Hello all! If you missed my last post, I made my own shower products. It’s now been a day since I took a shower, and I definitely have some insights!
First off, my hair still feels clean! I haven’t noticed any excess oil whatsoever. I regularly wash only with conditioner, so I think my hair is already fairly used to being clean without stripping the natural oils. Hopefully this means I won’t have to go through the extra-oily phase. I’m going to see how long it takes (if ever) before I feel the need to use regular shampoo. My only issue with these recipes is that they’re basically water — meaning I wasted a lot just trying to make sure my hair is completely coated. I’m thinking of adding cornstarch to the mixture to thicken it up.
Second, concerning the body wash: I have decided that when I make this again, I will be sticking to the Clearly Natural brand. Of course, when I went back to Martin’s, they had restocked the “lilac” scent, which smells awesome! But I want to use up the Tom’s before I buy another bar. As far as how it turned out, Euria’s soap lathered up significantly more, whereas mine was just kind of slimy. As I said last time, the Tom’s soap made less wash than the Clearly Natural, so that’s another check on the “con” side. And the body wash got really thick, so it’s difficult to get out of the container. All in all, I’ll be using the Clearly Natural from now on.