Dearest Soapers, I'm so happy it's summer, for it is my soaping season! I want to tackle my long pending project of making my own shampoo. From all the reading and video watching (I can not access Craftmonkey) it seems that making any liquid shampoo involves a LS base like Bronners, or any Castile LS, or Potassium Cocoate (coconut oil LS right?), then add various oils, EOs, and a preservative. Soapqueen had a recipe including liquid crothix which I found out is a thickener and was wondering why would I need a thickener. Is that really needed since LS is not really that much waterier than shampoo? or is there some other function for it? I've made several batches of LS before and would like to start with that. Does anyone have any advise on what kind of oils to use to make a LS intended to serve as a base for liquid shampoo? Olive oil, coconut oil, or some mix of oils? I've read plenty about shampoo bars which are actually quite similar to a few of the more moisturizing CP bars I've made already and tried those on my hair and did not like the results. I don't want to deal with a vinegar rinse either and plan to just follow with conditioner. My goal is to eventually make it an anti-dandruff shampoo and stop buying OTC products. Thank you in advance for any help! I know for a fact I would've given up on soaping a long time ago if it weren't for this forum!