Choosing the right shampoo is essential if you want to wear beautiful hair. Although liquid shampoos are still popular, natural bar hair products have been gaining in popularity for some time. If you were thinking about choosing a solid shampoo, there are a few important things to consider. We offer you, here, a complete guide to integrate the shampoo bar into your routine.
In this blog post, you'll learn how to:
- Differentiate liquid shampoo from solid shampoo;
- Choose the right product for your hair type;
- Store your solid shampoo in your bathroom.
What are the differences between liquid shampoo and solid shampoo?
Liquid shampoo is based on water, while solid shampoos do not. Liquid shampoo usually comes in a plastic bottle, which makes it much easier to handle, but is harmful to the planet. It is not uncommon for liquid solutions to contain silicone, which makes styling easier, but leaves hair duller in the long run.
How to choose the right shampoo bar
First, you need to determine what the nature of your hair is.
Here are the most famous types of hair:
Use gentle cleansing agents for normal hair. Go ahead with a nutrient-rich solution that will restore shine and suppleness to your mane, for drier hair. Finally, for oily or combination hair, opt for a product that purifies the hair without stimulating the sebaceous glands.
Can I use solid shampoo if I have dyed hair?
Absolutely! Always take the time to read the ingredients before investing in a shampoo bar. It is important to make sure that the latter does not contain sulfate. Present in large quantities, sulfate can:
- Bleach your hair;
- Dry and irritate the scalp;
- Make your hair split ends.
How to use a solid shampoo?
- Start by wetting your hair with water;
- Moisten the pebble in your hands or even on your hair;
- Massage your scalp using circular motions;
- Rinse your hair with clean water;
- Dry your solid shampoo, after the shower, on a soap dish.
Why you should go for a solid shampoo
It lasts longer and is more economical.
Well preserved, a pebble of solid shampoo lasts, on average, two to three times longer compared to liquid solutions. While liquid shampoos are cheaper when purchased, they become less profitable when compared to their lifespan.
Much more ecological.
Parabens and silicones, found in most liquid shampoos, are derived directly from petroleum. Therefore, the product is not biodegradable and contributes to the pollution of the planet. Once the bottle is in recycling, toxic products take up to 500 years to degrade completely. A shampoo bar contains more natural and non-toxic ingredients to the environment.
Another disadvantage of liquid hair solutions is the plastic packaging. Knowing that its container is made up of 70% water, organizations will use millions of liters of water to produce it. It must not be forgotten, of course, the thousands of tons of waste generated due to the bottles piers. Bar shampoos are much more compact and require less water to be produced.
More space efficient in your suitcase when traveling.
If you like taking vacations, you'll be happy to learn that a shampoo roller will take up much less space in your suitcase. You will be able to bring more memories to your friends to your family members.
How to store a solid shampoo?
Although it lasts longer, it is important to store it in a dry place after its use. The best solution would be to put it on a soap dish. If you don't have one, you can towel dry it before placing it in a box or dry space. We strongly recommend that you do not leave it in a humid place where it could melt and dissolve.
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Taking care of your body without harming the environment is possible! Since 2017, SUUM offers a wide variety of natural products such as vegan soaps, conditioners and bathroom accessories.