A girl rinsing her hair after using a shampoo bar

How to use a Shampoo Bar?

Using a Shampoo bar was pretty straight forward for us. Depending on the shampoo bar you have, and is formulated as a shampoo (not soap), you too wouldn’t have any issues using a solid shampoo bar. It will lather extremely well and will last longer than buying liquid shampoo in a plastic bottle.

Children may find it strange to wash their hair for the first time using a solid shampoo bar. My daughter definitely found it slightly strange to use a shampoo bar instead of liquid shampoo. After a couple of washes, they soon get the knack of it. Plastic bottles are now something of the past and we’re happy to reduce our plastic consumption & waste.

There’s pretty much only 2 ways you can create a lather with a solid shampoo bar. You can either:

  1. Lather the the shampoo bar in your hands
  2. Apply the shampoo bar directly to your hair

So let’s start with the first method.

Wet the shampoo bar and your hands to create a lather and rub directly onto wet hair. 

Massaging all the way around and into the scalp. That’s it! Simple. 

Now the second method is my recommended way of using a solid shampoo bar. I suggest this to all my customers. It’s also easier to get more of the lather from the bar, especially if you have a lot of hair. 

Make sure hair is wet and rub the wet shampoo bar directly over your hair creating the amount of lather you require. Again, massage all the way around and into the scalp.

Same applies to conditioner bars. Except conditioner bars do not create a lather, but a nice silky smooth like cream.

peppermint and lavender shampoo bar on a basket with a lit scented candle

Shampoo bars are made with concentrated ingredients which are activated when in contact with water. To prolong the life of your shampoo bar - Keep it away from running water! We have placed a plastic holder with drainage holes. It has suction cups so that we can attach them to the shower screen. Additionally I keep my other shampoo bars that I am using in our concrete dishes, which are placed on the shower tray, obviously away from running water.

Generally my rule is if they are not in use, store them away from humid and wet areas till they are needed. When opened for use - allow the shampoo bar to air dry. 

With careful storage your shampoo bars will last up to 6 months (90g bar) or between 70-80 washes. Depending on hair thickness and length.

How to use a shampoo bar? Simple isn't it.

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