Hair soap and solid shampoo - an alternative to shampoo?
Many people think about reducing their plastic consumption in everyday life. How about starting with the things that are consumed most in everyday life, such as shower gel, liquid soap or hair shampoo? They can be replaced by natural cosmetic products. However, they are still mostly offered in plastic bottles or tubes. But here, too, there are already good alternatives.
Many people think about reducing their plastic consumption in everyday life. How about starting with the things that are consumed most in everyday life, such as shower gel, liquid soap or hair shampoo? They can be replaced with natural cosmetic products. However, they are still mostly sold in plastic bottles or tubes. But here, too, there are already good alternatives.
For example, nowadays it is no longer a problem to buy hair soap, solid conditioner or a shampoo bar in the drugstore around the corner. The outer packaging of these products is usually made of cardboard. Great, no more plastic packaging!
When washing your hair, you can choose between hair soap or solid shampoo. It is worth trying the different variants to get the best care result for yourself.
Solid shampoo contains a solid base. Cocoa butter, starch, shea butter or clay is used for this. Here it is worth paying attention to the ingredients.
Natural cosmetics rely on plant surfactants and selected ingredients that maintain hair healthier in the long term. Coconut and sugar surfactants such as sodium cocoyl glutamate or coco glucoside are considered skin-friendly surfactants, and SLSA (sodium lauryl sulfoacetate) and sodium cocoyl isethioniate (SCI) are also often used in natural cosmetics products.
Opinions on the safety of individual ingredients in a product often differ. Depending on whether one only wants to include individual aspects such as skin compatibility or, for example, biodegradability.
If you want to know more about the ingredients of individual products, you can use one of the many product scanner apps to help you.
Solid shampoo is often offered in certified natural cosmetics quality. The ingredients used in them have very good conditioning properties.
In addition, solid shampoos are much more productive than liquid ones. Sometimes it takes a few applications until the hair gets used to the solid shampoo.
Hair soap or shampoo soap is a natural product. Just like "regular" soap, hair soap is made from natural fats and oils and baking soda. However, unlike hand and body soap, it is less superfatted, which is naturally desirable for hair cleansing.
The application of hair soap is simple, you moisten the bar of soap well and rub it over wet hair. With the resulting foam, the hair is cleaned. After that, the hair is rinsed well with clean water. It is often advisable to use an acidic rinse, which closes the roughened cuticle again.
Since the hair structure differs greatly among people, it is worth testing different variants of hair soaps and solid shampoos! Because they not only save packaging waste, but are also more productive and much more space-saving than a conventional shampoo.