Having a sensitive scalp is really common, as it can be triggered by a variety of factors and can flare up over seasonal changes or even hormonal ones. For most people, scalp sensitivities can clear up on their own, but for others, it can frustrating and ongoing. As winter is finally here in Australia, the cooler and drier weather may lead to changes in your skin across your entire body. So now is a great time to get started on improving your scalp health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.