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.
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.
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.
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.
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.