Shampoo Bar x 5 No Packaging
No Plastic Shampoo
To use the shampoo bar just wet your hair thoroughly and rub the bar over your head until you create a nice foamy lather. If your bar is new you might want to use a flannel to help ‘break the seal’. Wash your hair as normal, taking care to rinse out thoroughly before patting dry and adding conditioner. You can carry on using your normal conditioner or try our Lavender + Rose Geranium Hair Conditioner with Organic Broccoli oil.
To use the shampoo bar just wet your hair thoroughly and rub the bar over your head until you create a nice frothy lather. If your bar is new you might want to use a flannel to help ‘break the seal’. Wash your hair as normal and pat dry before adding conditioner. You can carry on using your normal conditioner or try out our Lavender + Rose Geranium Hair Conditioner with Organic Broccoli oil.
HINTS + TIPS
Because commercial detergent shampoo strips your hair of its natural oils, your scalp has to produce excess oil to compensate. This means that there is often an adjustment period after swapping to a natural shampoo. During this period your hair may feel greasy or heavy, however this should pass after a week or so when your hair has rebalanced its oil production. (This period may take longer if you have chemically treated hair).
There is also the problem of product build up from commercial shampoos and conditioners which often contain waxes, synthetic silicones, and silica that coat your hair, to make it "feel" nice, but leave a residue in your hair. See our Baking Soda solution to help tackle this problem.
HARD OR SOFT WATER?
If you live in a hard water area you might find the swap to a Shampoo bar a bit harder. Hard water has a high mineral content, but not the sorts of minerals you want in your hair. Often the water has passed through chalk or limestone, which can cause a build-up or residue in your hair.
There are however a couple of things you can try to get your hair feeling luscious faster.
Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
Add 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar to a cup of warm water and use this to rinse your hair after shampooing. Some people may need to change the quantities of Apple Cider Vinegar used depending on their needs.
Install a Water Softener.
If you live in a hard water area you might choose to install a reverse osmosis filtration system in your house. This will help prevent the build-up of limescale in your pipes and purify the water that you drink. Of course, it’s also great for your hair and skin.
Some people suggest adding a teaspoon of baking soda to a pint of warm water and using this to wash your hair. It is said to make the water feel softer, allowing your shampoo bar to produce a better lather.
We do not suggest that you use baking soda and a vinegar rinse at the same time, as these two ingredients will react with one another.
Please always make sure you have rinsed your hair thoroughly after shampooing.
Since our hand-crafted soaps have no chemical preservatives, they deserve a little bit of care to keep them happy and prolong their lives. All of our soaps contain a high percentage of natural glycerine, which is great for your skin as its incredibly moisturising, but it also attracts water. So, it's really important to keep them somewhere dry.
When you're not using your soap it's best to keep them out of water on a well-drained surface, allowing it to dry between uses. Use a soap dish (wooden dishes with open slats are perfect) or you could even be a bit creative and use a few pebbles from the garden. This will help keep your soap happy so you can keep feeling naturally fresh and fragrant for as long as possible!
Sodium Rapeseedate (Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil)
Sodium Cocoate (Coconut Oil)
Sodium Castorate (Cold Pressed Castor Oil)
Sodium Sunflowerate (Sunflower Oil)
Sodium Mangobutterate (Mango Butter)
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Glycerine (Naturaly occuring in the soap making process)
Sodium Olivate (Organic Rosemary Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender Oil)
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Leaf Oil)
*Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool
(*Naturally occurring in Essential Oils)