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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. 

Will Solibar's natural solid haircare bars change my hair colour?

Will Solibar's natural solid haircare bars change my hair colour?


We love this question because the simple answer is no. But we want to talk to you about why and what makes Solibar so different.

The biggest difference between Solibar and other shampoo options is the lack of sulphates or parabens. Without sulphates, there is going to be no stripping of your natural sebum. Traditional shampoo is designed to strip your hair of moisture, dirt and oil and hence requiring a conditioner to return the moisture post-shampoo.


Are you feeling stranded by overproduction or underproduction of sebum?

Are you feeling stranded by overproduction or underproduction of sebum?
Sebum is created by your sebaceous glands to enable your skin to retain moisture. But in your hair, it can be incredibly frustrating and can turn a good hair day into a bad hair day. We've all been there. We need sebum in order to keep our skin hydrated. It's a crucial part of the cleansing and protection process and it's the way nature intended it to be. So let's talk about how Solibar can help you to regulate your sebum production. 

Which Solibar shampoo bar should I get for my hair type?

Which Solibar shampoo bar should I get for my hair type?
We often get asked about which hair type suits which Solibar, and the truth is they're all quite similar. (And using a Solibar is a new way of washing - read more). This is because they all have the same base ingredients like Olive, Coconut and Castor Oil + Shea Butter. The differences in the Solibars lie in the super ingredients + the scent. Which is why our Bundle o' Bars is the best seller in our store, why have one when you can have all three? 

Solibar, the No-Poo shampoo! 😲

Solibar, the No-Poo shampoo! 😲

So what do our Solibars have to do with the 'No-Poo Method'? We’re glad you asked.

The big difference with Solibar, other shampoo bars and some liquid shampoos is the absence of those nasty ingredients like SLS, Parabens or Isopropyl Alcohol. (Read more) These ingredients are great for cleaning, but in their greatness they also strip your hair if it’s own natural oil (sebum) production and moisture. This leaves you with no option but to restore moisture with a conditioner.