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How to use a solid shampoo bar

If you haven’t used a natural shampoo before, I’d recommend a one-off prewash treatment to remove any build up from commercial shampoos.

Mix up a paste of 2 tsp bi carb soda with water and work this through your wet hair.  Then rinse.
Next, use my shampoo, working it all over your hair to build up a lather.  Work this through for a minute or so, finger comb to remove tangles, then rinse.

50g solid shampoo bar
50g solid shampoo bar

A solid, natural shampoo can take up to several washes before it feels good.  This is because of the build up of silicones and other residuals in store bought shampoo.  Also, your hair may be damaged, treated or may not respond well to a natural shampoo.  Give it time and allow your hair and scalp to adjust.

Some people find that the shampoo doesn’t lather very well.  This could be because you have hard water and any shampoo (or any soap) will struggle to lather.  You could try mixing up a bucket of water with some water softener crystals and using this for washing your hair.