What are conditioner bars?

by | Aug 8, 2022

The Camel Soap Factory solid shampoo bars, include all-natural components that assist in minimizing hair fall and improving general hair growth

We all do things that dry and ruin our hair at some point in our lives. Blow drying, combing, and heat styling all damage beautiful hair. Even shampooing our hair may remove the sebum from our scalp, causing split ends and eventually hair breakage.

A hydrating conditioner bar can make an astonishing difference. Conditioner bars, sister products to our other plastic-free products, The Camel Soap Factory solid shampoo bars, include all-natural components that assist in minimizing hair fall and improving general hair growth. We’ve formulated three conditioner bars for different hair types: Moisturising, Nourishing and Balancing.

Our conditioner bars are not only great for your tresses, but they are also great for the environment. Aiming at minimizing plastic waste, all our shampoo and conditioner bars are packaged in recyclable paper boxes.

Another advantage of using conditioner bars? They are excellent travel partners; so no worries about TSA fluid restrictions or backpack leakage whenever you fly with them.

Still not convinced? Read on to know more about conditioner bars, including who should use one and how to use a conditioner bar the right way for your healthiest hair ever.


What exactly is a conditioner bar?

Our conditioner bar is simply a hardened, concentrated variant of a typical liquid conditioner with a difference. Our conditioner bars are filled with natural plant-based ingredients such as coconut oil and cocoa butter, moisturising hair while preventing early signs of aging and replenishing dead ends. Furthermore, our bars do not include any preservatives, parabens, detergents, sulfates, emulsifiers, or other potentially toxic substances.

Although product formulas are different in every conditioner bar, they all have one thing in common: they are not diluted with water like the conventional liquid conditioners. What people forget is that all liquid shampoos and conditioners on supermarket shelves include approximately 70% water. You’re buying a water-diluted item with less active compounds and more chemicals to prevent microbial contamination.

We’ve incorporated additional hair-strengthening components into the conditioner bars while removing water from our formulations. As a result, your hair absorbs more vitamins, enzymes, proteins, and other essential elements. What’s the ultimate result? Glossy, silky hair that is thick, healthy, and simple to manage!

Which hair types could benefit from using a conditioner bar?

All of them! It makes no difference if your hair is short, long, or colored; straight, or naturally curly. Conditioner bars are beneficial for to all hair types.

However, certain hair textures might benefit more using conditioner bars than others. For example, if your hair is naturally curly, unruly, brittle, or fragile, a conditioner bar might be a true savior. Conditioner bars provide your hair with a dose of nourishment due to their significant levels of active substances.

Conditioner bars are also beneficial for hypersensitive scalps or skin conditions. This is because they do not contain harmful agents such as sulfates and synthetic perfume which may lead to skin irritation and leave your hair dull and lifeless.

People with oily scalps will benefit from using our Balancing Solid Conditioner Bar because it regulates oil production and provides the hydration your scalp requires without making your hair look greasy. With ApiscalpTM , a natural extract from celery seeds to soothe itchy scalps, the Balancing Conditioner Bar is suitable especially for oily hair and scalps.

What should you look for on the ingredients label?

This is determined by your hair’s unique requirements. Pick a good nutritionally-packed conditioner bar featuring hydrating ingredients if you have heavy, wavy, or dry hair. Finding a sulfate-free conditioner bar for color-treated hair is an excellent idea. Do you have fine or fragile hair? Opt for a silicone-free conditioner bar that contains rich butters and oils to provide nourishment.

Whatever hair type you possess, below are some ingredients you should always check for on the label of your conditioner bar.

Hair-boosting elements

Pick a good conditioner bar that has lots of nutrients if you would like stronger, smoother, and healthier hair. We recommend using our Nourishing Solid Conditioner Bar, which has all the nutrients you need with the goodness of Sidr (a powerhouse ingredient traditionally used in the Middle East for dandruff and itchy scalps), natural essential oils, and henna to nourish your dry or damaged hair.

