Pamper Your Tresses with Silk and Shea Moisture Shampoo
The Sudsy Soapery has been working on a new recipe for shampoo for quite some time, trying to find a combination that is both cleansing but gentle enough for the driest of hair. We ended up with our Silk and Shea Moisture Shampoo formula that is loaded with shea butter. Also added is moisturizing and emollient ingredients like honey, goatmilk, tussah silk fiber and marshmallow extract. It is liberally scented with hair friendly essential oils of Peppermint and Tea Tree.
Shea butter is a very gentle and moisturizing oil for the hair and skin. The high content of stearic acid in shea butter adds stability to the lather. The unsaponifiable in unrefined shea leave the hair moisturized without weighing the hair down.
For additional moisture to our Silk and Shea Moisture Shampoo we have added honey and goatmilk. Honey is a humectant. In small amounts it encourages the hair to absorb and keep moisture from the air. The type of fat found in goatmilk is very similar to that of our natural sebum and replaces some the moisture lost by shampooing.
Marshmallow root extract is high in protein and strengthens the hair. It also adds ‘slip’ to aid in detangling and reduce breakage. Tussah Silk fiber is added for the texture it gives the Silk and Shea Moisture Shampoo. Silk and Shea Moisture Shampoo itself is low suds because of the gentleness of the formula. The Tussah silk adds just enough texture to give the soap a good lather in spite of the lower amounts of coconut oil in the formula.
Peppermint and Tea Tree oils may help to clear blocked hair follicles.
Tea tree is very antifungal and promotes moisture, while Peppermint promotes hair growth among other therapeutic enhancements.
As a special addition to our Silk and Shea Moisture Shampoo, Rhassoul Clay has been used to help the scalp and dryness of the scalp. Rhassoul Clay is rich in silica, potassium, magnesium and calcium and Rhassoul Clay which has been found, among other qualities, by many natural hair experts to improve an overall gentle cleansing of the hair.
My favorite thing about Silk and Shea Moisture Shampoo is how incredibly gentle it is, but yet my hair is definitely clean. It would be a good shampoo for frequent washers or anyone with dry, brittle or damaged hair. If you have used our other shampoo bars you will find that this one is less sudsy than the others, but still it leaves the hair clean and conditioned. Some may find that they do not need a conditioner after this shampoo. Especially dry or damaged hair (or if you just want to pamper your tresses) would benefit from following up with a conditioner.
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