Spring: Handmade | Organic Shampoo Soap With Black Pepper | Geranium And Lemon
Spring’s scents evoke freshness, newness and warmth, with the blend of ingredients offering a bouquet of benefits to your hair too. Spring is cleansing, fragrant, gentle and refreshing as the perfect shampoo soap for wash rituals through Spring to Summer. It’s free from all nasties like SLS and parabens, with each of the organic ingredients offering distinct benefits to your hair. It’s bound together with Soy wax to make Spring a green product that’s friendly to vegans too.
Black Pepper does great things for stimulating hair growth – but since lots of cracked pepper might get you sneezing, I’ve gone easy on you with Black Pepper essential oil. It does beautiful things with the Geranium to strengthen follicles and encourage growth whilst anti-inflammatory properties fight back dandruff. Citric Acid from Lemons brings the shampoo together – clearing and tightening the follicles Geranium works on, removing residue and giving your hair shine. Spring is a handmade shampoo bar, so the weight will be close but approximate.
- Black Pepper essential oil
- Castor oil
- Citric acid
- Coconut oil
- Jojoba oil
- Macadamia nut oil
- Mango seed butter
- Olive oil
- Rapeseed oil
- Sodium Hydroxide
- Soy wax
- Vegetable Glycerine
What’s a shampoo bar?
A lot of people wonder if shampoo bars are just soap. They’re definitely not! The mechanics of making a shampoo bar are similar (we use a handmade, cold press method), but the ingredients are selected for completely different reasons. Oils are used in shampoos and soaps, but there are oils better suited to cleansing and nourishing your hair and scalp – and of course they are used for shampoo bars.
Do shampoo bars work?
You might wonder if shampoo bars lather or leave residue. The first answer is yes, and the second is only if you wash your water supply gives you hard water (translation: contains lots of residual minerals). You can get around the residue issue with a shower attachment or using a water-cider vinegar solution rinse.
Are shampoo bars good for coloured hair?
Handmade shampoo bars don’t contain harsher chemicals that most commercial bottled shampoos contain; this makes them better for coloured hair a lot of the time. Of course you should always test on a small area the first time (like with all shampoos), but they work great on my coloured hair!
Do shampoo bars expire?
Only if you wash your hair just a few times a year. Because shampoo bars are composed of oils, they can easily last up to 3 years without worrying about spoiling. Natural changes will occur as you use a shampoo bar; the colour may change, and the scents mature – but these are normal and won’t affect the wash.
Are shampoo bars cheaper than a bottled shampoo?
Yes. It’s generally accepted in the beauty industry that shampoo bars last around 3 times longer than shampoo from bottles. Feel free to put it to the test and let me know!
Do you use conditioner with a shampoo bar?
It all depends on your hair. You’ll find that shampoo bars are much gentler on your hair, and won’t strip out natural oils like commercial shampoos. I’ve not needed to use conditioner since switching to shampoo bars.