Shampoo Bars are formulated to cleanse and moisturize the hair. This cold-process bar is a great way to decrease the amount of plastic you use in your daily routine. This bar is formulated for hair but can be used as a luxurious body wash too. You will have the best results by following up with a 50% diluted apple cider vinegar hair rinse.
Mae Botanicals Shampoo Bars have a higher super fat than regular cold-process soaps. This means that there is a small amount of oils left over from the saponification reaction and will help to keep your scalp and hair moisturized.
For most people switching over from commercially available shampoos, there will be a transition period of slightly oily hair. This is part of a normal and expected re-balancing of the natural oils produced by your scalp. Store bought shampoos contain harsh detergents that strip all the oil from the hair and scalp; this creates the conditions where the scalp will overproduce oil to try and protect the hair. This Shampoo bar starts out being gently cleansing and the higher super fat leaves behind a small amount of moisturizing oils. This soothes the scalp and creates the condition for a more moderate oil production.
Following up with a 50% dilute apple cider vinegar rinse will help to balance the hair pH and remove build up left on the hair from other products.
There are 2 easy ways to use apple cider vinegar rinse: 1) Keep a pre-mixed spray bottle and simply spritz onto your scalp and hair after shampooing. 2) Use a drinking glass sized container with your diluted vinegar and dip the ends of your hair in, and then dump the remainder over your head and massage into roots and scalp.
*Remember not to get any vinegar into your eyes or mucous membranes as it will sting. If this happens, rinse well with water.*
INGREDIENTS: Coconut (Cocos nucifera) Oil, Water, Avocado (Persea gratissima) Oil, Olive (Olea europaea) Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Cocoa (Theobroma cacao Seed) Butter, Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis Seed) Oil, Castor (Ricinus communis Seed) Oil