Using a shampoo bar
When you first begin, your hair or scalp may become oily or dry or even switch between the two extremes. You may have increased tangles or frizz and the hair shafts may feel weird or waxy.
As commercial detergent shampoos strip away the natural protective oils, your scalp produces more oil to compensate. Your scalp then becomes conditioned to this vicious cycle of excess oil production.
I can help you to adjust as quickly as possible as I have collected many tricks and tips from a variety of sources.
When using the bars, one thing that is very important is to LATHER WELL!
If you do not lather up really well, you will have areas that remain coated with the soap oils, which will make it look and feel gummy or coated.
You need to work the shampoo into your hair with water and lather up so that the dirt and extra oils not needed by your hair can be washed away. The weird hair feeling happens most often when the soap residue does not get completely rinsed out of your hair.
So, lather up and then be sure to rinse, rinse and rinse again.
If you have long hair, pay special attention to the middle back of the hair so that you rinse all of the soap out of your hair.
Most of the time your hair simply needs to adjust as you switch from one type of shampoo to another.
Tips for great hair
Don’t put the bar directly on your hair. Foam up in your hands and wash with only the foam. It can be very helpful in making the hair less tacky until the adjustment takes place.
Rinse for longer than you normally do and massage hair and scalp carefully.
Use an Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse after every wash.
Every now and then use a Baking Soda Rinse to clarify your hair and scalp.
Don’t give up your hair will eventually adjust.
How to make an Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
Mix 5 to 10 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) with 500ml of warm water in a jug or other container.
Experiment to find a dilution that works best for your hair type.
For dry hair you will need less ACV and for oily hair you need more.
Pour over you washed hair, massage in and let sit for a couple of minutes and then rinse with more water.
You may not need a conditioner after this treatment.
How to make a Baking Soda Rinse
Mix ½ to 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda with a small cup of warm water. Pour over your hair and wash. Rinse thoroughly. This should not be used more than once every 4 weeks as it can dry your hair out if used too often. But it will remove build and leave your hair squeaky clean.