Hints & Tips
How To Use Your Shampoo Bar
1. Jump* in the shower, or climb into a warm bath... and get your hair wet. (*do not take this literally. We cannot be held responsible for any accidents!)
2. Stroke the solid shampoo bar down your hair a few times to lather it up, or if you have shorter hair, you may prefer rubbing the bar between your hands to create a lather.
3. Gently massage it into your scalp, just as you would with liquid shampoo. (Top tip; don't go mental and rough your hair up, this can cause hair loss).
4. Rinse your hair, and set bar aside to air dry, ready for the next use. (Did you know that you only need to wash your hair about 3 times a week?)
5. If your hair deserves a bit more love, follow up with a solid conditioner bar.
6. Stroke the conditioner bar down your hair from mid lengths (ears) to ends. Try to avoid the roots. Please note that you do not get a lather with conditioner.
Hints & Tips
- Since our handcrafted soaps have no chemical preservatives, they need a little bit of attention to keep them happy and prolong their lives.
- All of our soap has a high percentage of natural glycerine which is great for you skin. It is incredibly moisturising but it also attracts water, so it's really important to keep it somewhere dry when not using.
- When you are not using it, it's best to keep away from water on a well drained surface so that it completely dries between uses. Use a soap dish (wooden dishes with slats are perfect), or you could get creative with a bowl and pebbles. This will help make it last so that you can get the most form you soaps and enjoy feeling naturally fresh and fragrant for as long as possible.
- Make sure you rinse your hair and body thoroughly after washing.
- If you have greasy hair, it may be from using commercial shampoo. Commercial detergent shampoo can strip your hair of its natural oils, meaning that your scalp has to produce more oil to compensate. Therefore it may take a week or more for your scalp to rebalance its oil production, and during this period your hair may feel more greasy or heavy.
- There is also the problem of product build up from commercial shampoos and conditioners, which often contain waxes, synthetic silicones and silica, that cover your hair to make it 'feel' nice, but leave a residue.
- You can help remove this build up by rinsing your hair with 2 tbsps of baking soda dissolved in a cup of warm water. This is also a good tip if you live in a hard water area. Use the solution on wet hair before shampooing.
- The water your are washing your hair with may be causing problems. Have you tried the apple cider vinegar rinse?
- A small number of people find there is a transition period when switching from commercial shampoos to natural solid shampoo bars. This is normal, just persevere and you won't regret it, we promise!