A natural shampoo bar, hand made using the cold soap process method using nettles and peppermint grown in the Bain & Savon vegetable garden in Cumbria.
Seaweed is a rich source of vitamins including vitamin B12, vitamin E, amino acids, minerals, trace elements, and other nutrients.
Peppermint acts as an astringent, normalising both dry and oily hair. Peppermint helps to regulate your scalp’s oil production and eliminate grease. Peppermint oil can soothe skin irritations and relieve pain and itching which makes it ideal for those who have dry or irritated scalps, as it can help fight dandruff and eliminate the itching associated with this condition.
Nettle increases blood flow to your scalp. It also oxygenates your hair follicles and strengthens hair fibres, promoting healthier, shinier, fuller hair.
Suitable for all hair types.
Sodium Cocoate (Coconut oil)*, Sodium Castorate (Cold Pressed castor oil), Sodium Sunflowerate (Sunflower oil), Sodium Jojobaerate (Jojoba oil), Sodium Cocoate (Cocoa seed butter)*, Glycerine**, Nettle leaf infusion, Ascophyllum Nodosum (Seaweed Powder Kelp), Spirulina Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) powder, Mentha Piperita (peppermint) oil, Linalool***, Limonene***. *Certified Organically Grown Ingredient **Naturally occurring in the soap making process ***Naturally occurring in essential oils
Bain & Savon are an artisan family-run soap company making vegan, natural handmade soap and skin care in the beautiful county of Cumbria. They started creating their products for friends and family back in 2002 and their business grew from there.
When you first switch to our natural shampoo bars, you may go through what is called a “transition phase”. During this time your hair may feel oily, and feel it has a waxy residue on it.
Conventional shampoos and conditioners contain silicone to make your hair feel soft and look shiny. These products leave residues that natural products find hard to remove.
Conventional shampoos tend to remove your natural oils causing your scalp to react and over-produce oils to compensate. Because natural shampoo bars are more gentle it may take time for your scalp to adjust to a new washing method.
Before using your shampoo bar
Try using a baking soda rinse once before you start using your shampoo bar and especially if you live in a hard water area.
Dissolve 1 tablespoon of baking soda in 1 litre of warm water and pour over wet hair. Do not rinse off.
Using your shampoo bar
Lather the shampoo bar in your hands or rub the bar directly onto your hair. Wash as you would a liquid shampoo. Rinse and repeat, concentrating on getting your whole head and scalp washed.
You may need a vinegar rinse afterwards, which will help to remove any product residue and leave your hair shiny.
Please don’t use your shampoo bar once or twice and decide you don’t like it. Everyone’s hair is different and it may take a little time for your hair to adjust. It may take up to two weeks to rid your hair from all the residue left over from the chemicals in the commercial shampoos. Give your hair time to adjust to the lack of chemicals and hair product build up.