Natural Shampoo and Conditioner
If you’re new to using our Hair Conditioner Bar, or Shampoo Bar, it might take a time or two to find your technique; and it might take a few applications for your hair to make the transition to the new formula.
For the Shampoo Bar: Wet hair thoroughly. Part hair down the middle. Gently rub the bar along the scalp. Move your fingertips over about 1". Part the hair again, and rub the bar against the scalp. Continue these 2 steps (parting hair, rubbing bar against scalp) until all of the roots have been touched. Scrub your scalp using your fingertips. Rinse. Repeat
How you use the conditioner bar depends on the thickness, length and conditioning needs of your hair. If you need less conditioner, you can turn the bar between your hands like a bar of soap, put it down and apply what’s on your hands to your hair. For more conditioner you can also rub the bar directly on your hair, but you’ll still want to massage it in with your hands afterwards for even coverage.
A quick note: natural conditioners don’t have the same foamy, bubbly lather that commercial hair products do. It’ll be slick and thin, but it’s more effective. Also, conditioner is meant to help detangle your hair and prevent dryness. Its the hair strands and tips of that need it most. If you have long hair, start at the nape of your neck, and work the conditioner to the ends. If you have short hair, try bending forward and applying the conditioner to just the ends. If you can’t avoid getting the roots, try using your conditioner bar every other day so that you don’t over-moisturize your scalp.
If you’re new to natural shampoo and conditioner bars, you have an extra step to consider. Your hair might not initially react well to the all-natural ingredients in the new shampoo and conditioner likely because your hair and scalp have product buildup left from commercial shampoos, conditioners, and styling products.
You can remove that build up with a baking soda scrub. Just mix a few spoonfuls of baking soda with a little bit of water until you have a nice pasty mixture. Apply that to your hair, gently scrub it in and rinse it out. Then continue with your new shampoo and conditioner routine like normal.
After you’ve used the shampoo and conditioner bars for the first few times, if you still don’t feel like your hair texture is awesome or if your scalp doesn’t feel clean, you might have some remaining build up. Try taking a mixture of 1 part of apple cider vinegar to 5 parts water into the shower with you. Wash your hair, pour the ACV mixture over your hair, massage it in and let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse it out, and apply the conditioner bar. That should remove any remaining residue, leaving your hair and scalp feeling clean and healthy!