Here are three ways that I use shampoo bars beyond washing my hair:
Even with a handwash setting on my washing machine, there are some clothing items that are far too fragile for it. This includes things like bras or silk, which need a really gentle wash so as not to damage them. Considering my bras cost a minimum of £30 - check out this blog to find out why - I treat them as carefully as possible, which is why shampoo bars are great.
They don't contain harsh chemicals and foam up really easily, while the fact hey are hand-sized makes it easy to work them into fabric. As the bars are formulated for cleaning hair, they cut through dirt and oil, lifting it from fabric, leaving it clean and fresh.
As they are so portable, they are also great for washing clothes while travelling and have saved me from stains on many occasions when I've only got a hotel room sink to wash clothes in.
Since switching to using them for washing some clothes, I have had less damage to repair, especially with my bras.
I recently found that shampoo bars are also amazing when it comes to cleaning makeup brushes.
I'll admit that I am awful for leaving my brushes longer than I should between cleaning sessions because it can be such a pain in the ass. However, last weekend I used a shampoo bar to do the dirty job and ended up with clean brushes in minutes.
Jumping Juniper seems to be great for brush cleaning, as it is designed for oily hair so contains citrus. This removes makeup super quickly, while also being easy to rinse away. I just held the bar in the palm of my hand and worked my damp brushes into it. I then rinsed with warm water and dried with a towel to leave them looking great and feeling soft.
While our cats live indoors - one of them is scared of absolutely everything - they do get themselves in some sticky situations that mean they need a good bath. However, they don't really like having baths so I need something that can get the job done quickly and easily.
Shampoo bars - especially Soak and Float - are ideal for this as they foam up quickly and can be easily rinsed out. They also haven't upset my cats' skin or made them uncomfortable in any way. In fact, their coats have been nice and shiny and soft after their bath.
There are probably more ways you can use these bars - I'll keep experimenting - but these are some tried and tested methods that get great results.