Over here at Solibar HQ, we’re all about creating a waste-free world and this is one of the very reasons we decided to bring our brand to life.
We knew that the increasing plastic packaging issue was adding to an already overpolluted world. But the worst part for us is that plastic packaging lasts centuries, it doesn’t compose in the slightest and has a detrimental effect on wildlife.
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 theend result.We choose products for the desired outcome without considering theconsequencesof 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 the shampoo and soap world, there is a lot of talk about pH. But most commonly bars and liquids are referred to as being pH balanced. And what exactly does this mean? To be pH neutral a product must be sitting smack bang the middle of the pH scale which is approximately 7. It means simply that the product is not too alkaline or not too acidic. Water sits at 7 with milk as a 6 and egg as an 8. More and more we’re seeing products being marketed as pH balanced and this supposed to be a good...
In short, saponification is defined byMerriam-Websteras‘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 thatdo notcontain sodium hydroxide/caustic soda/lye are not natural. These are what are referred to assyndetbars, we’ve written extensively about the difference between natural and syndet barshere.Moreover, the word syndet is derived from the wordssyntheticanddetergent.