Gather one, gather all! Today, Coop Coco’s team of magicians will perform an incredible trick right before your eyes: they will turn mere powder into a homemade shampoo with just one flick of the hand! We call this amazing feat Cream of the Crop. Best of all, we’re sharing all our secrets so that you too can perform this magic trick at home. Are you ready?!
More seriously, this homemade shampoo is unique indeed. Comprised of powders, all you need to do is add a bit of water (or hydrosol) to turn it into a creamy paste that will gently wash and care for your hair. The two clays in this recipe (ghassoul and bentonite) leave your locks soft and light, while the aloe vera powder hydrates your hair.
Heads up: if you have curly hair, you’ll particularly enjoy this shampoo recipe! Indeed, it helps give you gorgeous ringlets.
It’s time to try Cream of the Crop, a transforming—and transformative—shampoo!
How to make an easy shampoo
- 60 g (56%) ghassoul clay
- 40 g (37.4%) bentonite clay
- 3 g (2.8%) aloe vera powder 100X
- 4 g (3.7%) essential oils of your choosing
- 1 small stainless steel bowl
- 1 scale, accurate to 1 g
- A few pipettes
- 1 ramekin
- 1 coffee grinder
- 1 mini silicone spatula
Good to know!
- Avoid using aluminum containers when working with clay as aluminum can alter its properties. Favour wood, glass, or stainless steel implements instead.
- The aloe vera powder 100X has hydrating properties.
- Ghassoul clay has an excellent but gentle cleansing action. It also adds volume to hair.
- Bentonite clay has considerable absorbent properties, making it ideal for removing excess sebum. As a result, it can be drying when used alone, which is why we combine it with other ingredients.
- Here are some suggested essential oils for different hair types:
- Be mindful of dermocaustic essential oils (including cinnamon, clove, etc.) and peppermint essential oil. They should not make up more than 0.5% by weight of your homemade powdered shampoo.
Steps to follow
- Prepare and sterilize your equipment and workspace.
- Weigh the aloe vera powder and ghassoul and bentonite clays in a bowl. Mix together.
- Weigh the essential oils in a ramekin.
- Add a portion of the powder mixture to the coffee grinder, add the essential oils, and grind for 30 seconds.
- Return the mixture to the bowl containing the remainder of the powders and mix well.
- Transfer your homemade powdered shampoo to the canning jar.
Use and conservation
It’s easy to use this powder-based homemade shampoo:
- Measure out 2 tablespoons of the powder mixture.
- Add 3 tablespoons of water or hydrosol.
- Mix to form a smooth paste.
- Apply paste to your roots and leave on for about fifteen minutes. Be sure to keep the product moist during this time (spray hair with water or hydrosol as needed).
- Rinse well.
Next, you can use a vinegar rinse, which helps add shine to your hair. All you have to do is mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in 1 litre of warm water and pour over hair.
Made in optimal sanitary conditions and kept in a dry place protected from light and moisture, your DIY shampoo should keep for at least 1 year.