How To Select A Shampoo Bar

Selecting A Shampoo Bar


The Shampoo bar has many benefits. Choosing this format is part of a zero-waste beauty approach. Sensitive to consumers’ awareness, some brands offer recycled and/or recyclable bottles, but this is not yet the case for all. People buy about 300 shampoos every second or 476 00000 bottles per day in the world according to a study. The shampoo bar helps reduce this waste and protect the environment. It also contains fewer polluting ingredients and water. Do not be fooled by its small size, a single shampoo bottle can do 50 to 100 washes, the equivalent of 3 bottles of liquid shampoo. Finally, its mini size is easily carried everywhere and easily fits into a suitcase or sports bag.

How To Choose A Shampoo Bar?

Choose your shampoo bar according to your needs and your hair type. Do you have dry hair and want to make it stronger, shiny and soft? Bet on nourishing ingredients such as vegetable butter, vegetable oils, and seaweeds. For even more hydration, opt for coconut oil. Your hair is dull? Turn to citrus fruits to bring them to shine. Dandruff, dry or irritated scalp, oily hair? Essential oils such as lavender, rosemary, juniper berries help rebalance the scalp and thus find healthy hair.

Dry Hair

Before going for an analysis of dry hair care, it is important to understand where the problem of dry hair comes from. For this, we must focus on the composition of the hair fiber. In its center is the material of the hair, called the cortex. It is covered with several layers of small scales (cemented together by lipids). This is called the cuticle. As Pascale Mora, Director of Scientific Communication Vichy explains, “dry hair has a damaged cuticle. The hair, poorly protected, loses its keratin and lipids. They become fragile and dry up.”

In the case of dry and brittle hair prefer dedicated shampoos (and conditioner), enriched in ceramides and without sulfates. Naturally present in the hair, ceramides help protect and nourish the hair fiber. It is the guarantee to find flexible lengths, shining and well hydrated.

Oily Hair

Like oily skin, the “oily hair” effect results from an excess of sebum on the scalp, which is also distributed over the lengths. In question? Dysfunction of the sebaceous gland adjacent to the hair follicle. Normally, this gland, under hormonal control, secretes sebum. Coupled with sweat, it composes the hydrolipidic film (the protective barrier of the scalp), an essential element to lubricate the hair fiber. In the case of hormonal dysfunction, the gland overproduces sebum, resulting in a significant presence of sebum on the scalp and lengths.

Shampoo bar for scalp and oily hair can perfectly clean the scalp which is covered with too much sebum.


The cause of dandruff is not yet fully understood, and there are different factors at play. “Simple” dandruff (what is referred to in medicine as pityriasis simplex or dry) is non-greasy, gray or yellowish in color and is easily detached.

In some cases, the dandruff is fatter, thicker, yellowish and associated with inflammation of the scalp (it is red or pink). In the question: dermatitis or seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammatory skin disorder, characterized by the presence of red patches covered with scales on the oily areas of the skin. And in cases of seborrheic dermatitis, lesions are often found elsewhere in the body, for example on the wings of the nose.

In both cases, it appears that a microscopic fungus called Malassezia is involved in excessive dehydration of the scalp and the appearance of dandruff. This fungus, or yeast, causes irritation of the scalp and fast renewal of scalp cells. Studies show that the amount of Malassezia is multiplied by 1.5 to 2 in the case of dandruff.

In other, rarer cases, the presence of dandruff is due to psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease that often affects the scalp.

In the majority of cases, the regular use (twice a week) of anti-dandruff shampoo bar, for oily hair or dry hair, solves the problem. These shampoo bars usually contain an antifungal (which acts on the fungus), a keratolytic (an exfoliant) and soothing agents to fight against itching.

Hair Loss

Alopecia is a medical term for hair loss leaving the skin partially or completely naked. Pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia, is the most common form of alopecia. It affects men especially. Hair loss is a natural phenomenon strongly determined by heredity. Other forms of alopecia can reveal a health problem or be caused by medication.

Some people choose to start treatments to stimulate regrowth or limit the fall. Hair is culturally associated with the power of seduction, health, and vitality, the treatment of alopecia arouses a keen interest. However, be aware that the result is not always satisfactory. Hair transplant can then be the last resort.

PURC’s shampoo bars are enriched with essential oils and toning plant oils known to fight effectively against hair loss. Rub your shampoo bar gently on wet hair to make it foam, massage your hair as with a classic shampoo and rinse.

Lifeless Hair

Lifeless hair, which can not do anything, does not respond to any product, does not accept any hairstyle and despairs us?

It is all well and good to try to treat them but if we do not know why they are in this state, one, all our efforts may be inappropriate and therefore ineffective and two, even once revitalized, they can always become devitalized again if we do not eliminate the origin of the problem.

Lifeless hair can have 3 causes:

– They are devitalized by treatments (chemical, thermal, physical) too aggressive, unsuitable or too frequent, exposed the cortex is drained.

– They are saturated with product residues, which shroud the hair and make any attempt at care ineffective.

– Both of them, Choose products to moisturize and repair hair. Particularly organic shampoo bars that participate in the restructuring of hair molecules. They bring flexibility and shine.