What is a Bar of Shampoo/Soap?
These solid soap/shampoo bar products are an excellent alternative to liquid soaps in plastic bottles. There are bar products available for Shampoos, Conditioners, Soaps, Body lotions and even Cleaning soaps!
Why bar shampoo/soap/conditioner?
- With a bar product, you avoid unnecessary plastic bottles.
- Long lasting
- You are saving water, because very little has been used in the production process.
- Transportation will be more efficient and environmentally friendly due to its compact size.
- Unlike liquid soaps, bars of soap do not require preservatives to be used in their manufacture.
- Soap bars are long lasting, so you also save money.
Quite a convincing performance for such a small bar of soap.
Many soap bar products are manufactured from natural raw materials, by using a natural soap bar product you reduce the use of chemicals in addition to reducing waste. By using a natural soap bar product waste water treatments plants are able to treat the waste water more easily due to natural raw materials being biodegradable. In return waste water treatment plants require less energy as opposed to treating water containing chemicals from liquid soaps and shampoos.
What is a bar of shampoo and how is it used?
A shampoo bar works as an alternative to liquid shampoo. Its as easy to use as "normal" shampoo. See below for instructions:
- Rinse your hair thoroughly with warm water
- Dampen the shampoo bar with warm water
- Massage the shampoo bar into your hair until it forms a lather. Remember to also apply the lather to your neck. If it doesn't produce enough lather, add a little warm water to your hair and try the process again.
- Once there is sufficient lather, massage the lather into your hair with your fingers.
- At this stage, the hair should be rinsed with warm water to remove all of the shampoo. For best results repeat the process and allow the shampoo to stay in your hair for a few minutes, then rinse thoroughly with warm water. This will enhance the impact the plant oils have on your hair.
Your hair may feel a little sticky at first when you begin to use a natural soap-based product, but usually your hair adapts to the shampoo after a few washes. So do not give up after the first wash if it doesn't feel as though its working! Make sure you rinse your hair thoroughly to avoid leaving your hair feeling sticky, using a natural sponge can help when rinsing your hair. If necessary, you can also use an apple wine vinegar rinse. Mix 2 dl of water and 2-4 tablespoons of apple wine vinegar. Pour the mix into your hair after the last wash, leave the mix in your hair for a while then rinse thoroughly with warm water
Washing with a natural shampoo bar
Both shampoos are vegetable oil and shampoo-based bars. Vegetable oil-based shampoos contain nature's own vegetable oils that treat and feed the hair and the hair base. It usually takes 1 to 10 washes for your hair to adjust to these natural oils.
Shampoo-based bars contain natural cosmetic-grade surfactants derived from mild coconut oil. They are especially suitable for hair, which vegetable oil-based shampoos are not suitable, as they are completely non-sticky. Shampoo-based shampoo bars can be recognised in our range from their orange packaging, browse shampoo bars.
What is a conditioner bar and how is it used?
In the same way as shampoo bars, the conditioner bar works in the same way as traditional liquid conditioners. Instructions for use:
- Dampen the conditioner bar and rub between your hands.
- Apply the conditioner to damp hair and scalp and leave for a few minutes.
- Finally, rinse your hair with warm water.
What is a bar of cleaning soap and how to use it?
Cleaning soap bars are suitable for cleaning and washing all aspects of your home. It can be used either by rubbing the soap directly onto a damp cloth or dish brush, or by making a liquid solution: Use a potato peeler to cut off a few slithers of soap, place them into a spray bottle of warm water. When the soap has dissolved in the water the solution is ready for use. The solution can be stored for about 3-4 weeks.
What other bar products are available?
PS. Be sure to store the soap bars on a surface or DIsh that lets water drain away from the product.
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