How to Use Shampoo Bar
How to Use Shampoo Bar : Making Your Hair Sparkle with Shampoo Bars
Shampoo bars are made from natural ingredients and they're perfect for anyone who wants to avoid using harsh chemicals on their hair. They're also great for people with sensitive skin or allergies because there's no need to worry about any unwanted side effects. You'll be left with shiny, healthy locks in no time!
Do you want healthier hair that shines brightly? If so, shampoo bars might be right up your alley! They're an inexpensive alternative that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Plus, they smell amazing! But you may be wondering how to use a solid shampoo bar? Whilst you can get natural liquid shampoos, solid shampoo and conditioner bars come with the benefits of zero plastic waste and no plastic bottles!
How to Use Shampoo Bar
Using a shampoo bar is not that hard at all although this product is new to some since most of us grew up using shampoo in liquid bottles. To be honest, there is no need for all the drama and anxiety. It could be as easy as 1 2 3! Simply rub the shampoo bar between your hands to create lather and then apply it to your hair, rinse in warm water, enjoy!
After all, a single shampoo bar works the same way as a liquid shampoo and could even last twice as long. The only difference is that they are in a solid bar form rather than the typical liquid form.
Hair Compatibility with Shampoo Bars
Shampoo is used to remove dirt and oil from the scalp to the hair and shampoo bars do a good job at keeping your hair clean. Some shampoo bars are infused with pure essential oils such as coconut oil, rosemary, sunflower and peppermint. These solid bars are also fragranced that beautifully lasts.
Using a shampoo bar is a great idea for those who are looking into reducing their environmental impact while still maintaining optimal hair care. However, it's worth reading our guide to switching to a natural shampoo, so you can go through the detox period with ease.
However, you can choose the right shampoo bar for you because there are many natural shampoos to choose from. Interestingly, you may come across shampoo bars that are best for normal hair, oily hair and combination hair or you may be specifically looking for a vegan bar, or fragrance free bar.
There are also shampoo bar brands that offer protection against hair loss, dandruff and greasiness. Moreso, all of these shampoo bars encourage the use of natural and organic ingredients that are less harmful to the planet yet will keep your crowning glory shiny, healthy and full of lustre. It is only a matter of trial and error to get to know what suits you best for your hair.
Tips on How to Use a Shampoo Bar to wash your hair
Washing your hair is actually quite easy with a solid shampoo bar and is actually very similar to washing your hair with a liquid shampoo!
- Wet your hair
- Rub the shampoo bar into your hair and scalp.
- Massage your hair thoroughly.
- Get a nice lather up.
- Rinse your hair thoroughly
- If you live in hard water, consider using an apple cider vinegar rinse
Other Methods to use a Solid Shampoo bar
There are many different techniques on how to use a shampoo bar. Arguably, the most popular of these techniques is to rub the bar directly onto your hair. Using the shampoo bar directly onto the hair is done in a thoroughly wet hair and by gently working the shampoo bar from the hairline to the crown and vice versa.
Another simple technique is to rub the bar in your hands and create a lather from the shampoo bar first on the hands. Then onto the hair and gently massaging the scalp using the fingers. The lather can vary on the type of water in your area and if you want a more rich lather, add more water.
How to use with Different Hair Types?
Fortunately, if you’ve got short hair, you can easily build a rich lather or use just enough lather to shampoo the hair but what about people with long hair? People with long hair can tie their hair in a ponytail and work a rich lather by rubbing the bar and adding in water. Either way, it is necessary to rinse your hair properly to remove the residues of the shampoo bar. You can also repeat shampooing if desired since these bars are non-drying and safe to be used. If you have long hair you will use more bars, however you can relax safe in the knowledge they are eco friendly and palm oil free.
How to use a shampoo bar in hard water area?
Living in a hard water area can be a difficult thing to deal with and it is not always easy for people transiting to natural shampoo. Washing your hair may be more challenging than it should be sometimes, especially if using a natural shampoo for the first time! If you are keen on using shampoo bars but have found that they don’t lather well, consider adding some apple cider vinegar into the mix.
Three Hills Soap co. offers a range of solid shampoo bars with a balanced pH of 5-5.5, which means they don’t need the rinsing step and so will not have a transition phase! To prevent dryness and damage, the optimal shampoo pH is between 4.5-5.5. The shampoo should be acid balanced to close your hair cuticle and not react with the minerals in your water, regardless of whether it's hard or soft water that you have at home
Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
If you are new to shampoo bars and you do not have soft water, vinegar rinse is highly recommended. It helps restore and maintain the pH balance of the hair and scalp. A vinegar rinse is also proven to add superb softness and helps detangle the hair. Moreover, vinegar is a natural solution to help diminish dandruff and other scalp problems. We've done a full guide to the benefits of an apple cider vinegar for haircare.
Making your own homemade vinegar rinse is easy. All you need to do is dilute a teaspoon of vinegar to 8-12 oz of water. Use the apple cider vinegar to rinse onto your hair. Wait for a few minutes before rinsing with cool water. Worry not as you will not smell traces and hints of vinegar.
This is really only needed in the transition period, if at all. Many of the modern solid shampoo bars use ingredients which mean a vinegar rinse is not needed when using a solid shampoo bar.
Do you need conditioner with a shampoo bar?
Some people use both shampoo and conditioner to keep their hair clean. Some others only need the shampoo bar because there are many commercial shampoos that have a lot of chemicals in them.
Yes, you can still find some solid conditioner bars with conditioning properties such as almond oil or jojoba seed wax but other ingredients may not be suitable for people who have sensitivities to gluten, for example. We have a fabulous range of natural conditioners bars to go with using a shampoo bar, and have a conditioner bar suitable for all hair types. These help reach to the hair follicles and spread the natural oil across the hair. Like soap bars, shampoo and conditioner bars can be kept in soap saver bags to make them last longer.
Do shampoo bars cause buildup?
Natural shampoo bars do not cause buildup and are actually recommended for people who have scalp psoriasis, eczema or seborrheic dermatitis. They do not contain any sulfates which can aggravate these conditions.
You may find some natural shampoo bars that also offer protection against hair loss, dandruff and greasiness to suit your needs.
Moreso, all of these shampoo bars encourage the use of natural and organic ingredients that are less harmful to the planet yet will keep your crowning glory shiny, healthy and full of lustre. It is only a matter of trial and error to get to know what suits you best for your hair.
Why do natural shampoo bars leave a residue?
Some shampoo bars may leave a waxy residue in your hair. These bars are made with saponified oils which create this sensation. We do not have any of these so you won't feel the residue on your hair. All of our bars are cruelty free and an easy solution for reducing your waste!
Does it matter what hair type I have?
No, all of our shampoos are free from nasties and suitable for most hair types. We recommend using one of the bars which are specifically formulated for your hair type. They use the best natural ingredients to help stimulate natural oils. They are all plastic-free, completely eco friendly and made using sustainable natural ingredients.
Choosing to use a shampoo bar is a major step in reducing the amount of plastic we send into our environment. The three hills soap co offers natural, eco-friendly and vegan-friendly options for people with sensitivities or allergies.
These bars are made using ingredients that will not harm your hair like sulfates would do. We have also provided some tips on how you can make your transition from regular shampoos to solid shampoo bars as smooth as possible! Let us know if there's anything else you need help with!
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