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GET RID OF THAT SHAMPOO! Adjusting to Shampoo Bars

GET RID OF THAT SHAMPOO! Adjusting to Shampoo Bars

Why Is There A Shampoo Bar Transition Period?

The most common feedback we receive from new shampoo users goes like this...
"I just love the idea of using an all natural shampoo, but my hair feels funny!"

Although we have many customers who have no adjustment problems at all, weird or funny feeling hair is not an uncommon issue, even after several weeks of use.

The transition period can range from a few days to a few weeks or even a month. It really depends on how damaged your hair is, how much residue and build-up is present and some has to do with your genetics.

When you first begin, your hair or scalp may become oily or dry or even switch between the two extremes. You may have increased tangles or frizz and the hair shafts may feel weird or waxy.

This is your hair, which has been addicted to chemical-laden shampoo, literally freaking out, going through withdrawal, and learning to live a chemical-free life. It's not easy!

It will go away! It may take some patience, but if you can persevere, your reward will be healthy, soft and silky hair.

There isn't one common thread among people who have adjustment issues, but there are some common reasons your hair may feel different as you bring your hair back to its natural, healthy state.

A New Product

As commercial detergent shampoos strip away the natural protective oils, your scalp produces more oil to compensate. Your scalp becomes conditioned to this vicious cycle of excess oil production.

As you transition to a natural shampoo bar, your scalp needs time to rebalance scalp oil production. During this transition period, hair may feel extra greasy or heavy. 

Since we use only natural ingredients in our soap bars and the chemicals in commercial shampoos make for quite a different shampoo experience. You may notice your hair feels different immediately after washing because your hair is accustomed to the squeaky clean feel of detergent based shampoo.

There is often a transition period as you switch from your chemical laden shampoo to a natural shampoo bar-- it varies by person and hair type. Your hair may have increased tangles, more frizz and hair may even feel waxy.

Your hair literally has to learn how to live without the chemicals. 

The Wrong Shampoo Bar

Another common problem for those new to shampoo bars is that they aren't using the right bar for their hair type. It's important to remember everyone’s hair type is unique. Each of our soap bar recipes is unique--try different samples.

Not sure where to start-- here are some great bars to get you started: 

OILY HAIR:

All-Natural Peppermint Tea Tree

https://www.naturesbathbody.com/collections/all-natural-soap/products/copy-of-peppermint-tea-tree-soap

All-Natural Sweet Citrus

https://www.naturesbathbody.com/collections/all-natural-soap/products/sweet-citrus-soap

DANDRUFF:

All-Natural Rosemary Mint

https://www.naturesbathbody.com/collections/all-natural-soap/products/all-natural-rosemary-mint-handmade-vegan-soap

All-Natural Activated Charcoal

https://www.naturesbathbody.com/collections/all-natural-soap/products/activated-black-charcoal-soap

All-Natural Lavender

https://www.naturesbathbody.com/collections/all-natural-soap/products/lavender-soap

All-Natural Peppermint Tea Tree

https://www.naturesbathbody.com/collections/all-natural-soap/products/copy-of-peppermint-tea-tree-soap

DRY HAIR:

All-Natural Coffee Soap

https://www.naturesbathbody.com/collections/all-natural-soap/products/coffee-exfoliating-soap

All-Natural Totally Naked Soap

https://www.naturesbathbody.com/collections/all-natural-soap/products/naked-soap

HAIR LOSS:

All-Natural Peppermint Tea Tree Soap

https://www.naturesbathbody.com/collections/all-natural-soap/products/copy-of-peppermint-tea-tree-soap

 

For tips on how to use our Bars as Shampoo, this is a great tutorial:

https://www.naturesbathbody.com/products/how-to-use-our-soap-as-a-shampoo-bar

 

Natural Organic Shampoo

Hard Water

Hard water can make it more difficult to create a good lather and to rinse all of the shampoo from your hair. You will feel the gummy soap residue in your hair, especially if your hair is long.  If you have hard water, try using distilled water to rinse or a shower filter head.

