Get a Nettle Head with this solid shampoo recipe

shampoo DIY

shampoo DIY

Treat yourself to a Nettle Head

Who wants a Nettle Head? More people than you’d think! These plants are rich in minerals, strengthen hair, and help fight against hair loss. That’s why we decided to include them in our solid shampoo recipe. Thanks to these shampoo bars, we’ll all have Nettle Heads… and that’s not nettlesome at all!

This homemade solid shampoo allows you to gently clean and care for your hair. It lightens and adds shine to your tresses through an easy, practical, cost-saving and zero-waste recipe. We’re wondering why we hadn’t tried it sooner!

So if you’ve always wanted to try making solid shampoo, just follow our recipe!

How to make homemade solid shampoo

Before you begin

  • When ground, SCI is very powdery. It should be handled with caution in a well-ventilated place and/or while wearing a dust mask.

  • If you haven’t tried a shampoo bar before, keep in mind that it might take a little time to adapt. Solid shampoos are very different from liquid ones. Allow at least three weeks before reaching a final opinion of this product! That’s about how long it will take for your scalp to adjust to this homemade solid shampoo recipe.


solid shampoo recipe


Good to know!

  • Nettle is known for being rich in minerals, and it helps fight against hair loss.

  • The ghassoul clay will absorb dirt and give lather to this DIY shampoo.

  • Aloe vera powder will hydrate your hair.

  • You can use different vegetable oils to adapt this solid shampoo recipe to your hair type. The ingredients in this recipe are adapted for normal hair.

    • Baobab oil is good for all hair types and will bring shine to your hair.

    • Coconut oil contains natural antibacterial agents and also sheathes your hair.

    • Jojoba oil is an essential ingredient in cosmetics. It nourishes dry, brittle hair, regulates oily scalps, and provides hair with shine.

Steps to follow

  1. Prepare and sterilize your equipment and workspace.
  2. Carefully grind the SCI and nettle leaves separately with a coffee grinder, grinder, or mortar and pestle.
  3. Place the SCI powder in a stainless steel bowl. Add the water and vegetable glycerin, then melt the mixture on the double boiler.shampoo DIY
  4. Add the remainder of the ingredients (nettle leaves, ghassoul clay, vegetable oils, and aloe vera powder), except for the essential oil(s). Mix until you reach a compact paste that easily peels off the sides of the bowl. Remove the bowl from the double boiler.homemade shampoo bar
  5. Add the essential oil(s) and incorporate them well, then divide the paste between the molds.making solid shampoo
  6. Allow your homemade shampoo bars to dry until they are hard enough to be unmolded. This may take several hours.

Use and conservation

To use, just moisten your homemade solid shampoo, rub with your hands to foam, and apply to hair. It’s also possible to rub the shampoo bar directly onto the scalp.

Let it dry between every use.

Made in optimal sanitary conditions, this product will keep for three to six months.


Get a Nettle Head with this solid shampoo recipe — 8 Comments

    • Hi Andrea,
      We just made the calculation and if you buy all the smallest quantity, it will be around 4,90$ for 100 g of shampoo (without the essential oil because it depends on which one you chose).
      One of the good things about this shampoo is that it can last months, so it’s pretty good :D
      Don’t forget to leave a comment if you try it!
      Have a nice day!

  1. Hello!

    These shampoo bars look fantastic! Something I was wondering though…Can the SCI powder be substituted for Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, which is another gentle cleanser and foaming agent made from coconut oil and sugar, but it is in liquid form.

    Love your site and keep up the good work!

    • Hello Dan,
      We never used Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate so it’s a bit difficult for us to advise you about it. However, using a liquid agent instead of our solid one will definitely change the final product. If you want to replace SCI, you should choose one which has the same form.
      Have a nice day!

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