That said, the "Soothe Me" shampoo which contains no oils is great for slightly oily hair or hair that has build up. The "Adore Me" shampoo also doesn't have oil but is a little more moisturising or less cleansing than the "Soothe Me" shampoo.
Anyhow, after you have made the shampoo as I prescribe, if you find that it doesn't work for your oilier hair type these are adjustments you can make:
- Use a stronger surfactant such as SMC Taurate or Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLeS)
- Use the form of the surfactant, Sodium cocoyl isethionate (SCI) that does not contain stearic acid, the type with stearic acid is better for drier hair types
- Increase the concentration of surfactants, I use a maximum of 30% in my DIY Hair Shampoos but you can go as high as 40% or even 50%, this has the added benefit of making the shampoo thicker
- Reduce the amount of glycerin to 2-3%, rather than the 5% that I use
- Substitute the cationic polymers, honeyquat and poyquat with water, this will have the additional benefit of allowing you to use xanthan gum as a thickening agent
- Remove dimethicone and add more water
- Use higher weight proteins like oat protein rather than silk
- Remove PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate as it increases the oiliness of the shampoo
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