Soap is great for washing your body, but it's not great for washing your hair!
Let me explain.
When we were developing our shampoo bar, I heavily researched the competition, inspecting the ingredient panels on the other bars I could find at my local health-food store. What I found were a lot of "shampoo bars" that were formulated just like a soap. Ie, they were a combination of fats and oils, mixed with Lye, and formed into a hard, soap-bar.
I've got bad news...this isn't going to be great for your hair!
The pH of your skin is around 9-10 (ie, much more alkaline).
But the pH of your scalp is around 4-5 (a bit more acidic).
This means that washing your hair with a shampoo bar that's formulated like a soap will massively disrupt the pH of your scalp, and will likely cause your hair to become dry and brittle.
The pH of our Shampoo Bar hovers around 4.4-5, providing a much more gentle cleanse than the other guys.
Our bar also uses only the highest quality ingredients like Grass-Fed Tallow, ProVitamin B5 and Quinoa Protein to cleanse and condition your hair, leaving it healthy, shiny, and free from harmful chemicals.
How do I know if a bar is formulated like a soap?
So, here's where it gets a little bit tricky. When making soap, a manufacturer technically is not required to list Lye within the ingredients list. This is because once the chemical process is completed, there technically is no longer any amount of lye within the finished product. BUT, some manufacturers choose to include it, for full transparency.
So, when checking to see if a shampoo bar is formulated like a soap, you'll need to see if the ingredients list contains "Sodium Hydroxide" or "lye". If so, then it's not going to be safe to use on your hair. Also, if the entire ingredient list is composed of strictly oils and fats, it's highly likely that these products used lye during the manufacturing process, and again, would be great to wash your body, but definitely not your hair!
But Why Tallow? In my Shampoo?
Tallow has been used for centuries as an all-natural moisturizer and skin conditioner. It's also rich in vitamins A and D and contains essential fatty acids that help protect your skin from environmental damage and irritation.
But did you know that tallow is also great for hair? The same properties that make it so good for your skin are also great for your hair: vitamins A and D help strengthen hair follicles and prevent breakage; essential fatty acids keep your scalp healthy; and its natural moisturizing properties keep your scalp hydrated so it doesn't dry out or become too oily.
Plus, it comes in a handy travel size so you can take it with wherever you go! Grab One Today!
Want to try it out, but feeling a bit apprehensive about the whole "washing your hair with a bar" thing? Check out our video which includes a full tutorial HERE!