  • Another little trick is to add a pinch of baking soda to a quart of warm water. Use this solution to wet hair before shampooing. It can help the shampoo bar lather better and thus rinse out more thoroughly. 

 

Build Up

Natural Organic Hair Care

 

Build Up: Our all natural soap bars do not strip hair in the same way as detergent based shampoos. Our gentle bars may have a difficult time removing the build-up of chemicals that have been deposited in your hair over the years. 

To remove residue try a baking soda clarifying rinse.  

Simple Baking Soda Clarifying Rinse Recipe

Regular household baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is an easy clarifier to use. Baking soda naturally lifts grease and product residue from your hair.  

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 - 2 cups warm water

Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle or cup. Wet hair and spray or pour the rinse on your hair and work it through. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, then shampoo with your regular shampoo.

Or simply add less than a teaspoon of baking soda to the shampoo bar lather already in your hair. Add a bit more water and shampoo.


Quick Tips To Make Your Transition Easier!

Change Your Shampoo Technique: The "weird hair" feeling happens most often when the soap residue does not completely rinse out of your hair. Be sure to work up a good lather and rinse, rinse, rinse. You might find it helpful, especially in the beginning, not to rub the bar directly on your hair. Try using a puff or a sponge to create foam, and only use the foam to wash. 


To Help Rinse Clean & Reduce Tangles: Use an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse.  

After a bit of experimenting, we believe you can find a truly natural shampoo bar that lathers well, rinses out completely, and leaves your hair feeling clean, soft silky and radiantly healthy.

  

~SOAP STORIES DAY 10~

~SOAP STORIES DAY 10~

All-Natural Himalayan Pink Salt

TOP BENEFITS:
* Draws Out Toxins
* Gently Exfoliates
* Reduces Acne
* Mineral Rich (84 to be exact)
* Unclogs Pores
* Absorbs Impurities
* Reduces Puffiness
* Energizing

Hands down Best Exfoliating Soap EVA!

Made with Himalayan Pink Salt, Active Black Charcoal, & French Rose Clay.

The Himalayan Pink Salt contains 84 different minerals and makes it fantastic for scrubbing and exfoliating those dead skin cells away.

The Activated Black Charcoal works to draw out the impurities in your skin and clean out those pores. This makes it great for acne prone skin! This will leave your skin feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, hydrated, and smooth.

Our French Rose Clay has the ability to absorb impurities from the skin, such as dirt, makeup and oil. It also gently exfoliates, to help your skin have a youthful look. ... The exfoliating and polishing action gradually reduces the appearance of pores and puffiness.

Our citrus essential oil blend for our Himalayan Pink Salt Soap smells amazing and it will not disappoint. We use a blend of Orange, Lemongrass, and Litsea Cubeba. These oils are energizing and mood lifting.

Order Online:
https://www.naturesbathbody.com/…/…/himalayan-pink-salt-soap

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~SOAP STORIES DAY 9~

~SOAP STORIES DAY 9~

All-Natural Peppermint Tea Tree w/ Pumice

TOP BENEFITS:
* Exfoliating
* Soothing/Cooling
* Relieves Sore Muscles
* Reduces Acne
* Relieves Skin Irritation
* Moisturizing

This all-natural handmade soap with pumice is great for those rough looking feet. We advertise this Soap as a Soap for feet because who are we kidding? Your Feet are where you really need good scrubbing. This soap is to buff feet and get rid of rough dry skin, however, it is all natural and great for a full body scrubbing.

Peppermint essential oil gives a cooling sensation and has a calming effect on the body, which can relieve sore muscles when used topically.

Tea Tree Essential Oil is great for treating skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, foot fungus, and much much more.

