UNDERSTANDING SOLID SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

UNDERSTANDING SOLID SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

Before you pass negative remarks about solid shampoos and conditioners, let's get the facts straight.

Solid Shampoos and conditioners are actually eco-friendly and packed with natural, healthy ingredients that are just as good as liquid shampoos for your hair.

Dismiss all the myths that say solid shampoos and conditioners will get my hair tangled and damaged.

Here we will discuss the truth about solid shampoos and conditioners, how to use them for your hair, and store them properly. 

 

What are Solid Shampoos?

Solid Shampoo formations are hard and solid instead of liquid. Solid shampoo is also referred to as shampoo bars. 

Solid shampoo differs from liquid shampoo because the fluid element is removed. Shampoo bars are made of natural oils (essential and carrier oils), fragrances, and surfactants. 

Our solid shampoo lathers just as well as liquid shampoos. Solid hair shampoos even last longer than liquid shampoos. 

Solid shampoos are made without waste products and harmful chemicals. The majority of solid shampoos are made with plant-based ingredients. 

Our solid shampoos are naturally formulated with conditioning benefits that, when coupled with our solid conditioners, intensify the moisturizing benefits for all curl types. 

Shampoo bars help to cleanse the scalp from dirt and product build-up effectively.

 

What are Solid Conditioners? 

The makeup of solid conditioners is the same as for solid shampoos. Conditioner hair bars are solid, unlike liquid or cream conditioners.

They are packaged without the use of plastic bottles in environmental-friendly materials. 

Our Conditioner bars work best with shampoo bars, and they last much longer than liquid conditioners.

 

How do you effectively use a shampoo bar? 

When using a shampoo bar, various techniques can be employed to effectively cleanse your hair without damage.

Method 1: Rub the shampoo bar directly on the hair shaft. 

Start with fully saturating your hair with water. Ensure that your hair is completely wet from root to tip. 

Wet the shampoo bar and rub it along your damp hair in a motion like when you would finger-comb your hair to detangle it. 

Ensure that you continue in that motion until hair is completely lathered in soap. 

Where the hair needs to be lathered more, add more water to the hair strands and massage thoroughly throughout the root to ends. 

It is vital to ensure you work from roots down to the ends without clumping your hair into a scrubbing motion, as this will lead to tangles and knots that can cause hair damage. 

Pro Tip: it is critical that you work up a good lather as this helps break up the dirt and product build-up. Building up a good lather also ensures that there is no caking up of the solid soap particles left on the shaft of the hair. 

The final step is to ensure after applying the soap bar to your hair strands directly and working up a good lather to ensure you thoroughly rinse the hair to ensure you have none left on the hair strands. The rinsing process should be highly prioritized. Lift every section of your hair and make it a duty to thoroughly rinse from root to hair tip to remove all residue of the shampoo bar. 

 

Method 2: Lather thoroughly in the palm of your hands, then apply throughout your hair.

Instead of rubbing the shampoo bar along your hair shaft directly, rub aggressively in your hands and create a rich lather. A puff or sponge can be utilized to create the lather quicker and more efficiently where using your hands are not possible. Use the lather to wash your damp hair. 

Similar to the first method, hair should be fully saturated with water to help it lather and cleanse hair strands better. 

By applying lather into a forking motion down the length of your hair helps to cleanse hair better. Where you notice that the lather could be more, add more water and continue working it in the forking motion to avoid tangles and knots. 

Follow with rinsing hair thoroughly. Ensuring you remove all shampoo bar residue is essential for a good hair cleanse. 

 

How do you effectively use a conditioner bar?

Conditioner bars are made highly concentrated with moisture-rich ingredients. 

When applied directly to hair, it creates a silky feel with less lather than the shampoo bar. 

Like the shampoo bar, there are two main methods. The first is to apply it directly to the hair and rub it gently all over. 

The second method is continuously rubbing the conditioner bars in your hands until it creates a silky or creamy paste. It will not lather and create soap suds like the shampoo bar.  

  

Mistakes when using Conditioner Hair Bars

  1. Not using enough. When you use the conditioner bar on your hair, it is essential that you use enough all over the hair roots to ends. Massaging the creamy lather into your hair helps to generate further moisture within your strands.  
  1. Not running your fingers through your hair. When a limited amount of product is used, and you don't run your fingers through your hair in the process, it can lead to knots and tangles. 

 

How to properly store Solid Shampoos and Conditioners

 When solid shampoos and conditioners are correctly stored, they last longer. There are a couple of methods that can be used to make this a reality.

  1. Keep out of water. Solid conditioners and shampoos should be kept away from the immediate flow of water.
  1. Keep dry. After use, ensure that it is not left saturated in a soap dish with water. Choose soap dishes or racks that allow air to flow through and not cause deterioration and unnecessary breakdown of the soap.
  1. Please don't leave them in direct sunlight. The storage area for bars should be dry but not with direct sunlight that can alter the natural colors, fragrances, and natural ingredients within the shampoo bar or conditioner bar. 

Final Thoughts

Shampoo and Conditioners bars are an effective way to care for your natural or relaxed hair. Together they ensure that your hair is cleansed and conditioned with natural, chemical-free, and eco-friendly ingredients and elements. Give our 4-step system a try to experience complete care for your curls. 

Have you tried solid shampoo and conditioners before? Please share your experience in the comments section. 😍

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