The Dirty Truth Blog — shampoo

4 Plastic Free Swaps for the Bathroom

Posted by Brigid McHugh

The bathroom is a great place to start with getting rid of single use plastics. So much of our bathroom routine is typically based on plastic. This is the room I personally started in when beginning the transition!  I feel like it's an easy place to start because most of the plastic that we use in our bathroom doesn't stick around for a very long time.

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Introducing Kilted Suds Shampoo Bars

Posted by Brigid McHugh

Over the last few months I have formulated a recipe and created our 1st ever Kilted Suds Shampoo Bars. I want to take a moment today to explain to a little bit about why I chose the ingredients that are (and are NOT) included in these bars. One thing that was very important to me in formulating the Kilted Suds Shampoo Bar, was to make sure that I could bring you a product that did not contain sulfates. In most commercially available shampoos, sulfates like SLS and SLSA are used to enhance the amount of lather. These ingredients are typically...

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Soap Vs. Shampoo

Posted by Brigid McHugh

I have spent the last few months working on formulations for shampoo bars as requested by YOU, my loyal customers! The first of many shampoo bars will be being released later this week, so I have decided to take this opportunity to shed a little light on the soap vs. shampoo discussion. Speaking on a VERY broad level, there are two main differences between my soaps and shampoos. Commercial soaps and detergents (yup, most of the bars of "soap" commercially produced are actually detergent) typically have a higher pH level than that of shampoo. True soap, which includes handcrafted soap,...

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Hair Care - When to Cut the Ends

Posted by Brigid McHugh

Knowing how often to cut your hair is a struggle many people face, myself included. When you're trying to grow it out, it's almost painful to cut it off. When it's curly you have to be careful how much you cut off at a time. Hair cuts can be expensive! There are such a long line of things to consider when deciding how often your hair needs to be cut or even just trimmed.

I'm putting together this blog for you to try to take a bit of the guess work out of the game!

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Identifying Your Hair Type, Part 6 - Curl Pattern

Posted by Brigid McHugh

Welcome to the final instalment of identifying your hair type! The very last hair quality we are checking for is the curl pattern of your hair. The curl pattern is classified in 4 basic groups. Though there are further classifications and sub categories in each group, I am only going to cover the basics. What is my curl pattern? Begin by washing your hair as you normally do. Air dry, and hold off on the product for now. Remove a strand of hair from the root. You want to have the whole strand of hair for observation. Lay the strand...

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