Monday, June 25, 2012
All About Shampoo Bars
Shampoo bars made of “all natural” ingredients are all the rage in the hair- and skin-care markets. These handmade soaps and shampoo bars are especially gaining popularity in the curly-hair community because they tend to be free of sulfates and silicones and are made from moisturizing oils and gentle cleansers.
Many people report that they are extremely pleased with the results they are getting, citing benefits such as increased softness, better curl formation and, in some cases, elimination of the need to use conditioner.
However, not all users have had such pleasant experiences, and there is some confusion over what the advantage is of shampoo bars over traditional shampoos or low-sulfate or sulfate-free cleansers. There is also some debate about whether the shampoo bars should be followed up with a vinegar rinse, a conditioner, or both.
All About Shampoo Bars by Tanya Mckay goes into the basic chemistry of shampoo bars to discover what answers lie beneath the surface. After reading this article, you just may throughout all of your shampoos and conditioners and only use shampoo bars. You can learn how to make your own or find someone who makes and sells them.