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5 reasons to choose a soap-based shampoo bar instead of a synthetic-detergent bar 🌿

5 reasons to choose a soap-based shampoo bar instead of a synthetic-detergent bar 🌿
Firstly because they’re made with natural ingredients. And we mean natural. In our case we use all-natural oils like olive, castor and coconut oil, then we add the good stuff like French clays and essential oils. Not the quasi-natural ‘based on plant’ ingredients. There’s also no palm oil or palm oil derivatives in our bars. 

Scalp sensitivity, many have it and no one wants it.

Scalp sensitivity, many have it and no one wants it.
Having a sensitive scalp is really common, as it can be triggered by a variety of factors and can flare up over seasonal changes or even hormonal ones. For most people, scalp sensitivities can clear up on their own, but for others, it can frustrating and ongoing.  As winter is finally here in Australia, the cooler and drier weather may lead to changes in your skin across your entire body. So now is a great time to get started on improving your scalp health.

Pregnancy & your hair 🤰

Pregnancy & your hair 🤰
But did you know that pregnancy hormones can lead to changes in your hair? 
If you are pregnant (have been or planning to be) you’ve probably noticed that throughout your journey, you’ve become accustomed to thick, luscious and shiny gorgeous hair. Whilst your body is moaning and groaning, your hair is living it’s best hair life with lack of shedding and increase in volume. You might also be noticing hair growth in other parts of your body. We’ll keep these secrets for those yet to experience the wonderful hair growth miracles bestowed by pregnancy hormones. 

What does 'saponification' mean in natural shampoo bar making?

What does 'saponification' mean in natural shampoo bar making?
In short, saponification is defined by Merriam-Webster as the act, process, or result of making soap: conversion into soap’. In order to achieve a solid bar of soap, you will need to mix fats and oils with a sodium or potassium hydroxide. 
The other incredibly important thing to consider is that shampoo/soap bars that do not contain sodium hydroxide/caustic soda/lye are not natural. These are what are referred to as syndet bars, we’ve written extensively about the difference between natural and syndet bars here. Moreover, the word syndet is derived from the words synthetic and detergent. 

What is the difference between a soap-based shampoo bar and a syndet shampoo bar?

What is the difference between a soap-based shampoo bar and a syndet shampoo bar?
In short, soap-based are made from natural oils whereas syndet based bars are basically solidified liquid shampoo. They each serve different purposes and we're going to give you the low down on how to find the best shampoo bar for you.