Not everyone knows about shampoo soap or solid shampoo, since advertisements for this cosmetic product are rarely seen. But solid shampoos, as a rule, are included in the range of products based on natural herbal ingredients produced by renowned global manufacturers.
Solid shampoo differs from ordinary shampoo in the absence of liquid in the composition, and from soap - in the presence of plant extracts and extracts, essential oils. Outwardly, it can look like a bar of natural soap or have a tablet-like shape. The composition of solid shampoos contains sodium coconut sulfate, natural plant extracts, lecithin, henna, essential oils, vitamins B and E, protein compounds. Their use helps to maintain the natural level of keratin in the hair, maintain their structure and have a beneficial effect on the health of the hair follicles, strengthening them and filling them with strength.
When choosing a shampoo, pay attention to its composition: some manufacturers, calling their product natural, nevertheless add SLS to it - sodium lauryl sulfate, an artificial ingredient that increases foaming. Natural, and therefore harmless, will be a shampoo, which does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate, but there are sodium salts of fatty acids - natural oils that have already reacted with alkali. If chamomile or henna is specified in a solid shampoo, these shampoos can lighten or color the hair slightly.
Some manufacturers add essential oils from certain plants to solid shampoos, which can leave deposits on the hair. These are olive oil, palm oil, shea butter and mango. They should not be in the composition of a solid shampoo, as well as stearic acid, which leaves the hair feeling unwashed.
Solid shampoos that contain coconut oil or castor oil give good lather. If they are on the top of the list of ingredients, don't worry - there will be a lot of foam. Vegetable oils such as sesame, burdock, hemp, macadamia, almond, and neem tree oil have a particularly beneficial effect on the scalp and the health of the follicles. Choose the shampoo that contains these oils.
In addition, a quality shampoo should contain ingredients that make the hair silky, making it easy to comb after washing. These ingredients include lactic acid - sodium lactate, which moisturizes and repairs dry skin, and citric acid - sodium citrate, which softens water hardness and has a conditioning effect. Some shampoos contain natural silk, which gives elasticity to the skin, shine and silkiness to the hair.
Natural solid shampoos, as a rule, have a rather pronounced aroma, keep this in mind when choosing so that it does not seem too annoying to you. Solid shampoos of English and Greek production are considered to be of the highest quality, the price of a small piece of such shampoo will be about 300-500 rubles.