Bar Shampoo & Conditioner
Have you used a bar shampoo or conditioner before?
I must admit I have tried a couple of different ones with mixed results. The first time I tried one my hair still felt greasy. The second time it dried my hair out. But then I tried the Dindi Naturals shampoo and conditioning bars, and I was really impressed.
There has been a bit of a shift to these eco-friendly, less waste products and there are now far better-quality products on the market than in the early days.
The Shampoo bars only needs a small amount for it to lather, versus your bottle that often takes a good palm full of liquid shampoo. It washes your hair nicely not leaving any greasy residue and without being to drying.
The Conditioner bar was my favourite. I usually need quite a bit of conditioner to get through my long and often knotty hair. But all the bar needed was about three wipes along the base of my hair and it leaves my hair feeling soft and smooth. The first time I used it, I over did it, and swiped it through my hair about 10 times. This left my hair feeling heavy and slick. But once I figured out that only about 3 swipes were needed, I was super impressed with the quality.
Using a bar shampoo or conditioner is far more economical than using a bottle. Most bar shampoos and conditioners will outlast a bottle about 2 to 3 times. Plus, obviously they use far less plastic as sometimes they come as they are, no packaging required.
Most hair wash bars don’t contain nasty chemicals. The ones in our store certainly don’t. Dindi Naturals conditioner bars are made from natural, plant-based renewable resources, and are cruelty-free, plant-based and don’t contain silicone, palm oil or nasty chemicals.
Their shampoo bars are derived from coconut and ensure hair (even dyed hair) retains a balanced ph level, keeping hair cuticles smooth and soft. You’ll love the rich lather from the long-lasting shampoo bars!
We also have some bar shampoos and conditioners from Soapmaid. These are also eco-friendly and low tox.
How do I store my shampoo bar?
Your bar will last much longer if you allow it to dry out fully between use. We suggest storing your bar on a soap dish or rack away from water between uses.
Sometimes people require a transition period to get their scalps and hair used to a different hair product. But this can also be more about learning how to use the product correctly?
Authored by Jan Caton BHSc-Nat, Owner of The Conscious Spender, Naturopath and Owner of Magnolia Apothecary.