Updated: Sep 22, 2021
How To Use A Shampoo Bar: a short guide on how to use a shampoo bar, especially for newbies.
Using a shampoo bar is a little different to your standard liquid shampoo and conditioning routine. Have no fear! While it might seem daunting at first, I promise if you follow these steps and tips for using a shampoo bar, you'll be reaching for it again and again!
The good news is if you've ever washed your hair the process isn't that much different, but there are a few frequently asked questions about using bars.
Do you rub the bar, or does it lather? How much do I need and how will I know if I have enough? And what about ACV rinses? Is there a transition period?
Let's get into it!
How do you use a Shampoo Bar?
The first step in any hair washing routine needs to be removing the excess debris, dirt and loose hairs. We recommend thoroughly brushing out any tangles, product or buildup prior to stepping into the shower.
Next fully saturate your hair under running water. Remember bars are concentrated, meaning there is no water. They rely on the water in your hair to become a rich lather, so make sure your hair is wet!
Once your hair is fully saturated with water, rub the bar between hands until it creates a rich soapy lather. A brand new bar may take a bit longer to lather, but keep working it and it will foam up.
When you've created a lather in your hands, start at the scalp and run the lather down to the ends. Emulsify the lather into the scalp and continue working it until all areas of your scalp feel clean. If you're not getting enough lather in your hair, try adding a little more water before reaching for more shampoo. This part should feel familiar to typical shampoo.
If you only wash your hair 2-3 times a week we recommend starting your routine with Clarico and following the double cleanse ritual found here. Otherwise you can complete the shampoo by rinsing completely and following with the Luminous Conditioner Bar.
We hope these tips help you when using our bars and look forward to bringing you more products for your conscious beauty ritual.