One of the first things we did on our zero waste journey was swapping to natural shampoo bars. It was obvious, we had to stop using plastic packaging and damaging our hair with all the chemicals regular shampoos have.
I won’t lie, it’s been quite the process. In fact, we are still in the middle of it but we are finally starting to see some results. Yay!
The first couple of weeks were horrible, our hair was very very oily as it got rid of all the chemicals we have been putting on it for years. We were told it would get better within 2-4 weeks as we got used to it but,..that didn’t happen for us. We waited and waited and saw zero change.
After reading hundreds of blogs, we realized that the probable reason was that the water we have here in Bali is hard water. People said it was extremely difficult for hair to get used to natural shampoo without having a water filter. Some recommended rinsing it with vinegar and lemon so we tried that out…It worked! We are still trying to find the perfect vinegar/lemon balance but it’s gotten so so much better.
Another tip is rinsing it a lot. Rinse, rinse, rinse. Seriously, I had never spent so much time under the shower.
Is it worth it? We think so. We are not only helping the environment but our hair looks cleaner and shinier!