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Just getting started? Here’s how we use a Shampoo Bar

The simplest way to use a shampoo bar is to wet your hair first, then swipe your shampoo bar over your scalp a couple of times. Return your shampoo bar straight back to your Block DockTM soap dish, limiting the bar’s contact with water spray. Then massage the shampoo into your hair as you normally would and rinse out.

Really, it’s easier and faster than using a bottle. Plus, you can’t spill a bar!

Some shampoo bar users prefer to rub the bar in their hands, making a good lather and then work this through their hair. This method also works. Depending on your hair type it may lead to a result you prefer. It’s easy to try both ways and see which works best for your hair.

Rubbing the bar directly over your head will use likely less product per shampoo, especially if your storage is a Block DockTM vertical soap dish.

If your hair is very long or thick, you may need to use more product and perhaps run the bar the length of your hair, but for most people a quick rub over the top of your head is enough. With massage you will create plenty of lather. You may need to adjust your technique on the basis of your choice of shampoo bar as they can vary in performance. Like most of life, there can be some trial and error involved in finding your personal sweet spot.

To ensure your shampoo bar lasts as long as possible you will want to make sure it stays out of direct water spray as much as possible and never sits in a puddle. You will want storage that allows it to drain quickly and dry fast. A dry shampoo bar or soap is going to be easier to handle, which improves your user experience considerably. Limiting moisture will make your bar last longer.

Leaving your shampoo bar lying down in a flat soap dish, saucer or similar will mean that one large surface can’t help but stay moist where there is no airflow or absorption.

When it comes time to use your bar, more product will be dispersed during friction when a bar is soft or soggy on the surface. This means wastage. Literally your money has turned to mush.

Because shampoo bars are concentrated products made without water, you only need a small amount for each use. When the shampoo is activated by the water already on your hair when its wet, you should get lather enough for your locks - depending on your choice of bar. They are not all made the same and some are better for one hair type than another. You really won’t know until you try for yourself. Check out the range of shampoo and conditioner sets now available.

What all shampoo bars for hair have in common is that they all save plastic bottles from reaching our waste streams and waterways. Even if it takes a few tries to find your perfect bar and technique, it’s definitely going to be worth it!

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Hi Rosemary Thanks for your review and useful feedback. If you sit your new bars (of any shape) to the front of the Block Dock then they will have more stability and should stay in place - it works in my shower. As they change shape and size with use, begin to lean them to the back of the Dock to suit their new weight distribution. The suction cup can't adhere to textured tiles or porous surfaces because it can't form the vacuum needed to work. You could alternatively use the extra holes in the rear of the Block Dock to thread a cable tie through and attach tightly around your shower rail - relocating from your glass surface. Though if your bar sits at the front of your Dock it shouldn't be leaving residue on your glass because it will be sitting well in front of it. Please email me a photo of your suction cup so I can see if it has a neck that is too long (so the Block Dock is too loose on it) - in that case I will happily replace it. All the best, Clare