Today, I’d like to present an untypical cosmetic: a shampoo bar. It has amazing effect on my hair and has effectively squeezed a traditional shampoo out of my bathroom. If you feel like testing it, check the way it works, how to use it and what effects you can count on.
What is a shampoo bar?
It’s a soap which has totally different ingredients than regular soaps. Surprisingly, it’s getting more fans every day and using it is neither weird nor tricky. A shampoo bar precisely cleanses, works gently and is made up of natural ingredients. Moreover, the product is environmentally friendly: one bar equals two shampoo bottles. You save money this way too.
How to wash hair with a shampoo bar?
First washes might be problematic because a shampoo bar is new and quite rare. All in all, how to wash hair with a shampoo bar?
- Dampen your hair and scalp using lukewarm water.
- Apply soap suds with your hands or directly with the bar; always spread it following the direction of hair growth.
- Massage the hair until creating lather and then thoroughly rinse the hair.
- Apply the lather to hair ends and leave in for a few minutes; the product will work as a conditioning agent.
- Rinse the hair once again using lukewarm water.
Shampoo bar and hair pH
Shampoo bars are highly alkaline, similarly to regular soaps. If you don’t balance pH level while washing, your hair will be dry and dull. In order to avoid this effect, use a vinegar rinse right after washing to balance pH. Don’t worry about the smell, the bar will neutralize it.
After-wash hair care
After bar shampooing, a leave-in conditioner makes a good choice. Apply larger amount to hair tips to keep them from splitting and protect from damage.