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Plant-Based Natural Shampoo & Conditioner Workshop

at Back Porch Soap Company - Upper West Side

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Upper West Side, Manhattan
711 Amsterdam Ave
At W 94th St
New York, New York 10025
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Marla Bosworth

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this personal beauty class:

Learn to make your very own natural haircare products for to sell or for friends and family. This evening workshop is for students from beginner through advanced. Cosmetic formulator Marla Bosworth has been making haircare products for 22 years and will share formulation recipes and tips for making natural haircare products suitable for your hair type.

Save yourself time and money by skipping formulator fees in addition to costly mistakes creating these products on your own. Marla brings this class to you with effective and natural products that have been tested and raved by salon professionals, students and her own customers. You may sell these formulas in your line, reformulate and tweak it, or produce the products simply for personal use or for gift-giving.

In this hands-on class we will discuss theory and shampoo and conditioner formulation for various hair types. We'll discuss the difference between Asian, African American, Hispanic and Caucasian hair and how to formulate for each type. Next, we’ll discuss the theory of making shampoos and conditioners. Then we’ll formulate hair products:

Organic Balance Shampoo ~ This natural herbal shampoo is very gentle and can even be used as a baby shampoo. No harsh surfactants here! It gently cleans the hair without stripping it. It is intended for all hair types, and gets rave reviews especially for black hair. We will discuss how the simple formula tweak for various hair types.

Organic Balance Conditioner ~ The conditioner is fantastic for all hair types. We will discuss how to tweak each formula to your hair type. 

This class covers:

  • Properties of plant oils and butters and how they clean and moisturize the hair.
  • Why we need surfactants and which ones are the most natural.
  • Why cold process bar soaps are not appropriate for hair, especially long-term.
  • Amphoteric, anionic, cationic and nonionic ingredients and how they relate to haircare.
  • How to create and use herbal infusions, tinctures and decoctions.
  • Which herbs, vitamins, extracts and balancers are available to use when formulating.
  • How to choose and incorporate plant-based essential oils into your haircare products.
  • How to formulate for oily, normal, thin, dry, weak, coarse and color-treated hair types.
  • What the difference is between synthetic, natural & naturally-derived ingredients.
  • Effective natural preservatives.
  • Packaging options.
  • Labeling requirements.
  • Recommended suppliers.

You'll leave with a sample of the shampoo and conditioner made in class. Students will receive a class handout full of instructions, formulations and a valuable list of suppliers.

Marla creates high experiential workshops - a holistic perspective of learning by transforming new information. If you've ever attended any of her classes you know the energy she creates is positive, supportive, educational and fun.

This workshop sells out quickly! Please sign up soon if you plan to attend. This class is taught annually in New York City - don't miss it! Sign up now and get started making your own hair care products!

Course price includes all supplies, formulations and class information and samples to take home.


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Refund Policy

A student may cancel within 24 hours of registering for a full refund. After 24 hours of registration, we do not offer refunds or class transfers due to our event rental space and travel situation. If for some reason our class is cancelled (this has only been due to major snowstorms), we will promptly refund your registration in its entirety.

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Reviews of Classes at Back Porch Soap Company (113)

(113 Reviews)
Plant-Based Natural Shampoo & Conditioner Workshop
Reviewed by Amelia R. on 3/15/2018
Great class. This is the second class I've taken with Marla, and what a joy to learn from her again.
Plant-Based Natural Shampoo & Conditioner Workshop
Reviewed by Mari P. on 3/14/2018
Excellent. I learned many things from this class.
Plant-Based Natural Shampoo & Conditioner Workshop
Reviewed by Dawn B. on 3/15/2018
Plant-Based Natural Shampoo & Conditioner Workshop
Reviewed by shasta s. on 10/7/2017
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Back Porch Soap Company

Back Porch Soap Company was founded in 1998 by Marla Bosworth. Ms. Bosworth leads workshops to educate and empower students to make their own natural skincare products, essential oil blends, natural wax candles and other products for personal enjoyment or to sell. She is passionate about sharing her...

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