This is a method that I recommend as a one-off prewash treatment to remove any build up from commercial shampoos and clean greasy hair.
Simply mix up a paste of 2 tablespoons of bi carb soda with enough water to make a paste 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.
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.
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If you haven’t used a natural shampoo before,
I’d recommend a one-off prewash treatment to remove any build up from
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.
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
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.
Apply the conditioner to the hair straight after shampooing, either by rubbing the conditioner onto the hands or by stroking the bar down the hair starting about 4cm from the scalp. Leave in for a minute or two. The conditioner removes tangles and allows you to comb your hair with your fingers before rinsing out.
The 30g bar conditioner should last for around 90 days based on everyday hairwash use on shoulder length hair. Try to keep the bar dry between washes and don’t leave it sitting in water.
If you are looking for a Christmas present for a vegan, why not give them a solid shampoo and solid conditioner bar set. Our solid hair bars are vegan and contain only pure, natural ingredients. They are good for the environment, are waste free, have minimal packaging and are great value. A solid shampoo bar can last up to 80 washes (depending on the way you use it of course). The conditioner bar lasts much longer.
Don’t buy the synthetic ones from Lush – get a good, old fashioned shampoo bar from a local Sydney business. Lush make a bar called a syndet which stands for synthetic/detergent. These aren’t good for the environment and probably aren’t that good for your body either.