A few days weeks ago, I was sent a mini goodie bag by Soap Square India. It was a comprehensive hair care kit (I’ll cover the other products later), but what I was waiting to use were the shampoo bars. I’ve consciously made that switch to shampoo bars almost two years ago and I haven’t felt the need to switch back because its worked wonders on my hair.
Soap Square has 4 shampoo variants keeping in mind your hair type. I have been using the anti-dandruff variant for a while now. My hair is prone to dandruff as the season transitions and this shampoo bar came at the right moment. Just a quick heads up to those using shampoo bars for the first time; your hair is likely to adapt to the shampoo bar when you start using them. So it’s perfectly normal for your hair to feel rough and frizzy. This is called the transition period that can stay from 4-6 weeks depending on your hair type. But with Soap Square’s shampoo bars, the transition period is lesser because the shampoo bars are pH balanced. And if you have been using chemical laden stuff, be patient. Once this transition period is over, you’ll find your hair more receptive to a shampoo bar.
Why do you need a shampoo bar?
A shampoo bar can be used till the last bit to ensure you do not contribute to a landfill. Plus you do not need a conditioner after using a shampoo bar. Another reason to choose natural and organically made shampoo bars is because they are free from nasties. You will not find a trace of chemicals in them that are used in conventional shampoos that include SLS and parabens. Organically derived and natural shampoo bars are made with the goodness of reetha (that causes the foam) and therapeutic grade essential oils that target a particular hair concern.
With no contribution to a land-fill, this makes it a perfect shampoo to opt for because this is an eco-friendly option. A shampoo bar is also highly moisturizing and in most cases, you will not need a conditioner separately. You can also view more here.
Shampoo Bars by Soap Square
Soap Square believes in zero wastage and that’s one of the reasons they launched their shampoo bars. They have 4 variants which I’ll talk about in the post. The best way to use a shampoo your hair using a shampoo bar is to wet your hair in the shower and work up a lather by rubbing the soap between your palms and applying this lather on your hair. Massage your scalp and work up the lather from the roots to the tips and wash off with tepid water. If you have oiled your hair, you may need to shampoo your hair at least twice to get out the built up residue in your hair and scalp.
Activated Charcoal and Lime Shampoo Bar for Oily Hair
Activated charcoal can soak up more than a hundred times its weight in impurities, making it one of the most amazing hair cleaners. It pulls toxins directly from the scalp, working naturally to help the scalp breathe easier after every wash. Lime oil helps to control excess oil, keep hair shiny, control dandruff.
Argan oil and Lemongrass Shampoo Bar for Normal Hair
One of the key benefits of Argan Oil for hair is that it’s rich antioxidant properties help neutralize hair damage from free radicals. With its high content of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamin E, the benefits of argan oil naturally help increase hair’s elasticity and consistently restore shine to dull, lifeless hair. Lemongrass oil helps to strengthen hair follicles and prevent & reduce hair loss.
Hibiscus, Lavender and Sheabutter Shampoo Bar for Dry & Damaged Hair
Rich in amino acids and vitamin C, hibiscus improves the blood circulation under the scalp to encourage healthy hair growth. Lavender oil deep conditions the hair, keeps it shiny, and helps control dandruff.
Shea butter is a natural conditioner for hair. It provides extraordinary moisturizing properties and is therefore known as “mother nature’s conditioner”.
Moringa, Rosemary and Peppermint Shampoo Bar for Dandruff Prone Hair
Moringa is considered as a miracle plant because of the numerous benefits it provides. The plant is rich in various vitamins and minerals. Regular application of moringa helps reduce hair and scalp problems like dandruff, which can eventually cause hair fall.
- Rosemary oil has antifungal, astringent, and decongesting qualities to reduce excess oils, build-up, and flakes that can be part of the dandruff experience.
- Peppermint oil is great for your hair and scalp. It helps with dryness or itching. It helps with dandruff because it has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
My take on the shampoo bars
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I’ve been using the anti-dandruff variant since 3 weeks and I shampoo my hair at least thrice a week. Twice a week I use their 7 herbs ayurvedic hair oil which really nourishes your hair. I didn’t have to worry about the transition as I am already using shampoo bars. However, it did take a week or two for my hair completely transition to using the shampoo bars from Soap Square. What I have noticed is certainly better hair health, less hair-fall and certainly less dandruff. Each shampoo bar is equal to 1 litre of liquid shampoo and that is really long-lasting. Plus, there are no toxins!
So if you are waiting to make that switch, don’t wait any longer. Do your bit. Don’t contribute to the landfill and choose natural and organically derived products over the chemical laden ones. That’s one decision you won’t ever regret. Go on and indulge your tresses with these shampoo bars from Soap Square.