Interesting Facts:
Pumice is a volcanic ash which is formed when lava is permeated with gas bubbles during the solidification process. Because lava has similar properties and chemical make-up as glass, pumice is very abrasive but unlike glass, it is very soft. Pumice is the softest abrasive media in use today. All Natural.

Pumice powder is made from pumice, a kind of igneous rock that is formed when a volcano erupts. Pumice is abrasive, which is where much of pumice powder's usefulness comes from.

Order Online:
https://www.naturesbathbody.com/…/copy-of-peppermint-tea-tr…

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~SOAP STORIES DAY 8~

~SOAP STORIES DAY 8~
All-Natural Lavender Oatmeal

This all-natural soap will make your skin feel amazing. Enjoy the sweet fresh lavender scent and bask in the soothing qualities of the natural oatmeal.

TOP BENEFITS:
* Moisturizing
* Soothing
* Reduces Inflammation
* Relieves Skin Irritation
* Rich in Magnesium
* Anti-Aging
* Reduces Acne
* Wrinkle Reducer
* Soothes Sunburns

Oatmeal and its natural oil coat, moisturize, protect and gently cleanse, while correcting the pH of itchy or inflamed skin back to normal. When added to baths, colloidal oatmeal soap doesn't clump; it spreads out and melts into a cloudy treatment that can relieve skin irritations.

Brazilian Purple Clay is rich in magnesium and is a natural pigment. It is considered to be a staple in anti-aging products and is a gorgeous addition to handmade soap.

Lavender Essential Oil works great for various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammatory conditions. It is commonly used to speed up the healing process of wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns because it improves the formation of scar tissues.

Order Online:
https://www.naturesbathbody.com/collections/all-natural-soap/products/lavender-oatmeal-soap

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~SOAP STORIES DAY 7~

~SOAP STORIES DAY 7~

All-Natural Rosemary Mint

You will love, love, love this resinous herbal scent spiked with mint. Rosemary mint is extremely clean and fresh!

THE MANY BENEFITS OF USING THIS BLEND OF ROSEMARY & SPEARMINT ESSENTIAL OIL:

* Reduces Stress
* Alleviates Headaches
* Lowers Anxiety Levels
* Anti-bacterial
* Anti-fungal
* Improves Circulation
* Reduces Acne
* Soothes Sore Muscles
* Keeps Mosquitos Away
* Reduces Appearance of Stretch Marks

Spearmint oil is often used in aromatherapy to help alleviate fatigue, headaches, migraines, and nervousness.

The scent of Rosemary is an instant stress buster for many. Rosemary oil can take that stress relief up a level – it’s incredibly potent!
The scent of Rosemary is also known to significantly lower anxiety levels. If you’re a little overwhelmed, unsure, indecisive or confused, you may find that the soothing aroma of rosemary helps you clear your head.

In addition to lowering stress and anxiety, it has also been shown to positively enhance memory.

We love using rosemary for it's awesome antibacterial and anti-fungal properties as well. It's like an added helping hand when cold and flu season rolls round . The antibacterial benefits include helping to clear up pesky acne.

Because rosemary improves circulation which flushes out toxins, it’s an ideal oil to use to banish cellulite – those fatty dimples that are so hard to get rid of.

Rosemary oil is one of the easiest ways to improve circulation in you body..

If you’re experiencing muscle cramps, cold hands and feet or muscle soreness, the addition of rosemary oil helps with these ailments too.

Rosemary oil on skin treats pain and improves circulation, meaning it might just relieve your migraine or throbbing headache. If your headache is stress related, then by using this scent blended soap, the aroma can help by alleviating the root cause of the pain.

The use of Rosemary Oil in our soap works as an amazing stretch mark remedy.

And lastly, the scent of Rosemary is known to effectively repel those darn mosquito's.

