For the past couple of months I’ve been tinkering away with different shampoo recipe’s and torturing my hair with test after test. At first there was working with different ingredients, then trying to incorporate goats milk, trying to get enough bubbles with out stripping your hair, making it wash without leaving a film, etc. Sorry hair.
BUT! Now, I’m very happy to test the first ‘basic’ shampoo that is ready for other people’s hair!
Looks… uninspiring huh? Trying not to drop my iphone in the shower, I managed to take a snap shot of the amount I was using. The all too familiar “10 cent piece” size. This is pre-thickeners, pre-pearlisers, pre-goody-ingredients. This is the basic of basic formulation. The off white colour is due to the goats milk.
First Wash!! My Shampoo Dinosaur… raaaawr!
Before you freak out, the purple colour is actually because I was washing a purple top up colour from my hair. NOT because of the shampoo!! But it worked well to show just how thick and bubbly the foam is. From a first wash too – so washing out the hair colour and any natural build up. Impressed!
Second wash. Normally I wouldn’t do two, but I didn’t want my pillows ending up purple over night lol. Same 10 cent piece amount of shampoo used, awesome lather! It was SO thick, it did not move. Not when I turned my hand sideways, not when I turned it upside down!
Close up of the lather. MEGA THICK!!
The end result is that yes, it works. VERY much so!! I’m not super happy with the “squeaky clean” feeling it leaves, but that can be worked on easily enough. For me, it compares to store bought products in the level of cleanliness it made my hair, and it’s squeaky feeling. But of course, without all the harsh chemicals. In fact, this is made with just five ingredients including the goats milk and water! Sweeeet!
Adding some of my basic of basic homemade conditioner afterwards has left my hair soft, shiny, clean and awesome!! To dry, all I did was wrap it in a towel for ten or so minutes, then flick my hair a couple of times. No brushing, no additional work at all and I can easily run my fingers through it with little to no resistance!
As you can see… I’m not dealing with short hair!! It’s thin, frizzy, most of the time worn up, coloured a million different ways, LONG hair. A good test head of hair!!
I so love goat’s milk!!
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