Okay, thanks. I have left it in there over an hour at this point, so I'll either take it out tonight or may wait until morning and let it warm to room temp and check to see if it seems less soft. Also I may not have left them out in the open long enough before we left on our trip. I cut them to fit inside my mini-soap travel box so no evaporation can happen. I did take it out to 'air dry' while in Florida, but didn't think to re-freeze.
How does that compare to how quickly you would go through a liquid shampoo?Back of the envelope calculation here - The test bar I’m using was approx. 70 g when I started and I’ve used it nine times (3x per week). Based on a visual check, 50% of the bar or 35 g remains. That puts my usage at under 4 grams each time I wash my hair.
I have no idea at all, but let’s do another back of the envelope calculation. A squirt of my shampoo from the pump bottle is about one tsp. which is what I usually use to wash my hair. If the liquid shampoo weighs 6 g per tsp (slightly heavier than water?), I’m using 6 grams per wash. So far, my estimated use of the shampoo bar is 3.9 g per wash, but that does not take into account the initial testing at the sink, which means my actual usage per shampoo event is probably a bit lower. If the first cut estimated numbers are correct, I need 43% less shampoo bar by weight each time I wash my hair, which equates to a 54% increase in number of washes with the shampoo bar compared with the liquid shampoo.How does that compare to how quickly you would go through a liquid shampoo?
The four pounds of Syndopour I bought from Bulk Apothecary cost $9.33/lb ($.58/ oz) including shipping and tax after a first time customer discount of 15%. The Nexxus shampoo I was using costs in the range of $.45-$.50/oz plus tax when I buy the 33.8 oz size.That sounds quite promising! Do you think it works out to less money per wash, as well? I haven't paid much attention to the cost per wash since I'm committed to using the solid shampoo even if it is more expensive. My hair and scalp are healthier, and I like the reduction in packaging waste, although ingredient packaging and delivery to my home create their own issues.
Don’t out the syndet bars in the fridge. It can take three days for them to harden and it feels more like a lotion bar instead of MP which I work with every day.I'm sorry but forgot to get my thermometer out ...I melted in the microwave in short spurts of one minute or so as I was afraid to get it too hot. When the last of the syndopour melted I poured it into the mold.
I put the mold in the refrigerator for 24 hours(it's been over 100 here for the past few days), then let it sit on the counter for an hour or so then unmolded. It was in a flower mold and unmolded perfectly. It came out feeling sort of wet...but that is what I equated Melt and Pour like.
My other recipes use both SLSa and SCI (no SCS )...neither have been pourable, so they are pressed into a moon cake mold (sort of). They are sort of dry to start with, which I think makes them crumbly, especially if I drop them. And no, my fingernail moved over the top of those will not make a mark. I bought DIY recipe for her pourable syndet bars but her recipes are totally different and is going to take a major change to go over to her new method. Buying the Syndapour was cheaper to try out than buying the full ingredients.
I plan on giving my daughter one to try out for a week starting Saturday...that gives it a week to "cure" and if it is more than that to get hard enough to use then I'll try another recipe. It usually takes about a week of use for her implant to get irritated. If it works AND lasts a reasonable amount of time then I will probably just continue to use the Syndapour. If not, then I'll get the other ingredients and try the pourable DIY recipe. I haven't had any problems with any of the syndet recipes on my own hair plus I am also one of those that can use regular soap on my hair without a problem...so I am only going down this rabbit hole to find something for my daughter. Since she does not make soap/syndets the melt and pour would be ideal for her after I can no longer mange making it.