How To Use A Shampoo Bar On Your Curls
Shampoo bars are becoming increasingly popular for a variety of reasons. Not only is a shampoo bar environmentally friendly, it's easy to use. Most come in a variety of sizes, shapes, formulas, and scents. This means there's something for every curl type. If you're looking for a great alternative to your regular shampoo, consider a bar! Here's how to use a shampoo bar on your curls. If you have a favorite brand or recipe for DIY shampoo bars, drop us a line! We love hearing from you.
A shampoo bar works similarly to shampoo. The only difference is that you aren't going to have a puddle in your hand to work with.
Take your shampoo bar and get in the shower. Completely saturate your curls using warm water. For shorter hair, you can apply the bar directly to your curls. It works great for working into the scalp. Scrub with your finger tips to massage the shampoo into your scalp.
On longer curls, you might try a bit of a different technique. Wet the bar and rub it from scalp to ends, creating a lather by connecting the bar with your strands. You can also choose to lather up the bar between your hands and use the suds to cleanse your curls.
Use it how you would a shampoo: lather, massage, and allow the water to rinse away the shampoo.
After using a shampoo bar, you might want to consider rinsing your curls with an apple cider vinegar and water mixture. This will help remove any remaining residue and close the cuticle back down. The vinegar will rebalance the pH levels of your curls. Rinse with cool water to seal the cuticle and trap moisture in. Finish with your favorite conditioner to re introduce any lost moisture and keep curls easy to manage.
Your shampoo bar isn't like your bottled shampoo. It will need a bit more care than your usual. Store your shampoo bar in a jar or tin, or else it will get washed away during other showers. Keep it try to avoid it turning into a mushy mess.
Your curls might go through an adjustment period when making the switch from shampoo to a shampoo bar. This is normal, and your strands will normalize with time.