More info about Aquarian Bath shampoo bars....
General Shampoo bar info:
Hard water friendly shampoo bars:
Our best shampoo bar options for very hard water are Key Lime Eucalyptus, Lavender Vanilla, Neem, Lemon Vanilla, Tea Tree Eucalyptus, Sesame Aloe, Lavender Patchouli, and Citrus Bay Rum Patchouli, Carrot, Rose Geranium.
How to wash hair with a shampoo bar: Washing with a shampoo bar is pretty simple. First you wet your hair thoroughly, the rub the shampoo bar in a few a patches in your hair. Then work up the lather with your hands. Make sure the lather is worked in through all of your hair and down to your scalp in order give your hair a complete cleaning. Then rinse your hair with fresh water making sure to get out all the shampoo. Rinsing your hair with bath tub water that already has soap mixed in with it will not give you a clean rinse. I wash with my shampoo bars every 2 to 3 days, or more often if I have been getting dirty in the garden or have been working out strenuously.
Transitioning to Shampoo Bars: For some people it takes longer than others to adjust to shampoo bars. This depends on a lot of factors including if there is build up from other products in your hair. Also if the shampoo you have been previously using strongly strips your natural oils, then your scalp may seem to over produce sebum when you switch to a milder shampoo.
Customer blog post: What to expect when using Natural Shampoo Bars
Incompatible products: Do not use shampoo bars with salt hair sprays.
For chlorinated pool and salt-water swimmers, wash your hair twice after swimming for best results. This is also the best practice for when using traditional shampoos.
Bleached and highlighted hair:
Our formulas have been created to work best with natural hair types, henna dyed hair, and dyed but not bleached hair. The bleaching changes the hair structure such that there is a larger surface area in which to trap conditioning oils. Results seem to vary with the level of damage from bleaching. Using a diluted vinegar rinse may help after washing with the shampoo bar (1-2 Tablespoons in 1 quart water). However bleached hair that has been dyed as well will need to make a strand test to make sure vinegar does not alter the hair color.
Bulk buying options: shampoo bars in sets of 3 or 6