Many people have asked us where is the Alabu shampoo? We have thought, researched and even made different formulations of shampoo, but have come to the conclusion that we prefer to stick with our bar soaps. So I’ll try to explain why we don’t make Shampoo:
Liquid Shampoo in general has a very short shelf life. Most manufacturers remedy this by adding preservatives. A preservative is just a chemical that kills bacteria and doesn’t allow it to grow. The problem with these chemicals is that they are also very harsh to your skin and that is one thing we have always strived to avoid.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t shampoo your hair with Alabu. First pick your favorite bar of Alabu. If your favorite is Baby Me or Buttermilk, you may want to consider something that doesn’t have such a thick lather. Personally I like the neem or tea tree for my hair. Next, wash your hair with the bar soap. Try to rinse it out completely, but you don’t have to spend too much time on it. Finally, rinse your hair with this special rinse (you probably want to prepare this beforehand).
Add 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar to 1 cup of water and use that to rinse your hair. You can leave the vinegar solution in your hair and let it dry if you choose. Vinegar removes residue from hair shafts and closes the cuticles. Since residue coats the hair causing it to look dull, removing residue gives your hair more shine. By closing the cuticles, the hair slides more easily and there will be fewer tangles.
When your hair is dry it won’t smell like vinegar. You can also add a few drops of honey to the solution if you have particularly dry hair, as this may help replenish it.