Soapnut Shampoo Bar - AyurvedicRegular price £6.95
HAIR | FACE | HANDS | BODY
SLS FREE | PALM OIL FREE.
Using Ayurvedic principles and ingredients this solid shampoo bar will nourish, cleanse and soothe your stressed out, dry, lifeless, itchy hair and scalp. Shampoo has a strong pepperminty, woodsy, smoky aroma.
GREAT FOR: Cleansing & Conditioning. Suitable for all hair/skin types, especially for combination, oily, dandruff, acne-prone, flaky or damaged hair/skin/scalp.
+ 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.
+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.
+ 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.
+ 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.
+ CADE OIL has been used for centuries to sooth skin and scalp problems such as psoriasis, dandruff and eczema becauseof it's anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Cade oil has a beautifully strong smoky, woodsy aroma.
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.
Organic Sapindus mukorossi (soapnut) fruit extract, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, Organic Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, Organic Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, Sodium hydroxide*, Organic Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Organic Persea gratissima (avocado) Oil, Azadirachta indica (neem) leaf powder, Acacia concinna (shikakai) nut powder, Emblica officinalis (amla) fruit powder, Juniperus oxycedrus (cade) wood oil, Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree)
leaf oil, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) oil, linalool**, limonene**, citronellol**, geraniol**
*After the saponification process no sodium hydroxide remains.
**Occurs naturally in essential oils.