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How To Make Solid Shampoo For Dry Scalp

Hi guys, we’re back with a brand new series for lush, gorgeous hair.  This next two weeks im planning to do more on haircare series since we have a lot of skincare already:-) Over the next week ill be writing more articles on how to make and formulate hair care series as well..

Now heres something that im sure you guys will really like! What’s the big deal about this line of products? It’s solid shampoo bars. 

Excited? We are! To begin, we use soap lab’s solid shampoo base made with gentle oils that will cleanse and nourish your scalp. As you know, we carefully formulate our soap bases in SoapLab, so that you don’t have to. 

Next, add on Gardenia Fragrance oil to give your shampoo a little oomph and you feeling like a million $$$. We then add 2 important ingredients to this shampoo bar. Calamine and Glycerin. Calamine soothes your scalp and relieves it from spending hours in air conditioned rooms and it’s amazing if you suffer from dandruff too. Glycerin is a natural conditioner that works to protect both hair and your scalp from dehydration. 

To give this shampoo bar a pop of color, we add in some iron oxide + yellow mica, and voila, all done! 

So go ahead and make it guys! The thing I love the most about this is because we are not using those horrible plastic bottles! Its solid and no ‘packaging’ so you are not only having a great strong detergent free hair wash, you are also saving our planet by not throwing away those plastic bottles after use! Have fun! 


Preparation Time : 30 minutes
Total Time : 50 minutes 

Ingredients: (makes 6 x 50g Soap)

  1. 350g SoapLab’s Solid Shampoo Base 
  2. 16g Gardenia Fragrance Oil 
  3. 2g Iron Oxide Yellow Mica
  4. 2g Calamine Powder 
  5. 8g Glycerin
  6. 25 - 30 sprays of Rubbing Alcohol
  7. 6-cavity 50g silicone mold   

How to Make 


Visual Guide :

  1.  Prepare Solid Shampoo Base. Cut 350g of SoapLab’s Solid Shampoo Base into little cubes, the smaller the cubes the faster it will melt.  

  2. Place container in the microwave. Melt them at 20 seconds interval. Check during each intervals, this is to avoid your shampoo from getting burnt. Shampoo base may also be melted using an induction cooker or double boiler.

  3. Once everything is melted, add in Calamine Powder that has been diluted with glycerin into the melted shampoo base. 

  4. Next, add in Gardenia Fragrance Oil into shampoo mixture. You may use a pipette to ease measuring & dispensing. 

  5. Add in half of the Iron Oxide Yellow Mica that has been diluted with glycerin into the mixing container. 

  6. Using a normal baking spatula, mix shampoo mixture until the oil and mica are evenly dispersed in the shampoo. 

  7. Next, grab your 6 cavity  Silicon Mold and Rubbing Alcohol. Spray the mold with alcohol in order to provide a sterile surface, ideal for your solid shampoo to sit in. Pour in shampoo mixture half full in each cavity. 

  8. Once done, pour in the rest of the premixed mica into the remaining shampoo mixture and mix.

  9. Pour in the rest of the shampoo mixture into the half filled cavities. Pour the mixture until it reaches the brim. 

  10. Once done, using a pipette, swirl the 2 colours together then spray the top part of the soap with more Rubbing Alcohol to eliminate air bubbles and achieve a  smooth surface on the shampoo. Leave shampoo to harden for 12 to 24 hours. 
  11. Once hardened, pull away mold from soap slowly. This is to preserve the crisp and sharp edges of the solid shampoo. 

  12. Once ready, remove soap carefully from the mold one by one. 

  13. Once all of them are out, they are ready to add a little fun in your shower with these solid shampoo (: 

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  1. Always test the product on your skin for allergic test first. Click here to find out how to do so
  2. If you are selling this product, advice your consumers to do allergic test first
  3. Make sure all your utensils and work surface is clean and sterilise as dirty area and utensils can reduce shelf life of scrub
  4. Do not add in any Fresh ingredients that can spoil easily as this will reduce the shelf life of product unless specified in recipe. Click here to find out more
  5. If applying on face, avoid citrus based or sandalwood essential oil as Malaysian weather will cause your skin to be easily sun burnt. Wear sun protection if add these Essential oils.
  6. If you have any questions; please don't hesitate to contact us here via FB messenger or via WhatsApp at 0126643817
  7. If you would like to join our Skincare & Soap Making Class Click here
  8. If you would like to have these readymade (PRIVATE LABEL/OEM) for you, email sales@soaplabmalaysia.com For Free Quotation.

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