When you first begin your hair soap journey, your hair will most likely be coated in residue from your commercial shampoo. So the first few times you use your hair soap, you’ll need to do a more thorough cleanse. You might feel that you are using a lot of soap, but this is a normal and necessary part of transitioning from commercial shampoo to hair soap as the residues need to be completely washed from the hair to experience the full benefits of your hair soap.
Because washing the hair this much might lead to dryness, it’s important to apply oil to the ends of longer hair types to protect and condition.
Your hair will likely lack the body and shine it typically has, but don’t worry; this process is temporary.
You have to wash it clean to let it go!
Once the residue has been completely washed off of your scalp and hair, your hair soap use will level out!
A 100g soap bar can be used more than 40 times.
The scalp and hair will continue to adjust and become more accustomed to your new routine.
Most report that their hair becomes less and less oily, meaning their hair soap use lessens even more with continued use.
It is best to avoid washing the hair every day. If you are able to achieve a healthy oil production balance (this will partly depend on your scalp type), you will only need to use your hair soap every other day.
At this rate of washing, one soap bar will last over two months!
Hair is dead, so every time you wash your hair, some of the hair’s structural protein will be degraded.
Some find they need to double cleanse in the beginning, but once oil production balances out, a single cleanse will suffice.
If you feel that you are going through your hair soap bar too quickly, rest assured that once you have cleared the transition period and your scalp’s oil production regulates, you will go through your soap much more slowly.
以下為創始人 Anita 的頭皮頭髮保養方式：
Anita's hair care routine:
-Wash every 2-3 days, bangs every day
-Use acid balancing rinse 3-5 times per month (apple cider vinegar or citric acid rinse), rinse with cold water
-Scalp massage or end treatment with jojoba oil, adding essential oils such as cedar, rosemary, lavender etc.
Rub 1-3 drops in the palm of your hand
Distribute through your hair with your fingers, focusing on the ends (if doing a scalp treatment, focus on the scalp)
Use a fine tooth comb to help evenly distribute
There are three different routines that are recommended, depending on your individual hair needs
1. Regular maintenance: Shampoo with soap ➡️ Blow dry ➡️ Apply oil
2. Transition period: Dilute 5g of citric acid + 500ml of water➡️Shampoo➡️After washing your hair, apply citric acid water➡️massage to distribute acid rinse➡️Rinse with water
3. Damaged hair protection: Oil the ends before shampooing➡️Shampoo➡️Blow dry➡️Re-oil the ends
Feeling dry after soap use?
This is because hair soap does not contain the additives that conventional shampoos has.
There is no silicon to artificially smooth the hair. You will become re-acuanted with your natural hair texture, and it will take a little time to learn how to naturally maintain truly moisturized soft hair.
Conventional shampoo creates a situation in which your hair appears soft but is actually getting damaged and dried out by harmful ingredients. It is not the hair soap that is making your hair appear dry, it is only the cessation of using your previous shampoo.
If you were to switch to any other method, even washing only with water, your hair would appear dryer than you are accustomed to.
If this is your experience, I would strongly recommend that you start taking care of your hair the natural way
Hair will no longer only "look" smooth, it will be truly naturally healthy and soft!
The scalp is alive, the hair is dead
Scalp and hair should be maintained separately
To nourish your hair ends, use jojoba or your preferred oil
頭髮徹底沖濕 – 搓泡 – 濃度變高時淋上一點點水 – 繼續搓（重複直到你的泡泡豐盈起來）
Most people are able to easily create a very rich lather
Why do some people feel that hair soap has no foam?
In fact, it is simply a matter of incorrect use.
Water will quickly combine with soap to form a lather
At this time, the concentration of soap in the water becomes high, and the water thickens.
Once it dries there will be no bubbles, and the foam that was originally created will disappear.
But we are accustomed to added synthetic foaming agents found in shampoos
When using hair soap, rubbing against the skin will not create a full lather
Rub the bar against your scalp and add more water to assist foaming
🌱What makes the bubbles smaller? Minerals in tap water, oil on the scalp, low temperature in water
🌱 What is necessary for foaming? air, water, soap
The three are indispensable and interact with each other
So remember the following procedure:
Rinse hair thoroughly
Lather – Drizzle with a little water when thickened –
Continue massaging soap into hair (repeat until your lather is plump)
Some people need it, some people don't!
