It is known that shampoo bars are very easy to use and they have a lot of benefits; they give your hair shine and volume, help untangle frizzy hair, and they are great for oily hair types because they balance the natural oil production of the scalp.
Further still, they are environmentally friendly and are made with natural ingredients.
If the topic of this article interests you or you specifically went looking and found this article, then you are one of the environmentally-conscious people that have decided to reduce the menace plastic bottles are causing and opt for shampoo bars.
Shampoo bars are great, they contain less water and need less water for production, and they come naked or in recyclable packaging. And greater still, they last longer than bottled shampoo, about three times longer.
But, as with everything, there are pros and cons.
There are two levels to transitioning from plastic shampoos made with chemicals to natural shampoo bars; your hair has to get used to the natural products, it’s like a withdrawal phase you have to go through for all the chemicals your hair has gotten accustomed to, and second, you have to learn how to take care of your shampoo bars.
Even with all these great benefits, maintaining your shampoo bars can be a challenge if this is the first time you’re trying one. This article is going to educate you on all you need to know to keep your bars clean and fresh and always ready to go.
Before diving deep into the tips, here are three simple steps you can follow to keep your shampoo bars dry and make sure they last longer and are kept under hygienic conditions.
Depending on how often you shampoo your hair, it’s great practice to keep your shampoo bars away from water and keep them dry when not in use. This means maybe finding a special case for your soap or keeping it away from your bathroom or places where it can come in constant contact with water.
You can increase the longevity of your shampoo bars this way as your bar will melt faster if it’s kept in close contact with water. It’s best to keep your bars dry, away from the shower and other people who might want to use it after you.
Rinsing your shampoo bar after each use to remove any foam or hair residue is a great way to make your shampoo bar last longer.
It’s worth it to take some time to dry your shampoo bar after each use. A good way is to air dry it before putting back in its case. You can use self-draining soap trays or floating dishes to keep your shampoo bars dry after each use.
Soap-saving pouches are great for extending the life of your shampoo bar and avoiding tiny bits of shampoos to go to waste. It can be really hard to use your shampoo bar when it starts to look like a flat surface.
When your bag has enough pieces, then it can become a bar of its own and serve for a few good washes. This way you get the extend the life of your shampoo bar.
This is a great tip if you intend to use your shampoo bar when traveling. All you have to do is cut a bit of soap, keep it safely in a tiny container, and you’re good to go.
And furthermore, when you cut your shampoo bar into tiny pieces, it’ll last longer because you won’t get your whole bar wet at once.
Rubbing your shampoo bar between your palms and applying the lather to your hair instead of rubbing it against your hair will make it easier to lather and also make your shampoo bar last longer.
We hope these tips and tricks will make using shampoo bars more comfortable for you so you can stick to it and enjoy the long-term benefits that come with using shampoo bars made with natural products.
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