Why do we use shampoo

Solid shampoo or hair soap? Where's the difference?

We can finally say goodbye to plastic bottles for shampoos and use products that require minimal packaging - and still clean perfectly. But it is not always that easy to find your way around the various names.

As a rule, natural cosmetics producers do not differentiate and generally use the term “solid shampoo”, which is why it can be difficult to find your way around the large selection of products. Nevertheless, a distinction must be made between solid shampoo and hair soaps.

Solid shampoos

Solid shampoos are an environmentally friendly alternative to liquid shampoos. Its composition is similar to that of a liquid shampoo, but from which water has been removed. They consist of various surfactants, oils, perfumes and dyes. Solid shampoos lather just as well as their liquid relatives, but they are much more practical. One piece of solid shampoo is equivalent to two to three bottles of liquid shampoo. The pH of solid shampoo is generally the same as the natural pH of the skin and there is no longer any annoying leakage when traveling.

Hair soaps

Hair soaps are soaps for cleaning hair (who would have thought that). They are made by saponifying fats and oils with lye. The products have a basic pH value, which is why it is recommended to carry out the so-called "acid rinse" after shampooing. This involves rinsing with a water-acid solution, i.e. water mixed with vinegar or lemon.

The acid rinse has many advantages: it closes the hair flakes, gives them a wonderful shine and prevents limescale from building up on the hair. It's easy to make: just dilute a tablespoon of vinegar or a teaspoon of citric acid in a liter of water. For those who are always in a hurry or just don't want to prepare the conditioner themselves, we have a ready-to-use alternative in the catalog: the acidic hair conditioner with rose geranium from Maternatura.

There are countless variants for both products. In the meantime, more and more companies see the advantage of solid hair cleaning products and offer soaps and solid shampoos for all hair types and for every taste. While hair soaps are simple formulations, solid shampoos are easier to use because they don't require the additional step of acid rinsing. They are therefore perfect for switching from liquid to solid hair cleaning products.

Now that you know which product we work, you can choose the one that suits you best. Here are some more tips for using these products:

Solid products are practical, compact, light, economical and space-saving. Simply rub it between your hands to create foam, which can then be applied to the hair by massaging the scalp directly with the soap or hands. Only a small amount is needed.

It is important to store the products well and protect them from water build-up so that they can dry well on a soap dish after use.

These solid products are extremely practical when traveling because they can easily be carried in hand luggage. Just put them dry in a soap dish or other container.

Come and discover our solid shampoos and our range of hair soaps.