This shampoo bar has no added scent and just a hint of cocoa powder to tint it a light tan colour.
We reccomend to detox your hair prior to swapping from store bought shampoo to a natural shampoo bar. One of the most common reccommended ways it so pour 2 cups of baking soda, 1 cup apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of sea salt into a full bath, lay down and let your hair soak for at least 5 to 15 minutes.
When you're done, you will have naturally healthy hair. Now you are all set to start using natural hair care products which do not cause cancer, dandruff and allergic reactions. The easiest way to use your shampoo bar is to lather in your hands and then work it into your hair from the roots to the tips. Like any shampoo it will leave a residue if you use too much. For a conditioning rinse, use a 50/50 solution of water and apple cider vinegar, being very careful to keep it out of your eyes. You may either leave this on or rinse it off. It will simply help pull off any extra oils left on your hair. Don't worry about the smell of the apple cider vinegar, it will dissipate rather quickly. Below are some more tips for making the transition from traditional shampoo to natural shampoo bars.
- There is a big difference between natural and commercial shampoos: natural bars don't contain the preservatives or the sulfates that cleanse by stripping everything from your hair (not just the daily dirt buildup, but also the good natural oils your hair needs). This means that natural shampoo bars generally leave hair more moisturized and with much more texture, as opposed to the sleek and squeeky feel.
- You may also find that your hair will need to adapt to the shampoo bars over time, so don't give up after just a few days if your hair is acting 'differently'. Many people's hair tend to take a while to get accustomed to a natural shampoo when switching away from commercial shampoos. It is part of a 'detoxifying' process as the synthetics that have built up on your hair are slowly removed. To help your hair through this detox process, you may find that doing a daily or every-other-day apple cider vinegar rinse will help to remove excess buildup.
- Once your hair has adjusted to your new shampoo bar, you may want to continue with weekly vinegar rinses to keep your hair pH balanced, help prevent tangles and remove soap or oil buildup.
- Shampoo bars can be a little challenging if you live in an area that has hard water. Hard water means that you will need to use more soap to get a good lather, and that soap is more difficult to rinse away. The minerals in hard water can react with soap, causing excess residu and tangling of the hair. If you have hard water, you may want to try ising an apple cider vinegar rinse more frequently or using a water softener in your home.
Ingredients: Water, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit**, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter**, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium Lactate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Powder
**Certified Organic Ingredients