Updated: Nov 18, 2021
Shampoo bars are making waves in the natural beauty world and it is great news for everyone! Not only shampoo bars are environmentally friendly, but they are also gentle on the scalp and kind to hair. If you are new to the shampoo bar world and want to know how to use it correctly, make the most of it and have a great experience, read on to find out!
How to use a bar of shampoo correctly
Using a shampoo bar is easy, follow these five steps to the greatest shampooing experience of your life!
Wet your hair thoroughly. Your shampoo bar will work better on sopping wet hair.
Wet your favourite shampoo bar, but don't overdo it! Just a little water to make a shampoo bar glide on your hair will be enough.
Rub the shampoo bar directly onto roots and hair and lather up. You don't need much, Bunch shampoo bars lather very well.
Work the lather into the roots and hair, rinse thoroughly. Just like you'd do with 'normal' shampoo.
Repeat if needed and follow with conditioner if required.
And voila! It is really that simple!
Your hair might need some time to adjust to your new shampoo bar. This is because our soap-free shampoo bars are also sulphate-free. Traditional sulphate-based shampoos produce more foam and strip the hair and scalp from naturally occurring, protective oils. It is important to remember that when you remove sulphates from hair products, your hair might be more oily for a period of time.
How to make the most of your solid shampoo bar
It can be tricky to transition from bottled shampoo to a shampoo bar when you don't know what to expect. But fear not, it doesn't have to be complicated and using a shampoo bar can be a great experience. Have a look at these top tips on how to make a switch to plastic-free shampoo and have a great experience at the same time!
Expect your hair to feel differently after the first few washes. This is because shampoo bars do not contain harsh chemicals stripping your hair and scalp of natural, protective oils. You may notice your hair being a bit more oily than you'd expect after using a regular shampoo. It happens because your scalp is used to producing lots of oil to balance out the dryness caused by traditional shampoos. After a few washes, your hair and scalp will adapt to the new product and will look and feel naturally healthy and soft and will stop producing excess oil. The key to success is to keep using your solid shampoo bar to allow your scalp to reduce the sebum production, naturally.
Keep your shampoo bar dry between washes. This is very important if you want your shampoo to last. Shampoo bar exposed to water when not in use will dissolve, keep it away from running water, don't leave it in pooled water when not shampooing.
There will be slightly less lather, but it will not be a problem, your hair will get cleaned! Shampoo bars are made with gentle cleansing agents which produce slightly less foam than harsh sulphates in traditional shampoos. The foam produced while using the plastic-free shampoo bar will be softer and with smaller bubbles. The shampoo doesn't have to lather to clean your hair, but it makes for a better shampooing experience (and is more fun) when it does! Check out this little video on Buch Instagram to see the shampoo bar in action!
Bunch shampoo bars are soap-free and pH balanced; therefore you will not need to use an acid rinse (e.g. apple cider vinegar) after shampooing. They are also suitable for areas with hard water, they will work just as well as traditional liquid shampoo.
Bunch shampoo bars do not contain any synthetic colourings or fragrances. The colours you see come from beneficial botanicals that have been added to formulas to make your hair look great! Natural aromas of Bunch shampoo bars come from organic essential oils, herbs and natural cleaning ingredients, never from synthetic fragrances. The colours and aromas may be different from what you are used to in other shampoo bars or soaps. This is because, unlike other manufacturers, we have a simple formula for beauty: if the ingredients don't make your hair look great and keep your scalp healthy, they do not get included in the product. That is why you will not find colouring micas or strong, artificial fragrances in Bunch shampoo bars.
Solid shampoo bars are a great way to reduce plastic in your daily beauty routine, but you don't have to compromise on quality and results. Switch to the Bunch shampoo bar today and experience beautiful hair and balanced scalp, naturally.