Step One – Purchase an all natural, preferably organic, shampoo bar.
I have a confession to make; For the majority of my adult life, I’ve had a love affair with liquid soap!
Needless to say the idea of using a BAR to wash my hair, was, well, CRAZY!
Step two – Wet hair thoroughly.
I never thought bar soap could do the same job, and I certainly would NEVER have used it on my hair, my thin, dry, full of split ends, hair. No way, no shape, no form, no how! Nope, not my hair.
But that all was about to change!
Step three – Partially submerge shampoo bar in water and rub thoroughly with hands, until suds appear.
I had used bar soap before, the kind you find in a hotel, and are forced to use, because you’ve forgotten your wonderful shampoo and body wash! You know the stuff I am referring to!
I hated them, they always left my skin feeling dry and itchy! So the thought of using a bar of soap on my hair…not even a fragment of a thought!
Step Four – Rub wetted, sudsy bar over hair, adding extra water during this process.
That was until I discovered the truth. The truth that commercial soap manufacturers don’t want you to know!
- All Liquid soap is just bar soap with copious amounts of water added.
- Most commercial soap has had it’s moisturizing properties, extracted out of it.
- The glycerin removed from commercial soap is made into conditioners.
All this makes more money for commercial soap makers. Rather than selling one product, they can sell you two!
Step five – Once hair is thoroughly covered with suds, set bar aside and rub suds throughout all parts of hair and into scalp.
A whole new world opened up for me when I started to make my own soap. At first I only made bar soap, making liquid soap is an entire other ball game!
Since I knew what was in MY soap and I knew what was and wasn’t in my shampoo, science (and common sense) told me, my shampoo bar would get the job done.
Step Six – Rinse hair thoroughly. Dry. Repeat every other to every 2 days.
I can honestly say that, while I knew the outcome would be positive, I found the shampoo bar easy to use. The best part, my hair loved it! No conditioner needed. I’m going on five years now, without any conditioner!
WARNING: Your hair will go through a detoxification period once you start using all natural shampoo bars. During this time your hair needs to get rid of all the chemicals from years of using commercial shampoos. This period lasts from 1 to 2 weeks.
During detox my normally dry, brittle hair, became oily, especially at the scalp. It surprised me a lot and I wondered if I hadn’t rinsed my hair good enough or if something else was at work. However in little over a week it all went away and my hair became shiny, bouncy and actually started to grow again (My hair had so many split ends, it was actually getting shorter!)
Several months later I read an article about the detox period your hair will undergo once you make the switch to natural soaps. I didn’t want to leave that part out and leave you wondering what you had down!
- Purchase an all natural, preferably organic, shampoo bar.
- Wet hair thoroughly.
- Partially submerge shampoo bar in water and rub thoroughly with hands, until suds appear.
- Rub wetted, sudsy bar over hair, adding extra water during this process.
- Once hair is thoroughly covered with suds, set bar aside and rub suds throughout all parts of hair and into scalp.
- Rinse hair thoroughly. Dry.