Natural hair soaps do not remove the natural oils from the scalp and hair like shampoos, so no special moisturizing is required.
For users with longer hair, the sebum produced by the scalp may not smoothly glide to the ends of the hair, which may cause frizz.
At this time, the most natural way to care for the hair is to use an acid rinse and to apply a synthetic-free oil, such as pure jojoba, after blow-drying.
We strongly recommend that you refrain from using commercial hair conditioner in the initial stage of hair soap, as it may interfere with your ability to transition to hair soap.
Because these chemicals remain for a long time within the openings of the hair shaft, hindering the closure of the hair shaft, especially If your hair is already damaged (a lot of damage to she shaft prevents it from sealing), it may feel dry
Because you're gradually cleaning out the shaft that is clogged with shampoo additives, it might appear dry. You may have thought you didn't have damaged hair at first, but it was an illusion created by the silicons in your previous hair care routine.
You can mend the appearance of damaged hair by preventing protein loss and sealing moisture.
Apply pure oil of choice to damaged areas before and after using your preferred hair soap (Please do not use commercially available chemical hair oils, they are not helpful for hair nourishment and will only hinder the closure of healthy hair cells)
If your hair is very damaged, the best course of action might be to cut off the damaged portions and begin your new routine with a fresh start.
Providing your hair with real nourishment will promote new healthy growth.
After the damaged hair is cut, your difficulty in using hair soap will likely be eliminated, and the amount of hair soap required will be reduced.
Here are a few all-natural conditioners and hair care methods:
＊ citric acid conditioner
Dilute 5g of citric acid into 500ml of water.
After washing your hair, massage the citric acid water into the hair from roots to ends, comb the knots with your fingers, and finally rinse with clean water.
* Apply oil (jojoba oil, coconut oil, olive oil, sesame oil, etc.)
When hair is damp and nearly dry, apply oil, focusing on the ends of the hair and taking care to evenly distribute the oil.
When usisng 100% pure oil, be sure to pay attention to the amount and apply carefully or the hair will become overly saturated with oil.
* Apply oil before washing
Apply your preferred oil evenly to your hair (avoiding the scalp), then wash your hair and scalp with soap as normal.
Pure oil can achieve the effect of protecting hair!
-The acid rinse will supply an environment in which the PH is around 6. This will help to close the hair shaft.
-The citric acid will bind the soap residue and reduce any remaining soap residue to fatty acids. In addition to removing the residue, it can also have a similar effect to moisturizing with oil.
-Be sure that you are using the formula that is most compatible with your hair and scalp type! If you are using the wrong formula for you, the effect of the acid rinse and oil will be limited.
The scalp's basal skin cells have a 28-day life cycle,
Constantly changing appearance and progressing towards the surface of the skin.
Persistent keratinization takes place during the process,
And eventually it turns into tiny keratinous flakes that fall off.
If what you want is a healthy scalp, soft and shiny hair,
Use hair soap.
What you need most at this point is,
Trust in your body's ability to heal itself.
Take some time and have patience.
I have used over 50 different hair soaps during the process of formulation.
During this period, my scalp has been changing, and it is less oily now, more balanced and clean,
Moisturized and soothed.
Stay the course,
And you will experience the bliss of a healthy scalp and soft shiny hair!
＊Dry and tangled wet hair is actually very natural
The hair shaft will open in an environment that is above PH6 (water PH7), so it is a natural phenomenon for it to become tangled and frizzy!
It is recommended not to comb or rub vigorously when the hair is wet to avoid damage to the hair and incomplete closure of the shaft.
Simply pat wet hair dry with a towel, and it will naturally become soft after drying.
The hair shaft is easily damaged when wet, so be sure to blow dry your hair after washing or completely air dry!
＊When blow drying, blow down the hair as the hair shaft is opened downwards. This will help the hair shaft to close more smoothly and can also slow down the degradation of hair dye.
