Easy hair care with Lusid shampoo bars

The function of shampoo is to remove dirt, debris, and odors, such as smoke or sweat. If you do not shampoo your hair; oil will build up close to the scalp. Those familiar with the Curly Girl Method will know that there is a lot of information out there about shampoo being bad for curly hair. However, cleaning your hair with a well-formulated shampoo will not damage your hair. Shampoo is used to clean the sweat, dirt, product build-up. If you follow the “no poo” movement, it’s likely your hair will become weighed down and dull from conditioner build-up. Think of shampoo like using cleanser on your face.

There is no set rule for how often you should wash your hair. It will vary depending on your hair type. Also, no one knows your hair better than you. You know when it is getting greasy and weighed down or you’re getting a lot of build up from old styling products. Those with more fragile curly hair may find that they need to shampoo their hair less often than those with straight hair. If you sweat a lot you may find you need to shampoo more often. Pay attention to how your scalp is feeling- if it’s starting to get itchy, it may be time for a wash.

Shampoo bars are ideal for the environment because they don’t need to be packaged in plastic. They also don’t contain any chemicals that are harmful to waterways and sea life. With no harmful sulphates or parabens they are healthier for your hair and healthier for the planet compared to traditional liquid shampoos.

You get far more bang for your buck with a shampoo bar. Liquid shampoo is traditionally made with 80-90% water, whereas a 70 gram Lusid bar is the liquid equivalent of 1.3 l of liquid. Instead of pumping shampoo into your hand from a bottle, you wet the bar so it starts to lather and then apply the bar directly to your scalp. 

Lusid Shampoo Bar

Unlike traditional hair care, Lusid has shampoo bars for all hair structures  So you can embrace the hair you have naturally. All bars are made with organic/vegan ingredients which are ethically sourced/cruelty free thus making them perfect for the whole family with no harmful ingredients making them child friendly too.

Watch out for shampoos containing sulphates. Sulphates is the key ingredient to create a great lather, however, sulphates aggressively strip the scalp of natural oils leaving the hair dry or greasy as it tries to overcompensate for the natural moisture that was lost. This can result in dandruff in some instances. Using a shampoo without sulphates means that it isn't as harsh on the hair or scalp.

The reason why we should double shampoo is firstly to remove dirt and residue however the second wash is to enable the nourishing ingredients to get to work.  Because Lusid bars do not contain sulphates which are traditionally used in liquid shampoo to quickly create foam, Lusid bars may not lather when you first apply them. We recommend that you use the 5-stripe method when applying the bar to your hair, massage the product in and then rinse out. Getting a lather is a good sign that you are cleaning your hair thoroughly as it breaks down the build-up in your hair. So if you didn’t get any lather the first time, we recommend repeating the five stripes, massaging and rinsing again. You may even need three shampoos if it has been a while since your last hair wash.

To care for your bars, you should store them where they can dry completely, ideally out of the shower. This helps lengthen the life of the shampoo bars. You can recycle Lusid Conditioner Whip or Lusid Curl Creme Gel tins and reuse to keep your shampoo and conditioner bars dry between use. They are great to  travel with because they don’t take up much space and won’t leak on a plane.