Silk Herbal Shampoo Soap is my original shampoo soap recipe. It's a simple yet effective recipe for normal to dry hair types. Coconut oil is used for hardness, bubbly lather, and long lasting properties. Olive oil is used to allow breath-ability and protective properties, and castor oil provides creamy silky lather as well as extra glycerin for protective and moisturizing properties. Jojoba is said to aid with damaged hair. Raw silk is added to the lye water, dissolved, and hopefully brings protein in the picture.
The Marsh Mallow varieties are made for dry hair. It begins with the marsh mallow root tea, added after the batch has become half soap to ensure the herb's demulcent properties. A blend of my MEmu facial oil with a bit of avocado oil are then added to provide rich conditioning properties.
Marshmallow Mint adds oil of peppermint for those who enjoy a shock of scent with which to awaken the senses. I've also read it's good for dry hair.
If you have hard water, you will want to use an acidic rinse as your final rinse. After shampooing and rinsing out your hair, pour a very diluted (1-2 tsp. apple cider vinegar, lemon or lime juice, etc.) in warm water over your scalp and hair. This makes water soluble those minerals left in your hair after rinsing, leaving your hair silky soft, manageable, and feather light. If you have soft water - yay for you! Just wash your hair and go! :)
Packaged as a chunk style (2 7/8"x2"x11/4") @ 4.5 oz. bar with full disclosure label. Half bar is an option here. The bar is about 2 1/4 oz. with full disclosure label.
sodium hydroxide in distilled water with raw silk
marshmallow root tea
moisturizing facial oil (my own product - see separate listing)
oil of peppermint
Hair Type: Dry
There are 5 shampoo soap recipes, currently. They are:
Silk Herbal (with herbal teas)
Silk Marsh Mallow (with marsh mallow root tea and MEmu facial oil)
Vegan Herbal (with herbal teas without silk)
Vegan Hemp (without olive and castor oils and silk)
Vegan Babassu (without coconut and castor oils and silk)
If you are new to the shampoo soap world, you may want to begin with a sample package for trial purposes. You may find them here:
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Aug 23, 2021
I have waist-length, baby fine hair that has thinned due to age and medications. These are my favorite shampoo bars. I live in NYC, where we have relatively soft water. When I use these shampoo bars, all I have to do is lather once or twice (depending on how dirty my hair is) and rinse with water. No vinegar rinse is necessary. I don't detangle my hair while it's wet. Instead, I gently shake strands while it dries. By the time it's dry, it's virtually tangle-free and extremely soft and shiny. Plus, Kathleen's customer service is top-notch!
Sep 18, 2018
Fantastic product! Tried a bunch of different types, this one worked best for my greasy roots and dry ends! Finding myself able to wash my hair less often because it’s less oily!
Aug 19, 2018
Exactly what I was looking for!!!
May 8, 2018
Oct 25, 2016
Always great quality! Thank you!