Listen, nothing is ever good soggy - and that includes your beautiful Jack59 shampoo and conditioner bars. But, when you’re keeping your bars in a wet place like your shower, it can be difficult to keep them dry. That’s why we wanted to share a few of our favourite tips on keeping your bars dry, fresh, and full of life!
Shampoo and conditioner bar storage
We will be the first ones to recommend our 100% compostable shower containers because they truly do make a difference in keeping your bars dry. We recommend keeping the lid on at all times when using the Jack59 shower containers except to remove or replace your bars. This helps to reduce any water exposure your bars may get while the shower is running. But, if you’re not interested in purchasing one of our containers (although we can’t think of a reason not to😉), make sure your bar has a dry place to land where the water can drain away and it isn’t exposed to the stream of shower water.
We do love seeing the creative bar storage ideas people come up with, but there are a couple storage methods we recommend avoiding, one being soap dishes. Regardless of how cute the dish may be, a soggy bar in the middle of it is not aesthetically pleasing. Period. And, make sure to steer clear of tupperware or similar containers that have a sealed lid. The only thing that does is lock in moisture and decrease your bar’s life. Nothing says soggy like leaving your bar in a small pool of water as it slowly disintegrates.
Keep shampoo and conditioner bars away from water
In addition to proper storage, you’ll want to ensure your bar is placed somewhere in your bath or shower where the running water isn’t directly hitting it. You can place it on the side of your tub, or if you have a walk in shower, place it high enough to where the water won’t hit it. We really can’t stress enough how important it is to keep your bars covered and clear from the stream of water during your shower.
Give your shampoo and conditioner bars some fresh air
If you find your bars aren’t getting dry between washes, and you’re sure they’re not sitting in a puddle of water, it’s likely due to poor air circulation. If you’re using our Jack59 Shower Containers, make sure the drain holes in your container are free from shampoo residue. We recommend giving your shower container a good clean every month or so. Another good option is taking your bars out of the shower altogether and placing them near a window sill where they can get some sunshine and a little extra air.
All in all, a dry bar is a longer lasting, better-performing bar, and we want to help you get the absolute most life out of your Jack59 shampoo and conditioner bars. If you feel like your bars have seen better days and these tips are a little too late, no worries! You can still revive your bars. Simply put it in the microwave, melt it down a bit and remold it; just make sure it’s as dry as possible before throwing it in the microwave!
How to remold your shampoo and conditioner bars
For Shampoo bars:
- Break your bar into small pieces
- Place the pieces into a mixing bowl
- Heat the bar gently in the microwave for 10 second intervals until it forms a thick, porridge-like texture making sure not to overheat it
- Mix it around with a spoon
- Place the mixture into a silicone ice tray or cupcake cup, and let sit for 24 hours in a cool, dry place. If you don’t have a silicone tray, simply let the mixture cool to room temperature, and use your hands to form a ball and flatten
- And, Voila! Your shampoo bars are good as new!
For Conditioner bars:
- Break your bar into small pieces (you can also add small pieces from any leftover Jack59 conditioner bars you may have!)
- Place the small pieces in a mixing bowl
- Heat the bar gently in the microwave for 10 second intervals until it forms a liquid making sure not to overheat it
- Mix it around with a spoon
- Place the mixture into a silicone ice tray or cupcake cup, and let sit for 24 hours in a cool, dry place.
If you try this out, let us know how it goes in the comments below!