For those who need conditioner when using our shampoo soaps… Our conditioner bars help reduce the waste of water transport, single-use plastic containers, and dispensers that are so often chosen for convenience with liquid conditioners (you can also make your own liquid from our bars too, directions below). It takes more time and effort to use natural conditioner bars, but not only do you end up with clean and naturally nourished hair, you also end up with a cleaner environment!
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- Some individuals find they need much less or no conditioner at all after switching to our shampoo soap bars.
- Most hair types will still feel the need to use a conditioner to some degree, especially on the ends for dry, damaged, frizzy, or curly hair types.
- Any hair type may use our conditioner (bar or liquid – directions to make liquid from bar are found below) if used correctly as needed and where needed. Again, some individuals feel that they need much less or no conditioner at all after making the switch to our shampoo soap bars.
- Some shampoo soaps (such as our shampoo soaps made with honey) will determine how much conditioner each individual may need as well. So please use caution and take the shampoo you are using into consideration as well!
- Please read our full conditioner bar directions before purchase or use.
- Some experimentation will be needed to determine the correct amount and method for each individual depending on their hair type, which shampoo soap they pair with their conditioner (for instance, a honey shampoo is more moisturizing than a regular shampoo), the season or environment the hair is currently exposed to, the water quality, what other products they are using on their hair, their haircare history, and any other factors contributing to conditioner performance.
- It is usually best to experiment with the conditioners AFTER you have gone through any weird adjustments using natural shampoo soaps for the first time. Learn more about the often common adjustments from chemical poos to real shampoo soaps here.
- Some hair types may prefer some scents or essential oils to others. We suggest beginners first try our unscented bar for a clean slate.
- New users can experiment with using the conditioner as a bar or turning the bar into a liquid to see which form they prefer (directions on how to turn bar into liquid are found at the bottom below)
Storage : Do not leave in water, or let water rest on a wet surface as they will dissolve or become very soft and goopy – unless that’s what you’re going for! Preferably, they should be stored in an area with good air flow and minimal surface contact. Store in a dry, safe place out of direct sunlight or heat. We recommend our soap dishes for storing your conditioner bar, you can find them here: https://perma-earth.com/product/soap-dish/
Make Your Own Liquid Conditioner!
No, you cannot do this with shampoo soap bars. Shampoo soap bars are entirely different from conditioner bars. To learn more, visit our article Why No Liquid Soaps?
STEP 1. Measure liquid ratio in tempered glass measuring cup that will hold more than final amount. Liquid must be water-based for longest shelf life. Using anything else can shorten shelf-life and might need to be refrigerated between each use.
10:1 = liquid:bar
35 oz liquid for full size 3.5 oz bar
17.5 oz liquid for half size 1.75 oz bar
STEP 2. Microwave liquid in measuring cup to a boil (or boil in a pot on stovetop to pour back into the measuring cup when boiling) and unwrap bar. Make sure to add back any water amount that evaporated! You want to have the exact right ratio when you add your bar to the liquid.
STEP 3. Immediately add bar to near-boiling liquid, take it off the heat or turn off the heat. Stir until bar is completely dissolved, then stir occasionally until warm.
STEP 4. While still warm and a thin liquid, but not piping hot, add any additional ingredients (such as our liquid conditioner booster or your choice of fragrance or essential oils), then pour into pump container (we offer some here) and let cool to room-temperature before using (it will thicken as it cools). Store in bathroom and use within 1 year of making.USE AS YOU WOULD REGULAR LIQUID CONDITIONER, ONLY AS NEEDED AND WHERE NEEDED. Leave it set for a few minutes before rinsing out for a deeper condition or rinse out immediately after applying and spreading for a lighter conditioning effect.
These simplified instructions are also on every conditioner bar label.
For those who need conditioner if your hair still feels dry or unmanageable after washing, we highly recommend to use our conditioner bars-or-liquid right after washing with our shampoo soaps. Our formula is very light and hard to over-apply, unless you have super baby-fine hair or an oily hair type even after adjusting to our shampoo soaps. You can use it everywhere on your hair, scalp, or skin and it leaves everything feeling silky smooth while hair is shiny and manageable! Our shampoo soaps are so nourishing that some hair types might not need conditioner. Some hair types are still dry though, even with a dry flaky scalp – these types can feel free to experiment with using our conditioners all over their head and scalp.