Order Online:
https://www.naturesbathbody.com/…/all-natural-rosemary-mint…

#RosemaryMint #BarSoap #AllNatural #SoapShop #FentonMI #HollyMI#MadeInMI #NaturesBathBody #MadeWithLove #Soothing #ReducesAcne#MustHave #EssentialOils #SkinCare #Soap #Moisturizing

~SOAP STORIES DAY 6~

~SOAP STORIES DAY 6~

All-Natural Manly Mint

TOP BENEFITS:
* Cooling/Soothing
* Calming
* Relieves Sore Muscles
* Moisturizing
* Reduces Acne
* Anti-fungal
* Reduces Inflammation
* Anti-aging
* Lathers Great

I love when my hubby uses this soap! So Minty!
Enjoy this sexy blend of Peppermint, Tea Tree, & Sweet Orange Essential Oils. This soap will leave you feeling refreshed, moisturized, and clean. Works great on all skin types.

Peppermint essential oil gives a cooling sensation and has a calming effect on the body, which can relieve sore muscles when used topically.

Tea Tree Essential Oil is great for treating skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, foot fungus, and much much more.

Orange essential oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory which makes it an ideal ingredient in your skin and hair routine. This oil isn't just for acne-prone skin though: It's been shown to increase the ability to absorb vitamin C, collagen production, and blood flow, all of which are essential for anti-aging.

Order Online:
https://www.naturesbathbody.com/…/all-n…/products/manly-mint

#ManlyMint #BarSoap #Gentlemen #Minty #SoapShop #SkinCare#MensSoap #EssentialOils #MadeWithLove #FentonMI #HollyMI #MadeInMI#NaturesBathBody #MustHave #GetSome #Soapoftheday #Calming#Moisturizing #Antifungal #antiinflammatory #antiaging #reducesacne

~SOAP STORIES DAY 5~

~SOAP STORIES DAY 5~
All-Natural Lavender Orange

TOP BENEFITS:
* Reduces Acne
* Rich in Magnesium
* Anti-Aging
* Reduces Scarring
* Anti-inflammatory
* Wrinkle Reducer
* Calming/Soothing

This all-natural soap is there perfect herbal blend with a citrus twist. Enjoy the mineral enriched clay's that are swirled throughout this beautiful soap. Your skin will feel nourished and refreshed after a bath or shower. 

Brazilian Purple Clay is rich in magnesium and is a natural pigment. It is considered to be a staple in anti-aging products and is a gorgeous addition to handmade soap.

Turmeric is great for helping reduce acne and any resulting scars. The anti-inflammatory qualities can target your pores and calm the skin. Turmeric is also known to reduce other types of skin scarring.

Lavender is great for various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammatory conditions. It is commonly used to speed up the healing process of wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns because it improves the formation of scar tissues

Orange essential oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory which makes it an ideal ingredient in your skin and hair routine. This oil isn't just for acne-prone skin though: It's been shown to increase the ability to absorb vitamin C, collagen production, and blood flow, all of which are essential for anti-aging.

Our soaps lather excellently against your skin and the scent lasts all day! Works great on all skin types and it will leave you feeling moisturized and refreshed. Good for all skin types.

Order Online:
https://www.naturesbathbody.com/collections/all-natural-soap/products/lavender-orange-soap

#Handmade #Soap #SoapShop #SkinCare#AllNatural #LavenderOrange #AcneTreatment#WrinkleReducer #Antiaging #Magnesium #BarSoap#ReducesScarring #Calming #Soothing #Nourishing#FentonMI #HollyMI #MadeInMI #MadeWithLove#Love #MustHave #GetSome #Soapoftheday#NaturesBathBody

~SOAP STORIES DAY 4~

~SOAP STORIES DAY 4~

All Natural Wild Spice

TOP BENEFITS:
* Soothing/Cooling
* Relieves Sore Muscles
* Reduces Acne
* Anti-fungal
* Reduces Inflammation

Our All-Natural Wild Spice is sure to be a favorite of yours.

Our wild Spice has top notes of warm cinnamon leaf and slight undertones of tea tree, orange, and peppermint essential oils.

