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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.

Moving to natural haircare? Have you heard about the 'transition phase'?

Moving to natural haircare? Have you heard about the 'transition phase'?

The 'transition phase' is something unique to natural haircare in the sense that it's often not talked about. And that doesn't mean it doesn't exist, it just means that the liquid shampoo market has done a lot ignore the fact that there are better options for haircare.

Over the past year, as we've been building our brand and learning about making the switch to natural haircare - we've been asking for feedback on our bars. This is absolutely crucial for us, because whilst we know that we have an amazing natural alternative shampoo, we also know that making the switch is not always quick and easy for some as it is for others.

Q: Why should I use a violet shampoo? 💜

Q: Why should I use a violet shampoo? 💜

Are you BLONDE or SILVER? Do you sometimes find your hair turning brassy or losing its shine? Have you considered making the switch to a purple/violet shampoo?

We want to take a moment and dive into the real reasons why silvers and blondes might require a little extra help in keeping their hair light and bright...

Q: I can't stand the smell of Apple Cider Vinegar, so what should I use on my hair instead?

Q: I can't stand the smell of Apple Cider Vinegar, so what should I use on my hair instead?
When making the switch to natural haircare you might experience a period of an oily, dense or waxy feeling. We, natural fellows, refer to it as the transition phase. It can be quite confronting and make your hair feel unwashed. It's completely normal and it is just a sign of product buildup on your scalp. By doing an acid rinse you will help to restore the pH balance on your scalp and remove prior product buildup, thus helping to transition quicker. It will leave your hair silky smooth and tangle free, it's even so good that you mightn't even require a conditioner. Acid rinses are also a must-do for those of us living with hard water (more alkaline) as they're able to balance the pH by dissolving the magnesium and calcium that binds to your hair from the water. 
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