Making Shampoos Using Surfactants Guide

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How to make shampoo

Making your own shampoos can be fun and rewarding.

Surfactants are used extensively in hair care since they are the backbone of shampoos (as well as body washes and other types of liquid soap).

This self-study module will teach you how to formulate with surfactants so you can decide which one(s) to use to form the basis of your shampoo.


This self-study module will teach you the following topics:

Key surfactants and what they are derived from
How the surfactants have an impact on your shampoo formulations
How to use the surfactants to create your shampoo
Other additions to include in your shampoo such as vitamins, extracts and proteins
Thickening your shampoos
Testing and adjusting the pH of your shampoos
Formulating shampoos
Recipes (including a surfactant shampoo bar)
This module is presented to you as a beautifully formatted, fully illustrated PDF file.


Prerequisites:  There are no prerequisites for this course


Other hair care self-paced training modules include:

These individual modules are available collectively as a larger supported online course.  


If you require support during the self-study modules please see our consultancy offerings to view the different support packages available. 



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