Natural shampoo bars are a great plastic free option for your hair care routine. Our shampoo bars have been selected because of the plant extracts that are beneficial and work so well. Simplicity is key and so is the goodness contained within these. Here’s an in-depth look at how NATURAL shampoo bars work, why they are beneficial and if they really are more expensive!
What Are Natural Shampoo Bars?
These are solid bars handmade in small batches using the cold process method and contain key natural ingredients including botanical and herbal extracts giving them extra power.
They are free from artificial, synthetic, GMO’s and are cruelty free, vegan friendly and plant based!
How do they work?
They work by cleansing your hair and scalp gently and do not strip your hair in the same way conventional shampoos do. The natural ingredients also work towards improve the condition of your hair and scalp – working in harmony!
Our Shampoo Bars
CLEANSE BAR – An all round great shampoo which contains nettle and marshmallow root to cleanse, encourages hair growth and tackles dandruff of dryness.
NOURISH BAR – An extra nourishing bar with shea & cocoa butter along with almond & jojoba oil – using this may even mean you do not need to use a conditioner.
BALANCE BAR – This is a great bar with the goodness of rhassoul clay and sea kelp which can help combat oily hair, strengthen and promote hair growth.
SOOTHE BAR – With soothing and calming oat milk and argan oil, this fragrance free bar suitable for the most sensitive and suitable for psoriasis and eczema.
Differences Compared With Conventional Bottled Shampoo
Main differences are the synthetic ingredients, lack of/minimal natural ingredient content and single use plastic/packaging.
Conventional shampoos contain harsh chemicals (including SLS, silicones, fragrance, preservatives) to give them a certain LATHER, LOOK, FEEL and SMELL – something we get into a habit of using. Good news is HABITS can be changed!
They strip hair unnecessarily and our scalp gets used to all these extra ingredients – which is why you’ll remember feeling the need to change your shampoo now again as it doesn’t work as well as it did.
There is a cycle for this and only when you look at it deeply – it makes sense. Once hair has been stripped of natural oils, scalp is tricked into over production of oil to replace what’s been lost. Once this becomes noticeable your hair feels like NEEDS another wash so the whole process is repeated again!
Key Benefits Of Switching to NATURAL Bars
- Shampoo is much more gentle and kind to your hair and scalp
- Natural, non-toxic ingredients
- Hair is more manageable and feels softer and nourished
- Healthier hair and scalp
- LESS products are used
- You may find you need to wash hair less often
- Washing less means saving money in the long run!
Is there a TRANSITION period when switching to NATURAL bars?
There may be a transition period – anything from 1 week to a few weeks however, you may not notice this at all.
If you hair feels heavy with a build up of residue this is due to the build up of chemicals in hair that would have previously been removed by using harsh chemicals. There are hair rinses you can try to get through this period and if you stick it out then you will find your hair adapts and you no longer have his build up. Everyone’s hair is different so hard to gauge if you will experience this at all, many love the bars from 1st wash and find it’s an easy switch.
It’s important to be aware so you can manage through the transition and and know what you can do to help.
Our Top TIPS For Switching To Natural Bars
- It’s easy to use too much shampoo so to lather up the bar in your hands and use the foam to wash hair.
- Make sure you lather hair and massage all over – paying particular attention at the nape of the neck.
- If you have really long or think hair you can try a DOUBLE WASH – use first wash to remove excess oils and second wash to work right in. It will feel slightly differently second time. Once lathered up spend a few minutes massaging scalp and hair to allow it time to cleanse and for natural ingredients to work their magic.
- Rinse, rinse and rinse again.
- If needed, you can use an apple cider vinegar rinse at the end, massage in and leave for a few minutes then rinse.
- To remove extra build up or if you feel like there’s a grimy coating left on hair – use a baking soda hair rinse, this will leave hair squeaky clean so only use occasionally – once every few weeks.
- Store your shampoo bar outside the shower/bath and keep it dry in-between uses, it will last much longer!
- Stick with it and over time you will notice the benefits.
- Adjust hair washing frequency to what works best for you. Hair doesn’t need to be washed daily. If you can, work towards a maximum of 2 to 3 times a week.
- Make sure your hair feels nourished – if you have dry hair you may benefit from using a small amount of oil on damp hair, pay particular attention to the ends. You could even add an occasional oil treatment into your routine working on your scalp all the way to hair tips – perhaps do this every couple of weeks or monthly!
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