Perfect to be taken on a trip, cheap, ecological but still little known.
Let’s find out how to best use it to obtain concrete benefits.
In this regard, you will hear conflicting opinions: those who discovered America and will never return to the use of liquid shampoo and those who support the uselessness of solid shampoo for cleaning the skin.
The contrasting effects are often due to the previous use or not of non-organic shampoos. The shampoos full of silicones that are on the market damage the skin and go against the ingredients of the dry shampoo, which is why the hair at the first uses of the latter can often be dry, stringy or on the contrary oily and greasy.
The solid shampoo is prepared with solid surfactants (e.g. Sodium coco sulfate or Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate) obtained from coconut oil which gives it a less basic pH and therefore more suitable for cleansing the skin.
Water, nourishing vegetable oils and butters, cosmetic active ingredients with useful properties for the hair, essential oils to give it a specific action and any natural fragrances to perfume it and vegetable dyes to make its aesthetic appearance more pleasant are usually added to the solid surfactants.
Why use it?
As mentioned above, it offers important advantages for both the person and the environment, as it is an ECOLOGICAL product that does not require the use of plastic packaging reducing pollution. Furthermore, it is an ECONOMIC product, it lasts longer than a liquid shampoo (with 100 grams of solid shampoo it is possible to carry out up to 80 washes) and it is NATURAL, in fact most of the cosmetic houses that produce it pay attention to the ingredients, proposing very natural formulations based on nourishing oils.
Perfect to take on a TRIP: it takes up little space and is not liquid, therefore you should not follow the rules on the limit of liquids in hand luggage.
Tips for making the best use of solid shampoo
It has been said that in the phase of transition from a liquid to a solid shampoo the result could be disappointing, especially if previously it was not usual to use organic products. Although I started using only organic shampoos and conditioners, I found a not entirely positive effect on the first use of solid shampoo: stringy and knotty hair.
So I reveal some precautions to remedy the problem:
🌱 Solid shampoo has a basic pH while our scalp and hair have an acidic pH. It is therefore necessary to rebalance the pH and bring it back to normal acid values: after washing the hair with solid shampoo, proceed with a wash based on hot water and vinegar or cold water and lemon (a spoonful in a liter of water).
🌱 Avoid using it by rubbing it directly on the head, but fill a basin with lukewarm water, immerse the soap and hair, so as to make them wet and soap at the same time. To insist on certain specific areas, soap your hands and apply the slightly foamed soap to your hair. After rinsing them well, wash with vinegar or lemon and leave on for a couple of minutes before proceeding with drying normally.
🌱 Regarding the conservation of the shampoo, to prevent it from spoiling, allow it to dry on a ventilated surface and then place it inside a container.
Among the best dry shampoos on the market (also available online, on amazon):
– Lamazuna solid shampoo: I have tried different versions of Lamazuna solid shampoos, and personally I have always been satisfied with them. Excellent washing power, they do not dry out the hair and are easy to handle. The price is higher than other brands (around 10-13 euros) but it’s worth it for the quality.
-Shampoo solid Bomb Cosmetics
– Solid Shampoo Douce Nature
– Solid Funky Soap shampoo
-Shampoo solid Secrets de Provence
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