New: Argan Hair Soap

Posted on 30. Aug, 2019 by in Uncategorized

What is a Argan Hair soap?

Soap molecules are formed by reacting a fat (triglyceride) with a strong base like sodium hydroxide, in a process called saponification.
An excess of oil is added to the mixture prior to the mixing of fats and base. The excess oil (in our case pure Argan oil) acts as a “superfatting” agent in the Argan Hair soap, which contributes to mildness and an overall luxurious feel to the soap. These oils act as moisturizing and conditioning agents, much as they would in a regular shampoo or conditioner.

Advantages of using our Argan Hair soap

Eco-friendly

No plastic bottles! At last a shampoo that does not add to plastic rubbish and so helps protect our environment.
Our Argan Hair soap is made from all natural ingredients including fair trade organic Argan oil. It also contains coconut oil, olive oil and grape seed oil, all biodegradable.

Potential drawbacks of hair soaps

When used with soft water, soap will lather well and leave the hair feeling soft and clean. Unfortunately, in hard water, soap reacts with the ions in the water leaving an insoluble film on the hair or any other surface it comes in contact with e.g. the wash basin. This can leave the hair feeling dull and lifeless.
For soap to do what it’s supposed to do, namely clean, it needs to be basic, but hair and skin are naturally slightly acidic. This can affect the hair cuticles and cause lack of shine and gloss.
Rinsing with a mildly acidic solution (about 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water) after shampooing, will help to remove the film, restore the hair cuticles and leave the hair soft and shiny.

Advice on using Argan Hair soap:

  • Rub the bar in your hands and then lather the hair.
  • Wash the soap out.
  • Follow up with a mildly acidic rinse to restore the normal pH of your hair and to give it back it’s natural shine (about 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water).
  • Wash the rinse out.
  • If you still feel you need conditioner, go ahead!

Give it a few tries. It can take some time for your scalp and hair to adjust to the Argan Hair soap.

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