So you've bought your new shampoo bar and you're ready to use it? Wait there, it's not like the horrible plastic ones, you need to prepare and transition your hair to use natural shampoo bars, as all those chemicals you've been putting onto your hair until now have created a nasty layer that needs to come off.
During the "transition phase" your hair is getting used to your new natural ingredients and can feel oily and you may produce excessive sebum and get waxy residues. The reason this happens is that conventional shampoos and hair products often contain silicones that coat your hair to make it look soft and shiny.
The good news is there is an easy and homemade way you can get rid of this waxy feel super easy. All you need to is a DIY baking soda rinse.
1 tbsp of Baking Soda/ Bicarbonate of Soda
1-litre warm water
Dissolve the baking soda into the litre of warm water in a large jar or bottle. Pour the solution to wet hair, massage, but DO NOT rinse! Proceed directly with the application of the shampoo bar.
Using the shampoo bar
Lather the bar into your wet hands and apply the "foam" to your hair, massage as you would with liquid shampoo.
After using the shampoo bar
The shampoo bars we stock don't need any conditioner afterwards! This is due to the fact they contain 5% of unsaponified oils and naturally occurring vegetable glycerine. Instead, after every wash you will need to use an acid rinse, this has multiple benefits; it will balance the PH, help remove any residue and leave your hair soft and shiny!
1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar/white vinegar or 1tbsp of citric acid
500ml of warm water
Mix the water and the vinegar in a spray bottle.
After washing your hair spray the solution on the roots and lengths, let it rest for 1 -2 minutes and then rinse well. Don't worry the vinegar smell will go once your hair dries.