After testing a variety of shampoo bars I'm starting to think that they aren't for me.
I have tried rubbing the bar directly at the roots, lathering in my hands applying to roots only ( which was great and set off a flare up of my eczema, my hands hate any change), rubbing the bar all over, etc etc.
It makes hair just too oily no matter what I do. After washing my hair with a natural shampoo bar, after it dries it looks like I haven't washed it for a week.
So my plans now are to use up my bars and really give each one the good old college try and then I will move to the liquid version I see on the dreadlock shampoo site. Hopefully changing the method of delivery will give me results I enjoy more.
I won't be doing a baking soda wash because literally everytime my skin has come into contact with it I've had a horrible reaction and I'd prefer not to be washing my hair and having to wear a hazmat outfit at the same time.
It's all a learning process and I'm kind of entertained. I never planed to be gaining such an intimate knowledge of my hair's likes and dislikes.