Application tips for hair soap from Terrorists Of Beauty
∴ how do i wash my hair correctly with block soap?
Soap consists only of water and oil that have been saponified together. the result - natural soap - has a gentle washing effect. However, this fat-dissolving effect is weaker than that of synthetic surfactants in shampoos. this means that you simply have to put more effort into washing: unlike shampoo, natural soap must not be used too sparingly. a lot helps a lot! especially if you are still missing the washing routine. the hair must be well soaked, the bar of soap should also be wet. then you rub the block directly on the head. and everywhere, including under the outer hair, on the back of the head, in the tips. When the entire head area is soaped, you put the bar of soap away and with the help of some additional water, lather the soap film very thoroughly until a large, creamy, fluffy mountain of foam is created (we read again and again that hair soap does not foam - that is not true and simply testifies to the ignorance of the journalists and bloggers who write about it). You knead the foam you have generated and then rinse it out extremely thoroughly with pleasantly warm water - not too cool, because that makes it difficult to rinse out. all of this sounds exhausting, but it is not so bad and the most important thing when using hair soap. Badly foamed soap "sticks" to the hair and is very difficult to rinse out. Deposits remain on the scalp, the hair feels sticky, sticky or coated and individual passages remain oily. if this effect occurs, many immediately think of lime soap, as it is often mentioned in the media as a specter of horror - but in most cases it is only the inadequate or timid washing technique
∴ what is the difference between liquid shampoo, solid shampoo and hair soap?
Commercially available shampoos clean with detergent substances. these synthetic surfactants loosen dirt and grease deposits from hair, skin and scalp and create lots of foam. this not only makes them a popular ingredient in shampoos and shower gels, but also in household or industrial cleaners. means: they have a very aggressive cleaning effect, which with regular use can lift the skin out of its natural balance. In addition, shower gels and shampoos made from synthetic surfactants such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) or coconut or sugar surfactants almost always contain silicone, film formers, microplastics, thickeners, consistency enhancers, gel formers, preservatives or emulsifiers. Many shampoos that do not use silicone according to the information given contain special plastics (microplastics) such as polyquaternium, polyvinylpyrrolidone / PVP, polyacrylates, polymers and dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate copolymers, which have the same film-forming effect - and paste the hair and scalp piece by piece. Incidentally, this does not only apply to liquid shampoos: SLS and SLES are also hidden in solid shampoo bars. because solid shampoo is nothing else than normal shampoo from which the water has been removed. These solid shampoos often contain significantly more sulfates (= surfactants) than liquid shampoos and are therefore much more aggressive in their effect on the body. In addition to the drying effect of the synthetic surfactants, all additives contained in the shampoo are deposited on the hair and scalp over the course of life and stick together there. the result: allergic reactions, dry scalp, dandruff or overreactions such as very oily hair. In addition, all of these substances end up in our groundwater. Incidentally, the ph value of shampoo and solid shampoo is acidic, which increases the acidity of the body: instead of excreting acids through the skin, more acids are applied to the skin from the outside, which prevents the acid-base balance
Natural soap, on the other hand, consists of water and oil that have been saponified with one another with the help of caustic soda. the washing effect of the natural surfactants produced is much gentler than that of synthetic surfactants. natural soap is biodegradable and the natural glycerine produced during saponification cares for the skin and hair. thanks to its basic ph value, natural soap helps the body to find its way back to a neutral ph value. In addition, we only use high-quality cold-pressed oils and natural ingredients in the production of our soaps, which are specially tailored to the needs of skin and hair. as our soaps are produced using the gentle cold stirring process, the care properties of the ingredients are retained. skin and hair are cleaned and cared for in the most natural way
However, there are regular problems when switching from shampoo to hair soap - but that's not because of the soap! Through years of use of shampoo, many additives have accumulated on the hair. these are only gradually removed by the soap wash. the condition of the hair, which then appears over time, is simply the unadorned (and often damaged) natural condition of your own hair. the hair basically suffers from withdrawal and can look very shaggy and "neglected". this changeover period can last 2-6 weeks. when all residues have been removed from the hair and the hair has got used to the new care, the caring effect of the Use natural soaps properly and your hair will look more beautiful from wash to wash.
∴ how do I cope with the switch to hair soap? my hair does not look satisfactory, although i have been using your soap to wash my hair for several days!
