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Shampoo Bar Info

How to use a shampoo bar

Washing with a shampoo bar is simple. First, you wet your hair thoroughly, then rub the shampoo bar in a few patches in your hair. Then work up the lather with your hands. Make sure the lather is worked in through all of your hair and down to your scalp in order to completely clean your hair. Then rinse your hair with fresh water making sure to get out all the shampoo. Rinsing your hair with bathtub water that already has soap mixed in with it will NOT give you a clean rinse. You can wash with shampoo bars every 2 to 3 days, or more often if you have been getting dirty at work or have been exercising. 

Transitioning to Shampoo Bars

For some people, it takes longer than others to adjust to shampoo bars. This depends on a lot of factors including if there is build up from other products in your hair. Some shampoo bars made by other companies can leave a lot of residue due to poor formulation. This residue should be cleared prior to using our shampoo bars using a diluted vinegar rinse (see directions below). If a shampoo you have been previously using strongly strips your natural oils (like an SLS-based anti-dandruff shampoo), then your scalp may overproduce sebum when you switch to our milder shampoo. In these cases it takes time for your scalp to re-balance sebum production levels.

 

Clearing build up, suggested every 4-12 months

Using a diluted vinegar rinse may be helpful to remove any build up from hard water and oil residue one occasion. How to: after washing with the shampoo bar, rinse the hair with a solution of  1-2 Tablespoons of vinegar (apple cider best or white is okay) in 1-quart water. Leave on hair for 1 minute and rinse with water. For dyed hair, perform a strand test to make sure vinegar does not alter the hair color.

 

Hard water-friendly shampoo bars

We have formulated our shampoo bars to work well with soft water, and mildly or moderately hard water. If you have extremely hard well water, you may have build up from using our shampoo bar.

 

What is the best shampoo bar for problem scalp types?

Neem - balancing formula for most problems from slightly oily, dry, scaly, dandruff

Tea Tree Eucalyptus - slightly oily and dandruff scalp types

Henna (plain, no scent added) - best for people who are sensitive to essential oils and fragrances

 

Shampoo Bars for Curly Hair

Carrot top and Key Lime Eucalyptus are customer favorites.

 

Incompatible products

Do not use shampoo bars with salt hair sprays, or build up will occur.

 

Bleached and highlighted hair

Bleached and highlighted hair: Our formulas work best with natural hair types, henna dyed hair, and dyed but not bleached hair. Bleached hair has a rough surface area that traps conditioning oils. This makes it difficult to get a residue-free rinse with bleached hair. Results vary with the level of damage from bleaching. Using a diluted vinegar rinse may help remove residue after washing with the shampoo bar. Use 1-2 Tablespoons in 1-quart water. Bleached hair that has also been dyed requires a strand test to make sure vinegar does not alter the hair color.

 

Swimmers

For chlorinated pool and salt-water swimmers, wash your hair twice after swimming for the best results. This is also the best practice when using traditional shampoos.

 

Bulk buying options

Shampoo bars are available at discounted rates in sets of 3 or 6.

 

Shampoo Bars for sale

Frequently Asked Questions

Our shampoo bars work with natural hair, chemical, and henna dyed hair but not with hair that has been bleached.

All product packaging is plastic-free with the exception of our Lavnder Jojoba hair serum. The hair serum has a plastic or metal lid option. 

We do not test our products on animals. All of our products are vegan with the exception of our Zi Cao Salve, which contains beeswax. 

Our products do not contain palm oil or hidden palm oil in the form of surfactants derived from palm oil.