Shampoo and Conditioner bars continue to grow in popularity as an alternative to using regular products from a bottle. One of the reasons for this is that they can help us better control our product usage, as we often use more than we need when using regular shampoo or conditioner from a squeezy bottle. When using these regular products we tend to pour on whatever quantity we think is sufficient and use it all up, but shampoo and conditioner bars will lather up as you gradually apply them, allowing you the time to judge how much product you need more accurately!
As well as reducing wastage, this effect has further benefits for our hair as too much product can actually start removing the natural sebum our glands produce, which helps to protect and strengthen the hair and scalp.
They're also a great way to cut down on unnecessary plastics and reduce our carbon footprint, as they lend themselves better to alternative forms of packaging better than liquid shampoos and conditioners do - you can even go packaging-free if you want to!
Combine the above with the additional benefits of making your own products, knowing exactly what goes in to them by adding your favourite scents and oils, and this Solid Conditioner Base becomes something you wouldn't want to miss out on!
*Derived from RSPO Mass Balance (MB) Palm Oil
**Derived from RSPO Mass Balance (MB) Palm Kernel Oil
- Shea butter & coconut oil provide nourishment
- Behentrimonium chloride helps condition the hair
- RSPO MB Certification
- Melting begins at 60°C
How to use:
Making your own Conditoner bars from this base can be as simple as melting down the base, combining it with your preferred scents and colours, and then allowing the product to set again. Just make sure to check what the approved dosages are for any ingredients you are adding.
There are lots of opportunities to be inventive with shampoo and conditioner bars and make some truly stunning products - follow the link below for a wonderful example of creative shampoo bar making!