Is soap a necessity in your life? Today I sorted out some questions about soap. By answering these questions, you will have a better understanding of soap.
Q1. Can soap wash my hair?
Soap can wash your hair, but you can’t use soap to wash your hair for a long time. Because soap is an alkaline cleaning product, for people with excessive oil secretion, using soap to shampoo can remove oil and clean the scalp better. However, if used for a long time, it may cause hair loss, allergies, dry hair, and other phenomena, and it is also easy to irritate the scalp and cause allergic reactions.
Q2. Can soap wash your face?
It is also possible to use soap to wash your face occasionally, but it must not be used frequently, which is not conducive to the health of the skin. Because soap is alkaline, after long-term use, it will easily lead to the imbalance of the skin’s water and oil balance, and it will also make the skin drier, lack moisture, and lack luster, so use it with caution. People with acne-prone skin can use sulfur soap to Wash their faces.
Sulfur soap refers to a soap containing sulfur and is a kind of sulfur-medicated soap. Sulfur soap has the combined effects of multiple ingredients, anti-dandruff and relieving itching, moisturizing and refreshing, and belongs to the skin health series.
Sulfur soap can inhibit sebum secretion, kill bacteria, fungi, molds, mites, parasites, etc. It has certain preventive and auxiliary treatment effects on some skin diseases.
Q3. Which kind of soap or liquid detergent is better for washing clothes?
The composition of soap is different from washing powder and liquid detergent. It is mainly derived from renewable vegetable oils, which have low skin irritation and also have the effect of protecting fabrics. The most suitable soap is for personal and hand laundry such as baby clothes and underwear. Small stains can also be treated with soap, which saves time and water, and does not easily cause damage to hands.
Q4. The difference between bath soap and laundry soap
Bath soap not only has a fragrance, but also has a fine texture, low alkalinity, and low water content (water content is about 10-12%), so it is often used for face washing and bathing.
The raw materials and techniques for making bath soap are similar to laundry soap. The difference is that the oil used in bath soap is of better quality than laundry soap. No pigment, no fishy smell, it is best to add 15-20% coconut oil decolorized by activated carbon. In addition, the process of making bath soap is more complicated than laundry soap making, and it is divided into two steps. The first step is to use oil and sodium hydroxide to make a soap base. The second step is to knead the dried and dehydrated soap base with colorants, skincare agents, fillers, spices, and other materials, and then grind and squeeze them into a soap base. Strip, cut, and print to make soap. When making soap bases, the saponification process should be longer to complete the reaction. The frequency of salting out is also more than that of laundry soap making.
A good quality bath soap should be dry, hard, and delicate when touched by hand, without cracks, bubbles, spots, and “sweating”. Some bath soaps have different colors due to the addition of colorants. Good-quality bath soap should have a uniform color and a pure and long-lasting fragrance.