How to use your conditioner bar
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 found out a surprising second way to use them.
From a tip-off from a customer
A customer emailed me to ask a question. "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 this?"
Wow. Ok. GAME CHANGER.
I tried out this new way of using a conditioner bar
Admittedly, I hadn’t even thought to do this. But after trying it out myself... it actually works really well! The power of customer feedback.
How to use a conditioner bar the second way
To magically turn your solid conditioner bar into a liquid conditioner...
• Chop the bar into quarters with a knife. It's best to do this in four pieces as the conditioner bars contain no preservatives, so once water is added to make the liquid, the conditioner will only stay fresh for a few weeks.
• Place the cube in a small glass or container. Add roughly the same amount of boiling water as the size of the piece. Use a clean spoon or stirrer to swill it around and help it dissolve.
• Let the mixture cool for a few minutes and it will thicken up slightly.
• Gradually add more cool water to the mixture and stir well until it is the desired consistency.
Liquid from solid. DO try this at home.
And let us know how you get on!