Previously, there always used to be an 'adjustment' period when making the switch to a plastic free and natural shampoo bar. This could range from a few days to a few weeks, depending on how damaged your hair is. Good news - with the evolution of natural shampoo and the 2in1 bars, this can now be completely avoided!
Thanks to a handful of naturally derived surfactants, even if you live in a hard water area you can now avoid the frustrations you'd usually associate with a natural, vegan shampoo bar. Keep an eye out for natural surfactants such as Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate and Sodium coco sulphate, which are derived from the fatty acid of coconuts
Most commercial, off-the-shelf shampoos use harsh chemicals which strips away the natural protective oils, which means our scalp has to produce more oil to compensate for this. Your scalp becomes conditioned to this vicious cycle of excess oil production. by switching to a natural shampoo bar, you can put an end to this vicious cycle.
There are different ways to combat unmanageable hair if you do live in a hard water warea. You can try a natural vinegar rinse which helps rebalance the natural pH of your scalp or try one of our many conditioner bars which helps make your hair more manageable, or try a natural shampoo bar that contains naturally derived surfacants.
The most important thing we always say is to stick with your shampoo whichever one you end up trying! So many times we have heard of a bad hair day after switching to a plastic free and vegan shampoo bar. Some people won't have any transition period, whilst others might have 3-4 weeks. You will reap the rewards when you come out the other end with super soft and shiny hair every wash, and you will never look back again!⠀⠀⠀
Be patient. Once your hair has adjusted to your new natural shampoo bar, you'll find you can wash it less and it appears healthier and shinier than ever before.