We’ve got you covered, with our range of pH balanced solid dry shampoo bars. Custom-formulated to suit the needs of specific hair types (dry, damaged, oily) resulting in soft, manageable, healthy tresses… all while keeping Mother Earth happy, and unharmed!
What are Shampoo Bars?
During your hair wash process, the goal is to refresh your strands and scalp with shampoo. While you may already have a favourite hair cleaner, we recommend that you look into shampoo bars, which are generally overlooked.
The idea of a shampoo bar isn't exactly new. It's a hair wash day alternative that's practical earth-friendly. It doesn't compromise on the good stuff your curls need to grow, thanks to innovative formulas developed with hydrating elements specifically designed for varied hair textures and needs. Here's everything you should know about shampoo bars, including how to use them.
As the name implies, a shampoo bar is a solid form of your normal liquid shampoo. The key difference is that shampoo bars don't always include the same detergents as liquid shampoos, which can strip hair of its natural oil content. Instead, they're constructed of solidified oils, butter, conditioners, and gentle cleansers put into a bar form. As a result, many shampoo bars still provide the same rich lather as liquid shampoos but without the harsh chemicals and other components that might cause dryness and breakage in the long run.
Consider your shampoo bar in the same light as your favourite liquid product. These compact formulae, sometimes known as shampoo bars, contain the same active chemicals as the bottled version but smaller, solid forms. Most shampoo bars also contain no drying chemicals, parabens, phthalates, silicones, or SLS/SLEs. As a result, they are kinder to your hair.
Now the question arises:
Are Shampoo Bars as Effective as Liquid Shampoo?
In a nutshell, sure, but it may take some time to become used to them. Your hair will respond by going through a transitional stage during which it may feel waxy or sticky—don't worry, it'll only last a few days.
The secret is to buy well-formulated shampoo bars that contain surfactants, which combine with dirt, filth, and oil on the scalp and are then rinsed away when you wash the shampoo off.
What are the benefits of shampoo bars?
Shampoo bars may take some amount of time getting used to if you're used to pouring liquid hair cleanser into your hands. So, are shampoo bars in any way better for your hair than shampoo liquids? To obtain the best results, you'll need to select the proper formula for your curl type, just like you would with any other product. However, there are numerous advantages to using shampoo bars and numerous reasons to switch to these eco-friendly options.
- They save water
Despite the fact that you'll still need a lot of water to lather up, scrape, and rinse the shampoo, the bar isn't made with the same quantity of water as its liquid cousin. Shampoo bars are better for the environment right from the start.
- Less water = more potent ingredients
Because the bar is made with less water, it has a higher concentration of other ingredients. The cleansers and conditioners can operate at their full potential without being diluted. This implies your hair is getting a healthy dose of the essential nutrients in the long term.
Shampoo bars are usually always made of natural ingredients and is also cruelty free. This implies they don't contain any chemicals that pollute waterways and harm wildlife. Shampoo bars are typically created with organic components, have no artificial smell (which is especially beneficial for individuals with sensitive skin), and are free of sulphates, which can cause dryness and itchy scalp. It maintains healthy hair leaving your hair feeling soft and nourished.
In comparison to liquid shampoo, shampoo bars are substantially more cost-effective. One ordinary shampoo bar should last about 80 washes or about one and a half bottles of regular shampoo. Some people find that after using shampoo bars for a while, they may forego conditioner as well, saving money in the long run. We think it's a good idea.
- You'll use less plastic as a result
There's no amount of plastic used or plastic bottles that you might forget to recycle if the liquid isn't present.
- Extend the life of your product
The amount of uses you may get from a shampoo bar depends on how often you wash your hair, how much you put on each wash, and how you store your bar in between uses, just like liquid shampoos. Tip: Don't leave it in an area where it might collect water (i.e., a soap dish). Allow it to drain well and dry before using it again.
You may already have an abundance of natural hair care items lining your shower and cabinets. With a shampoo bar, you'll have one less bottle to worry about.
- They’re travel-friendly
Even if preparing for a trip isn't top of mind these days, knowing that shampoo bars won't raise any red flags with TSA is beneficial. You won't have to worry about it seeping into your bags, though. While your vacation is on hold, a shampoo bar may be simply packed in your gym bag for a non-messy post-workout hair cleaning.
How to Use a Shampoo Bar Correctly?
You may easily integrate one into your wash day routine once you've chosen the correct shampoo bar for your curl type and texture. If you've ever used bar soap on your body, you're familiar with the process. This is how you do it.
- Hair should be soaked in water
Water will aid in the production of much-needed lather. So, as though you're already at the rinse stage, totally soak your curls in water.
- Wet the shampoo bar
Submerging the bar in water, a quick run under the shower would suffice.
- Make a lather
You can either make suds by rubbing the bar between your palms or by applying it directly to your hair. This ensures that the cleanser is evenly distributed throughout your hair, from root to tip and front to back.
- Work it
You'll use a bar shampoo in the same way you'd use a liquid shampoo on your hair. First, massage the shampoo into your scalp to eliminate any product build-up, then work it into your strands by sandwiching sections of hair between your palms and pushing them together from top to bottom.
- Thoroughly rinse
Regardless of the format, you want to make sure you remove all of the cleansers from your curls. Then, to prepare your hair for the conditioner, give it a thorough rinse under running water.
- Detangle and condition
Use a conditioner that's appropriate for your curls after you've used the shampoo bar. Next, remove any knots with a detangling brush or comb, then rinse thoroughly again.
Earth Rhythm shampoo bars are environmentally beneficial since they reduce the amount of waste produced by traditional plastic shampoo bottles. With our collection of pH balanced, solid shampoo bars, including those from Earth Rhythm, we've got you covered. Custom-formulated for certain hair types (dry, damaged, oily), resulting in soft, manageable, healthy tresses... all while keeping Mother Earth happy and uninjured!