All the answers to your questions regarding Solid Shampoos

What is a Shampoo Bar?

Take all the ingredients that cleanse and benefit your hair from your shampoo, remove the water, and you obtain a shampoo bar. Because they don’t contain any water, shampoo bars do not require a plastic container, making them more sustainable. Attention point: shampoo bars are not soaps, which are known to be harsh on hairs.

Can you use shampoo bar as body soap?

Yes, shampoo bars have low pH, usually close to neutral, which makes them very gentle for your hair. Also, they have excellent washing properties and a pleasant scent.

Is shampoo bar good for my hair?

A shampoo bar will be very good for your hair if:

  • it is made of gentle foaming agents
  • it is adapted to your type of hairs
  • it contains beneficial active principles

What is the difference between a shampoo and a shampoo bar?

They are the same besides that a shampoo bar needs water to produce the foam. A shampoo bar usually has sustainable(paper) packaging and because it is much lighter, its CO2 impact is much lower due to much less transportation energy needed.

Can Shampoo Bars Replace Liquid Shampoo and Conditioner?

Absolutely, shampoo bars have the capability to serve as a substitute for both liquid shampoo and conditioner. They deliver similar cleaning and nourishing effects and are also eco-friendly and easier to carry around when traveling.

Do shampoo bars work well for all types of hair?

Shampoo bars can be a good fit for a wide range of hair types. However, it’s important to pick one that has been specially designed for your specific hair requirements to make sure you get the best outcome.

Do shampoo bars produce as much foam as liquid shampoos?

Some individuals might notice that shampoo bars don’t create as much foam as their liquid counterparts. Nevertheless, they are still quite effective in washing hair and the scalp, ensuring a satisfactory cleansing experience.

Is a Shampoo Bar organic?

Yes and no. It all depends on the “organic” definition.
Organic soaps for hairs are made from lye (a chemical product) that disappears by binding to natural oils. Because of this complex process, several organic certification bodies allowed soap made from non-organic lye to be called “organic”. On the other hand, shampoo bars that are not soap-based (which are much gentler for hair), contain washing agents derived from natural ingredients like Sodium Cocoyl Istionathe (derived from coconut) but do not benefit from the same regulatory exception as soaps. The basis of a shampoo bar is not entirely organic as defined by “found in nature in a natural form” as no natural product for the moment can wash hair as well as naturally derived foaming agents.

What are the best shampoo bars?

A piece of good advice would be to avoid shampoo bars made from palm oil, sulfate, or glycerides. Sulfates (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate) contain many harmful chemicals, especially in the form of polysaccharides, glycolic acid, and polyethylene glycosides. Because most soap-based shampoo bars have an extremely high pH, they tend to live hair “lifeless”, thin, and dull, so we recommend avoiding them.

Can I use my soap as shampoo?

Soaps are made of natural oils blended with lye (a harmful chemical product) which makes their pH extremely high (9 to 11), and bad for hair.
Soaps tend to leave hair “lifeless”, thin and dull, so we recommend avoiding them as shampoo. On the contrary, solid shampoo bars are made of washing agents specifically designed for hair with a pH close to neutral (6 to 7), creating a perfect final after wash result.

What is the best pH for shampoo?

Only shampoos with medium pH (5 to 7) are great for hair as their use leaves cuticles closed, resulting in beautiful and full hairs.
A high pH (above 7) opens the cuticles, which are scale-shaped proteins that make up the outer part of the hair. When cuticles are opened, it makes hair exceedingly challenging to comb and detangle. Besides, hair with open cuticle have a dull look.

How can I check that my shampoo bar is without lye?

You need to check if the shampoo bar is not a soap “disguised “as a shampoo as all soaps are made from lye. This ingredient translates into Sodium XXXvate, as Sodium Olivate or Sodium Palmitate, for example.

What is the difference between a shampoo bar and a liquid shampoo?

A detergent in solid form does everything liquid shampoos can do clean, protect, moisturize, and add volume and shine. However, they use less water and have eco-friendly packaging, so they do not damage the environment as liquid shampoo.

Are shampoo bars better than liquid?

Environmentally wise, yes. They spare water, plastic, and C02 from transportation (as they are lighter).
Additionally, they usually do not contain harsh chemicals. Finally, shampoo bars can provide a much better cleaning experience than classic shampoos. This is because their active ingredients are not diluted in water, and you can make them precisely foam the amount you need.

How does a shampoo bar work?

A shampoo bar is like a classic organic shampoo except that all the water is removed. It is a bit like a concentrated shampoo.
Because it contains no water, it needs to be foamed in hands with water under the shower precisely like soap.

How much does a shampoo bar last?

This question isn’t easy to answer because it depends on how long and thick your hair are, how often you wash and condition them, how you store your bar, and how many people use it.
A conservative estimate is that a shampoo bar lasts from 2 to 3 months of daily use, some conditioners bars can last a bit longer.

How to store a shampoo bar ?

I the shower, shampoo bars are better stored on a soap tray that allows for water to drain, so it does not stay wet all day long.
When traveling shampoo bar can be directly put in your cosmetics bag after having been dried.

What is the difference between a shampoo bar and vinegar rinse?

A vinegar rinse is an exceptionally light type of wash. Some shampoo bars are also very gentle.

Do I need a conditioner after washing my hair with a shampoo bar?

Sometimes but not always. Most of the shampoo bars contain organic oils that induce an easy detangling.

Can I take a shampoo bar on a plane?

Yes, you can; that is one of the significant advantages of a shampoo bar.

Can I use a shampoo bar on dry hair?

Unfortunately, not. A shampoo bar needs water to foam. To wash hair without water you can use a dry shampoo made of cleaning powder.
Soaps based on natural oils are produced.

What is the best shampoo bar for my hair?

No shampoo bar works for all hair types, so choosing the right shampoo bar will be trial and error. You should also pay close attention to the list of ingredients and particularly avoid sodium, hydroxide, and sulfates, which are harsh on hairs, scalp, and hair bulbs. A shampoo bar made with naturally derived surfactants does not contain bad chemicals. In case of doubts, you can check ingredients here

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