This bar was created for hair care, but can also be used for cleansing face and body! I focused on using herbs & oils for scalp & hair management. There may be a transition period for 3~6 washings when switching from other shampoos to herbal shampoo bars. This is due to the chemical residue buildup from conventional hair care products. Hang in there though, the results are well worth it! It also may help for some hair/skin types to follow up with an apple cider vinegar rinse to restore and balance pH.
To use~Wet hair, wet soap, lather hair as usual, and rinse well. Go ahead and condition hair if that's what you usually do. Finish with a hair rinse of equal parts apple cider vinegar and water. I like to put this in a spray bottle and spray my hair with it just prior to leaving the shower. You can rinse this again or leave it. The smell of vinegar will dissipate once the hair dries.
You can also make 2 cups of your favorite herbal tea as a final rinse. Chamomile, sweetgrass, lavender and mint are nice, and the possibilities are endless!
For extra conditioning, it's best to apply an oil BEFORE shampooing. Use plain castor oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil or one of my bath and body oils (listed on my site). Apply a very small amount to the ends of hair when dry, or entire scalp prior to shampooing.
"Your soap worked great for my dreads~ it left them clean & without any film!" Lauren, St. Louis, MO