So, you keep hearing rumblings about these elusive shampoo bars and you'd like to know what all the fuss is about, right?
The list goes on...
We're here to give you the rundown. The what, when, and how much. The skinny. The bee's knees.... You get it.
Let's start with the what:
Shampoo bar: The bar form of liquid shampoo made by concentrating cleansing and conditioning agents then removing all the water that allowed the ingredients to hold their liquid state.
The average bottle of shampoo contains 80% water while conditioners can go up to as much as 95%. These concentrated bars last longer than bottle versions and will outlast two to three bottles of liquid shampoo.
When should you make the switch?
It is best to use shampoo bars when you have decided to fully commit to a natural hair care routine (can't stress this enough!).
In the age of quarantine, why not start now? As we move more towards the DIY model for skin and hair care, we find ourselves straying from the constant use of synthetic styling products, silicones, and excessive heat.
As an African-American woman with EXTREMELY curly hair, this sounds terrifying... I know. But, if you're like me and trying to strip your hair of the relaxers that you've beaten it up with for years, then I highly suggest moving in this direction.
Find a shampoo bar that includes castor, jojoba, avocado, and rosemary oil and you'll start seeing those baby hairs grow back in no time!
How much should I use?
There are two ways to use a shampoo bar--direct application or the lathering method.
We recommend the lathering method since it is closest to your normal routine and lends to a more hygienic experience if used by more than one individual in your household.
Similar to your liquid shampoos, be sure to repeat 2-3 times to get all of that dirt and excess oils out of there!
Because of the high concentration in shampoo bars, you might find that your hair feels a bit waxy after your second or third wash. If you experience this side effect, we recommend using a diluted apple cider vinegar rinse.
Once all is said and done, be sure to place your shampoo bar on a Soap Lift® to ensure that all excess moisture had disappeared.
Take 20% off your Cedarwood Rosemary Shampoo Bar from now until October 1st (2020) when you use code SHAMPOO20 at checkout!