Why change for a solid shampoo bar?
To reduce your plastic consumption. Millions of empty shampoo bottles are found in recycling bins each year. Shampoo bars are packaged free!
To stop paying for the shampoo main ingredient, water, which represents 1,350,000 liters of water per year.
Shampoo bars are great for travel! Go through customs without liquids or gels.
To make more room in your mini-shower or travel kit
To avoid harmful and non-environmentally friendly ingredients such as Sodium Laureth Sulfate, silicon, phenoxyethanol, polyethylene glycol and a like.
To make the most out of your shampoo budget. Shampoo bars are very concentrated. A 60 g bar last for approx. 80 uses.
Best suited for which hair types?
They work well for all hair types depending on which solid shampoo type you select. For example, the hazelnut oil is perfect for oily hairs, while the avocado oil would be best suited for dry hairs.
They are made using two different techniques
Cold Saponified Shampoo (CSS)
Similar to the Marseille soap fabrication technique, the cold saponification allows the oils and vegetal butters in the shampoo to preserve their natural glycerin and their beneficial properties.
With this technique your hairs will be clean, gentle and will grow healthy. And the thing is your hair will not have a greasy look!
Ayurvedic Powder and Conditioning Cleansing Agent SCI
This technique combine the gentlest cleansing agents on the market with plants powders (shikakai, Amla, Stinging Nettle, Orange Zest, Marshmallow Root, Ghassoul…) with oils and vegetal butters (Jojoba, Argan, Mango Butter…).
This Conditioning Cleansing agent is the SCI or Sodium Cocoyl Isethioniate derived from coco oil. It is so gentle that you could make tooth paste out of it.
How to use a solid shampoo?
Wet your hair thoroughly. Then rub the wet shampoo bar directly on your hair, from scalp to ends. Use a combing motion. Make sure to get all the areas of your hair. Massage with your fingers. Add more water until you get a nice lather. Always shampoo starting from the top, going down, to avoid tangles. Use your fingers like a comb. Don’t pile all the hair on top of the head.
After 2-3 minutes, completely rinse your hairs until all traces of soap is gone. You can then apply a conditioner or use your own solution made with apple cider vinegar (2 tea spoon of vinegar with 8 ounces of water).
How to store it?
It is important to dry your shampoo bar after each use in order to increase its life expectancy.