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How to use your conditioner bar (two ways)

How to use your conditioner bar (two ways)

When you buy your Hairy Jayne conditioner bar, it comes with a little leaflet with some instructions that read: Pinch a small piece off of the conditioner bar. Rub it between wet palms until it melts and makes a cream, adding in water if necessary. Run through mid- lengths and ends of wet hair, avoiding scalp and roots. Leave for a few minutes, rinse well.Then I got this message from a customer:"I buy your conditioner bars from a local zero waste store. Somebody mentioned putting them in boiling water to make a liquid conditioner again, do you have any advice regarding...

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Switch up your hair care routine

Switch up your hair care routine

Right now, with all this staying in, it's as good a time as any to try switching up your hair care routine and trying these hair care tips. With the nation in lockdown we’re obviously seeing less of each other and life is a little . So it’s the perfect time to experiment with different hair care tips to look after your hair.  Good hair day... if only they happened every day, huh? Hair definitely goes through different phases – sometime days it’s oily, sometimes dry, occasionally frizzy, static, flat. The causes are varied and many are invisible so sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it...

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6 ways to reduce plastic in your bathroom

6 ways to reduce plastic in your bathroom

The bathroom is one of the easiest places to start your mission to reduce the amount the plastic in your home. A lot of the plastic in your bathroom probably comes in bottle form, and as we now know a lot of these are not being recycled by local councils. Luckily these days it's becoming easier to reuse your plastic bottles by refilling them again, or to make a switch over to alternative aluminium or glass containers. And of course there are shampoo bars and conditioner bars. There are many more ways that you can reduce plastic in your bathroom. Which other swaps could you make in your bathroom to save more plastic from...

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Do I have dry hair?

Do I have dry hair?

Let’s face it, very few of us treat our hair in the best possible way.Because changing it from it’s natural state is a fun thing to do! If any of the scenarios below apply to you, the chances are your hair is dry.But just how dry is it? Choose all that apply to you: 1. knots when it’s washed 2. blowdrying, more than twice a week 3. wavy hair 4. regular styling with curling tongs or straighteners 5. curly hair 6. permanent tinting 7. highlighting 8. bleaching 9. regular swimming in chlorine Add up the numbers to gauge just how...

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Shampoo bars and soap

Shampoo bars and soap

Even though they look kinda similar, shampoo bars and soap are definitely not the same thing. They’re both for cleaning stuff. But they’re specifically designed to clean different things – hair and skin. Hair and skin have different pH levels so require cleansers with pH levels to suit. Good shampoos should be around 4.5-5.5 (acidic) and traditional soap is usually over 7 (alkaline) so too ‘harsh’ for hair. It is good for shampoo to be acidic (though that sounds weird). According to cosmetic scientist Dr Barbara Olioso, acidic shampoos won’t strip your hair and scalp of their natural oils, which are...

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