Most shampoos that are available on the market contain synthetic detergents (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)). These detergents help the shampoo to lather up in your hair but also create a barrier by coating the hair strands making it appear healthy and shiny.
When you first switch from a shampoo containing synthetic detergents to a natural shampoo, your hair may go through a ‘transition phase’. During this phase your hair may appear greasy or waxy. This is completely normal as your hair over produces its natural sebum until it’s adjusted to using a natural product. Sebum is the natural way to healthy, happy hair.
Some lucky individuals don’t experience a transition phase at all, whilst others may see this phase last for 2-3 weeks. Try to avoid over washing your hair during this period. Your hair just needs a bit of time to adjust to the change.
Once your hair has adjusted to using a natural shampoo bar, your hair will be lighter, softer, shinier and naturally healthy!
If you’ve not tried a shampoo bar before, here are a few tips to make the most of the gorgeous, hair loving oils that they contain:
- Thoroughly wet your hair
- Wet the solid shampoo bar and lather up as much as possible before rubbing your hands and the bar over your hair
- Massage and work the lather from scalp to tip (repeating the lathering process where necessary)
- Leave in for 2-3 minutes if possible before rinsing. The oils from the shampoo bar take time to soak into your hair and scalp. If you wash off too quickly, you wash away the goodness before it’s had time to be absorbed
- Rinse thoroughly
You’re on your way to healthier, naturally happy hair!