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Solid or liquid shampoo, which one to choose?
How do I know which one works best for me? Can I use them in the same wash? Are they both suitable for all hair types? Are there any differences?... In this article we answer the most frequently asked questions about the differences between solid and liquid shampoo.
Since we launched our range of Henna Morena solid shampoos, we have not stopped receiving questions about the differences between this "zero waste" format and the traditional liquid format. Your washing routine, your lifestyle or even the amount of hair you have are factors to take into account when choosing the shampoo format, but there are other variables. We understand the doubts!
First of all, you have to know that all our formulas are created from natural ingredients that provide the hair with what it needs in addition to cleaning it, that they respect the pH of the scalp and that, of course, do not contain silicones or parabens. However, there are some differences between the two formats that you should know to choose your next shampoo well, regardless of your hair type. Let's see them:
What is the difference between the two formats?
The main difference lies in the pH of both formats, and how this influences the hair. The solids have an alkaline pH, which means that they have a high cleaning power, capable of deeply cleaning the scalp and removing accumulated dirt. In addition, they leave the cuticle more open, which is why you notice a rougher texture and it is so important to apply a moisturizing conditioner or mask afterwards. On the other hand, liquids have a less alkaline pH and seal the cuticle, so that subsequent hydration step is not as necessary.
If we are only talking about the format, the solid tends to last a little longer, since with only two or three passes on wet hair they create enough foam to wash all the hair. Our solid shampoos last between 60 and 90 washes.
Is it advisable to combine both in the same wash?
It is not necessary to combine both formats in the same wash. Some of you tell us that you have a lot of hair and it works for you to use the solid in the first lather for good to distribute the soap throughout your hair, and the liquid in the second.
Can I alternate the use of liquid and solid shampoo?
Although it is not necessary, because you can be faithful to a single shampoo in each wash, we like to do it. In this article we tell you about the solid-liquid combinations according to the type of hair.
If my hair is very damaged, is it better to use solid shampoo or liquid?
Both formats are valid. For very damaged and oxidized hair, or hair that comes from synthetic coloring, we recommend combining the Cocoa and Karité solid shampoo with the Honey and Orange liquid shampoo. For dry hair, we recommend combining the Coconut shampoo bar with the Sage with Lavender shampoo, which alternate very well and achieve shine, softness and hydration.
To remove the vegetable coloring poultice or treatment with powdered plants, is liquid or solid shampoo more recommended?
The liquid shampoo! After coloring or treating, it is important to seal the cuticle and hydrate and nourish the hair, and as we have already mentioned, the liquid format is the right one for this.
Can curly hair also use solid?
Yes, in fact, this format is very suitable because the natural component sodium coco-sulfate deeply cleanses the scalp and leaves curly hair ready to start the curly method and perform the "reset" washes.
Are liquids more hydrating than solids?
No, both formats have formulas that hydrate the hair to a lesser or greater extent. However, solids do require finishing the wash with a conditioner or moisturizing maskto close the open cuticle.
Now that you have all the information, it's time to take a look at our two ranges and choose the shampoo, or shampoos, that suit your hair type and lifestyle. Go for it!