As promised, today is a product review, a soap I was given at Bark World, Chubbs dog soap.
It’s a pet soap, a degreaser for cats and dogs, but the woman at the booth said she uses it on her hair and body. I jumped at that, since I’ve been looking for a bar soap for my own hair. Can’t use a degreasing soap on my skin, as I’m already prone to be dry. Three hair washes later, here’s what I think:
I was told that, since the soap removes oils, I’d definitely need to condition after washing. Why would I want to step away from shampoo? It takes a lot to get to my scalp, since my hair is thick, somewhat curly, somewhat coarse. It also takes forever to rinse the shampoo out. With bar soap I can target the scalp, which is really all that needs washing, lightly washing the rest, but focusing on the scalp. It doesn’t take a lot, is really easy, to get the scalp clean with this soap.
Y’all, I’ve tried a handful of other bar soaps on my hair and have been very disappointed. They leave a weird residue. Chubbs dog soap gets my hair CLEAN. Also, Tulsa’s water has a pretty high mineral content. This is the first time I’ve felt like my hair has any life in the nearly seven years we’ve lived here.
Bottom line? The feel. Since living in Tulsa, which is arid in comparison to where I’ve been prior, my hair has been soft, but straighter than ever. I like the feel of soft, but the curl falls out after the first day, product or not. Since using Chubbs dog soap, my hair doesn’t feel as soft, almost fine, but it’s tighter, if that makes sense. It FEELS curly. The curl doesn’t disappear after the first day. It finally feels like my hair again.
Some other things which might help – I rarely use product. The last six months or so I’ve been using an olive oil hair serum which makes my hair even softer, but doesn’t hold the curl. The product sometimes makes my hair feel heavy. Also, I don’t blow dry or brush my hair almost ever. I’m dry enough without damaging. Third, I do dye my hair. Miss Clairol, light auburn. I’m a natural redhead. Really. But age is not kind to red hair.
So all that put together, I really like using this bar soap, Chubbs, on my hair. I don’t think I’ll go back to shampoo. Now I have to figure out where to buy this soap. And I don’t know how it would do on someone with fine, thin hair. You’d have to just try it and see. I can only imagine that it works great on a dog’s coat. I may never know first hand. 🙂
Come back tomorrow! I’ll be co-hosting Follow Up Friday with Jodi, over at Heart Like a Dog. Thanks Jodi! So ask me a question today that I can answer! Or that I can’t answer. Whatever. 😉
Until I write again …