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Solid Shampooing

Posted Oct 17 2008 6:02pm

This week I'm trying out a new way of washing my hair. I've been reading a bit about it for awhile now, and finally have gotten around to doing it. What IT is, using a shampoo bar, rather than your normal liquid shampoo. What interested me most was the economic benefits, as a shampoo bar can be considerably less expensive to buy, and lasts alot longer. There's less waste and packaging which is also better for the environment. Also, it can be completely natural with no Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and other nasties. Of course there are good non-commercial shampoos out there free from these nasties too, as I have mentioned in the past.

So my first venture is withCioccolatina's Rhassoul Soap(100g £3.50). Rhassoul is a type of mineral rich clay that comes from Morocco. I chose this as my scalp is extremely dry at the moment, and Rhassoul is a very gentle and good clay for dry conditions. It has been used in Northern Africa for centuries to cleanse the hair and skin. I noticed too that when I use this soap in the bath, all of my skin comes out feeling very soft and nourished afterwards. My hair comes out feeling moisturised and feels thicker. The flakiness around my hairline didn't disappear right away, but now after a few uses, seems to be improving.

I have also compiled a list of some other shampoo bars worth trying, as I love these companies and feel that shampooing in this way is good value indeed. It is also safe for children, and one of these bars below is specifically for those ever-present childhood companions, nits! All of the companies use organic and/or natural ingredients with no nasties as far as I'm aware (I wouldn't want them if they were!!)
1) Little Satsuma'sRosemary & Tea Tree Oil Shampoo Bar(100g £2.75).

2) Little Herbal'sBug Buster Shampoo Barfor nits, lice and dandruff (£5.00 which includes p&p for UK).

3) Pure Nuff Stuff'sHair and Body Bar(130g £2.95) which comes in a variety of natural fragrances including Sage, Basil and Lemon.

4) Anita Grant'sBabassu Shampoo Barswhich include Organic Kelp & Ylang Ylang (110g £7.65); Babassu Peppermint (110g £6.95) and Babassu unscented (110g £5.95).

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