The main suggestion we can make for everyone is… EXPERIMENT! Cut a conditioner bar in half – turn one half into liquid and try it, and the other half use as a bar during your next wash, then try washing without using a conditioner after for your 3rd wash to see which way you like better. It is usually best to experiment AFTER you have gone through any adjustments using natural shampoo soaps. Learn more about the adjustment from chemical poos to real shampoo soap here.
How To Use The Conditioner Bar
1. APPLY the conditioner bar directly onto your freshly washed, rinsed and dripping wet hair where you would like a conditioning, softening, detangling, and moisturizing effect. For dry scalps, they can start applying by swiping the bar directly on the hair on their head. For hair longer than neck length, follow these directions:
For medium-long length hair: Take the bar in your hand, holding the bar firmly while you swipe it down the length of your hair in the direction of hair growth, supporting your hair on the opposite side with the palm of your other hand. This should look like a sandwich: with your hands being the bread, the conditioner being the meat, and the hair being the cheese as you glide it down. Focus on dry spots, especially the ends of your hair.
Apply generously and take your time. This is not like liquid conditioner to just slap it on and go. Bars must be worked in with the water for optimal effect. You may also use it on your skin as a shower/bathing lotion too!
2. COMB the conditioner residue left in your hair with fingers or a comb to make sure the conditioner is spread evenly and thoroughly. You may need to add a little more water to comb it and spread it around smoothly. Apply only where your hair or scalp is dry – if your hair feels greasy after, then you applied too much, left it in for too long, did not rinse well, or applied it where your hair did not need it.
3. Let the conditioner bar SET in your hair while you wash your body/shave/etc. – 5 minutes or more being ideal for dry hair types. If you have a greasy hair type, try rinsing out immediately first to see if this is enough.
4. RINSE thoroughly OR LEAVE SOME IN with just a very light rinse. The leave-in method works wonders for some hair types: dry or curly or wavy types, NOT for greasy or straight/super fine hair types! For a natural curling effect after you get out of the shower/bath: leave in some conditioner, brush hair while still damp – *scrunch* – then let air-dry! How simple is that? 🙂
Using a leave-in conditioner can be very helpful with certain hair textures, especially with dry, damaged, curly or frizzy hair types. If used this way, many of our customers have found they can eliminate all sorts of other products they normally would use (such as gels, hairspray, curling, etc.)
To do the leave-in option: do not rinse out all the conditioner after your wash.
If you need to apply more after the shower/bath application, simply wet the bar and rub it in your hands. Then use what is on the hands to comb through the hair, especially focusing on the ends.
Leftover Bits and Pieces
With leftover bits and pieces, you have a few options for using up the remainder of the product!
- Liquid/Cream: follow the same directions above to make the liquid.
- Remake/Remold: Heat all your extra broken conditioner pieces together slowly and carefully for short bursts on low level in the microwave – or for a short time on low level on the stovetop. This will turn the pieces into a liquid, which will harden again when cooled. You will get the best results when you pour the conditioner liquid as it is turning from clear to opaque: pouring a conditioner while it is too hot and clear will create an uneven texture that breaks apart easier. It helps to have a silicone container (such as a single silicone cupcake mold) that you can pour it into and pop back out again when it cools and hardens.
- Using: leave the pieces next to the sink or shower in a container to rub in wet hands and apply to hair until nothing left of the bar pieces remain. You can even add to some hot water to a container and shake it well to create a very diluted conditioner water.
To watch it in action, please view our “how to use a solid shampoo & conditioner bar” video at:
Or feel free to contact us at any time to help troubleshoot your problems! We often help struggling customers figure out what to do when they are not used to using conditioner bars.
Best by Date?
We recommend using within 3 years of manufacture date (on the price tag of all the labels). The manufacture dates and best by dates are also listed on a special tab in each product listing.