Shampoo & Conditioner Bars - Why they are great and how to use them
Did you know that liquid shampoo is 80-90% water ?
It seems crazy that we are paying mostly for water and the costs associated with packaging and transporting it. Then there's advertising and the single use plastic bottle it comes in that ends up in landfill for hundreds of years.
Yeah, no thanks.
Our Shampoo Bars are super concentrated.They contain all the good stuff you need to have beautiful hair and a healthy scalp and contain not a drop of water.
These bars of washing wonder contain no nasties - No SLS, SLES, parabens, silicones or colours.... and of course, no water or plastic. They are cruelty free, vegan are made with certified ethical ingredients.
They are great for travel and can easily be cut if you want to have some at home for work, the gym or to share with a friend.
There is no waste and no plastic packaging. They come in a cardboard box with a paper label which is 100% recyclable, reusable and compostable.
Our shampoo contains only plant based ingredients, nourishing oils and butters, helpful clays and beautiful scented oils.
So how do you use a shampoo bar ?
Using one of our bars is really simple.
Make sure your hair is thoroughly wet before using shampoo. You want it completely drenched. We don't have all that extra water in our product so it needs to be added by you !
Run the bar quickly under water and rub it in your hands for a few seconds to get it wet and lathering.
There are a couple of ways to try ...
1. You can continue to rub the bar in your hands creating a lather which you can then use as you would normal shampoo
2. You can wipe your hands over your hair then swipe the bar down the length of your hair a couple of times.
You don't need more shampoo than this. Don't be tempted to keep lathering away. Remember, it's super concentrated.
Unlike liquid shampoos this shampoo bar isn't made to be a giant frothy bubble fest. It's slightly less sudsy qualities will still do the job oh so well. Most of those big bubbles are created by some pretty nasty chemicals like sodium lauryl sulphate so be comforted that you're not dumping a heap of nasties onto your head.
Our Conditioner Bars are handmade using plant based moisturisers, nourishing butters, proVitamin B5 panthenol and oat protein. .
They contain only natural hair loving ingredients to moisturise, detangle, defrizz and soften your hair.
Directions for use : Rub conditioner bar over ends of hair and swipe a few times over crown. Massage into hair and leave for a few minutes before rinsing.
This bar, depending on hair length, provides approx. 60 applications and prevents plastic bottles going to landfill.
Storage : Allow bar to dry between uses. Avoid allowing bar to sit in water as it will begin to soften and dissolve. A soap rack, wire rack or anything that keeps it from sitting in a puddle of water is perfect.
Another great way to care for your hair is to use an apple cider vinegar rinse.
I make my own - here's the recipe
ACV Hair Rinse
Makes 200ml enough for four or five rinses
70ml Apple cider vinegar ( buy a nice organic one with a mother in it - it makes all the difference )
2 ml of nettle extract (optional)
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops rosemary essential oil
3 drops of orange essential oil
130ml demineralised or filtered water.
Put everything in a bottle and give it a good shake.
Simple pour about 40ml into your palm and spread it over your wet hair. Massage in, concentrating on the scalp, then leave for a few minutes before rinsing.
It will smell vinegary when you're using it but the smell goes once your hair is rinsed.
This rinse acts as cleanser, detangled, conditioner and cowash for curly girls.
Like soap, our shampoo and conditioner bars like to dry out between uses. Leaving them sitting in a puddle of water will mean they will get soft and melt away so we don't want that.
You can sit them on a soap rack, place in a tin which has some holes in the bottom or stand them up on a little rack to keep their bottoms dry.
Mine just sits on the wire rack of the shower caddy and seems happy there.
For DIY soap rack ideas see our blog post.
Our Shampoo and Conditioner Bars come in two formulations :
Moisturising - for dry/normal/curl hair types
Balancing - for normal/oily/frequently washed hair types.
If you're having trouble deciding which is best for you get in touch and we can help you find the right product for your hair.