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How to Use Shampoo Bars?

We hear this question quite often; how to use shampoo bars? Especially after plastic-free July, everyone seems to have given shampoo bars ago, or at least thought of trying them out.


Let's face it, if you've used synthetic shampoos previously - shampoo bars might not work for every hair right away, but there certainly are some tricks you should know about to make shampoo bars work for you, too!


How to use shampoo bars?

  • Massage shampoo bar into wet hair until good lather forms. Rinse a little bit quickly and repeat lathering.

  • You need plenty of lather to get the best result. Use warm water as it activates the soap.

  • Remember to lather the hair strands and tips too, not only the scalp.

  • After lathering, massage your scalp and rinse with warm water.

  • Finish with hair rinse, home-made ACV-rinse or your choice of conditioner.



Do I need to use conditioner?

Some like to use either a conditioner bar or liquid conditioner with shampoo bars, but for some ACV hair rinse is enough. Experiment and you'll see what suits your hair the best.


Does a shampoo bar leave my hair greasy?

Your hair and scalp may go through an adjustment period in balancing your scalp's oil production. This phase will pass after a couple of washes, but you can ease the transition by using home-made apple cider vinegar rinse or hair rinse after every wash on your hair and scalp. An acidic hair rinse will remove any soap residues, and make hair shiny and easy to comb. If you have a lot of waxiness in your hair, use a stronger solution of the rinse.


It's good to note that if you live in a hard water area, the water contains minerals (calcium and magnesium) which will reduce the cleansing ability of soap and can cause a sticky or waxy feeling on your hair.


You can use a water softener in your shower or soften your water by adding a tablespoon of baking soda into 5 litres of water and use the solution to wet hair before shampooing.


Does a shampoo bar lather at all?

It does. Let me assure you. It does.



Does a shampoo bar wash well?

After passing the transitioning phase, shampoo bars should work well on your hair. They are generally gentler as they don't strip your hair of your natural oils like SLS does and dry out the scalp and cause irritation.

How to store shampoo bars?

  • Keep the bar out of the direct water flow. This will make your bar last longer.

  • Place the bar on a dish or rack with holes to allow the bar to dry properly.

Why are we selling Flow Shampoo soap bars

It was clear from the start that we want to offer excellent quality shampoo bars to our customers.


We fell in love with Flow shampoo bars as they are soap-based products, entirely natural and made with organic oils. They lather amazingly, wash thoroughly and are long-lasting. All the ingredients are chosen especially for the hair, and to treat different types of scalps and hair types. The shampoo soap bars are detergent-free, preservative-free and free from artificial colours and fragrances. By using a solid shampoo, you will also protect our environment from plastic waste.


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