Whether you draw, quilt, sew, crochet, make baked goods, cook, do other crafts with any other types of tangible goods, build websites or make bath & body products you know from personal experience thre are many parts you wish you'd done differently. Something about the results just doesn't look, feel, fit or taste right. You're not happy. It bothers you until you can either
1) fix it
2) replace it
3) do it over again
and hope you like it better the second go-round.
Such is the case with a beer shampoo I made recently. I still haven't listed it on the web site. Why? It's too dark. I just can't get past how dark it is and that people will take one look and think "No way am I putting something that dark on my hair!" Particularly if that customer is a blond. I've never heard a case in which the color of the shampoo changed the color of someone's hair though with hand-crafted shampoo, it can wash out hair color quicker than their syndet counterparts. That's a different matter. But this one is about the same color as molasses. Not happy.
So there it is. It won't go out there. Not even with a pearlizer to lighten it up to a pale beige. I'll use it here for body wash and shampoo for myself for the next year or so and craft a fresh batch for public consumption. A really nice beer shampoo is wonderful to use but this one is just too dark, though it does lather beautifully, can smell fantastic when scented, cleans the hair and doesn't leave it feeling stripped out or greasy. Just clean, soft and shiny. Lke healthy hair should feel. I'll try some other beverage that cooked out lighter next time. Maybe a nice pale ale or a mead. Matter of fact, I still have some of that moonshine left.......
What have you made lately that you weren't happy with? What didn't you like about it? What would you do differently next time?
Hi and welcome to the Bubble Hut! I'm Neecy, aka Dee (Denise) Gunter. I'm the solo maker of Neecy's Necessities, which has been around since 2010. I'm a certified advanced soap maker and member of Hand Crafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild. I'm an adventurous soap maker, frequently trying new things to make things even better yet I know when to stop when it's just fine as is.