For several years now, the hearts of fans of eco-friendly cosmetics have been given to solid shampoos for their naturalness. What are these bright tiles, how to use them, what are their pros and cons, and what do their fans say about their favorite shampoos? Let's find out together with SalonSecret experts !
• What secrets do unusual shampoos hide?
• It is impossible not to fall in love, or the main advantages of solid shampoos
• How to choose the perfect solid shampoo?
• Features of the use of solid shampoos: how to use, so as not to be disappointed?
• The analogue is not worse - liquid shampoos in an eco-friendly role
What secrets do unusual shampoos hide?
Their diversity is amazing: round, curly, multi-colored and black as night. But there are not so many washing bases - the very formula that removes dust, excess protective sebum and street pollution from our hair.
Typically, solid shampoos work with either alkali-saponified fats or sulfates. We have all met with saponified fats more than once - in fact, this is an ordinary soap that perfectly cleanses, but can dry out the scalp and the hair itself.
Sulfates vary in severity and are not recommended for sensitive scalps. However, now in the manufacture of solid shampoos, the infamous SLS ( sodium lauryl sulfate) is replaced by mild plant-derived surfactants derived from coconut oil.
It is natural solid shampoos of a new generation with a mild detergent base that win the hearts (and hair too!) of women all over the world. Depending on the purpose of the product, manufacturers also add natural ingredients to the cleaning tiles, the effectiveness of which has been “proven” by our grandmothers.
It is impossible not to fall in love, or the main advantages of solid shampoos
You can truly appreciate their merits along the way.
• Carelessly thrown at the bottom of the cosmetic bag, the shampoo will not spill and will not stain anything.
• In addition, it does not need to be poured into a travel container, and it easily gives a sea of \u200b\u200bfoam with any water. When traveling, this is especially true, because you never know what hardness the water in the hotel will turn out to be.
Another serious plus: in a solid format, the concentration of natural substances is higher than in conventional shampoos - oils, plant extracts, esters. But preservatives, which so often cause allergies and peeling, can not be found in solid shampoo, since it needs less synthetic preservative additives.
Add to this economical consumption, natural fragrance, deep cleansing, and it becomes clear why many women have completely switched to multi-colored tiles.
How to choose the perfect solid shampoo?
Like conventional shampoos, their solid counterparts are not universal.
To find the perfect product for you, experts recommend focusing on the needs of the scalp and the condition of the hair.
• If you suffer from dandruff, shampoos with tar, extracts from juniper and sage will help. Tip: it is unlikely that anything other than pharmaceutical products will save from oily seborrhea, but natural ingredients are quite capable of coping with a mild form of dry dandruff.
• Solid shampoos with rosemary extract and bay oil (also known as laurel oil) are suitable for hair loss. Coupled with regular massage , hair loss comes to naught, but hormonal or stress loss, unfortunately, no shampoo will stop - you should definitely consult a doctor!
• If you have a problem with dry hair, the shampoo bar should contain a mild detergent base and oils (such as olive and shea) to prevent overdrying of the hair when washing.
• For oily scalp, clay, menthol, nettle extract, wild rose, St. John's wort and other astringents are added to solid shampoos. Thanks to the coordinated work of the ingredients, the hair remains clean and voluminous for a long time.
• Brightness and beauty of dyed hair will prolong shampoo based on mild surfactant. Choose products with oils in the composition to restore the strands, and for dark shades - also with henna.
Features of the use of solid shampoos: how to use so as not to be disappointed?
1. The main feature of such hair products is squeaky cleansing, even if the washing base is soft. This is due to the concentrated formula, and therefore the daily use of tiles can lead to allergies or overdrying of the hair and scalp. Once every two to three days is the ideal frequency of using a solid shampoo.
2. You need to lather the product according to the manufacturer's recommendations: either first “lathering” the palms, and then transferring the foam to the head, or running the shampoo tile itself along well-moistened partings.
3. It does not make sense to withstand the foam at the roots for more than a minute.
4. After washing, apply to the length of the hair any washable product that suits you: a mask, balm or conditioner.
5. To prevent the cleansing tile from getting soaked into gruel, store solid shampoo away from water. For example, on a soap dish located above the level of the bathtub and sink. Some manufacturers sell tiles in handy metal boxes with lids. In any case, after washing your hair, the shampoo should dry properly.