What experts do
Finally, let us consider what happens at the hairdressers. These people are the hair experts. They are washing people’s hair multiple times a day and what do they do?
Well, not many use solid shampoo yet. But they DO NOT use “shampoo” that requires an acid rinse or a transition phase.
Salon owners should know the ingredients of the products they are buying and using. You will not find any high pH cold process soaps/shampoo with ingredients like Sodium Olivate, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Palmate, Sodium Castorate.
Hairdressers also wash hair twice. Why do they wash your hair twice? Because your hair will stay cleaner for longer. Washing your hair less frequently is very good for improving the condition of your hair. Wash the first time getting right into the scalp and giving it a good massage to lift the dirt, then rinse. Then they wash the second time with less product to make sure all the dirt is gone and you leave the hairdressers with fresh, bouncy hair.
Please, go forth and try a variety of solid shampoo bars. You may wish to try the ones I make, if so, read on.
What is so good about Kelpie shampoo bars?
My main motivation for making my kelpie solid shampoo bars was because I wanted a product that was gentle and nourishing for my fine wavy hair. I also wanted the shampoo to have some essence of the sea. I went about formulating four variants that all contain kelp and are great for different types of hair.
1) Unscented for all hair types is a great all-rounder and does not contain any allergens because no essential oils are added. If you suffer from psoriasis, dandruff, eczema this could be worth a try.
2) All hair types with lavender and orange are such great all-rounder bars. It contains conditioning jojoba and argan oils as well as panthenol which help condition and de-tangle hair.
3) Fine hair with lemongrass smells so uplifting and fresh. It cleans hair and conditions with light oils like jojoba which do not weigh your hair down.
4) Curly hair with cypress, bergamot, neem oils and wheat protein. This is a nourishing shampoo bar that will help moisturise all the way down curly hair shafts to promote bouncy clean curls without the frizz.
All Kelpie Shampoo bars are sulphate, palm oil and paraben-free. They also have a pH of 5.5.