Just over a year ago, I started this blog. I had grand visions of becoming a semi-business, making some extra money, etc. This didn’t exactly happen as it was quite a bit more involved than I had anticipated. However, I’m happy with where I have landed so far.
Anyway I decided it was time to give you an update about one of the first things I swapped, my shampoo. Here is my original post about switching to hard shampoo.
Since then I have tried a few other shampoo bars.
While I really did enjoy the Solidu shampoo bar, it was quite expensive and didn’t last nearly as long as they had promised. It was also a bit challenging to find a proper storage solution to keep it dry in the shower between uses.
So, I tried a different ZWP shampoo bar which was quite a bit cheaper, but also didn’t give me the results I wanted. It was during our first quaratine and my hair was quite long and needed a trim already, so I got quite frustrated with the way it left my hair feeling. Also, the whole apple cider vinager rinse thing? Not for me. As much as I love pickles and vinagery things, a vinagery shower is not a pleasant experience.
This is when I started to look more into the ingredients of a shampoo bar. One of the most helpful pieces of information that I found was that your shampoo bar should include several sulfectants. There is a whole bunch of science about the pH of the bars, etc that you can use to help you choose the perfect bar.
So it was back to the drawing board to find a cheaper bar shampoo. Then I came across a solid shampoo bar sold by one of the biggest supermarkets in Lithuania and I could order with my regular groceries. First I tried out their body soap and it had a pleasant, gentle smell. When I found the shampoo bar, I gave it a try and it was perfect! Only 5.99 Eur, it is a bit more dense so it takes more scrubbing to get a lather, but also doesn’t disintegrate as quickly. Not all of their products are plastic free, but I love the ones that are.
Best of all, there was very little, if any ‘adjustment period’ for my hair.
Since then, I have slowly been phasing out the rest of the plastic containers in my shower and have almost reached my goal!
Still on the edge about getting a safety razor though.