Shampoo with Kelp in Mind

We are developing a new line of shampoo, conditioner, and treatment with kelp (seaweed.)

The kelp is mainly used to make delicious soup. In Korea, it is like a ritual to offer kelp soup to the women after giving birth. Because of that ritual, it is also called birthday-soup. The kelp is known to help our body to generate blood. Lately, U.S companies are noticing the benefits of kelp and begin introducing hair care line with it. I am glad to see they are catching up.

Nutritional value of Kelp per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy180 kJ (43 kcal)

Carbohydrates9.57 g
Sugars0.6 g
Dietary fiber1.3 g
Fat0.56 g
Protein1.68 g
VitaminsQuantity%DV†
Thiamine (B1)4%0.05 mg
Riboflavin (B2)13%0.15 mg
Niacin (B3)3%0.47 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)13%0.642 mg
Folate (B9)45%180 μg
Vitamin C4%3 mg
Vitamin E6%0.87 mg
Vitamin K63%66 μg
MineralsQuantity%DV†
Calcium17%168 mg
Iron22%2.85 mg
Magnesium34%121 mg
Manganese10%0.2 mg
Phosphorus6%42 mg
Potassium2%89 mg
Sodium16%233 mg
Zinc13%1.23 mg

I been making shampoo with kelp at home for my personal use in the past. Despite its wonderful benefits, boiling kelp and extracting its contents before mixing with other shampoo ingredients were a bit too hectic, even to the person who love to work with herbs in the lab. Making it into a commercial product? It was way too costly, when average shampoo only sells under $10.

As we see more consumers willing to pay extra dollars to buy natural products, I am begging to think I maybe able to run a commercial production of my kelp shampoo, which I definitely know everyone will love.

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