For colored hair.
Great news… all our products are color-safe! So look for the bars that are right for your underlying hair type.
Dry hair that can get frizzy and dull.
Dry scalp that sometimes gets flaky.
We'd recommend our Soothe bars, specially formulated with willow bark extract (a natural source of salicylic acid) and kukui nut oil to help calm itchy, flaky scalps. For less persistent issues, choose the HiBAR that’s right for your hair. (All our shampoos are made from a gentle surfactant that is less drying to your skin.) Then, as you’re washing, make sure you exfoliate, giving your scalp a thorough massage with your fingertips.
Oily hair that I feel I need to wash often.
Oily hair can come from life stage (younger people tend to have more active oil glands in their scalps) or even from washing too often. Look into either our Maintain or our Moisturize bars. The maintain shampoo will definitely cut back on the oiliness, and you can always finish off with a Moisturize Conditioner to add back some hydration.
Hair that takes on a lot of styling products like gels or oils.
Throw in a regular treatment with our Maintain Shampoo and Maintain Conditioner. They clean gently but thoroughly, to get rid of any build up.
Hair that’s oily at the roots but dry at the ends.
We’d recommend either our Maintain bars or Moisturize bars, depending upon how often you wash. For more regular washing we’d start with the Moisturize bars, but make sure you give your scalp a thorough fingertip massage while you wash. If you’re washing more like every four or five days, try the Maintain Shampoo bar, and concentrate your washing to your roots (and, again, give your scalp a good working over with your fingertips.) In either case, for conditioning, concentrate the application of the conditioner on your middle and ends.
Fine hair that looks a bit thin.
Look at our Volumize bars. They contain rice proteins and Vitamin B to give more body and bounce to thin or fine hair.
Curly or wavy hair.
You're in luck. Our Curl bars are salon-quality, Curly Girl Method friendly, and designed to make for gorgeous curls, twirls, kinks and coils. Formulated specifically for types 3 and 4 hair, Curl has Babassu Butter and Pracaxi Butter to lock in moisture and define shape. You might also look at our Moisturize bars - like all our bars they're Curly Girl Method friendly, and a great option if your curls simply need a bit extra hydration.
Hair or scalp that needs transition time.
Most people switch to HiBAR without any transition time. But for some, it can take a week or two for your scalp to adapt to the sulfate-free formulas.
Hair that gets progressively more dry.
We've found our conditioner bars are excellent at co-washing. That is, once in a while, don’t shampoo at all, just use one of our conditioner bars. They each contain a tiny bit of surfactant, so they do have some cleaning capability, but not enough to interrupt with the conditioning process.
Hair that doesn't fit any of these categories.
There’s nothing wrong with mixing and matching products. For example, having a Maintain Shampoo bar on hand for an occasional deeper cleaning can work wonders. Experiment with how often you wash. For example, sometimes, oily hair can be the result of TOO MUCH washing!
I'm buying this as a gift. Help!
How nice of you! If you're buying HiBAR as a gift, and you're not sure which bars to get, why not try one of our plastic-free eGift Cards?