The beauty industry is constantly going through trend changes, but the one thing that never changes is the people’s need to regularly shampoo and condition their hair. Using a homemade shampoo allows you to know exactly what you’re putting on your hair.
Making natural hair shampoo is also a great opportunity for starting your own business in the cosmetic industry. Find out how to make shampoo and conditioner to sell and how to make homemade shampoo for personal use!
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1. How to make hair shampoo in Nigeria for home use
Let’s start by learning how to make shampoo for natural hair. The simplest recipe for how to make hair shampoo requires only three ingredients:
- Water – 1/2 cup
- Gentle liquid soap (for example, Castile) – 1/2 cup
- Canola or coconut oil – 1tsp
So how to make natural shampoo using this ingredients? Simply mix the ingredients in a bowl gently to avoid foaming and pour into a clean shampoo bottle! This shampoo works for all types of hair, but there is also a way to make homemade treatments for specific hair problems.
For example, here is how to make natural shampoo for hair growth. This is what you’ll need:
- Clean water – 1 tin
- Castile soap – 2 tins
- Coconut milk – 1/2 tin
- Vegetable glycerine – 1tsp
- Peppermint oil – 1/4tsp
- Aloe vera gel – 1tsp
- Essential oil – 10 drops
How to produce shampoo according to this recipe? Combine the ingredients in a large bowl and pour it into an appropriately-sized bottle with a tight lid.
2. How to make black soap shampoo
Black soap is the favourite skin product for millions of people all around the world. It’s not recommended to use black soap directly on hair, but a black soap-based shampoo is believed to be the best shampoo for natural hair.
Wondering how to produce shampoo in Nigeria from black soap? Here is a list of ingredients you’ll need:
- Black soap – 1 bar
- Hot water – 1 cup
- Honey – 1tbsp
- Essential oil
Learning how to make shampoo in Nigeria couldn’t be easier! Crumble a bar of black soap using your hands or kitchen tools. Drop the soap crumbles into a clean shampoo bottle, add hot water, honey, and a few drops of your favourite essential oil. Cover with a lid, shake well and use immediately after cooling or leave for future use.
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3. How to make commercial shampoo
Whether you already know how to make shampoo for selling or you intend to learn, selling shampoo can be a very profitable business. The following list of ingredients will produce over 10 litres of shampoo:
- Distilled water – 10L
- Sulphuric acid – 1/4L
- Antisol – 1 1/2 cup
- Soda ash – 1 1/2 cup
- Industrial camphor – 1tbsp
- Caustic soda – 2tbsp
- Preservative – 1tbsp
- Menthol – 1tsp
- Colouring – according to the instructions on the package
- Fragrance – as desired
Follow these steps to make your own batch of commercial shampoo:
- Mix Antisol with 2L of water and leave for 24 hours.
- Make a solution of caustic soda with 1L of water and soda ash with another 1L of water. Set aside.
- Mix the two soda solutions, add sulphuric acid and stir well.
- Dissolve the colouring and set aside.
- Gradually add the rest of the ingredients, stirring continuously to avoid lumps and uneven colouring. Pour into squirt or pump bottles and preserve for future use or sale.
4. How to make commercial hair conditioner
More and more people today want to learn how to make hair conditioner in Nigeria. Conditioner is as popular in Nigerian households as shampoo, and you can make a great business out of producing conditioner. Here are the ingredients for about 25L of hair conditioner:
- Distilled water – 25L
- Paraffin oil – 1L
- Propylene Dicol – 1/2L
- Diquat-A – 1/2L
- Cetyl alcohol – 1/2kg
- Sodium Laneth-40 Maleate – 1/2kg
- Steric acid – 1/2kg
- Colouring – as desired
- Fragrance – as desired
Follow these steps to make a batch of commercial hair conditioner:
- Put a large pan on low heat. Add paraffin oil and Sodium Laneth-40 Maleate.
- Continue gradually adding the ingredients, making water and colouring the last two and stirring continuously.
- Take the pan off the heat, add the fragrance, let the conditioner cool down and pour into bottles.
Let’s go over the basics of how to make shampoo and conditioner in Nigeria once again:
- The easiest homemade shampoo recipe only requires three ingredients.
- Castile soap makes a fantastic base for shampoo.
- Black soap shampoo is super easy to make and does wonders for your hair.
- Producing commercial shampoo and conditioner requires industrial-level ingredients.
- Shampoo and conditioner production can become your thriving business.
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