shampoo bars because they have long hair and need liquid instead. I'm not getting this. As you can see by the picture, my husband and I are long haired people we use shampoo bars every shower!
One of the complaints I see is that the shampoo bars aren't lathery enough to get the ends of long hair. Uh...I don't get this at all! My bars are sudsy enough to get Catherine Howard's split ends clean (she was reported to have hair down to her knees!) and there seems to be no end to the amount of lather and bubbles I get out of these bars.
I'm wondering how people are washing with shampoo bars. I wet my hair, give it maybe 5 swipes over my head to cover the sides, top, and underneath, then I massage my scalp and I get tons of bubbles. I do rinse and repeat because I have oily hair, but it's not necessary for other hair types. The second time I wash, I make sure to wash the ends of my hair with the copious lather I have on my scalp.
As a note, ever wonder why the first wash isn't as bubbly as the second wash? It's because the oils in your hair reduce the bubbles and lather in any surfactant or soap product, and you've rinsed most of the sebum out the first time around!
Or are they talking about soap based shampoo bars, because those would definitely offer less lather than syndet bars? Anything with SCI or SLSa is going to offer a ton of lather and foam, and if we formulate our bars with foam and lather in mind, we can make them super ultra mega bubbly and lathery! (This isn't to put down CP soap, but that's not its role in the shower!)
I'm posting this here because I really don't get it. As someone with waist length hair, I have no trouble washing my hair with shampoo bars and find them easier to use than liquids. What are your thoughts on this? Do you avoid shampoo bars because you have long hair or do you find your bars aren't very bubbly? I'm really curious about this!