Here are simple steps to making your cleanser more moisturizing and less drying:
- Dilute your shampoo with water. If you think the lather makes your hair tangle, then diluting your shampoo will reduce the amount of suds.
- Add oils to increase the amount of slip to the product and potentially enable you to detangle.
- Add humectants like vegetable glycerin, aloe vera juice, castor oil, or honey to make the shampoo more moisturizing.
What You Need
- 100% Pure African Black Soap
- Castor oil
- Vegetable glycerin
- Almond oil
- Tea tree oil or peppermint oil
- Fill up a pot with 3-4 cups of water and boil it.
- Cut the African black soap into fine bits.
- Transfer the soap into a glass mixing bowl.
- Pour the hot water over the finely chopped African black soap, stir it with a whisk, and mash with a spoon.
- Add castor oil, vegetable glycerin, almond oil, and tee tree oil or peppermint oil. The amount is based on preference.
- Tightly cover the bowl with saran wrap and allow it to sit for 2-3 days, allowing the soap to dissolve.
- Remove the saran wrap and mix to ensure that there are no soap chunks left.
- Place the funnel over the bottle opening and pour the soap mixture in.
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