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HAIR MASK | SHAMPOO
Harnessing the natural power of Soapnuts and using centuries of ayurvedic principles, this Ayurvedic Herbal Hair Mask will cleanse, soothe & nourish your hair and scalp to encourage stronger more vibrant hair. This unique hand-blended extremely potent powder formula, will help to calm itchy scalps, balance excess oil and promote strong and healthy hair growth.
Can be used as a nutritive hair mask or shampoo.
+ KEY INGREDIENTS +
+ ORGANIC WILDCRAFTED SOAPNUTS have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to treat sensitive skin, eczema, hair and scalp problems. Soapnuts have skin & hair softening properties, as well as a mild anti-bacterial and anti-microbial function and because of this they have been used in Ayurveda to treat infections, and to help keep the skin/scalp free from bacteria.
+ BRAHMI/GOTU KOLA is regarded as perhaps the most spiritual of all herbs in India. Growing in some areas of the Himalayas, gotu kola is used by yogis to improve meditation. It is said to develop the crown chakra, the energy center at the top of the head and is called the herb of enlightenment. Gotu kola also has a long history, with use in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for promoting wound healing. The types of triterpenoid compounds gotu kola contains are believed to strengthen the skin and increase antioxidant production.
+AMLA is used in oil infused tonics or in powder form to provide added strength to hair roots, to add shine, encourage hair growth and addresses premature greying. In skin care, face masks using Amla paste provides nourishment and reduces dullness. It is also a rich source of essential fatty acids that serve to keep the hair follicles strong and nourish the hair from the roots. When it is blended with Tulsi it is a very effective anti-dandruff treatment.
+ SHIKAKAI is very high in vitamin C as well as vitamins A, D, E, and K, antioxidants which are essential for healthy and rapid hair growth. These vitamins provide the hair follicles with the necessary micronutrients to help hair grow fast and healthy. Shikakai has very low pH levels, which means your hair won’t be stripped of its natural oils and also works as a natural detangler.
+ MAKA In Ayurveda, the herb is used for treating hair loss, improving hair texture, and to stop premature balding and graying and various skin allergies. Alopecia sufferers will also find bhringraj to be beneficial in promoting hair regrowth. Even without suffering any ailments, bhringraj aids in luxurious hair growth. In Ayurveda, using oils such as coconut or sesame oil to blend with the powder, has been used to help with baldness and regrowth of hair.
+ NEEM is known in Ayurveda for its powerful effectiveness in fighting diseases. Its properties are naturally antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. In hair care, neem promotes shiny, healthy hair, combats dryness of scalp, and fights scalp infections and dandruff. Undiluted neem oil will help treat head lice.
+ ORGANIC HIBISCUS is known as one of the best secrets to beautiful and healthy hair. Hibiscus promotes hair growth, stops hair fall, gives hair a healthy luster with bounce, and delays premature graying. Hibiscus has been a wonderful ingredient in hair treatments that combine other Ayurvedic herbs such as Amla and brahmi.
HOW TO USE AS A MASK: Mix equal amounts of ayurvedic herbal hair mask powder and liquid* to form a paste (yoghurt like consistency). Massage paste into hair and scalp, leave treatment on as long as possible. Rinse out paste thoroughly and wash as normal.
HOW TO USE AS A SHAMPOO Mix equal amounts of ayurvedic herbal hair mask powder and liquid* to form a paste (yoghurt like consistency). Massage paste into hair and scalp, thoroughly wash out and dry as normal.
+ SUGGESTED LIQUIDS +
NORMAL HAIR: Water / any floral water / coconut milk / aloe vera juice / apple cider vinegar / yoghurt (vegan or otherwise) / and if desired a few drops of our Hair Oil (or other oil - avocado, almond, hemp, coconut).
OILY HAIR: Citrus floral water / apple cider viengar / water with lemon / yoghurt (vegan or otherwise).
DRY HAIR: Coconut milk / yoghurt (vegan or otherwise) / aloe vera juice / and add a few drops of our Hair Oil (or other oil - avocado, almond, hemp, coconut).
Organic Sapindus Mukorossi (Soapnuts) Fruit Powder, Emblica officinalis (Amla) Fruit Powder, Centella asiatica (Brahmi) Extract, Eclipta alba (Bhringraj) Powder, Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi) Leaf Powder, Acacia concinna (Shikakai) Nut Powder, Azadirachta indica (Neem) Leaf Powder, Organic Hibiscus sabdariffa (Hibiscus) Petal Powder.
HAIR | FACE | HANDS | BODY
SLS FREE | PALM OIL FREE
This is an amazing hair-face-body solid shampoo bar which will promote shiny and bouncy hair with the added gentle and effective cleansing powers of bay and argile clay for all over cleaning! It also makes a great shaving bar too!
GREAT FOR: Deeply Cleansing & Balancing. Suitable for all hair/skin types,especially dry, problem, sensitive and skin prone to dandruff, itchiness or flakiness.
+ KEY INGREDIENTS +
+ VEGAN CHOCOLATE STOUT is the beer we use. Beer is a great hair conditioner, but did you know it is also great at dealing with dandruff and nourishing your hair? It has been used to treat skin conditions and has been said to fight the signs of ageing, maintain the skin's pH balance and can help treat acne!
+ BAY LAUREL OIL has been known for generations for it's healing qualities and also as an amazing natural moisturiser. It is great for helping skin cells to regenerate and to help soften hardened skin. Bay will also help promote wound healing, and has been used for a variety of allergies and skin ailments because of it's anti-oxidant and antiseptic properties.
HOW TO USE:
Comb out dry hair before shampooing. Do not miss this step, especially if you use styling products.
Wet bar and lather in hands, apply lather to hair. Or alternatively rub bar directly onto hair and lather well (this works well for me - mid/long length hair).*
*When using the bars, one thing that is very important is to lather the soap up really well, and to use lots of lather when washing your hair. The most common spot, especially for people with long hair, is at the back of the head. You need to work the shampoo into your hair with water and lather up so that the dirt and extra oils not needed by your hair can be washed away.
If you are used to using normal commercial shampoo and shampoo twice, you will notice that the second wash produces a lot more lather. The first wash is mixing with the dirt and excess oil in your hair so the second wash is working on cleaner hair. The same is true for our shampoo bars. So lather up, once or twice. But please make sure to rinse every single time! And then make sure to use an apple cider vinegar hair rinse!
Massage lather into roots and through lengths of hair. Rinse out thoroughly.
You can also make your own hair rinses from water/cooled herbal tea (e.g. chamomile/nettle) with either lemon or apple cider vinegar mix. Ratio should be 4:1 (e.g. 200ml water/50ml apple cider vinegar).
Some find it helpful, to use the apple cider vinegar/herbal hair rinse conditioner before you wash your hair with the shampoo bars. Apply to hair, comb through and rinse out. Then follow shampoo steps above.
Prolong the life of your soap by not leaving soap in a soggy soap dish, or in an area where water is constantly flowing. Allow the bar to dry in between uses.
Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, Organic Sapindus mukorossi (soapnut) fruit extract, Organic Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, Organic Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, Organic Persea gratissima (avocado) Oil, Sodium hydroxide*, Organic Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Vegan beer, Montmorillonite (argile) clay, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil, Laurus nobilis (bay laurel) oil, Tocopherol (vitamin E), linalool**, limonene**, geraniol** eugenol**.
*After the saponification process no sodium hydroxide remains.
**Occurs naturally in essential oils.