This bar is a great saver for countless plastic shampoo bottles that families go through each year. In addition to the environmental benefits the bar has minimal ingredients with just castor, olive and coconut oils and argan oil to give a natural moisturising and conditioning shampoo bar.
Why we love this product:
- All Friendly Soap soaps are free from palm oil, parabens, sulphates, triclosan, phthalates.
- 100% recycled & recyclable packaging
- Vegan certified
- Cruelty Free certified
Minimum weight: 95g/3.35oz Per Bar.
Ingredients: Sodium cocoate, Sodium olivate, Aqua, Sodium castorate, Argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil.
The transition to natural shampoo, issues and tips
Read our blog on transitioning to Shampoo soap to learn tips and techniques for a successful transition!
And here’s some SCIENCE that may help you along your way!
“The Transitional Purge”
There is a transition when you switch from the standard chemical shampoos to a natural shampoo bar, commonly called ‘the purge’. When you first begin, your hair or scalp may become oily or dry or a bit of back and forth between the two. Your hair may feel frizzy or waxy like there is a residue still left over in your hair. Don’t panic, this is just your hair adjusting, your scalp needs time to rebalance oil production. It usually lasts about a week (depending on how damaged your hair is) and it will go away. Stick with it, once your hair has adjusted it will feel softer, cleaner and more manageable. This is because shampoo bars CLEAN and CONDITION your hair and scalp without stripping it of its natural sebum. If you have dandruff problems, you may find this clears up because your scalp is not getting dried out and your body is no longer reacting to the chemicals.
Recipes for alternatives to conditioners:
If you are finding your hair feels greasy, try these recipes for before/after shampooing..
Apple cider vinegar spritz
- 1 part apple cider vinegar (use the type with the mother)
- 4 parts water
- A few drops of your preferred essential oil.
The vinegar smell does not remain once your hair dries. Use after conditioning and rinse well.
Baking Soda Clarifying Rinse Recipe
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is an easy clarifier to use. Baking soda can help to lifts grease and product residue from your hair.
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 – 2 cups warm water
Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle or cup. Wet hair and spray the rinse on your hair and work it through. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, then shampoo.