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Shampoobarer – hvordan fungerer de egentligt?

Shampoo bars - how do they really work?

Shampoo bars are a really nice sustainable alternative to liquid shampoo. They are for several reasons. For example, they are often sold without plastic wrapping. A natural shampoo bar also does not contain a lot of unnatural substances and other things – for example, phthalates, peroxides, parabens and microplastics.

In addition, shampoo bars are really environmentally friendly, as the soap is concentrated and not mixed with water. It is actually expected that there is an approx. 400% Co2 savings by using solid soaps instead of liquid.

How to use a shampoo bar

Shampoo bars have become more and more popular in recent years, and it is not without reason. They work just as well as liquid shampoo. So buying sustainably does not have to mean that you have to sacrifice good quality. In addition, shampoo bars are very cumbersome to use, so you can actually save a lot of money by using a solid bar of soap instead of liquid.

Step-by-step guide
  1. Make the hair completely wet.
  2. Rub the shampoo bar between your hands so it starts to lather. Then you can either:

3a. distribute the foam in the hair. Start by massaging the scalp and then work your way down towards the ends. Or;

3b. use the shampoo bar directly in the hair if you prefer.

  1. Rinse and repeat if desired.

It is therefore very easy to use a shampoo bar. When you start using a natural shampoo bar, your hair may seem limp and greasy. So it is not because there is anything wrong with the shampoo, but some shampoo bars have a longer adaptation period (4-6 weeks). This applies, for example, to shampoo bars with a high pH value. After the adaptation period, your hair will quickly start to be fine and healthy again.

When you wash your hair and have long, thick hair, you must also be aware that all the hair layers on the back of the head are washed well with the soap.

Various shampoo bars

In TINC, we have a lot of shampoo bars. Overall, there are two different types of shampoo bars. Those with a high pH value (requires getting used to) and those with a neutral/low pH value. Those with a high pH value are also often called traditional shampoo bars. However, it has succeeded in making shampoo bars with a lower pH value, which instead contain coconut sulphate.

Traditional shampoo bars with adaptation:

Balade en Provence

Munkholm

Zero Waste Path (100 grams)

Shampoos with a lower pH value and no conditioning:

Solid

Ben & Anna

Birch

Lundegaarden's

Marcel Green Soap

HappySoaps

Zero Waste Path 2in1

Irish Soap

You can also choose from different scents (also neutral and unscented). Just as liquid shampoos are often made for a special type of hair (eg oily or dry), so are shampoo bars. For example, we have shampoo bars for oily hair, dry hair, curly hair, irritated scalps, fine hair, as well as bars that create more volume in the hair.

Some shampoo bars have a 2-in-1 function. It could be, for example, that they can be used for both the body and the hair, or that the shampoo bar also contains conditioner. However, we also have pure conditioner bars that moisturize and strengthen the hair.

A conditioner bar is applied directly to the hair. Remember to wet it well first. When the conditioner has been on the ends for a while, rinse the hair well afterwards.

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