We recommend that you:
1. Use an acid rinse (apple cider vinegar or citric acid)
2. When there are bubbles, quickly use your fingers to comb them out first, then squeeze out the remaining bubbles and rinse with water
3. Use a natural hair conditioner such as jojoba oil
如果是一洗就整頭超黏，如果使用上有完全依照The Soap Days的建議
Everyone is curious about the initial sticky feeling of using hair soap,
So I would like to explain the phenomena that causes a temporary period of stickiness
Commercial hair products, no matter how natural, contain other additives that remain on the hair
With the purpose of making your hair appear to be smooth and healthy.
Many people who are just starting to use hair soap,
Will experience an adaptation period, which may result in a feeling of dryness, or even stickiness, as though the hair is coated in wax.
This is the so-called hair soap "transition period", and it is perfectly normal.
Because there is a lot of chemical residue on the hair and within the porous hair shaft,
some time will be required to completely rid the hair of all artificial additives.
Stick with it, because what you end up with is
Healthy, soft and silky hair!
What I want to introduce to you today is,
Solutions to different scenarios of residue
1. Locally sticky:
The sticky places are usually places that are less likely to be washed when using conventional shampoo (especially the back of the head)
Because shampoo is slippery,
Sometimes it does not get sufficiently rinsed from the hair,
So there is a lot of residue in these specific areas.
In contrast, as long as handmade soap is rinsed clean,
There will only be a slight tingling sensation brought by the water, and you can feel if the hair is thoroughly rinsed or not!
If you are having problems with localized stickiness, simply apply more soap to the area to generate a good lather, and rinse clean!
Wash your hair layer by layer, making sure that no areas of the scalp or hair are missed
(And remember to add water, there will be no bubbles where there is no water)
It will be clean in a few days!
2. Only the ends are sticky:
This could be happening because the ends of the hair are damaged.
This will make it difficult to clean the hair, as chemical residues become lodged in the porous damaged portion of the hair shaft.
However, it is not necessarily impossible to transition the damaged portions of the hair. More time and more washes will be needed in order to completely rid the hair of all artificial residue.
Once you've fully cleansed the hair, it won't feel sticky anymore.
But if you continue to wash for a week and you can't wash off the sticky feeling, It is also possible that the particular formula you are using is not suitable for your scalp and hair type, and you might need to try a new formula.
3. The whole head is sticky:
If you have washed in accordance with all Soap Day recommendations, and you are still experiencing all-over stickiness,
That means that the formula you have chosen is not cleansing enough for your scalp and hair type.
If after no matter how much you wash, it doesn't help–after a week, the whole head is still sticky,
Try another formula with a stronger cleaning power! (Please refer to our list of rankings to find your best match)
The transition period summarized:
Wash away residual synthetic chemicals
Gradually adjust scalp properties
No need to wash your hair every day, your oil production will be balanced
【THE SOAP DAYS】使用技巧、怎樣才能縮短洗髮皂過渡期
The Soap Days的洗髮皂因爲富含滋潤皮膚的甘油及對頭髮好的蓖麻油，遇到水後容易軟得快，建議大家使用完後要隔水放置，讓皂體能夠在下次使用之前就乾燥。
使用您家裡現有的產品，避開頭皮，如果您不喜歡矽靈，先確定您的潤絲產品沒有 Dimethicone 這個成分。
Washing Your Hair
1) Lather — Rub the shampoo bar directly on wet hair, or between hands (your preference), to create a rich lather.
2) Work into the Scalp — Massage suds gently through hair and scalp.
3) Rinse Thoroughly — Shampoo bar suds may rinse out more slowly than liquid detergent-based shampoo.
4) Repeat — Rinse and repeat if necessary (some find it helps reduce tangles).
Conditioning Your Hair and Scalp
In order to condition your hair naturally, we recommend using an apple cider vinegar rinse after washing with a shampoo bar.
Apple Cider Vinegar relaxes the hair shaft to help with frizzy and tangled hair. It stimulates the scalp and strips residue. People with hard water have also found apple cider vinegar to be particularly helpful.
