After shampooing, just massage the wet bar over the ends of your hair until they’re saturated, then let sit for a few mins and rinse—just like your ordinary conditioner. Many people only apply the conditioner bar to the ends of their hair, so try that too. You may not need to apply conditioner near your scalp.
When you only need a little conditioning, rubbing the bar between your hands then wiping your hands all over your wet hair is an easy way to apply the conditioner. It will lock in moisture and help reduce frizzies. Try it a few times applying different amounts until you find the right amount for your hair. Unlike your normal conditioner, Tangie zero waste conditioner bars are super concentrated, so they last and last and last! You will get 60+ uses from one bar, making it an economical choice too!
We know you’re skeptical – do they really work you ask? Yes, they really do moisturize your hair as well as traditional conditioners, just without any of the questionable junk and plastic bottle waste. Unlike regular liquid or cream conditioners, conditioner bars are totally solid and aren’t housed in plastic bottles. We package our conditioner bars in lightweight cardboard boxes which can be home-composted or recycled making them a much more eco-friendly option than conventional conditioners. We also offer zero waste conditioner bars sans packaging!
Whether you ascribe to the Curly Girl Method, or some other variation of natural hair-ism, you’ve probably made it a general practice to be alarmed by anything that contains the word “sulfate.”, like sodium, ammonium, and other lauryl and laureth sulfates which are incredibly harsh detergents with a propensity for drying, frizzing, and wreaking havoc on natural hair. However, behentrimonium methosulfate is not one of the bad guys.1 It is actually one of the mildest detangling ingredients around, and helps provide slip in some of your favorite conditioners. Behentrimonium methosulfate does not cause buildup, and is non-irritating to the scalp.
Tangie Conditioner Bars also give you versatility. Unlike its bottled predecessor, a zero waste conditioner bar can be used in several ways. Use as an In-Shower Rinse, In-Shower Soft Bar or Leave-In Conditioner.
HOW TO SOFTEN THE BAR.
- Place one conditioner bar inside a lidded container.
- Fill with a few ounces of water to cover the bar, let sit for 24 hours, flipping over half way through for each side of the bar to soak up water.
- The bar will plump up in size and will be soft, like the texture of cream cheese.
- The more water you use, the larger and softer the bar gets.
- After the initial soak, you can easily adjust the water to bring the bar to a softness you like best.
- Use a container that is wider than the bar to accommodate the increase in bar size and for you to be able to easily remove it once softened.
- This bar will last you for months, even with regular use.
A good hair care routine will strengthen your hair shaft, helping to prevent split ends and breakage.
HOW TO USE & STORE
Keep your bar dry between uses unless you are planning to use the bar in other ways such as In-Shower Soft Bar or as a Leave-In Conditioner. To keep your Conditioner Bar dry between use, a simple Conditioner Drying Disk works best and looks great in your bathroom.
Wipe your hands all over your wet hair. Be generous. It will lock in moisture and help reduce frizzies. Repeat if necessary. Try it a few times applying different amounts until you find the right amount for your hair.
Zero waste conditioner bar uses
Good hair routine will strengthen your hair shaft, helping to prevent split ends and breakage.
Wipe the bar directly onto the hair in a downward motion with the hair shaft. Let it set for a minute or two, then rinse.
In-Shower Soft Bar
The soft bar spreads on with much more ease.
Pick up the soft bar and with wet hands apply a nice coating of the conditioner onto your hands. Set the bar down..
We searched everywhere for some solid stats of how many plastic conditioner bottles are discarded each year. We could not find a definitive number but we did find this stat about Johnson & Johnson, one of the big players in the haircare industry.
23.53 million Americans used Johnson’s Baby Shampoo in 2020.
Now, think about the other products J & J sells in plastic bottles.
Now, think about the brands you know selling conditioner in plastic bottles.
Now, include the number of conditioner bottles used by hotels.
It doesn’t take a mathematician to figure out the number of discarded plastic conditioner bottles is staggering!
Making the simple swap from conventional bottled conditioner to a zero waste conditioner bar has huge impacts. Now, imagine if all your friends made the swap, then all their friends made the swap.
Then one day, all the companies selling hair care products in plastic bottles feel the pressure to stop bottling in plastic.That will be a great day … and that day is coming! The fact that you are reading this and seeking plastic-free alternatives is proof these changes are already taking place. So, we thank you for taking the leap to this easy swap!
- Solid makes it the perfect travel hair care option. No worries about getting through airport security with a conditioner bar. Carry it in a tin can or soap bag for a plastic-free travel experience.
- Small round shape makes it easy to hold in the palm of your hand.
- The compact size takes very little space in your shower or luggage.
- Available in multiple scents to please most noses.
We chose to use behentrimonium methosulfate in the ingredients as the plant-based emulsifier. It is derived from Brassica napus Linnaeus, also known as rapeseed. We know words that are hard to pronounce can be intimidating, but be assured we always strive to make our waste free products without any harmful chemicals or toxins.
Here is some science of Behentrimonium Methosulfate:
It is a quaternary ammonium salt. Generally found in hair conditioners to provide anti-static properties and as a conditioning agent. DO NOT confuse Behentrimonium Methosulfate with Behentrimonium Chloride, which is toxic.
Behentrimonium Methosulfate is an example of an quaternary ammonium ingredient that contains the sulfate compound (SO42-), but due to it being a cationic surfactant, the chemical process to produce this ingredient is less irritating and creates a more neutral/stable compound. As a matter of fact, this particular ingredient has the ability to impart some great conditioning properties to the hair by increasing slip and aiding in closing the cuticle, due to its cationic nature. This is just one example of a no-no ingredient that has some beneficial attributes, when used in the right context.
Weight 1 ounce
UPC: different for each scent
SKU: different for each scent
Fun Facts* –
- Are you stronger than your hair? Probably not! A full head of healthy hair gathered together can support 23 tonnes of weight.
- We prefer redheads! The average number of hairs on the human scalp is 120,000, but natural blondes tend to have more, redheads less. This is because blonde hair is usually finer than densely pigmented hair, meaning there is room on the scalp for more of them.
- Adding conditioners to your scalp or the roots of your hair can clog your follicles and slow hair growth. Apply conditioner to the hair starting from the mid-point down to the bottom of your hair.
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