The Dirty Truth Blog — shampoo bar

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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