1) Mix — You can use a commercially available Apple Cider Vinegar rinse or make your own at home. If mixing yourself, we recommend the following ratios:
• For Dry hair: 4 parts water, 2 parts Apple Cider Vinegar
• For Oily hair: 2 parts water, 2 parts Apple Cider Vinegar
2) Apply — Spray or pour Apple Cider Vinegar on your wet hair after washing.
3) Rinse — Leave it in for a few minutes, then rinse out. You may also leave it in if you like. The vinegar scent will disappear once evaporated. Use Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse as often as you wash your hair.
4) After — For extra conditioning, you may also use a hair oil of your choosing or try using our Herbal Lotion Bar. Just rub a tiny amount on your fingers and style thru your hair.
Conventional liquid shampoos strip your natural protective oils and coat your hair with silicone. Shampoo bars made of organic, natural ingredients do not.
So when switching to a natural shampoo bar, many people experience a transition period for hair to adjust and restore balance to oil production.
Depending on your hair, this could take a few days or weeks. During this adjustment, your hair may feel more oily, waxy, or dry and frizzy than normal. Be patient. Ultimately, your hair and the planet will be happier without the harsh chemicals of commercial liquid shampoo.
剛開始比較髒 要仔細搓 後腦勺也翻開來搓喔 只要有感到水不夠 就淋一點水
Am I Doing It Wrong?
Your hair soap journey: the transition period
The sticky feeling that you may experience at the beginning of your hair soap journey is a natural result of the chemical reaction between the soap and the synthetic residues that remain in the hair for some time from conventional shampoo. It will take several washes to purge the hair of these residues, so the sticky feeling is, to some degree, inevitable if you are switching from a conventional shampoo.
Reasons for stickiness:
chemical residues from previous routine, incorrect method of use, using a formula not suited to your specific scalp and hair type, using a formula that is not cleansing enough for oily scalp, the reaction of the mineral content of local water supply (hard water) and soap that results in scum
You may experience soap residue in your transition if you have: hair that tangles easily, long hair, very thick hair
But don't worry, we'll help you overcome the shampoo transition period!
If you are concerned about the transition period, I suggest you start your POO FREE journey on a weekend when you are sure you won't go out! Hair soap is a little different from shampoo, and it takes a little time to adjust.
Let’s see if you have made the following mistakes!
● Beginners might not create enough lather. Be sure that you not only focus on the scalp but also the rest of the hair, as chemical residue binds to the porous ends of the hair as well as the scalp. Once the synthetic residue has been cleansed from the hair shaft, you won't need to wash the ends as thoroughly.
● Is there enough water in your hair? Some people find it difficult to create a good lather, and this is typically because there is not enough water on the hair. please keep your hair moist. Be sure that the hair is fully saturated with water before you begin lathering. Soap needs only two things to thrive: water and air!
●Some might feel that the bubbles do not foam up. This is due to dirt and chemical residue impeding the action of the soap. If this is your experience, try squeezing the bubbles from your hair by running your palms along the hair in a downward motion. Wash several times, until a smooth foam is achieved. Be sure to pay special attention to the back of the hair. You might find it helpful to wash your hair upside down, rubbing the hair soap along the back of the scalp. Rinse and repeat until you are able to easily work up a good lather.
● Bending over to wash is truly the best method of washing during the transition period (the shampoo and soaping method recommended by customers). The back of our head is where the hair is thickest, and it can be very difficult to thoroughly clean, as dirt and residue can accumulate here.
● If none of these are the reason for your trouble, then the problem might be that the formula you have chosen is not your best match. Everyone is unique, and the oils used to make soap are also unique. The proportions and ingredients vary from formula to formula. If you are having trouble finding the formula best suited to your needs, please contact us and we will be happy to help you find the right formula for your unique scalp and hair type!
You can send a message to us with the following information, and our customer service staff will determine if there is a problem with the method of use or with the formula's compatability with your particular hair type:
1. Which formula are you currently using?
2. Which area or areas do you experience clumping?
3. How often are you washing?
4. Do you comb your hair before washing?
5. What kind of lather are you able to achieve?
6. Does the foam last in the hair or does it quickly dissipate?
7. Does the foam feel too thin or even too thick?
8. What type of hair do you have and what was your previous routine?
Together we will help you to uncover your healthiest and most beautiful hair! Naturally!
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