Great blog article from Swift Crafty Monkey. I learned things about CP soap and hair follicles I did not know. Thanks for sharing.
However, I stand by my coconut oil shampoo bar. It has not worked for everyone but it has worked for many, myself included without damage to my hair. In fact I have had many people ask me what I use on my hair because it looks healthy.
Having said that, again this shampoo bar has a substantial super fat and I have tested it and found it to be between 6 and 7 Ph. The blog article even says that with a PH that low a shampoo bar could be possible.
Also, the draw backs that she mentions are due in part to hard water. Hard water is brutal on so many things. Is is possible that soft water could counter act some of the draw backs?
Most people who use a shampoo bar only shampoo 2-3 times a week anyway and do take extra measures with apple cider rinses and other like treatments with great success.
With many additives in bottled shampoos like sodium laurel sulfate and others, you are also taking a chance. I still believe that shampoo bars are a natural alternative to hair care but like any product on the market intended for our bodies should be used with prudence and care.
Here is another blog post that would be worth a read for anyone interested in shampoo bars that is a more middle of the road opinion.
Great discussion! I have learned some things.