Solid Hair Conditioner Bars
I've been asked for some time whether or not I would be making a solid conditioner bar. I'm happy to finally say I've found the time to formulate a recipe which my family & I have been using for alittle over a month now with great results.
For my own review I've found it leaves an invisible protective coating on my hair (once dried), also it detangles my hair easily. I usually let my hair dry naturally and the next morning it's not frizzy or puffy if that makes sense.
This recipe is suitable for most hair types - dry, normal or oily. Scented with essential oils to be as natural as possible & they are vegan friendly.
Each conditioner bar will last for at least 30 treatments or more depending on the length and thickness of your hair.
I've had wonderful reviews about them and sold out at the last two markets, so have made more now and they are available in 3 different essential oil blends.
Goddess - Sweet orange, patchouli, ylang ylang & white grapefruit essential oils.
Empress - Lavender, mandarin, distilled lime, myrrh, palmarosa, sweet marjoram essential oils.
Ylang Ylang - essential oil.
This is our current list of ingredients used and where they are derived from.
BTMS 25 – known as Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Cetearyl alcohol, it is a naturally derived, extremely mild conditioning emulsifying wax, suitable for hair conditioners, creams and lotions. It is also mild enough to use in leave-in conditioners.
Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol - This product is vegetable derived (palm) and works to emulsify your water and oil components, opacify your recipe and give a smooth, emolient feel on the skin.
Cocoa Butter - derived from the vegetable fat of the cocoa bean, acts as a protective layer to hold the moisture to the skin.
Avocado Oil - is a green carrier oil that is cold pressed from the fruit of the avocado to ensure the best qualities of the oil are maintained. Avocado oil is renown for its ability to penetrate the skin more deeply than other oils and is good for use in products for those with sensitive and dry skin. Being rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, D and E avocado oil has great emolliency, penetration, stability and skin softening qualities. When used in hair care Avocado Virgin Oil can help to tame frizz, control "fly-aways", and when gently massaged into the scalp, stimulates blood flow which promotes hair growth and a naturally healthy shine.
Sodium Lactate - is a liquid salt naturally derived from the fermentation of sugar. Used as a moisturiser and humectant.
D Panthenol - also known as Pro-vitamin B5. Acts as a long-lasting moisturiser that can thicken the hair and prevent damage, while simultaneously improving sheen and lustre. Synthetically derived.
Directions for use:
* Use your hands to emulsify the bar under water then apply to freshly washed hair.
* Rub the bar into mid length and ends of your hair. Add water and more conditioning bar until you can feel the slip in the conditioner.
* Detangle & evenly distribute the conditioner throughout your hair.
* Leave on for a few minutes and rinse thoroughly.