I am a huge fan of shampoo bars. There are many, many advantages like easy travelling, longer lasting, cheaper to buy, … etc. One of the reasons why I fell in love with them in first place, is because for years I have been trying to wash my hair not every day. By washing it so often my hair became oily, looked frizzy and I also wasted a lot of water.
I bought my first bar a couple of years ago. It was from Dr. Bronner’s and gave my hair a very cool beach look. But the soap was too aggressive for my hair and soon after it didn't look very cool anymore but more like super frizzy. So, I took a break from shampoo bars for a couple of years and started using liquid shampoo again. Which wasn't good either because it made me wash my hair every day again, because it looked oily after a day.
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One day I decided to stop this negative feedback loop and wash my hair every second day only, I just needed to find the right product for it. I figured shampoo bars might help.
My next shampoo bar was from LUSH. Their products come package free, they aren’t tested on animals and most of them are vegan and their customer service is excellent. Over the years I tried other shampoo bars as well because I like to support small and local labels, but they made my hair look like Dr. Bronner’s hair again.
The use of shampoo bars came along with some preparation as well. I started brushing my hair extensively from top to hair-ends every day before going to bed. So the oil would not only be at the top.This procedure was very helpful.
The reason for it was to regulate the production of natural oils and to 'show my hair' that it could stop overproducing oil. Whenever you wash your hair with shampoo most of our natural oils are washed out, so your hair will produce even more and your hair will become oily.
How to wash your hair with a shampoo bar
Washing your hair with a shampoo bar is not so much different than washing it with any other shampoo. Just make sure to first wet your shampoo bar. Then create a lather by rubbing the bar between your hands or directly onto your hair. Massage it into your hair to boost your circulation and rinse it off. I love to rinse them off with cold water at the end (but just for a couple of seconds ;) ). It not only closes the hair cuticles and boosts my circulation but also makes me wake up and get ready for the day.
I don’t have a hair dryer at home, so I always let them air dry. This makes them look more natural, is healthier and it also saves energy. Make sure to leave the bar out for air dry.
The advantages of shampoo bars
As stated before I am a huge fan of them. Here are a couple of reasons why:
1.Package Free – 1:3
According to LUSH 1 shampoo bar can do the job of 3 x 250 g shampoo bottles. This means that you can save a lot of plastic from going to landfill or getting burned.
Shampoos bars last between 80 to 100 washes.
3.Cheaper to buy
One bar is around € 5-10,- . Since they last 3 times the amount of liquid shampoos, you can definitely save a lot of money as well.
I love travelling and I love to travel light. First of all, you will never have to worry about travel size shampoo in your carry-on luggage and ask yourself ‘Can I take this on the plane or is it too much?’. It also doesn’t take up much space, you don’t have to be afraid that they will run out and shampoo bars are easy to pack.
Hey there, my name is Fiona. I love travelling and getting to know different cultures. Because of travelling I realised I don't need many things to live a happy life. My transformation started ten years ago with my first big trip to India, since then I live a very minimalistic lifestyle. For a couple of years now, it is not only minimalistic but also zero waste.
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