Because commercial detergent shampoo strips your hair of its natural oils, your scalp has to produce excess oil to compensate. This means that there is often an adjustment period after swapping to a natural shampoo. During this period your hair may feel greasy or heavy, however this should pass after a week or so when your hair has rebalanced its oil production. (This period may take longer if you have chemically treated hair).
There is also the problem of product build up from commercial shampoos and conditioners which often contain waxes, synthetic silicones, and silica that coat your hair, to make it "feel" nice, but leave a residue in your hair. See our Baking Soda solution to help tackle this problem.
There are however a couple of things you can try to get your hair feeling luscious faster.
Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
Add 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar to a cup of warm water and use this to rinse your hair after shampooing. Some people may need to change the quantities of Apple Cider Vinegar used depending on their needs.
Some people suggest adding a teaspoon of baking soda to a pint of warm water and using this to wash your hair. It is said to make the water feel softer, allowing your shampoo bar to produce a better lather.
We do not suggest that you use baking soda and a vinegar rinse at the same time, as these two ingredients will react with one another.
Please always make sure you have rinsed your hair thoroughly after shampooing.
As these hand crafted shampoo bars have no chemical preservatives, they deserve a little bit of attention to keep them happy and prolong their lives.
When you are not using your shampoo bar it's best to keep it out of water on a well drained surface so that it completely dries between uses. Use a soap dish (wooden dishes with open slats are perfect) or you could even be a bit creative and use a few pebbles from the garden. This will help make it last so you can get the most from your shampoo bar and enjoy feeling naturally fresh and fragrant for as long as possible!
- Plastic free shampoo - wrapped in recycled paper which can be composted.
- 100% Natural
- No Preservatives
- No Parabens, Artificial Colours Or Fragrances
Sodium Rapeseedate (Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil), Sodium Cocoate (Coconut Oil), Sodium Castorate (Cold Pressed Castor Oil), Sodium Sunflowerate (Sunflower Oil), Sodium Mangobutterate (Mango Butter), Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Sodium Lactate, Glycerine (Naturaly occuring in the soap making process), Sodium Olivate (Organic Rosemary Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender Oil), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Leaf Oil)
*Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool (*Naturally occurring in Essential Oils)
As with any skincare product, if irritation occurs discontinue use, and, as with any soap, avoid contact with eyes.