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SOLID SHAMPOOS… BUT WHICH ONE FOR MY HAIR?

Written by Dayana Hernandez

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Posted on August 30 2021

Yes, SHAMPOO IS ALSO SOLID!

If you already use natural shampoos you have probably found the formula that best suits your scalp, otherwise, I try with this post to help you choose it according to your needs.

Also for those who are starting to use them or if you are thinking of making the transition from classic shampoo to solid shampoos soon, I tell you... don't hesitate any longer, I still remember the day I tried for the very first time a solid shampoo, wow, the foam the smell and my hair after washing, soft, shiny and light.

So since then I have been using them, but of course like any skincare product, you have to find the right one according to your needs. Without putting any pressure on it, we have to go there when we are ready for change.

(To know a little more about the composition of solid shampoos see the post: Shampoo is also solid )

The use of solid shampoos is very simple:

. It will suffice to pass your shampoo bar directly over your damp hair (no need to spend a long time rubbing, they lather very well contrary to what one might think)

. Lather your hair with your hands as usual and gently massage the scalp, then leave for a few minutes to let it work.

. And then rinse well. You can repeat if needed.

. Draining the shampoo well between each use and storing it in a dry place will be very important to maximize its conservation and duration.

(LITTLE TIP FOR SENSITIVE SCALP: DON'T RUB THE SHAMPOO DIRECTLY ON YOUR SCALP, FOAM IT IN YOUR HANDS AND APPLY IT, THUS ON YOUR HAIR, SO IT AVOIDS IRRITATION AND YOU CAN ENJOY WITH PLEASURE ITS GOOD BARS PLAIN OF BENEFITS FOR YOUR MANE)

The right shampoo for your hair!

Don't be intimidated by the wide variety of formulas available. To choose your solid shampoo, follow the same steps as to choose a classic shampoo. Choose it according to the nature of your hair , the frequency of use and of course... spoil yourself when choosing its aroma, a good solid shampoo is mainly composed of mixtures of plants, vegetable oils and butters and essential oils or fragrances and beneficial active ingredients for the scalp.

SOLID SHAMPOO FOR DRY HAIR:

Dry hair is brittle and fragile due to the lack of sebum. Dandruff usually appears on this type of hair, and coloring, bleaching, and the use of overly aggressive shampoos tend to always dry it out. Several ingredients are to be preferred:

Dry, damaged or brittle hair needs to be well hydrated and deeply nourished, from root to tip. For this type of hair, it will always be necessary to favor shampoos that will wash without drying thanks to fatty active ingredients and vegetable oils . Thus, they will allow the hair to regenerate and be protected without the scalp being affected.

. Suitable oils and butters: Sweet Almond, Avocado, Argan, Hemp, Coconut, Wheat Germ, Broccoli, Castor, Olive, Borage, Camelina (among others) and Cocoa, Shea, Kokum, Mango butters etc.

. Active ingredients and additives: Favor active ingredients such as provitamin B5, phytokeratin, silk proteins, rice proteins, coconut silicone and powdered plants such as: Horsetail, Oats, Henna, etc.

. Suitable essential oils: Geranium, Palmarosa, Cedar, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang, Lavender, among others.

SOLID SHAMPOO FOR OILY HAIR:

With oily hair, sebum production is abundant, so the hair gets dirty much more quickly. Poor diet, stress, pollution or too frequent washing are factors that promote the production of sebum. Several ingredients are to be preferred:

. Suitable oils and butters: non-greasy oils that penetrate quickly and without leaving a greasy film, sebum-regulating oils such as Jojoba, Hazelnut, Macadamia, Nigella, Kukui, Argan, Hemp oil, etc.

. Active ingredients and additives: Ghassoul clay, Green clay, powdered plants such as: nettle, burdock, horsetail, rice protein, arrowroot, henna among others. And favor active ingredients such as plant ceramides, provitamin B5, plant salicylic acid, algo-zinc, etc.…

. Suitable essential oils: Clary sage, Lemon, Cedar, Geranium, Rosemary, Grapefruit, Tea tree, Bergamot, Laurel etc.

