dog shampoo soap (cold proccess), and after trying the results were a bit different from what's expected: during washing you feel that the hair is getting very dull/dry touch, and after washing the coat looked rather dull and dry and matted. It seemed the soap took out all the natural...
  4. A

    Hi and shampoo bar that doesn't need a rinse!

    Hellooooo hi hey! I've been making soap for about 10 years since I became really allergic to Palm oil and perfume. I love it! But am also only making very basic stuff. Can someone point me in the direction of, or advise me, on how to make a shampoo bar that doesn't need a vinegar rinse...
  5. HLN80

    Need help with formula for shampoo bar

    Hi! Me and my daughter have thick and average hair, not oily or dry, and I want to make shampoo bars for us.i have coconut oil, lard, shea butter and castor oil, may I ask what percentages of each would be good? Oh and I’m using goats milk instead of water
  6. Trenna

    Shampoo bars

    So I have read through most of the shampoo bar threads. I found that I hadn’t run across a single one that mentions the Opus Shampoo Bar. I have REALLY hard water at my house so I have to do a baking soda rinse before I wash but honestly, aside from that I absolutely love this recipe. I thought...
  7. cmzaha

    Coloring Solid Shampoo

    While surfing around the internet for shampoo bars syndet or lye based, I have noticed something interesting. Which is, many are colored quite heavily with all different colors This made me wonder if anyone knows the point of heavy color in shampoo? So here is a short explanation. Purple and...
  8. A

    Cold process shampoo bars for thick hair

    I am a newbie to soap-making, but I am delighted with my first shampoo bar. It lathers well, and gives lots of volume as well as seeming to be quite conditioning, but a few of my friends with very thick hair found it gave too much volume, and don't want to keep using it (and, as a result, some...
  9. C0hrisLynn

    Help making a Shampoo Bar?

    Hi! I'm new to the forum and loving it! I'm making soap again, to sell and save some money to start a legit little local and online shop/business. Plus I really love using my own handmade items (and others I've bought from some great soapers!). Well I have had a few friends asking about...
  10. M

    How much superfat for a higher percentage coconut oil shampoo bar?

    I am attempting to make my own shampoo bar (have not had good success with this in the past) based on a shampoo bar I bought and really liked. The two main oils are coconut and sunflower. All other oils are listed after the sodium hydroxide on the label. I think I would like to add lard to my...
  11. N

    Newbie alert!! Dr bronners diy for shampoo??? Help I'm so confused

    Hi, I'm new to soap making and I'm really confused whats the best way to make liquid soap for shampoo? I'm told the bars don't work as good! In just changing from store bought shampoo as I'm having alot of hair loss! Of seem the Dr bronners and wanted to make my own? Does anyone have a basic...
  12. S

    Soaping with unknown oil

    Hi, I'm from Bangalore India, and recently had a chance to visit a rural oil mill where they produce cold pressed castor oil. I was shown another oil that the local villagers and tribals supposedly use in soapmaking and is also supposed to be great for the hair. It's made from the seeds of the...
  13. CMars

    Want to buy shampoo bar by Canadian soapmaker

    Hi, I've been trying to find a good shampoo bar. I've never used any solid shampoos other than my own but I'm not happy with the recipe yet. I would like to try something that's tried and true so to speak just to see what a good quality shampoo bar is like. I'd prefer to buy Canadian if...
  14. aprice522

    Tweaking my shampoo soap- looking for additives of value

    A while back I made three different recipes and have been using them for about two weeks. I made the original Genny formula, variation with 2% CO, and a version with 5% co. Sf at 5 I used sugar in all but the original, but that was completely by accident! I have found that they are all very...
  15. J

    HELP! Trying to formulate moisturizing Dog Shampoo Bar - Need help from a pro!!

    Hello I am trying to formulate an ethical vegetarian super-moisturizing dog shampoo bar. My dog has SUPER sensitive skin, and needs lots of added moisture. Currently the only shampoo I have ever used that has NOT made her super itchy is a Human Argan Oil Shampoo (Live Clean) that is so...
  16. F

    What to include in a great shampoo bar recipe?

    Hiya guys! I keep getting bugged to do a shampoo bar and honestly - I have no idea where to even start on what to include! Everyone's hair is so different I haven't wanted to get into solid shampoo, but have decided to take the plunge and trial some recipes on family hair :shifty: What...
  17. Kittie

    Morning Disaster--Come Laugh With Me!

    Good Morning All I hope you all have a good laugh with me. This is how it went, I decided to do my recipe creation of a CP shampoo bar, a spin-off from Genny's recipe. I'd read on that thread for 2 weeks, doing soapcalc many times for my hair type needs, but worked out my recipe. This morning...
  18. S

    Help! I think something went wrong

    Hello everyone, I am very new to soap making and two days ago I made my very first shampoo bar. After it had sat for 48hrs it had the appearance of vaseline. The soap was solid but had a transparent, glossy look. Now i split this batch up, most of the batch was poured into a bigger mold and...
  19. DiddlyO

    Not sure if this is gross, but...

    I have been doing a lot of reading about soap, silk, shampoo bars etc.. And I'm quite prone to experimentation... I'm on my fifth or so batch of soap and thought I would try a shampoo bar. So ambitiously, I thought I would make it with beer as the liquid. While reading I discovered people are...
  20. D

    Hello!

    Hi I'm Denise. Totally new to soapmaking and still researching my first 'cook-up' :) I am pretty 'crunchy' and have made my own household and beauty products for a while now, adding more all the time. What got me looking at making my own soap was the trial and error aspect of going 'no-poo'...
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