Have unruly looks that won’t settle down? Invest in hair conditioner! Hair conditioner is a must-have hair care product no matter the type and texture of your hair. The hair conditioner makes hair more manageable, improving its appearance and feel. Its primary purpose is to reduce the friction between hair strands. It prevents damage to the scalp allowing for smoother brushing and combing.
Depending on your hair type, you either need a lot or a tiny amount of conditioner. You cannot be carting large conditioner bottles when traveling. That’s where conditioner bars come in handy. They are sustainable, travel, and environmentally friendly. A conditioner bar is a smart way to keep your hair free of tangles and healthy.
Why Switch to Conditioner Bars?
Apart from being travel and eco-friendly, they are also inexpensive and easy to make. Below are the reasons why this switch is necessary for you in the long run.
If you want to go zero waste, switch to making your conditioner. No more plastic bottles or containers. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about whether your packaging is safe or not! Besides, you won’t have to worry about sanitation either, and you will be satisfied as you have handled the product.
In case you can’t live without conditioner but can’t carry your favorite conditioner with you either due to airport regulations? Conditioner bars are the answer! Having it in a solid form means less hassle (no more having to separate your hair care in a separate plastic bag when passing through security).
Moreover, no worries about your conditioner bar trashed due to travel regulations. Another benefit, no fear of opening your luggage to find your conditioner has spilled all over your luggage.
Conditioner bars do not need preservatives. There are no water-based ingredients used in its production; hence the bars do not need to be preserved. The bars are high in fats, and that in itself acts as a protection against water.
Nonetheless, since they are used around water a lot, molds and other bacteria can likely develop and make the outside surface of your bar their bar. A natural preservative, if you must use, is a vitamin E pill.
With conditioner bars, less is always more. Far less product is utilized in comparison to a liquid conditioner. So in reality, your wasting less product, saving on money and going zero waste as no plastic containers are involved! Conditioner bars for the win!
Are Conditioner Bars worth the hype?
Suppose you use a handful of conditioner whenever in the shower, switching to a conditioner bar will be a tad confusing. The hard, solid conditioner bar needs to glide over your hair. It rubs off on your hair as you slide the bar against your hair. It might seem like the product is not transferring on to your hair, but it is. Patience is key here!
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How To Make 🥣
Weigh out the following ingredients: cetyl alcohol, BTMS, cocoa butter, and coconut oil. Please place them in a double boiler.
Provide gentle heat until all of the ingredients have melted. Stir them well to combine. Then, remove the pan from the heat source.
Weigh out the other ingredients (preservative, essential oils, etc.) and add them to the melted oil-phase ingredients. Mix all ingredients.
Immediately pour into bar sized mold (a silicone mold meant for soaps or mini loaf-shaped muffin would be perfect) Allow the bar(s) to chill till they are substantial.
Pop the conditioner bars from the molds.
Eureka! You now have your homemade conditioner bar.
How To Use ❓
First of all, apply the bar directly onto wet hair after shampooing. Secondly, use a comb to spread the product throughout the hair. You can also choose to finger comb it. With a conditioner bar, less is more. That is to say;you do not need a lot of product, just enough to detangle your hair and hydrate it. Then, repeat the steps of applying the conditioner bar and combing till your hair is tangle-free. Rinse as usual. Lastly, be sure to use a microfiber towel to dry your hair out. An old T-shirt will also do the trick just fine.
If you choose not to add vitamin E, please keep the conditioner bar refrigerated to avoid mold and bacterial build-up.
This bar will last you a good 4-5 months.
You can make your double boiler by using a stainless steel bowl. Place the stainless steel bowl over a container with water.
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