I make my own liquid black soap and the main reason is to make it more moisturizing for my hair. Shampoos are generally drying for my hair and black soap is the best form shampoo I have ever used for my hair. I have used just black soap alone and it's great but since our hair is naturally dry and mine extra dry, I feel I have to go the extra mile to make it moisturizing enough for my hair. I have been using this shampoo for a while now and a little really does go a long way.
Here's what you need to do :
1. Cut a bar (about 150gr/5.3 oz) of black soap into pieces using a knife (BE CAREFUL not to cut yourself!!!)
2. Put the pieces in a container and add 150 ml of water and left it over nigh to melt. I try to heat the water before adding it to the soap or put the container (with the water) over some hot water to melt it otherwise, the melting process will take longer than a day.
3. Then add a big tbsp of coconut oil
4. and another one of honey
5. and 2 big tbsp of olive oil
6. A few drops of rosemary essential oil (please consult a physician before using any essential oil for your safety)
7. A tsp of hydrolyzed wheat protein (if you want some protein in it)
8. A small amount (1 tsp max!!!) of guar gum to thicken it up and to add a conditioning property to the shampoo
9. Mix everything with a hand mixer (to mix the guar gum well. Normally everything mixes well into an homogenous solution and no water/oil phase occurs)
10. Pour into bottle or pump bottle and you're ready to go!
I am still going to revise the ingredients and their proportions but for now here's what I have. You can always play around with ingredients depending on what your hair works well with and how it responds to ingredients. Please be careful when trying your own recipes! Inform yourself and stay safe.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!
If you have any suggestions, or you do try it, please share!!!
Stay blessed and funky sisters!