The rise of the humble shampoo bar is on the increase! There are many reasons you should change to using a solid shampoo bar on your hair. From an environmental point of view, you are reducing the use of single-use plastic. However, if sodium laurel sulphate is a worry for you then a natural shampoo bar may also eradicate this. Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) is a chemical that’s commonly used in soaps, shampoos, shower gels and toothpaste. It works as a surfactant, trapping oil and dirt so that it can be rinsed away with water. Surfactants are also used as a foaming agent………question is do you really need all that foam to clean your hair?
Many of us don’t feel completely clean unless we see loads of foam from our soaps and shampoos. However, the sulphates which are responsible for producing this foam can be harsh and drying. This can also be a problem if you suffer from skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and dry frizzy hair.
Shampoo bars can be used in one of two ways
- First of all wet hair thoroughly
- Gently rub the shampoo bar directly onto your hair from scalp to ends in a combing action.
- Or rub the bar in your hands to lather and add the lather to your hair; using your fingers as a comb to work the length of your hair
- Then rinse until your hair feels clean.
It can take time for your hair to adjust to a natural shampoo bar; short hair is easier to adjust. The most common spot for build-up, especially for people with long hair, is at the nape of the neck so make sure you rinse well here.
The difference between a shampoo bar’s clean and a bottled shampoo’s clean is astonishing and many people feel that difference right away.
If you are searching for a healthy alternative to bottled shampoo, all-natural shampoo bars are definitely the way to go!
PH Balanced Soap Bars
Choose a bar that’s PH Balanced if you don’t want a transition phase. Sintra Naturals and Zero waste path shampoo bars are amazing….. No ACV rinse required just amazing hair that looks and feels fabulous. These eco-friendly and plastic-free shampoo bars are handmade in the UK from natural ingredients. If you’ve struggled with shampoo bars in the past, these are definitely the shampoo bar for you!
Argan Oil Shampoo Bars
Our argan oil shampoo bars are made from high-quality argan base vegetable oils it creates a wonderfully dense creamy lather, which is naturally conditioning to the hair.
- Plastic Free
- SLS Free
- Fragranced with pure essential oils
- Made in the UK
- Suitable for Vegans
Rinse and Conditioners
Sometimes you can have a build-up of soap if you don’t rinse your hair thoroughly. You can make your own hair rinse with a simple solution of apple cider vinegar (ACV), water and essential oil of your choice. Experiment to find a dilution that works best for your hair type; dry hair likes less ACV and oily hair like more. Mix 1/2 to 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (ACV) with 200ml of water in a bottle, add 2-3 drops of essential oil; I use rosemary as it’s great for hair and scalp. Pour the mixture onto your hair and gently massage in; leave on for a couple of minutes then rinse off. This leaves my long hair soft and tangle-free!
If you don’t want to faff about you can also use Rose Water as it’s good as a natural hair conditioner. Rose Water is often used as a face toner and is also effective at removing make-up whilst leaving the face feeling and smelling fresh.
Chamomile & Lemon Solid Shampoo is specially formulated to enhance colour and shine of fair, blonde and highlighted hair.
Lavender & Rosemary Solid Shampoo was designed for all hair types and its natural ingredients help the hair to resist the stress of pollution, colouring and styling.
Sage and Juniper Solid Shampoo has been designed for dark hair. It brings out cool, deep tones in natural and tinted dark shades and discourages the appearance of red or brassy tones. Particularly suitable for oily hair and scalp.
Coconut and Lime Solid Shampoo rehydrates dull or dry hair and adds health and shine. Ideal for frequent use and have an exotic, fruity fragrance. It helps nourish and restore lustre for a sparkling clean result.
Ginger Solid Shampoo has a warm, spicy fragrance that is energizing. This natural solid shampoo helps blood circulation for faster-growing hair.