Silicone-free

Silicones are known for accumulating on the skin with time, leaving your hair feeling rough and unruly and flattening curls. If you need strong, beautiful curls, choose a silicone-free product. Look for ingredients like emollient oils, butters, and essential oils that will provide natural shine to your hair.

Synthetic preservatives

Parabens, silicones, and other artificial ingredients are commonly found in beauty care products compositions since they are inexpensive and extend shelf life. Because of their potential to replicate estradiol and affect the hormonal balance in different ways, some artificial compounds are classified as hormone disruptors. Because conditioner bars are solid, these substances will not be found on the product’s ingredients list.

Sulfate-free

If you find sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) mentioned on the ingredients list of your conditioner bar, don’t buy it. These powerful surfactants, which are commonly used as emulsifying agents and thickening agents in conditioner formulations, are recognized for stripping the natural oil produced from your scalp and leaving your hair dull and rough to feel.

How to use our conditioner bar?

Have you ever wondered how to apply a conditioner bar to your hair? Don’t stress, it’s quite simple! To achieve beautiful, hydrated hair follow this step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Apply on clean and damp hair

Our conditioner bars are best used on clean, damp hair, similar to liquid conditioners. This allows your head and tresses to soak up the most hair-strengthening elements. Follow the next simple steps:

  • Soak our conditioner bar before applying it to damp hair.
  • Gently rub the product into your hair, paying special attention to the dry areas and ends. Conditioner bars can be applied straight to your tresses. Grab your bar and glide it straight to your hair.

Step 1 (alternative application): Massage the bar on your hands and apply it to your mid length sections and ends

An alternative application includes massaging the bar for around 10 seconds on your hands. It will coat your hands in rich conditioning oils that you apply by stroking fingers between your hair.

Depending on hair type, be careful to apply the conditioner bar starting from the middle section to the dead ends, avoiding the roots completely. Because the ducts that create sebum (oil) are relatively close to the scalp and cuticles, using a conditioner bar directly on them can make them look heavier and oily.

If your stiff, straw-like strands are due to dryness, using our Moisturising Solid Conditioner Bar gently on the roots might be an excellent approach to offer your head the hydration it needs.

Understand and examine your scalp and hair type and then take the right step.

Step 2: Let the conditioner rest for 2-3 minutes

People often make a common mistake of rinsing off their conditioner too soon. To keep your hair smooth, glossy, and strong, allow nutrients to absorb into your tresses. Allow the conditioner to fully absorb and rest for approximately 2-3 minutes before washing it away.

Some useful tips and tricks

  • Wet your conditioner bar before applying it to your hair. It will make it easier for the bar to slide through your locks and create a richer conditioning cream.
  • When it comes to lather, don’t be concerned if your moisturizing bar doesn’t create any frothy bubbles. Many conditioner bars don’t foam as they don’t contain sulfates, harsh surfactants that remove the natural moisture from your scalp.
  • Before applying your conditioning bar, make sure to drain out excess water from your locks. When your hair is drenched with water, the natural components just flow off the hair and flow away into the sink. Your hair should be wet but not completely soaked to allow each layer to receive nourishment.
  • If you have thick or long hair, ensure the tips are well-coated.
  • Use a soap tray with proper drainage to hold our conditioner bars. It will keep your product from getting soggy and will help it last longer. When out of the shower, store the bars away from running water.
  • Brush your strands with your fingertips or a thick tooth wooden comb to guarantee that the conditioner is properly applied from your mids to tips.


Can you use our conditioner bar as a leave-in conditioner?

Without a doubt! You can use our conditioner bar as a leave-in product to provide hydration to dry and curly hair. It will cause less build-up than liquid conditioner. Ideal for dry, flakey, and curly hair.

Another useful method is the pre-shampoo conditioning method: apply conditioner to wet hair and leave it for about 4-5 minutes, and then do your regular shampoo and conditioner routine. Great for dry and curly hair as it will not strip out your natural oil.

Alternatively apply the conditioner as usual and don’t rinse off all the product for conditioning fly-away and dry hair.

All our bars, Moisturising, Nourishing or Balancing are great for every day use!

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