Solid shampoo bars - are they good and how to use?

Solid shampoo bars have become popular these days because they are travel-friendly, long-lasting, pH balanced and plastic-free.

Solid shampoo bars contain natural ingredients and different plants that nourish and strengthen hair roots. Not to get confused in shampoo bars variety, try and find the most suitable shampoo bar for your hair.


Solid shampoo bars - sustainable solution

Solid shampoo is concentrated (does not contain water), economical, convenient for traveling, for health and eco friendly. Solid shampoo can last from 70 - 90 washes, replacing 2 - 3 bottles of liquid shampoo. It takes up little space in your travel bag and does not contain water that can spill. They also do not contain plastic packaging. The range of solid shampoos is large, therefore developed for various needs and hair types. 

Natural cosmetic brand MARUSHA offers natural Solid shampoo bars for both blond and dark hair (including colored hairs) which contain a lot of nordic herbs (Latvian juniper, chamomile, nettle, etc.), plant oils and extracts (rosemary, neem, etc.) that gently cleanse, nourish and moisturize hair and scalp. They are suitable for all hair types, especially dry and thin hair. It lathers well and also washes oily hair. Suitable for colored hair and for daily use.


Solid shampoo bars with natural ingredients 

Solid shampoos are made from raw materials of natural plant origin. They consists of natural hair-cleansing, nourishing and moisturizing ingredients, which gently wash the hair without stripping its healthy natural oils and provide necessary nutrients for stronger hairs. Solid shampoos do not contain chemicals (parabens, sulfates, phthalates) that damage the hair structure and have a long-term negative effect on the hair and scalp.

In general, solid shampoos are better for hair than detergent-based liquid shampoos because they are formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, silicone, and synthetic fragrances.

Solid shampoos promote healthier and stronger hair. If the hair has become too dry or greasy after using liquid shampoos, it means that the natural activity of the sebaceous glands of the skin has been disrupted and it is necessary to restore it. It is advisable to find the reason for this, for example, washing your hair too often or with chemical-based ingredients can be damaging for hair.


Solid shampoo bars and their shortcomings

  • For better results the quality of the water is important. If the water is too hard, then the hair is also hard and dull, because too high amounts of minerals (calcium and magnesium) accumulate in it.
  • Before buying solid shampoo it is important to read ingredients. In some cases, solid shampoo can contain irritants - foaming agents, preservatives, fragrances and synthetic colors that can irritate the scalp. Be aware of that.
  • Solid shampoos have a shorter shelf life than liquid shampoos - on average from 6 to 12 months, because they contain natural ingredients - oils and butters. However, if you use solid shampoo twice a week, it lasts around 2  months.
  • Solid shampoos can remain soft if stored improperly. Therefore, after use, provide it with air access so that it can dry, for instance - keep them on well-draining surface that allows lots of airflow around it.


Solid shampoos need adjustment period

Change of another cosmetic product requires adaptation time. It also refers to hair. It goes through a "transition period" when you switch from the liquid, traditional shampoos to a natural solid shampoo. For example, after the first few times, the hair or scalp may become greasy, dry, frizzy or tangled. This transition period can last from 1-2 weeks to 4-5 weeks. To speed up the transition process, a simple solution is to try a vinegar rinse after washing your hair. This will help balance the pH level of the scalp.

Solid shampoo is also designed for curly hair. It is recommended to apply the shampoo closer to the scalp than to the ends of the hair, so that the curls do not get stiff and are easy to maintain.

It is recommended to use a shampoo bar 1-2 times a week to keep the hair clean and well-groomed. The recommendation is to find a solid shampoo suitable for your hair (for sensitive scalp, anti-dandruff, for curly hair etc.), as there is a wide range of them available on the market.

MARUSHA Solid Shampoo bars.

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