Did you know that liquid shampoos contain on average 80% water? It's crazy when you think about it! And even more when you know that using a solid shampoo of 100 gr can make almost 50 shampoos and save 3 plastic bottles. At the scale of France, this means reducing the number of bottles by 174 million over one year!
This is why, at Mes Cosmétiques Français, we decided to give preference to solid shampoos as much as possible 😉. Less wasted water and less unnecessary waste!
Very easy to use, you just need to moisten the shampoo, rub it on wet hair, massage the scalp and then rinse just like with a liquid shampoo. Once the treatment is finished, remember to always keep your shampoo dry.
But how to choose them?
Two types of solid shampoos exist.
1. Those made like soap, using the cold saponification process.
Respectful of the skin, cold saponification is the only process that allows to preserve the glycerin naturally present in the soap but also the virtues of vegetable oils and essential oils added at the end of preparation to fortify, purify or even nourish the scalp. Result: cold saponified solid shampoos foam like liquid shampoos and are very hydrating.
However, depending on the scalp, in 1 in 4 cases, these shampoos may leave a feeling of greasy, as if the hair was not sufficiently rinsed. It's normal ! Our scalp has an acidic PH while the PH of SAF shampoos is basic, which opens up the scales of the hair and has this effect.
If this happens to you, rinse your hair with a water + apple cider vinegar solution (2 parts to 10 water). The hair scales close and you will also have a shiny hair.
2. Those made from a mild surfactant derived from coconut oil.
For those who don't have the time, we've found a solid shampoo with a different manufacturing process. It combines a soft and natural surfactant derived from coconut oil which helps to wash and lather, and vegetable oils to hydrate and treat the hair as needed.