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making your own dread lock shampoo..

Cecelia Fae
@cecelia-fae
4 years ago
19 posts

yay!!! :) .. its fun, and easy.. and the soap you will produce is amazing, you will want to make your own ever time after you make it once ! :)

Rachael Hirst said:

Awesome, I'm going to try this later this week :):):)


updated by @cecelia-fae: 07/23/15 05:25:01AM
Heather
@heather
4 years ago
1,294 posts

isn't black soap a shea butter soap? i would think that would leave residue. how well does it rinse out?

Cecelia Fae said:

Rachael all you have to do is double boil the black soap bar.. you can do this in an actual double boiler, or make your own makeshift one with an old metal coffee can, and a big pot. .. So you double boil the black soap until it is completely melted, the key trick to this is to stir vigorously until all the bubbles are out.. you have to stir a lot to get it to that thick smooth consistency you want .. Than when you are content with the consistency of your soap add your herbs and oils and give it one quick last stir.. than pour into soap molds, or you could use cheese cloth but this process is much longer and messier .. :)

Rachael Hirst said:

May I ask, what is the method for making this soap.I have a black soap bar but want to add some lovelliness to it, (I'm thinking a spot of rosemary with some peppermint and tea tree).

Heather
@heather
4 years ago
1,294 posts

i tried planet dish soap in the past and it made my scalp feel like it was on fire:(

Karrington <3 said:

I use "Planet" brand dish soap (it doesn't have a scent so you can add whatever herbs or essential oils to it for smell) and then I add a liberal amount of whatever I want it to smell like, shake it up.. Then I add about a tea spoon of baking soda and shake it again to mix it well. I use mine like maybe once or twice a week for the deep clean that the shampoo that I use regularly can't handle.. It works for me and my boyfriend constantly has his nose buried in my dreads because he loves the way they smell. Right now I have a patchouli shampoo mix on my dread care menu. Love it. :D

Karrington <3
@karrington-3
4 years ago
98 posts
@Heather, I only use it every once in a while.. Not too much.. Have you tried adding baking soda to it? It makes my hair feel squeaky clean.. :) sorry about your scalp though.. :(
Jackie
@jackie
4 years ago
79 posts

If you don't have soap molds you can also use a (clean obviously) cookie sheet and score sections into squares. Pop it in the freezer for 20 minutes and that should realize the giant thin soap blob you made and you can just break off the pieces you previously scored or trim them with scissors.

Muffin pans work as soap molds too, but I've found them a lot harder to remove even after an hour in the freezer.

Cecelia Fae
@cecelia-fae
4 years ago
19 posts

hey heather, black soap is a natural cleanser.. but yes I have found that it doesn't wash out for us as well as a lighter soap.. a bronners base would be best! it is way lighter than a black soap base .. :)

Heather said:

isn't black soap a shea butter soap? i would think that would leave residue. how well does it rinse out?

Cecelia Fae said:

Rachael all you have to do is double boil the black soap bar.. you can do this in an actual double boiler, or make your own makeshift one with an old metal coffee can, and a big pot. .. So you double boil the black soap until it is completely melted, the key trick to this is to stir vigorously until all the bubbles are out.. you have to stir a lot to get it to that thick smooth consistency you want .. Than when you are content with the consistency of your soap add your herbs and oils and give it one quick last stir.. than pour into soap molds, or you could use cheese cloth but this process is much longer and messier .. :)

Rachael Hirst said:

May I ask, what is the method for making this soap.I have a black soap bar but want to add some lovelliness to it, (I'm thinking a spot of rosemary with some peppermint and tea tree).

Cecelia Fae
@cecelia-fae
4 years ago
19 posts

I love the ultra clean feeling baking soda leaves on my dreads, but i gave up using it because it makes my dreads way too stiff :( .. and unfortunately a mixture of baking soda, lemon juice, and tea tree stripped the color from my hair..
Karrington <3 said:

@Heather, I only use it every once in a while.. Not too much.. Have you tried adding baking soda to it? It makes my hair feel squeaky clean.. :) sorry about your scalp though.. :(
 
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