Nourish Shampoo Bar
A long-lasting, solid shampoo bar loaded with awesome, organic ingredients – you can't go wrong with this powerhouse! Leave hair feeling smooth by using this our Skin Balm Apothecary shampoo without all the chemicals!
But first, let’s talk about the transition phase when switching to a truly all-natural, organic shampoo bar.
Most people do not experience a weird transition phase, but some do! So I think it’s important to be upfront about what you may experience.
The most popular comment I hear from people who experience a transition when making the switch to a solid bar for hair care is:
"I just love the idea of using an all-natural, organic bar to wash my hair, but my hair feels funny!"
The transition period can range from a few days, weeks, or even a month. It really depends on how damaged your hair is; how much residue and build-up is present on your hair from silicones and artificial ingredients in your current shampoo; and sometimes, one's genetics can play a role.
When you first begin using an all-natural solid shampoo bar, your hair or scalp may become oily or dry - or even switch between the two extremes. You may (although it is not common) have increased tangles or frizz, and the hair shafts may feel waxy. Use our conditioner on your ends (start from shoulder down), this will help with the waxy feel.
You may notice that your hair initially feels softer after using a commercial shampoo. Oftentimes, the "soft" feeling that you feel is actually synthetic silicones and other chemicals that coat your hair to make it feel softer and silkier.
Ick! Understand that your hair care - which has been addicted to chemical-laden shampoo - is literally going through a withdrawal and learning to live a chemical-free life, which is not easy!
It may take some patience, but if you stick with it, your reward will be healthy, soft, and silky hair. Leave hair feeling smooth without all the chemicals! Also, once you fully transition, only washing your hair once a week is totally doable!
Please note, we cannot speak for other solid bars – there are a lot out there. Unfortunately, a lot of them use speculative ingredients and claim to be “natural”, when really, they are full of ingredients much different from our shampoo bar with natural oils.
So how is our product different from commercial shampoos?
Commercial detergent liquid shampoos strip away the natural protective oils of your hair. Because of this, your scalp produces more oil to compensate. Your scalp soon becomes conditioned to this vicious cycle of excess oil production.
As you transition to using an all-natural shampoo bar, your scalp needs time to rebalance scalp oil production. During this transition period, your hair may - but probably not! - feel greasier or heavy.
Our all-natural shampoo bar does not strip hair in the same way detergent-based shampoos do. Our bar is made with a lot of attention to detail. It takes two weeks to cure after it is made. It is not a "melt and pour" soap, but rather, it is made through the cold process.
To remove residue more quickly during the transition phase, try a clarifying hair rinse. Here is a simple DIY you can make at home:
4 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar + 2 cups of water.
1 tbsp. lemon juice + 2 cups of water.
Combine 8 oz. of warm water and 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Mix well. Pour or spray through wet hair after washing, taking care to avoid the eyes and mouth. Massage into hair and scalp. Let rest for a few minutes, and then rinse, rinse, and rinse some more.
You can use this DIY mentioned above once a week during the transition period, which is different for everyone.
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Wet hair. Wet shampoo bar. Rub the the bar directly on scalp several times in a circular motion. Massage into hair with fingers to create a lather. Rinse out thoroughly. Follow up with our conditioner.
Check out this great video below on how to use a natural shampoo!
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it have a scent?
Once you wet and lather it into your hair, it does not have a strong scent. There are no essential oils in it - just awesome butters and natural oils. The natural ingredients do have a mild scent, but not enough to distinguish it as anything.
Is this okay to use on wavy, thick, curly, or color-treated hair?
Sure is! We have ladies with all the above that have been trying it out and it has worked wonderfully for them!
How long does one bar last?
It depends on how often you wash your hair and how well you store it. Most ladies make one bar last several months! Some ladies use it on their body and hair. If you use it as an all-over-bar, it will not last as long.
How do I store it?
DO NOT leave it where it can be hit by water or near your steamy shower. It is best to keep it in a soap container, or on a wood soap holder.
Can I use this on my body and face?
You can! BUT, I would not advise using it on your face. Most people break out if they use coconut oil on their face. Try out our Clarifying Cleanser for a gentle, yet effective, facial cleanser.
Can I return this if it does not work out for me?
Unfortunately, we cannot take the shampoo bar back. We try to be extremely upfront about all of the necessary information here, and due to the cost and time it takes to make this product - we do not offer returns. You can always use it on your body if it ends up not working out for your hair.
Coconut Oil*, Sunflower Seed Oil*, Castor Oil*, Palm Oil*, Jojoba Oil*, Avocado Oil*, Cocoa Butter*, Shea Butter*, Distilled Water, Sodium Hydroxide (none remains after saponification), Wild Harvested Yucca Root Powder. *Organic
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
The user of this product is solely responsible for studying out ingredients to ensure they do not have any allergies to the ingredients present.