This bar was created for hair care, I focused on using herbs & oils for scalp & hair management. It's fine for body care as well; in fact the extra castor, coconut & jojoba oils give it a very sudsy lather. So if you need an all~in~one bar, this is perfect!
There may be a transition period for 3~6 washings when switching from other shampoos to herbal shampoo bars. This is due to the chemical residue buildup from conventional hair care products. Hang in there though, the results are well worth it! It also may help for some hair/skin types to follow up with an apple cider vinegar rinse which can restore & balance pH, eliminate itchy scalp, dandruff & soften hair.
To use~Wet hair, wet soap, lather hair as usual, and rinse well. Condition as usual, if that's you're normal routine. For best results, finish with a hair rinse of apple cider vinegar and water, or you can also make 1-2 cups of your favorite herbal tea as a final rinse. Chamomile, sweetgrass, lavender and mint are nice, and the possibilities are endless!
•••Natural Hair Rinse•••
2 TBS apple cider vinegar OR 2 TBS fresh lemon juice••
1-2 C distilled water (or herbal tea)••
3-4 drops total of your favorite essential oil/s (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a clean squeeze bottle. SHAKE WELL BEFORE EACH USE & massage a small amount into hair and scalp after shampooing (and conditioning if you choose)Rinse briefly with cool water or you can also leave this rinse in your hair if you'd like. The vinegar smell will dissipate as your hair dries.
For extra conditioning, it's best to apply an oil BEFORE shampooing. Use plain castor oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil or one of my bath and body oils (listed on my site). Apply a very small amount to the ends of hair when dry, or entire scalp prior to shampooing.
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