I’ve gotten this question a lot over the years. People ask me “You have such amazing soap. Where is the Alabu Shampoo?” Well, I’d like 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. Of course you know that everything we make here at Alabu is going to be GREAT for your skin, so, we have yet to find a preservative that we are satisfied with. It’s very important to us that you can be confident in our name. If it says Alabu on it, you can know that your skin will love it.
Now this doesn’t mean you won’t ever see an Alabu Shampoo. In fact we are still working on it. We either need to find a preservative that is also friendly to your skin, or we need to find a way to manufacture and package it so that it has a respectable shelf life.
In the mean time. I’d like to suggest an alternative solution for washing your hair. First start with your favorite bar of Alabu. If your favorite is Buttermilk, Rich, or Baby Me, you may want to consider something that doesn’t have such a thick lather. Olive soap is probably the best choice because the lather is pretty thin. 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 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar to one cup of water and use that to rinse your hair. The vinegar will help balance out the pH in your hair, and will also get rid of any soap that may not have rinsed out. You can leave the vinegar solution in your hair and let it dry if you choose. Your hair should not smell like vinegar afterwards. You can also add a few drops of honey to the solution if you have particularly dry hair, as this may help replenish it.