Switching to shampoo bars

Why bother?


 

  • The UK uses 13 billion plastic bottles every year – 5.5 billion of these are destined for landfill, the sea or incineration.

  • My shampoo bars are completely plastic free

  • My shampoo bars  are palm oil free

  • They are better for your hair and the environment as nothing nasty goes onto your body or down the drain into the sea.

  • My shampoo bars contain nothing synthetic or chemical ( so no SLS, SLES or parabens)

  • They are brilliant for travelling – you can use them as a body soap too – double whammy!


 

Switching is a no brainer right?… For lots of folks yes, especially those with short hair or children but things can be a bit trickier for us longer haired folk!

Why?

  • Mass produced shampoos sold commercially tend to contain chemicals which strip our hair of natural protective oils so that we produce more oil.

  • Everyone’s hair and scalp is different- finding the right bar for your hair type and scalp can be tricky – I have formulated bars for oily, dry, or brittle hair- all can be used for any hair type but they contain ingredients which help target particular conditions.

  • My solid shampoo bars contain no SLS, SLES so a build up or residue may form- this can be managed by rinsing with apple cider vinegar and water- a super easy concoction (recipe below) which is really beneficial for your hair and will naturally condition too! 


 


How to use your solid shampoo bar:

Rub the bar between your hands to build up a lather- this doesn’t take long - rub the lather onto thoroughly wet hair, rub in, repeat until you have covered all of your hair. Rinse really, really well particularly around the base of your head.


 

What you may find:


 

  • Increased tangles – I recommend combing your shampoo bar with my natural conditioner

  • Dry or oily scalp or both

  • Strange build up or waxy residue


 

The key is patience -  Your hair will thank you for it :) - (so will the planet)


 

If you're new to shampoo bars I  recommend using an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse.


Raw apple cider vinegar containing 'the mother' is packed full of nutrients and is great for any hair care regime

To make your own rinse to help with anything listed below check out an easy recipe:

 

  • With Tangles and frizzy hair

 

  • With Body and shine

 

  • Decrease residue

 

  • Clarify and stimulate the scalp

 

  • Decrease dandruff


 

RECIPE


Mix ½ – 4 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar (make sure its a natural unpasteurized vinegar containing ‘the mother’) with 230 ml of water.

 

Pour into a recycled plastic squeeze or spray bottle.

 

(The amount of AVC will vary depending upon your hair type. Dry hair likes less ACV oily hair likes more. Play about with what works for you)

To use:

After shampooing apply the vinegar rinse. Pour, squirt or spray the rinse onto wet hair. Massage into hair and scalp and pay special attention to the ends. Leave for a few minutes.

You can either rinse all of the AVC out all out or leave the rinse on your hair. Leaving the vinegar rinse on your hair helps prevent tangles in long hair. Since the vinegar restores natural pH it also helps prevent an itchy scalp.

As your hair is drying you will smell vinegar, but once your hair dries, no smell.

 

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