Yes, there is a lot of mixed emotions about this topic, and mostly when you mention baby shampoo..
Let me show you reason WHY this is the HEALTHIEST method for your lashes and a HUGE money saver as well..
Lets' talk baby shampoo...
The primary difference is that regular shampoos have strong cleansing agents (sulfates), while baby shampoos have mild cleansing agents (milder surfactants).
Is it oily?
YES! BUT.... you can remove that oily part and have all the benefits of the :no tears and no stinging very easily!
How do I remove the oils from baby shampoo?
Baby shampoos have a no-tear concept which means they have a very high alkaline pH of 7. BAKING SODA will remove that!!
Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is a base. This means that when people dissolve baking soda in water, it forms an alkaline solution. For example, a 0.1 molar solution of baking soda has a pH of around 8.3. ... Adding baking soda to lemon juice will raise the pH to produce a more neutral solution.
In chemistry, a neutral solution is a solution which has a pH of 7, so it's neither acidic (pH<7) or basic (pH>7), but right in the middle, or "neutral".
All that means is now the baby shampoo is normal, not strong, close to NIL in oil.
Now you just need to add either distilled water, boiled water, witch hazel or saline to the mix and you have the PERFECT Lashpoo..
How to make the Lashpoo
Warm up your water, take a little bit, enough to dissolve 1/8th of a teaspoon of baking soda. Mix that up until the baking soda is completely dissolved.
Take half a liter bottle and add 1/10th of baby shampoo to the bottle.
Take the baking soda that you dissolved and pour that into the bottle.
Use distilled water, boiled water, witch hazel or saline to fill the bottle up and mix them all together.
The best way to use this mixture is in a foam pump! This will help to use with a cleaning brush by placing foam in a small cup per client and using the foam and brush to gentle scrub the lashes.
Left as a liquid usually makes the cleaning process seep into the clients eye, and that is not what we should be doing.