There are so many benefits to using solid shampoo bars. Not only are they amazing for your hair but they are eco-friendly, too! It doesn't get any better than ditching the plastic bottles in favor of using a zero-waste product that is good for your hair & skin.
Our shampoo bars are all in one eco-friendly travel bars for both men and women - they can be used as a body soap, shave bar and shampoo.
If you've never used a solid shampoo bar before, you may be wondering how does it work?
This technique helps prevent pockets of soap residue in your hair that can make hair feel tacky.
- First, and most importantly, thoroughly wet your hair. Saturate your hair with the water all the way to the roots.
- Rub the wet shampoo bar between your wet hands or puff to create a nice lather. Alternately, gently rub wet the shampoo bar directly onto your scalp. But do not rub the bar down the length of your hair.
- Massage the lather into your scalp until you work up a really good lather.
- Work up a very good lather so there are no patches of soap left on your hair.
- This washes the dirt and extra oils away.
- If the lather is not foamy enough, add more water.
- Work the lather down the length of your hair as you rinse with water.
- To prevent tangles, be sure to always work from the top down, use your fingers like a comb, not a mixer, and don't pile your hair on your head,
- Rinse, rinse, rinse, rinse and rinse again. In order to remove excess shampoo, which can leave a filmy feeling and weigh hair down, do NOT rush this step! The rinsing should take longer than washing and lathering time.
- If you have long or thick hair, lift up sections to ensure that all of the shampoo is rinsed clean. Don’t neglect parts of your head that are more difficult to reach, such as the nape of your neck or the back of the head.
- Repeat if desired but as your hair adjusts to shampoo bars you'll find you only need one round.
The first time you use a shampoo/body bar your hair may feel different. Using natural ingredients is not going to give you the same feeling as chemically laden shampoos do because the natural oils in your hair are not being stripped away. A transition period may occur before your hair is fully free of all the other chemicals and residues from prior hair products.
It is important to use a natural vinegar rinse periodically, especially during the transition period. After washing your hair with one of our conditioning shampoo bars, spritz an apple cider vinegar rinse all over damp hair and scalp.
1 cup of water with 2-4 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar makes enough for one rinse. If you have oily hair add more ACV, and if your hair is dry use less. After you shampoo, you can pour or spray the ACV rinse over your hair, starting from the scalp and making sure to work all the way to the ends. Then let it sit for about 3 minutes. You can either rinse your hair with water again or leave the ACV rinse in and dry your hair normally. No worries! The vinegar smell will disappear as your hair dries. I like to spray the ACV rinse all over my hair at the end of my shower and towel dry. The acid in the vinegar removes scaly build up and residue on the scalp and adds shine. Vinegar also restores the natural ph balance of your scalp preventing it from drying out and itching.