Just received my bars last week and it was my first time using shampoo bars so I didn't really know what to expect. I have to say the shampoo was really gentle on my scalp and the conditioner bar did a really good job of detangling my hair.It came with a foaming net which made the bars super easy to use and is really handy for traveling. I have wavy, colour treated hair which usually tends to be on the dry side, but not anymore! For now my hair feels smooth and moisturised so I think I'll stick with the bars and continue to observe the results. :)
I've got 4C Afro hair and most shampoos are way too harsh. But these bars? So gentle and nourishing on my coils.
The conditioner bar melted right through my kinks for easy detangling. And my curls were bouncy and defined after, not dried out.
I'm telling you, my hair was happy! The shampoo cleaned without stripping and the conditioner had that good slip.
These bars are a win for 4C naturals needing gentle care. My coils love them so these bars are sticking around!
I was impressed with the speed of delivery, I received the shampoo and conditioner. I am very happy with this ecological choice, the ingredients are of the highest quality. I had a lot of dandruff and often the products in the pharmacy made my hair dry, since I have been using this shampoo my hair is clean, thick and shiny. The conditioner makes the hair very easy to comb, nourishes it but leaves it clean and light. I'm very satisfied, my hair changed in 13 days, and I used this product just tree times, that's impressive.
Yao shampoo bar is amazing. I have many issues with my hair (thin, dyed) and very sensitive scalp. This shampoo makes hair look shiny and healthy and it's really kind with your skin (I've also tested as a face cleanser!). My daughter, who as long, thick, oily hair, is really satisfied too and she replaced all of her products with the bar.
It'm my third purchase and customer service is just lovely as their product. People in Yao staff are very kind and shipping is super fast.
I've been using Yao Secret bars for a couple of weeks now and I'm pretty impressed with my results so far! I have medium-length combination hair that tends to get oily at the roots and dry at the ends since I colour it often.
Since switching to the bars I feel like my scalp is more balanced, it feels moisturized, but neither too dry nor too oily. I wish I hadn't put off using bars for so long, they're actually much simpler to use than I thought they would be, plus it's helping me fulfil my resolution to become more sustainable.
I'm delighted to share my experience with the solid bar shampoo! What truly impressed me was how amazing it worked on my hair. Not only did it leave my hair soft and shiny, but it also felt incredibly nourished and healthy. The convenience of using a solid bar was a game-changer for me, and I appreciate the eco-friendly approach it offers. Overall, I'm truly thrilled with the results and can confidently say that this product has become an essential part of my hair care routine.
The delivery was super quick within 3-4 days I already got the package.I'm using the bars for almost a month now and they are working really well for my hair I really love them my hair feels so nice and soft, I was searching for a liquid shampoo alternative a
and I am really happy that I found these. At first you kinda need to get used to the bar because its obviously very different than liquid shampoo but once you have the hang of it its pretty simple. I would really recommend buying them and I will definitely stick to these from now on.
Was gifted a set of the shampoo and conditioner bar from a friend who's a fan. Was quite skeptical but seeing her hair getting smoother and shinier got me curious about them. This is my first time using a shampoo bar and I must say it does take a while getting used to. The results - exactly what I was told! My hair is considered frizzy and after using the bars for a week I can feel my hair getting smoother and become more manageable. I also like the very mild nature scent of the bar - very refreshing and rejuvenating. Go green products! I actually think I might be a convert now LOL.
The shampoo and conditioner are making my hair flawless! They make my hair feel better, silkier and stronger just after one use. Definitely beats any other products have tried. My order also got stuck during the delivery but they sent me a new one. Totally recommend!
I'm really happy I discovered Yao Secret. I do think it is a bit expensive, for a student's budget especially, but so far I've had great results from the shampoo and conditioner bar. The conditioner one is a little bit more difficult to use because I find only a little product seems to come off when you rub it between your hands with warm water, and it quickly crumbles. However my hair becomes really clean, soft and shiny so I love them nonetheless. I also really love the idea of supporting such a local small business, with a beautiful cultural tradition.
Rice Dumplings: Delectable DIY Delights for Lantern Festival
February 15, 20222 min read
Tang Yuan 汤圆 or glutinous rice balls are sweet, chewy coluorful balls filled with a runny filling. Served with a sweet broth. This dessert is a comforting, tasty, and heartwarming treat for all the family!
The Year of the Tiger is here, and we are very excited about this new beginning. You can smell the spices and see eye-catching decor all across the neighbourhood. There are so many traditional Chinese dishes you can enjoy this time of the year. You might be busy preparing savory dishes like dumplings or spring rolls for the Chinese New Year. But, when it comes to the Lantern Festival, we have a specific, delicious, and easy-to-make dessert you have to try! Tang Yuan or glutinous rice balls is a simple and heartwarming dessert that is served traditionally during the Lantern Festival! (15th February.)Try this dessert and I bet you will fall in love with it.
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
For The Filling:
½ cup black sesame seeds
2 tablespoon sugar
2 tbsp unsalted butter softened
For The Rice Balls:
1 cup glutinous rice flour
3 tablespoons boiling water
¼ cup water, at room temperature
¼ tsp matcha powder
¼ tsp beetroot powder
For The Broth:
4 cups water
2/3 cup light brown sugar
2-inch Ginger slices
For the filling:
Firstly, dry toast the black sesame seeds in a non-stick pan at low heat. Stir them constantly to ensure even toasting. Once the seeds are aromatic, take the pan off the heat and place the seeds on a plate to cool down.
Place the cool black sesame seeds in a food processor bowl. Add sugar and process until you get a sticky paste.
Take the mixture out f the food processor bowl into a mixing bowl. Add softened butter and mix well. Place the filling mixture into the refrigerator for about an hour or until the mixture is firm.
Take the mixture out of the refrigerator and shape it into 18 equal balls. Place the balls on a parchment-lined baking tray and refrigerate again.
For The Rice Balls:
In a medium bowl, add sifted glutinous rice flour.
Pour hot water slowly and continue to mix using a rubber spatula.
Now pour water at room temperature slowly until you get a sticky dough.
Divide the mixture into two and add beetroot powder and matcha powder in each. Knead the dough using your hands until it is smooth and soft.
Divide this dough into 18 small equal-sized balls.
Start assembling the balls by flattening the balls into a disk.
Now place the sesame seed filling ball in the middle of the disk and cover it by pushing the sides upward so that you get a nicely sealed ball.
Repeat until all the balls are ready.
For The Broth:
In a pot, pour water and add light brown sugar and ginger slices. Place the pot on medium heat and occasionally stir until the sugar dissolves completely.
Once the mixture starts to boil, slowly place tang yuan into the water. Let them simmer until they begin to float.
Spoon the balls out of the pot into a serving bowl. Pour the sweet broth on top and enjoy!