How To Transition To Shampoo Bar

How To Transition To Shampoo Bar

Shampoo bars are a type of soap that is designed specifically for washing hair. Unlike traditional liquid shampoos, shampoo bars do not contain any synthetic chemicals or detergents. Instead, they are made with natural ingredients that are gentle on the scalp and hair. Shampoo bars can be used in place of traditional shampoo, or as a supplement to your regular cleansing routine.

When using a shampoo bar, It’s important you get the most out of the experience and the best results possible. Whilst it can seem a somewhat alien process for those of us who have never used one before, shampoo bars are relatively straightforward to use. We have created this guide to help you use your natural shampoo bars to the best of their ability.

Transition to shampoo bar

If you're thinking about making the switch shampoo bar, here's what you need to know. It can be somewhat daunting to switch from a tried-and-true liquid shampoo, but in reality, using a shampoo bar is relatively easy once you get used to it. The process is almost exactly the same, except you are using a solid shampoo rather than a bottle of liquid. 

Many people are hesitant to switch to shampoo bars because they think they will need to transition their hair. It will take a little bit of getting used to, as the formulation of a natural, vegan shampoo bar is likely very different to your liquid shampoo. There are a few tips and tricks that will help to make the transition to shampoo bar as easy as possible. 

  1. Use only a small amount of the shampoo bar. We’re used to taking a large handful of liquid shampoo which will produce a large volume of lather. Only use a small amount of our shampoo bars.

  2. Build a gentle lather on your hands. There won’t be as much lather as you’re used to as this isn’t essential to the cleaning process.

  3. Rinse away properly. Make sure to rinse your hair thoroughly, getting rid of any residue.

  4. Allow for an adjustment period. Perseverance pays off. Some of us may have a coating of residue left over from the harsher ingredients found in traditional shampoo, like silicones, which will need to be stripped back with the more natural shampoo. Then, you need to allow time for your hair to recover from this, rebalancing its natural oils.

Why you should make the switch shampoo bar

Just some of the benefits of making the transition to shampoo bar include:


  • They are vegan friendly, cruelty free, and contain natural ingredients: Our natural shampoo bars are vegan friendly, made with natural ingredients and don’t contain any animal derived products.
  • They will make your hair healthier: Natural shampoo bars are kinder to your hair and scalp, working to make your hair shiny and lustrous thanks to the oils and butters they contain. They won’t strip away essential oils like some liquid shampoos can.
  • They have a lower carbon footprint: Shampoo bars require less energy and water to produce, and generate less waste as they require less packaging. They are much smaller than bottles, making them easier to travel with, and won’t break during shipping (which reduces excess waste).
  • They are plastic free: Liquid shampoos are usually stored in plastic bottles, which take a long time to break down, and even longer when they end up in the ocean. Shampoo bars cut out the need for bottles altogether.
  • They are money and space saving: Shampoo bars last considerably longer so you’ll need to buy less of it in the long run, because they are more concentrated and you’ll get more uses out of each bar. They also take up less room in your shower or cabinet, making them the perfect choice for people who have small bathrooms or limited storage space.

    How to use shampoo bars

    This really isn’t very different from using liquid shampoo. Simply wet the shampoo bar and your hair, then apply the bar directly to your hair. Massage the shampoo into your scalp and rinse your hair thoroughly and follow up with a conditioner bar.

    Using shampoo bars for long or thick hair

    Many people find that shampoo bars often work better on thick and long hair. There are a few things to keep in mind when using shampoo bars on thick and long hair. First, it is important to make sure that the bar is fully lathered before applying it to the hair. This will help ensure that the bar is evenly distributed and that all of the hair is covered. Second, it is important to massage the scalp for a few minutes before rinsing the shampoo out. This will help loosen any build-up on the scalp and make it easier to rinse out the shampoo. Finally, it is important to use a conditioner after shampooing with a shampoo bar.


    Use Friendly Soap’s shampoo bars for healthier hair

    If you're looking for a healthier alternative to traditional shampoo, Friendly Soap's shampoo bars are a great option. Made with natural and organic ingredients, they're free of harsh chemicals that can strip your hair of its natural oils. Plus, they're packed with nourishing ingredients that leave your hair looking and feeling its best. Shop our range of shampoo bars today!


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