View Full Version : Do you use soap for the hair

04-21-2010, 12:27 AM
Have you tried using soap for the hair? For I have tried it already and It was also good. I used Ivory soap and it worked very well actually it was even better than shampoo?

04-21-2010, 01:14 PM
soap is too strong for hair and is not the right ph. my hair is long and when i am not using a shampoo with zinc pyrithone in it for my psoriasis, i use sun silk. it isn't that expensive and it leaves my hair shiney and healthy. i also use conditioner because of my hair being so long the ends tend to dry if i don't use the conditioner.

04-21-2010, 02:39 PM
Have you ever tried soap nuts? They are nuts off of the Ritha tree. All you have to do is simmer 6 to 8 nuts in 6 cups of water for 30 minutes. It simmers down to 4 cups. It does not suds up like cleansing bars (which is what is sold in the stores for the most part not soap bars) or shampoos. It really cleans your hair nicely and is 100% organic. Very reasonably priced as well. Soap nuts also make a very good laundry soap!!

In my opinion cleansing bars or soap bars should never be used on your hair much too harsh.

04-22-2010, 12:52 PM
sandy, i never heard of these nuts. can i find them at a natural food store? are they native to canada? sounds interesting.

04-22-2010, 03:40 PM
Hi Brenda,

I am not sure if you can buy them in a health food store I ordered mine on line as I was so curious about them.

They are from Indonesia and other countries. They are sold all over, just give it a google and you will come up with tons of sites. There may be on very close to you.

They take a bit getting used to because of the no lather but your hair will be amazing and so very economical and earth friendly as well.

04-23-2010, 12:32 AM
Ic.. thanks for that..

05-04-2010, 08:05 AM
Using soap for hair is not a bad idea but it has its effects on the hair, the most important being the premature graying of the hair.

05-05-2010, 04:59 PM
Soap is generally for body.But if you want to use on hair,it does not effect more.But if we use shampoo daily,then hair removal definitely occurs.So its better to use soap daily instead of shampoo.If any one have some other solution or any other product for hair that we use daily,then tell and that does not effect hair.

06-17-2010, 11:12 PM
use of soap for hair is naturally not good....:)
because the soap contains which suits the cells of skin,... if we use it over head,then it causes malfunctioning of the product....
so use soap only for body....
instead of soap use any hair washer that gives good results(my suggestion is to use HEAD & SHOULDER)... if not use your own product..........:cool:

07-09-2010, 12:01 PM
Never wld use soap for hair.. as mentioned soap is for skin...
I use different soap for face and different one for body....
hair i use baby hair shampoo....
mine are very light and sensitive hair so i cant take risk....

07-10-2010, 05:36 AM
Yes, soap is not for the hair. I too have very fine hair so I to use very little hair products otherwise it gets weighted down. So the lighter the shampoo and conditioner the better. I make my own shampoo and conditioner so i know exactly what I am putting on my hair.

07-10-2010, 06:13 AM
how do you make your own conditioner and shampoo
why don't you share with us.. if you have already done that then please share that link.

07-21-2010, 05:21 PM
Hi, In my opinion soap is really harmful for hair. It is very hard for hair.Therefore i am using shampoo which has lots of protiens & vitamins.

Good Luck

07-21-2010, 08:36 PM
You are right cicero, soap is not for the hair at all. A good shampoo with lots of nutrients is best.

If you use soap on your hair you will soon notice a build up. This will weigh now your hair, it will have no shine and will just look terrible. Even handmade soap is not for the hair.

Elena K
10-04-2010, 04:44 AM
Using soap in hair is a very bad idea. It won't contribute to graying hair as someone here suggested, but it will make your hair look dull and lifeless. So stick with shampoo

03-03-2011, 04:27 PM
i think it depends on which type of soap you are using and does its ingredients may damage hairs or effect head skin.

11-21-2011, 06:10 AM
Never ,using soap for hair makes it rough and hairs look dry & difficult to manage too.

06-26-2012, 09:24 PM
I heard of it gets rid of chlorine water smell when using soap for the hair!

07-03-2012, 05:50 AM
Any shampoo will remove chlorine from your hair. You should always wash your hair with shampoo and use condition a after being in a pool.

07-09-2012, 06:38 AM
I have come across soaps that say they are good for hair. I am not against it and think there are some good alternatives out there

07-09-2012, 06:39 AM
BUT IMHO I wouldn't see the need to use it when there are better shampoo products on the market

07-11-2012, 06:46 AM
I am using soap for hair, as shampoo will make my hair dry, i prefer shampoo because it softens my hair, but we should not use shampoo regularly as it makes our hair weak.

01-23-2014, 06:18 AM
Do wash with Shampoo but at least once a week not everyday. Soap is for your body not hair.

06-05-2014, 09:55 AM
i used the soap but my hairs have became too hard and ruff :(

06-19-2014, 12:17 AM
Never used bar soap but I have used Dawn before to help get the greasies out.

09-02-2014, 09:13 AM
Some soap is made by hard chemical or ingredient that is harmful for hair and scalp. I never use soap for hair wash. Treeshame is good products that makes my hair healthy and silky.