First of all, it is important: do you have the right soap? for most hair, block 001 or 003 are the right choice. We only recommend block 004 for very curly or very dry hair
Second, it depends on the correct washing technique: our natural soap only consists of water and oil that have been saponified together. the result has a gentle washing effect. However, this fat-dissolving effect is weaker than that of surfactants in shampoos. this means that you simply have to put more effort into washing: unlike shampoo, natural soap must not be used too sparingly. a lot helps a lot - especially if the washing routine is still missing. the hair must be well soaked, the bar of soap should also be wet. then you rub the block directly on the head. and everywhere, including under the outer hair, on the back of the head, in the tips. When the entire head area is soaped, put the bar of soap aside and lather the soap film very thoroughly with the help of a little extra water until a large, creamy, fluffy mountain of foam is created (we read again and again that hair soap does not foam - this is not true and simply testifies to it the ignorance of the reporting journalists and bloggers). You continue to massage in the foam you have generated and then rinse out extremely thoroughly with pleasantly warm water - not too cool, because that makes rinsing out more difficult. all of this sounds exhausting, but it is not so bad and the most important thing when using hair soap. Badly foamed soap "sticks" to the hair and is very difficult to rinse out. Deposits remain on the scalp, the hair feels sticky, sticky or coated and individual passages remain oily. if this effect occurs, many immediately think of lime soap, as it is often mentioned in the media as a specter of horror - but mostly it is just a poor or too timid washing technique
If, despite this celebrated washing technique, the hair should still look greasy, stumpy or dull, you are in the middle of the conversion phase: your hair has become dependent on shampoos over the years: your hair structure and scalp must first be freed from the residues of the shampoos (more on this in point beforehand) and get used to the new care without synthetic aids. that takes a couple of weeks - for some even up to 1,5 months. During this time, let's be honest, the results are often not satisfactory - but you have to go through that now! At some point the day will come when skin and hair will find their way back to a healthy, natural balance and become more beautiful and beautiful:
• dry, brittle and loose hair is gently re-oiled and cared for
• curls and waves get more definition and bounce
• oily hair can normalize as the scalp is not so strongly degreased during washing
∴ do I also need a conditioner?
no. if you have problems combing after washing, you can still brush your hair in the shower with soap in your hair. then rinse thoroughly. if you have the feeling that your hair is excessively rough after washing, we recommend a good portion of cold water first (of course after you have washed the hair thoroughly with warm water). If that is not enough, make a sour rinse to create the hair scales even better. if your scalp or hair tips are dry, we recommend an oil mask. you will find out how to do both in the next sections
∴ do i need a sour rinse?
a so-called acid rinse is not necessary for our products, but it can be useful in the beginning or with very hard tap water. even if you have the feeling that your scalp is getting dry or the hair is too shaggy, the rinse will help. because the acidic rinse helps to loosen the soap residue from the hair and to smooth the surface structure of the hair
if you want to make a sour rinse, add 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice to a liter of water. we recommend mixing the rinse in a glass bottle before showering. ideally, you choose cold water to smooth out the flaky structure of the hair even better. after you've given everything upside down, you don't have to wash your hair out again, but you can. the acid rinse can be used after the daily wash, weekly or simply as needed
∴ my hair looks strawy and is difficult to comb!
Wet hair washed with soap definitely feels different to hair washed with shampoo. because natural soap does not contain any agents to improve combability. the feel is a bit dull or hard as a result. normally this changes during drying: you can imagine the surface of a hair like a pine cone. if the scales are close together, the hair looks smooth, supple and shiny. With every hair wash, these hair scales stand up - this happens just with warm water. natural soap enhances this effect with its basic ph value. this can make hair look coarse after washing. But that is not a problem, because the hair is constructed in such a way that the cuticle builds up again by itself. if you use hair soap regularly, your hair will be trained more and more to create the dandruff quickly. However, long-time soap users know that "soap hair" often only becomes really beautiful a few hours after washing. if you don't want to wait for these hours, cold water is often enough after rinsing the soap thoroughly and warmly to create the cuticle. a soft, fine brush can help to soothe your dandruff
If your hair is still very strawy and dry and you have actually already passed the conversion phase (more on this in the previous point), then this is a sign that your hair needs an extra treatment. if you have naturally dry hair or if you notice over time that the roots or the tips need more care, we recommend an oil mask once a month or every 1 days. you can make these yourself from pure oil: use olive oil or argan oil, for example. put 14-3 tablespoons of oil on your hair or scalp. massage everything in, wrap a towel around your head and let the oil work for several hours - ideally overnight. then rinse everything thoroughly with your hair soap, wash several times if necessary. you will see that your hair will get a great shine the next day at the latest - without any conditioner
∴ my scalp is dry! what am I doing wrong?
If your scalp is itchy or even dandruff, it means that you are probably not lathering your soap up enough and washing it out insufficiently. read more about washing technology in the section "How do I wash my hair properly with block soap". to make sure that you get any soap residue washed out better, you can also make an acidic rinse with apple cider vinegar or lemon juice after washing: add 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice to a liter of cold water and use it to rinse your hair. then wash out with clear water
alternatively, you may want to take care of your scalp: thanks to the gentle alkaline cleansing with soap, your scalp produces less sebum, which also means that you have to wash it less! break old habits: wash your hair less often or only with water in between - that's enough! to soothe the skin, try an oil hair mask: buy olive oil or grapeseed oil. put 3-4 tablespoons of oil on your hair or scalp. massage everything in, wrap a towel around your head and let the oil work for several hours - ideally overnight. then rinse everything thoroughly with your hair soap, wash several times if necessary. you will see that the dryness will be gone in 1-2 days. You can use the hair mask once a month or once a week as required
∴ can i use your hair soap on colored or sensitive hair?
we never give a guarantee. every body is different, every hair is different, every skin is different. in general, however, we have many customers who have colored or very sensitive hair and still get on very well with our soaps. Even the first hairdressers are using our soaps very successfully in their salons. but be careful: that takes time! Especially if you have very sensitive or chemically treated hair, the changeover could take longer. read through the point "How do I cope with the switch to hair soap" to understand how you can approach the subject well