These gentle shampoo bars are kind to your hair and the planet (no plastics) and yet give excellent performance, leaving hair shiny and strong. They are long-lasting, great for the environment, perfect for travel or the gym, suitable for everyday use and, in my humble opinion, just fab! They are palm free and suitable for vegans.
Lavender essential oil is beneficial for all hair types as it is believed to promote hair growth. Patchouli is effective for a dry, flaky scalp and has moisturising and hydrating benefits. This soothing, floral blend is great for your hair and scalp.
About the Ingredients:
On first impression, the shampoo bars might have unfamiliar-sounding ingredients but, hopefully by reading below, you will see that they are in fact very gentle and great for your hair:
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is a mild foaming agent derived from coconuts. It has high foaming performance whilst being extremely mild, leaving your hair soft and silky. It is naturally derived, palm free and biodegradable.
Panthenol Powder (Pro vitamin B5) improves the texture of hair whilst also improves suppleness, strength and sheen.
AC Plant Keratin PET is a plant-based alternative to animal keratin, made by blending amino acids from plants in the same proportions found in human hair. Wheat, corn and soy proteins are combined to enhance the hairs’ moisture binding ability by penetrating the hair shaft, strengthening the hair and improving elasticity and shine.
Dehydroacetic acid & Benzyl alcohol are both Organic compounds which are accepted for use in natural cosmetics as a preservative. The Organic preservative compound is a non-paraben, non-formaldehyde, non-isothiazolone based preservative system. The preservative conforms to the requirements of COSMOS and ECOCERT.
I use cosmetic grade mineral pigments to add colour to the shampoo bars as I found the botanicals tended to fade too quickly. These can be identified by a CI number.
As with my soaps, I only use carefully chosen pure essential oils to add fragrance and for their hair enhancing properties.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Ps. In case you are wondering why I didn’t put goats milk in these shampoo bars… I tried the shampoo bars both with and without goats milk and preferred them without, which is actually great as it saves all my creamy milk for my goats’ milk soaps (where it really contributes to the soaps’ gentleness and moisturising capabilities) .