Some simple guidelines to beautiful locks with SlowSoaps.com.
Lather the hair bar in your palms and massage it into wet scalp. Lathering the hair bar on the hair directly is not cool, because the lather would not be able to spread out evenly throughout the other parts of the head.
Massage the scalp thoroughly and followed by the hair. The whole process shouldn't take longer than 2 mins (that's for folks with longer hair, oily scalp or if you use a lot of hair products).
At this current moment, i have short and thick hair, i leave it for at most 1 min. Longer is not better, that's right :) Leaving the soap longer than necessary will strip away all the natural oils of the hair. The scalp will over compensate by creating more sebum, hence making the hair even more oily.
Rinse it off, preferably with cold water.
Lather up again and apply it to your hair. This time you can wash it off immediately. I usually would advise my long-haired friends to focus more on the hair (as opposed to the scalp) this time around.
STEP #5 (Optional)
Some people use an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse after STEP #4. This is to condition the hair. 2 tablespoon ACV to 250ML of water. Just apply it to hair, distribute it evenly with a squeeze bottle, and rinse after a minute. Again, more is not better, you'd need to experiment to find what suits you best. My short hair, i skip this altogether.
If this is your first time using non-commercial products to wash your hair, there is something you need to be aware off. Washing hair with soaps takes a bit of getting used to, some folks will feel that the hair feels draggy after the water rinse, from my experience, after the hair is dry, everything is back to normal.
Usually the hair will take about 1 - 2 weeks to bounce back to it's usual self. This is mainly because the hair bar does not contain the usual surfactants (bubble-makers) or hair coating agents.
Remember, you know your hair best, don't let anyone tell you how to wash it. Hence, this is a guideline only. Find out how it can work best for you.