Peppermint essential oil gives a cooling sensation and has a calming effect on the body, which can relieve sore muscles when used topically.

Tea Tree Essential Oil is great for treating skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, foot fungus, and much much more.

Orange essential oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory which makes it an ideal ingredient in your skin and hair routine. This oil isn't just for acne-prone skin though: It's been shown to increase the ability to absorb vitamin C, collagen production, and blood flow, all of which are essential for anti-aging.

Cinnamon leaf oil contains 80 percent phenols, mainly eugenol, which has anesthetic, antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties.

Our soaps lather excellently against your skin and the scent lasts all day! Works great on all skin types and it will leave you feeling moisturized and refreshed. Good for all skin types.

Order Online:
https://www.naturesbathbody.com/…/all-natural-wild-spice-ha…

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~SOAP STORIES DAY 3~

~SOAP STORIES DAY 3~

All-Natural Lavender Soap

BENEFITS:
* Soothing
* Calming
* Rich In Magnesium
* Antiseptic
* Antifungal
* Reduces Inflammation
* Fights Acne
* Wrinkle Reducer

This gentle calming scent will soothe and relax you while you are in the shower or bath. This soap is made with organic ground lavender buds and purple Brazilian clay.

The purple Brazilian clay not only makes the soap beautiful with color, it is packed with minerals that help you maintain healthy skin. Brazilian Purple Clay is rich in magnesium and is a natural pigment. It is considered to be a staple in anti-aging products and is a gorgeous addition to handmade soap.

The health benefits of lavender for the skin can be attributed to its antiseptic and antifungal properties. It is used to treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammations. It heals wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns rapidly as it aids in the formation of scar tissues.

Our soaps lather excellently against your skin and the scent lasts all day! Works great on all skin types and it will leave you feeling moisturized and refreshed. Good for all skin types.

Order Online:
https://www.naturesbathbody.com/…/al…/products/lavender-soap

#Handmade #BarSoap #Lavender #Organic #AllNatural #Soap #SoapShop#AcneTreatment #SkinCare #FentonMI #HollyMI #MadeInMI#NaturesBathBody #Antifungal #MadeWithLove #Love #MustHave#GetSome #Calming

~SOAP STORIES DAY 2~

~SOAP STORIES DAY 2~

All-Natural Lemongrass Soap

TOP BENEFITS:
* Reduces Inflammation
* Pore Reducer
* Stimulating/Rejuvenating
* Firms Skin
* Antiseptic
* Astringent
* Antimicrobial
* Antibacterial
* Fungicidal
* Skin Healing Properties

Lemongrass has a light, fresh citrus scent with earthy notes. The aroma inspires and brings fresh energy. This is one of our most popular scented soaps.

Added benefits for using our Lemongrass soap includes stimulating and balancing your skin as well as rejuvenation.

Lemongrass is a popular skin care ingredient for oily, mature and inflamed skin.

One major lemongrass essential oil benefit is its skin healing properties. Lemongrass oil is an effective cleanser for all skin types; its antiseptic and astringent properties make lemongrass oil perfect for getting even and glowing skin.

BENEFICIAL PROPERTIES
Lemongrass is an anti-microbial and anti-bacterial herb. This means it will help limit bacterial or microbial growth on the skin. It can help ward off skin infections as well as lessen skin issues caused by bacterial infections, such as folliculitis and cellulitis. Lemongrass is also fungicidal, which means it helps cure fungus infections on the skin. The herb also acts as an astringent, which constricts the skin. This helps to minimize pores, limit the secretions of oil and provide a temporary skin-firming treatment.

Our soaps lather excellently against your skin and the scent lasts all day! Works great on all skin types and it will leave you feeling moisturized and refreshed. Good for all skin types.

Order Online:
https://www.naturesbathbody.com/…/…/products/lemongrass-soap

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