You will find that this lathers up really well in the hair – so feel free to use the extra foam to wash the rest of your body, it’s great for the skin as well. Your hair should be fairly easy to comb (just make sure that you towel it dry as best as you can first, as hair that is still dripping wet is always harder to comb through).
If you have any hair or scalp issues that you think may have been brought on by the use of commercial shampoos (e.g. dandruff, hair loss, very oily scalp), using this soap for just a week won’t offer any noticeable changes to your condition. I encourage you to stick to using this bar, or any other all-natural shampoo formulation, for at least a month of daily use, before drawing your conclusions about whether or not it is helpful for your scalp.
Personally I found that it helped my usually frizzy hair look a lot more presentable, and my curls are more defined and relaxed. I eventually noticed after a month of use that I have much less hair on the floor and in my comb too! On Andrea’s fine and straight hair, it seems to help her comb it more easily. It has a very mild, pleasant minty feeling on the scalp.
Tip: If you find that your hair feels heavy or sticky after using this shampoo bar, try using a conditioner. You can very easily make an effective one by diluting 1 part apple cider vinegar in 10 parts water (you can replace the apple cider vinegar with lemon or lime juice, but these may irritate very sensitive skin). Work this solution through your hair, especially the ends, then rinse out thoroughly – your hair should feel light and even easier to comb through.
Characteristics and Usage
Use on: Predominantly for the hair, but it’s perfectly fine to be used on the body.
Scent: A mild scent, mostly of peppermint.
Lather: Rich and creamy when used directly on hair or bath puff/sponge. Lathers up quite nicely in the palm of your hand too.
Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aqua, Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sodium hydroxide, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) butter, Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cocos nucifera (virgin coconut) oil, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, Honey, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Mentha arvensis (Peppermint) Oil, Silk powder, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) extract
(Note: I accidentally omitted the organic honey, extra virgin olive oil and jojoba oil from the list of ingredients on the actual soap label – will get this fixed in the next round of printing.)