Hello Soapmaking Forum! My name is Josh! I am trying to make my own shampoo bars for myself (for the first time) using a hot process shampoo bar tutorial that I found online. I like this tutorial because it is very simple and easy for me to follow. I will be ready to attempt making my first batch when I have all the equipment and ingredients for this but I have some things that I need advice with before I get started. Tutorial: https://www.mommypotamus.com/shampoo-bar-recipe/ I will be making this shampoo bar for me but I have dreadlocks which requires some adjusting of ingredients to keep them healthy. I have used dreadlock soap bars for 5 years now and they usually have a few things in common. They tend to always have salt which keeps them dry and tight and I am pretty sure they have less conditioning oils than traditional shampoo to keep them as residue free as possible and also because hair tends to slip out of dreadlocks if it is too oily or conditioned/slippery. I really want to get this adjusted recipe right on my first attempt because I plan on using it as soon as I make my first batch (bad dread shampoo can cause mold and other problems) My main questions are: How much salt (I plan on using sea salt) might be good to add to this recipe? Should I make any adjustments to the amount of coconut oil in this recipe to ensure that my dreaded hair is not too moisturized based on the fact that dreadlock shampoo usually needs to be less oily than traditional shampoo? Here is the ingredients for the tutorial I am using. It looks like this recipe yields about 8 cups of soap for reference. 33 oz. coconut oil 12.54 oz. water 5.44 oz. lye ½ – 1 ounce essential oils Thank you for any help!