How to use a solid shampoo and its benefits
If you are reading this article, you are looking for information about solid shampoo and/or soap.
Solid cosmetics are a more sustainable option for washing your hair and skin compared to traditional cosmetics. They are also a great option if you are looking for a natural shampoo.
What is a solid shampoo?
Solid shampoos are the typical liquid shampoo but in solid bar form and cleanse the hair naturally. The results depend on your specific hair type and needs, but in general, solid shampoos are better for the health of your hair. The vast majority are made with more natural ingredients than liquid shampoo and therefore add beneficial natural essences to your hair.
Why are they a more sustainable option than liquid shampoo?
Liquid shampoos are usually found in plastic bottles. If you decide to use solid shampoo you reduce the use of plastic considerably and also the carbon footprint by avoiding the transportation of this plastic.
How do you use a solid shampoo?
There are two common ways to use a solid shampoo. You can either rub the bar directly onto your hair, or you can create a lather in your hands and then use it to clean your hair. Either way, your hair should be completely wet all the way to the roots for best results.
If you choose to use the first method, you should rub the bar directly on your scalp all the way to the ends of your hair with a gentle combing motion until it lathers up. You will need to add water to build up more lather. It's important to rub from top to bottom in a straight combing motion rather than a swirling pattern to avoid tangles. Then, be sure to rinse thoroughly until there is absolutely no residue left.
For the second method, you can use your wet hands to create lather and simply use that lather to wash your hair. Rub the lather into your scalp and throughout your hair, just as you would with a liquid shampoo. Again, be sure to rinse thoroughly afterwards.
With natural solid shampoo, you can wash your hair every day without drying out or damaging your scalp or hair.
Solid shampoos and soaps last much longer
One solid shampoo bar is equivalent to 3 containers of liquid shampoo.
Each of these solid shampoo bars is equivalent to three 300-millilitre bottles of liquid shampoo, which also saves 14.62 litres of water in the manufacture of the plastic weight of the bottles that contain traditional shampoos. Yes, you read that right. Incredible, isn't it?
Cleaner hair for longer
Another great advantage of solid shampoos "is that they have no sulfates or soap, which makes them a formula that is totally respectful of both the scalp and the hair, completely eliminating, for example, the itching that other products can cause and that makes us touch our hair and make it dirtier, or the appearance of grease.
We recognise that adapting to a change in our life routines is not easy. Surely at first we can be overwhelmed by so many changes, but it's just a matter of adding it and learning from mistakes due to lack of practice until we learn to use them spontaneously.
In addition, if you have children, we recommend that you also use them with them so that they can adapt this care in a natural way in their lives.
Have you tried it?
Discover our collection of solid cosmetics here.