Our Blue Shampoo bars are a wonderful alternative to the chemical detergent liquid shampoos. They are better for you & your hair, as well as the environment - no more plastic bottles going to the landfill. And all our soaps are a breeze to travel with - just pop them in a baggie and go!
We've designed our shampoo bar in a round shape instead of our usual square. Both of our soap shapes were designed to help you maximize your soap - they do not break into pieces until you're at the very end of the soap bar. The blue color was chosen simply because it rhymes with shampoo. Hopefully, these will help everyone in your home remember which one is the shampoo bar!
The essential oils used in our special recipe were chosen for their medicinal effects and should help anyone who is suffering from dandruff or other scalp problems. The shampoo also contains bentonite clay as a detoxifier.
This particular soap blend is best for normal to oily hair. If your hair is dry, please try using one of our regular soap bars. Our Tea Tree Mint Soap would be a great place to start.
If you have never used shampoo bars before, please be aware that there is an adjustment period for your hair.
This phase will likely be the worst for folks who have oily hair and shampoo daily with detergent shampoos. Your scalp has grown accustomed to being stripped of all its natural oils regularly, and its response is to go into oil production overdrive. In other words, your scalp and hair are addicted to the chemical shampoo.
In order to lessen the severity of the transition, try using the slow withdrawal method. Begin using less chemical shampoo each time you wash your hair. Then try skipping a day or an extra day in your hair washing routine. Once you've adjusted to that, try using the shampoo bar every other time you shampoo. Gradually increase the usage until you've completely eliminated the chemical shampoo.
You may notice your hair feeling dry and straw-like on the ends. You may experience a thick, waxy feeling especially on the back of your head. These are very unpleasant side-effects of the withdrawal, but they are only temporary. Your hair and scalp will naturally make adjustments every day, and you will return to more normal looking hair soon! Don't give up! For those with longer hair, braids are terrific during this stage. Full adjustment may take 2-8 weeks.
The shampoo bar will work infinitely better with soft water than with hard water. If you have hard water, you may want to explore some other alternatives - especially if your hair is long. As for chemically colored hair, we recommend you experiment late in your color cycle so as not to damage a fresh color job.
If you're ready to rid yourself of one more chemical contact and live a purer, more natural existence, please try a bar of our Blue Shampoo today.