SOLID SHAMPOO FOR SENSITIVE SCALP:

The aggressions caused by external factors such as pollution as well as the sun's rays and the use of bad products, among others, can be the cause of the sensitive scalp: itching, dandruff and dry skin are frequent. Several ingredients are to be preferred:

. Suitable oils and butters: vegetable oil of Neem, coconut oil, hemp, sweet almond, castor oil, maceration of Calendula and/or Lavender, vegetable oil of Oats, Camelina, Olive, Nigella, etc.

. Active ingredients and additives: White, yellow or pink clays. Many plants can help sensitive scalp such as: Burdock, Marshmallow, Horsetail, Green Tea and Oat extract, Neem, Plant Ceramides, Provitamin B5 and Allantoin among others.

. Suitable essential oils: The essential essential oil of soothing Lavender par excellence, Tea tree, Palmarosa, Rosemary, Chamomile etc.

SOLID SHAMPOO FOR COLORED HAIR:

Not always easy to deal with colored hair. Coloring after coloring they seem more and more damaged? But fortunately there are many oils and butters and active ingredients to help them regain their strength... Several ingredients are to be preferred:

. Preferred oils and butters: Argan, Avocado, Sweet Almond, Grapeseed, Castor, Macadamia, Borage, Sesame, Buriti, not forgetting Coconut oil which works wonders, among others and also Shea butter to deeply nourish the hair fiber.

. Active ingredients and additives: Phytokeratin contains amino acids very similar to those of the natural keratin in our hair and nails, effective in strengthening the structure of the hair and making it soft and shiny. We will opt for softening and soothing active ingredients and additives, such as calendula, chamomile, nettle, silk proteins, rice proteins, provitamin B5, vegetable squalane ( extract of olive oil) , oats, coconut milk etc.

. Suitable essential oils: German chamomile essential oil is best for light colored hair. The essential oil of sweet orange, Ylang ylang etc.

SOLID ANTI-DANDRUFF SHAMPOO:

Dandruff is these small, dry, white scales. In terms of health, they do not really pose a problem, but aesthetically they are not ideal and affect more than 40% of people over 30 years old. Accompany other symptoms on the scalp such as: redness, skin irritation and dryness, itching etc.… Don't panic, a good shampoo in combination with other treatments and a good routine will save you! Several ingredients are to be preferred:

. Preferred oils and butters: purifying and soothing vegetable oils such as Nigella oil, Laurel berries, Olive, Jojoba, Argan, etc.

. Active ingredients and additives: Salicylic acid, urea, vegetable ceramides, burdock extract, clary sage, nettle, neem, algo-zinc etc.

. Essential oils: Tea tree, Rosemary, Lemon, Lavender, Chamomile, Laurel, Palmarosa, Orange, Rosewood, etc.

SOLID SHAMPOO FOR CURLY HAIR:

Having curly and very long hair myself now, I will share with you the ingredients that I favor when choosing where to shampoo. With the right ingredients and using the right shampoo and hair care we can easily tame our curly mane!

It is by treating them with the greatest gentleness that you will succeed in highlighting them.

Curly or frizzy (African type) hair has up to 12 times more waves than European and smooth hair. And each of these ripples represents a possible break point. Even if they seem bulky and robust, they are very fragile, since they are thin.

In addition, this scalp, which produces little sebum, is particularly dry, accentuating its fragility even more. Wanting to tame them at all costs, we do hair straightening, weaving and smoothing. I think it's definitely one of the most damaged hair types.

. Oils and butters: My must-have for me is coconut oil, I love it for my curly hair, olive oil, castor oil, avocado, broccoli, jojoba, vegetable mustard oil, butters mango, shea, kokum etc.

. Active ingredients and additives: Many active ingredients will help to restore luster and shine to the hair such as vegetable silicone, aloe Vera, silk proteins, Coco silicone, among others will help tame your hair.

. Essential oils: The essential oil of Lavender, Rosemary, Tea tree, Peppermint, Ylang ylang among others to stimulate blood circulation and benefit the growth and treat the dandruff , itching and irritation of the scalp.

CONCLUSION :

And there you have it, thus finished this post written to try to help you make the right choice of your shampoo so that your hair can make the most of all the benefits that plant-based shampoos offer us.

As always, it's a pleasure to research and share it with you. Have fun trying, testing and taking care of yourself naturally! Thank you for reading and encouraging us.

Many writings are available today in the market, the web, bookstores and libraries too.

Thank you for reading us until the end and don't forget: Always be in wellness mode!

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