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.
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.
We know that your hair is as individual as you and this means finding the right Solibar is as important to us as it is for you. We decided it's time to give you the lowdown on our natural haircare bars and help you to make the right decision.
To begin, they all have the same base ingredients like Olive, Coconut and Castor Oil + Shea Butter and their differences lie in their super ingredients which make them better for some hair colours and types over others.
USE THE COOL BUTTON- that blue button on your hairdryer is there for a reason, it will help to set your hair at the end of a style. Using cold air helps to close the hair cuticle and relax your hair. So make sure you cool off.
FRIZZ FIGHTER No 1 - adding a cold rinse at the end of your shower will help to settle the frizz in your hair. Try it, we dare you.
But what do silicones have to do with natural haircare?
We're glad you asked. Having used a product with silicones prior to making the switch to natural haircare can adversely affect the time it takes to transition through to the benefits of natural haircare. The silicone will do its job by repelling moisture and locking you into that deep oily/greasy feeling. To put it simply, natural haircare is not strong enough to remove silicones from your hair and neither is anacid rinse.Natural products can not fight the power of silicone.
My fine grey hair has bounce and more bulk. I will need fewer washes as it stays in shape for four or five days. I have given conditioners away as I always felt they just weighed my hair down. Great stuff! Love you, Carmel.
Not happy at all. My hair was very course and dry after using the shampoo and conditioner bars. Very disappointing as I read all the reviews and I had spent a lot of money on it. Would not recommend or use again.
Thanks so much for taking the time to write feedback.
Did you try the clarifying shampoo sachet prior to washing? As I feel like this is an issue with previous product build-up reacting with the natural bars.