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Shampoo Bar

Shampoo Bar

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For shampoo that is no frills, unscented, no gimmicks, no sulfates and is just good, look no further.

If you have never tried a shampoo soap bar (or even if you have), now is the time to try ours!

I started making my own shampoo bars after becoming allergic to chemical additives and running out of safe pre-made options. I fell in love and have not looked back.

Our shampoo is formulated with apple cider vinegar for the balance your hair needs.


Regular: apple cider vinegar, sodium hydroxide, olive oil, canola oil, castor oil, cocoa butter, sunflower oil. 

Dry: apple cider vinegar, sodium hydroxide, olive oil, canola oil, cocoa butter, castor oil, sunflower oil, avocado oil.

Oily: Distilled water, sodium hydroxide, olive oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, apple cider vinegar. 

A few words about your new shampoo

#1 Trust the Process

If after the first few tries you don’t like it, give it a few more.

There is often a transition period that can take as little as a few days to a few weeks or possibly months. While I don’t expect you to stick it out for months,  I do recommend  to really try it. Try to refrain from reaching for the old stuff.  It can restart the process. Give it a chance.

Sometimes, if hair has had synthetic detergents like sulfates, dimethicone or other added chemicals it takes time to wash them off. These chemicals cling to the hair and some  people have even reported a greasy, waxy, sometimes even a “peeling” “gummy” type of happening.  Don’t be alarmed. (It is really difficult not to be!)  The  synthetics are there to “create” a “healthy shine” by coating the hair,  and they need to go.

 To kickstart the transition process you can mix a couple teaspoons of baking soda to 2 cups of water and pour over your hair, massaging it in. This can help remove the synthetic chemicals. Do this only once and avoid if you have colored or treated hair.  Also do not over wash during the process, remember there is no fast fix.

#2 Acid vs Alkaline

 Some people are concerned that “soap” used as shampoo is too    alkaline, Some people say to throw that theory out the window.

I use apple cider vinegar in the soaping process and extra at the end.

If you wish to use a cider vinegar rinse after shampooing you are more than welcome.  I recommend 25/75 vinegar to water ratio (1 part vinegar to 3 parts water) and leave it a few minutes as you finish your routine then a cool, thorough, plain water rinse.  Do not leave the vinegar in your hair.

#3 A word about oily hair.

The shampoo for oily hair is made  using water and apple cider  vinegar together to help reduce free oils  on the hair and scalp.  Also,  oily hair may take a slight longer to   adjust to your new shampoo. One must remember that when we use chemicals to strip the oils it also tells your body to make more. The scalp needs to recognize that the chemical stripping is no longer a thing.

Another helpful hint is to try rubbing the bar directly on the hair, especially in hard water or extra oily hair situations. 

Sometimes we also just need to wash twice. 

No sulfates, no phthalates, no SLS, no dyes, no mica, no aloe, allergy conscious, and always unscented.

To use; lather, rinse, repeat if necessary. 

Caution: if irritation occurs discontinue use of this product. Not responsible for adverse reactions to the ingredients of this product. To prolong use of this product keep bar dry when not in use.

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