I know people who started making soaps first of all because they needed a good and healthy shampoo and I really admire them. In my case, I first started making soaps, and only some months later shampoos. I first used some solid shampoo made of Sodium Coco Sulfate of which I discovered later that it was a light formula of Sodium Laureth Sulfate, so I stopped making them. Afterwards I used liquid shampoo’s made of some washing base which worked but still I wanted to obtained my own soap shampoo.
Now I can say that creating a soap recipe seems to be so easy compared to creating a shampooing recipe which suits you best. My mistake was that I used my soaps as shampoo, only changing some ingredients or modifying the quantity of some oils, but I forgot one thing: washing hair is totally different than washing your hands or body. So, what I had to do first was to review the recipe and to get other values with the SoapCalc site. It was not easy, but reading some other experiences helped me and finally I am content to say that this formula works for me.
Olive oil 180gr
Avocado oil 60 gr
Castor oil 40gr
Cacao butter 40gr
Sesame oil 40gr
Neem oil 40
At trace, I added the following:
Shikakaï/Shikakai/Acacia concinna powder 10 gr
Pine tar 1 spoon
Sodium lactate 8 gr
Tea tree essential oil 4 gr
Mint essential oil 4 gr
Bear in mind that it takes some time before you will find out if the shampoo will suit you. Use it at least 3 weeks and you will be sure if the recipe works for you. After washing your hair with a soap-shampoo bar, make sure you rinse you hair with some apple cider vinegar and water/lemon juice and water for clean and remarkably shiny hair.