First of all, we would like to thank you SO much for your support and the success of our Conditioner Roundel launch! We were nervously sitting by the computer when we clicked 'live' and the whole team was blown away with your interest and kind comments. Similarly, with the Solid Shampoo, our Conditioner Bars can take a little bit of time and practice to get used to - but this is all in the name of reducing our plastic waste and supporting our planet. In case you missed it, a few weeks ago we took a look at the impact our 10,000 Shampoo Bar sales have had along with some ideas of what this might look like. Please do take a look here for more.
Introducing your new conditioner...
Our solid Shampoo and Conditioner bars are good for the environment and great for your hair. They contain no palm oil, detergents, colouring, artificial additives nor preservatives and are packaged plastic free.
The combination of cocoa butter and sweet orange essential oil provides a gorgeous chocolatey-orange scent to the solid conditioner.
Cocoa butter is a lovely butter naturally high in fatty acids and hydrates the skin and hair deeply, making it a wonderful addition to our conditioner bars. Cocoa butter is known to be beneficial for sensitive skin and irritations such as dermatitis or eczema. It may not be scientifically proven but many customers and people across the world have found it to be a wonder ingredient.
How to use it...
Here are our top tips to help you make the adjustment from traditional products to nourished hair.
1. Tiny Amounts.
As our products contain no water, they are super-concentrated; a little goes a very very long way. Using too much conditioner are the most frequently made mistakes we have found ourselves and customers making.
Try to only apply the product to the very tips of your hair, the bits that are more prone to drying out. We would also recommend you avoid using the conditioner product near the scalp or tops of your hair as this can lead to a greasy texture.
2. Gentle Lather.
Build a thin layer of conditioner on your hands, before massaging or combing through your hair. It may be easier to warm your hands up or rinse the bar under warm water when first using your conditioner bar to soften it up. Don't forget, only a small amount is needed as this product is super-concentrated.
3. Rinse Thoroughly.
As our products contain no detergent (SLS or SLES), you need to rinse very, very thoroughly. Detergents can be found in most high street shampoos and conditioners which make it slightly easier to wash in and out of your hair. However, SLS or SLES can have a damaging impact on your skin and the environment. That itchy scalp you get a day after washing? The irritation could be down to the use of these ingredients. Without it, make sure you spend a good amount of time rinsing through your hair.
Hair may be covered in the residues from non-natural products and is frequently stripped of its natural oils. It can take time for your hair and scalp to rebalance. This means you may find the first few washes to be a little difficult but perseverance pays with these products and we often hear back from customers who were initially struggling with our hair care products to be "won over" and "converted" after a few washes.
Don't forget to put your bars somewhere to dry out quickly before your next wash. We recommend wooden soap dishes such as these to help your bars last even longer.
Head over to this blog for further details and tips for our Shampoo Bar specifically.
Have you got any other top tips for using our conditioner bars? Comment below! We would love to hear them!
Grab your conditioner bar here.