"I have curly hair so a conditioner bar just won't work for me."
We hear this over and over, yet our curly customers are our biggest advocates since the Dip conditioner bar can replace so many plastic bottled products including detangling sprays, leave in conditioners, hair masks, air-dry creams, curl creams, and deep conditioning masks.
Conditioner bars have become increasingly popular as a sustainable alternative to traditional liquid conditioners. However, choosing the best conditioner bar for curly hair can be a daunting task...
...especially when you have a graveyard of conditioner bars that you've already tried and been disappointed by.
Sound familiar? It usually does.
Why Choose a Conditioner Bar for Curly Hair Anyway?
Curly hair tends to be more fragile and prone to damage than straight hair, and using the wrong hair products can exacerbate these issues. Traditional liquid conditioners can contain ingredients that strip natural oils from the hair, leading to dryness and breakage. We don't even need to mention that the packaging for liquid conditioners can be wasteful and harmful to the environment. In contrast, the Dip conditioner bars are a more eco-friendly option that not only contain nourishing ingredients, but can also maintain healthy and hydrated curls with ingredients that can enhance curl definition and reduce frizz.
In fact, many customers that said they previously lost their curl pattern have written to us elated that their Dip shampoo & conditioner bars have resurrected their long lost curls.
(It's truly so cool when you all write to us, seriously)
We can't ever write a blog post without encouraging you to shop small or locally if possible, so here comes that part :)
While online shopping is convenient, it can have a significant impact on the environment.
Shipping products requires energy and resources, and packaging can contribute to waste. The USPS has been losing packages left and right, packages are getting stolen, and overall, the prices continue to increase.
Choosing to shop at the small stores in your neighborhood instead can help reduce your carbon footprint by supporting local businesses and minimizing the resources needed to get products to you.
Additionally, shopping at small stores can provide an opportunity to ask questions and receive personalized recommendations for hair products that are tailored to your specific hair type and needs.
How to Use Your Dip Conditioner Bar on Curly Hair
Using a conditioner bar on curly hair is not so far off from using a traditional liquid conditioner. In fact, we think it's better because none of your conditioner falls down your drain.
Step 1: Wet your hair thoroughly, then glide the wet bar directly to your hair, focusing on the ends and areas that tend to be drier. The dip conditioner bar will only condition the hair it touches!
Step 2: Put the bar down and massage the conditioner into your hair for a few minutes, then rinse thoroughly with water.
Step 3: For best results, reapply the Dip conditioner bar to your hair for added moisture and to replace leave-in conditioners in bottles
Choosing the best conditioner bar for curly hair isn't hard anymore. For families with mixed hair types, the dip conditioner bar will work for everyone in the household so you do not need to purchase multiple bars.
Shopping at small stores can help reduce your carbon footprint and provide an opportunity to receive personalized recommendations--so you don't need to take it from us. Ask any store owner that carries Dip. They all try it before they place it on their shelves.
Bonus points: By making these simple changes, you can help maintain healthy and hydrated curls while minimizing your impact on the environment.