Making the switch to solid shampoo and conditioner is daunting for some people – whether it’s because they’re used to using liquids, worried about a transition period consisting of greasy hair, or the thought of having to do apple cider vinegar rinses. If this is the case for you, these bars might just be the solution you’ve been looking for! They’re super easy to use, and require no transition period or apple cider vinegar rinses.
This blog post will dive into how to use the shampoo and conditioner bars, along with some tips on how to get the most of your bars!
Wet the bar and your hair. You can either rub the bar directly on your scalp or create a lather in your hands – up to you. Work the lather into your hair and rinse. If you only wash your hair once or twice a week, you may not get a good lather, but don’t worry, there’s a solution for that! You might benefit from the double shampoo method, which you can read more about below. Basically, you shampoo your hair twice to get all the excess dirt and oil off your scalp!
After you’ve shampooed your hair, follow up with a conditioner to add moisture back into your ends. Wet the conditioner bar and swipe it on your ends, or rub it between your hands to gather product. Make sure to only put conditioner on your ends – your hair will probably get greasy if you put it too close to your scalp! Work the conditioner into your ends and let it set for a couple minutes, then rinse well. It’s important to note that your conditioner bar will not lather like shampoo bars, since it’s nourishing and moisturizing your hair instead of cleansing it.
That’s all that’s to it, super simple! To get the most out of your bars and to make sure they don’t go soft and mushy, be sure to keep them dry. You can prop them up on their sides so that the majority of the bar is kept dry, or buy a soap dish that will let the entire bar dry out!
Making the switch to these bars will not only benefit your hair, but it’s also more cost efficient! One of our shampoo bars replaces up to three bottles of traditional liquid shampoo. Same with our conditioner bars – many customers have said theirs last them for up to 8 months! And of course, they are plastic free and good for the environment. So what is there to lose?
THE DOUBLE SHAMPOO METHOD
Do you wash your hair only once or twice a week? If you do, the double shampoo method is something that might be a game changer for you and your hair!
Double shampooing is as simple as it sounds – instead of only shampooing once, you shampoo twice then follow up with conditioner.
Washing your hair twice is the best way to make sure you’re getting rid of all of the excess dirt and oil on your scalp. It will make your hair look and feel cleaner, which can also extend the days between washes (which is always an added bonus!) This method is especially great if you go 4-5 days in between washes, or if you have oily hair.
If you find that you don’t get a good lather on your first wash, that may be a sign that you have some buildup on your scalp. With the double shampoo method, the second shampoo will give you that lather and cleanse you need! And since these bars are pH balanced and packed with nourishing oils and butters, this method won’t dry out your scalp or hair.
THE DOUBLE SHAMPOO METHOD:
- Wet your hair and bar, shampoo as normal
- Rinse the shampoo out
- Go in for your second shampoo – this is when you will get a good lather!
- Work lather into your hair and rinse well
- Follow up with conditioner (only on your ends!)
- Rinse and style!
This method is simple, but makes a huge difference. If you find your bar doesn’t lather, or if you have oily hair, try this method! We promise, it’s a game changer.
About The Author
This article was written by Mathieu Hébert, the owner of The Acorn Studio. Visit the website to find more blog post & over 500 products 100% made in the maritimes!