Solid shampoo, natural hygiene

Solid shampoo is a personal care product that has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is a bar or circular shampoo that resembles soap and is made with natural and biodegradable ingredients.

Benefits of solid shampoo

  • Respect for the environment: It is a more environmentally friendly option than liquid shampoo. This is because it requires less water to make. Additionally, solid shampoos are usually wrapped in paper or cardboard, which are recyclable materials. And they generally subscribe to the Zero Waste trend that prevents the generation of waste.
  • Less waste: Solid shampoo generates less waste than liquid shampoo. This is because a solid shampoo bar can last up to 3 times longer than a bottle of liquid shampoo. It is also biodegradable and does not use plastic packaging.
  • Effectiveness: Solid shampoos are as effective as liquid shampoos in cleansing the hair and scalp.
  • Practicality: It is ideal to take on trips or to the gym since there is no risk of spills and its weight is lower.
  • Natural Ingredients: Most solid shampoos are made with natural ingredients, such as oils, butters, and plant extracts. These ingredients are typically gentler on the hair and scalp than the synthetic ingredients used in liquid shampoos. The natural ingredients used in solid shampoo are less irritating to the hair and scalp. They are usually free of sulfates, parabens and other chemicals that can be harmful to health. We tell you more below...

The natural ingredients used in solid shampoo are the following:

  • Surfactants: Surfactants are the ingredients that clean the hair. The most common surfactants used in solid shampoos are natural surfactants, such as sodium cocoyl isethionate, sodium cocoyl sulfate, and sodium lauryl sulfate.
  • Oils: Oils provide hydration and nutrition to the hair. The most common oils used in solid shampoos are coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, and avocado oil.
  • Butters: Butters provide hydration and softness to the hair. The most common butters used in solid shampoos are shea butter, cocoa butter, and coconut butter.
  • Plant extracts: Plant extracts provide additional benefits for hair, such as hydration, shine and frizz control. The most common plant extracts used in solid shampoos are aloe vera extract, rosemary extract, peppermint extract, and oat extract.

Cons of solid shampoo

  • Cost: It usually requires a larger outlay of money than liquid shampoos. However, its greater durability compensates for its higher price over time.
  • Availability: Solid shampoos are not yet as common as liquid shampoos. Therefore, they may not be easily found in all supermarkets or cosmetic stores. But they are available in health food stores, local fairs or markets, or on the social networks of entrepreneurs.
  • Adaptation period: Some users may need an adjustment period to get used to the texture and lather of the solid shampoo. This does not mean that it cleans less, it just avoids surfactants and detergents that are not good for hair health.
  • Special cares: Since it is a bar that reacts with water, just like regular soap, it must be allowed to drain well to ensure its durability. Many leave it resting on a wooden rack, or hanging in a tulle bag on the tap so that it drains well.

In general, solid shampoo is a more ecological and healthy option than liquid shampoo, especially if you suffer from a hair condition such as dandruff, dandruff, etc. However, like any shampoo, it is important to choose a quality solid shampoo, made with natural ingredients and that is suitable for your hair type.

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