Hiya everyone! It's FriYAY!!!
Hope we are having a lovely one at that.
Last week I gave you 10 good reasons to try a shampoo bar. Knowing me, I want you to get the whole picture before trying something new. So this week we are talking about some of the things you should think about before exploring the world of shampoo bars. Let's dive in!
There may be tangles from having to rub the bar into your hair. You can easily remedy this by dissolving the bar in some water to liquify it. You can also wash your hair in sections.
Another drawback is that the oils can give the soap a waxy nature that tends to leave a waxy layer on your strands. When the soap reacts with water it can cause a waxy film which will build up over time. Again the solution to this is to follow up with an apple cider vinegar rinse to eradicate build up and enhance shine. It will also rid you of a coated feeling you may experience. Just a side note, so far in my experience with my shampoo bar, I haven't had this waxy coating / feel to my hair yet. However I did notice this symptom when I used black soap consistently for some time. I just made it a point to clarify regularly enough.
Also, having to rub the soap into your scalp and hair may cause some build up. If not rinsed out properly this will result in dry flakes and itchy scalp. Always rinse well, and follow up with an apple cider vinegar rinse every second wash or so, just to ensure that your scalp is free. In the alternative, you can always liquify it instead. You will still reap the benefits of an all-natural shampoo bar.
Some can be high foam and easy to lather, which means that it easily dissolves once exposed to water. So keep it dry as much as possible, or cut off the amount you will need for your wash in order to preserve it.
All in all, I still think the pros outweigh the cons, and in any event the simple solutions i've provided can counteract to the disadvantages.
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