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You’ve finally made the choice to go natural with your haircare but you’re still unsure what this will mean for you. So we thought we’d pull together all of the information we have on making the transition to natural haircare.
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.
The world we live in today is all about the end result. We choose products for the desired outcome without considering the consequences of these products and furthermore their effect on our health or the environment. 🌿More often than not it takes more energy, water and resources to create the products than what it takes for us to use them.
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.
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.