NEW TO SOLIDS?
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO USE SOLID SHAMPOO?
There is varying advice for new users of solid shampoos; some suggest that you rub the shampoo in your hands to work up a lather before applying to wet hair. Others suggest you just rub the bar directly onto your wet scalp. Most customers find that a combination of these two methods works best; first rub the bar on your scalp then work up a lather in your hands for the rest of your hair.
CAN I USE MY NORMAL CONDITIONER?
If you are new to natural hair products, your hair may take a week or so to “detox” to begin with. Be careful not to use any other shampoos or any conditioners (not even natural ones) during this period whilst your hair adapts to life without chemicals. After this period, you will not need conventional conditioning products for your hair as the natural ingredients in the shampoos will work in harmony with your natural oils to create a healthy, manageable shine.
HOW DO I USE THE CONDITIONING HAIR MASK?
The best way to use this is BEFORE you shampoo. Wet your hair and rub a small amount of the mask between your fingers before working it through the ends of your hair. Leave on for a few minutes before rinsing with hot water then shampooing.
WHY DON'T I NEED CONDITIONER?
Shop-bought conditioners are modern inventions to counteract the heavily alkali properties of modern shampoos. Due to their chemical makeup, (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate/Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Triclosan, Polysorbates, Polyethylene Glycol (PEG), Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol etc.) they leave your hair dry, damaged and unmanageable with a changed pH value. Conditioners are invented to address the balance with contents that are high in acidity (formaldehyde, parabens, isopropyl alcohol, sulphites etc.) with added chemicals to soften the hair synthetically.
Using natural shampoos containing natural oils to help the condition of your hair, there is no need to rebalance the pH with further products.