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The difference between Solid Shampoo bars & Hair Soaps

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Congrats on embarking on little steps to being zero waste! Now we all know solid shampoo bars are great because it replaces liquid ones in 350-400ml plastic bottles. But are all solid shampoos created equal? Here's what i found:

πŸ‘ Some solid shampoos are actually soaps, but its been superfatted. Meaning a higher amount of oils have been added to add hydration, but as its a still a soap by nature, it will contain a higher pH level thus leaves your hair feeling drier. Not a bad alternative, just that it takes longer for hair to transition and you are usually recommended to use Apple Cider Vinegar as followup to balance your hair pH.

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How you can tell if this is a soap, is if you spot words like lye, sodium hydroxide,etc.

πŸ‘Solid shampoo bars containing Sodium cocoate or Sodium coco sulfate: surfectant based shampoo bars are best because they help water to mix with oil and dirt to be more easily rinsed away. I avoid shampoo bars containing Sodium cocoate/ sodium coco sulphate because a byproduct of its creation is SLS, which makes its properties not particularly differ from pure SLS, organic or not. SLS is a cheap surfectant used in mass produced brands. Further into my research, i found that sodium cocoate is even used in some laundry detergents,meaning its a harsher surfectant!

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πŸ‘We choose to carry Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate based shampoo bars: also a surfectant-based shampoo bar, its even known as Baby Foam for being gentle enough to be used on children's skin. Its a sodium salt ester that's derived from Coconut oil, and although it took us sometime to find a good and suitable shampoo, we are proud to standby a range we fully understand and that isn't hiding behind greenwashing!

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Did I mention our bars are also FDA approved? 😊 Our Skin Bounty shampoo bars are so easy to use and Im particularly happy they only come in a paper crepe packaging that's biodegradable!