Are these shampoo bars good for curly haired girls & guys?
Yes they are!
There is a lot of misinformation out there. This is one of the reasons we worked with a green cosmetic chemist.
In the curly girl method they suggest avoiding silicone. However, not all silicones are created equal, some have low molecular weights and evaporate quickly from the hair therefore they do not weigh down the curls. They are actually extremely beneficial by adding protection and reducing frizz making them a curly girls/guys best friend.
Silicone also gets a bad rap because it has a large carbon footprint to produce. The natural silicone used in The High-End Hippie bars comes from agricultural by-products and has a much smaller carbon footprint. In addition to being 100% natural, sustainable, eco-certified, readily biodegradable, it also has a low molecular weight.
Also hydration is important for curly girls and guys. Hydration comes from water based products and humectants like glycerine. Although the balance is key, too much and hello Ms. Frizz!