Adjusting to your Natural Shampoo Bar
The most common e-mail we receive from new shampoo users with hair adjustment troubles goes like this..."I just love the idea of using an all-natural shampoo, but my hair feels funny!" Although we have many customers who have no adjustment problems at all, weird or gummy feeling hair is not an uncommon issue, even after several weeks of use. Your hair can feel coated, brittle, dry or oily. You may also experience a residue on your brush when combing. Adjustment periods can range from a few days to a few weeks, most adjust within the first week.
We can help you to adjust as quickly as possible as we have collected many tricks and tips over the years.
When using the bars, one thing that is very important is to LATHER WELL! Our shampoo bars are super fatted and thus contain extra oils and butters to nourish your hair. If you rub the shampoo bars on your hair, you are coating your hair with super fatted soap. If you do not lather up really well, you will have areas that remain coated with the soap oils, which will make it look and feel gummy or coated. The most common spot, especially for people with long hair, is at the nape of the neck. You need to work the shampoo into your hair with water and lather up so that the dirt and extra oils not needed by your hair can be washed away. The weird hair feeling happens most often when the soap residue does not completely rinsed out of your hair.
More tricks for easy adjustment
- Don't put the bar directly on your hair, foam up between your hands.
- Rinse for longer
- Use Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse after every wash
- And finally don't give up your hair will eventually adjust.