Nettle & Seaweed Shampoo Bar - Bain & Savon
Vegan, handmade and all natural plastic-free shampoo bar
This is a solid shampoo bar infused with seaweed powder and Bain & Savon's own nettle and peppermint infusion. The nettle and peppermint infusion comes from their vegetable garden in Cumbria.
Seaweed Powder is a rich source of vitamins including vitamins B12 (not found in land plants), vitamin E, amino acids, minerals, trace elements, and other nutrients. It makes for an effective cleansing and exfoliating agent.
Peppermint acts as an astringent, normalising both dry and oily hair. When applied to oily skin or scalp it helps reduce any excess oil. An oily scalp can lead to greasy hair, and the peppermint helps to regulate your scalp’s oil production and eliminate the grease. Peppermint oil can soothe skin irritations and relieve pain and itching. This 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. It is also used to treat dandruff.
Freshly handmade in the UK in small batches. Suitable for vegans, this shampoo bar contains no animal products and is not tested on animals.
Size: 130g bar - this will last a long time!
How to use: Solid shampoo bars are more concentrated that normal shampoos.
Lather the shampoo bar in your hands and apply the foam to your hair and wash as you would a liquid shampoo. Rinse and repeat concentrating on getting your whole head and scalp washed.
Alternatively, thoroughly wet hair and rub the bar over your scalp and down the hair shaft. Work it into a wonderful lather. You may find this is applying too much product for you and leaving the hair waxy even when through the transition phase (see below).
It is important to rinse well and remove any residue especially at the nape of the neck. You may need a cider vinegar rinse afterwards. It will rebalance the pH (soap is an alkaline and our skin is slightly acidic), help remove any residue and leave your hair shiny.
Please keep out of eyes. For external use only.
Transitioning to Shampoo Bars
When you first switch to natural shampoo bars, you may go through what is called a “transition phase”. During this time your hair may feel like it has a waxy residue on it.
There are three reasons this happens: 1) You may live in a hard water area. 2) 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. 3) Conventional shampoos tend to remove your natural oils causing your scalp to react and over-produce oils to compensate. As natural shampoo bare are more gentle it may take time for your scalp to adjust to a new washing method.
It may take a few washes to get used to using a shampoo bar (more about transitioning to shampoo bars in our blog). A Cider Vinegar Rinse can help smooth the transition and keeps your hair and scalp healthy.
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 takes time to rid your hair from all the residue left over from the chemicals in commercial shampoos. Give your hair time to adjust to the lack of chemicals and hair product build up. If you can stick it out and get through this period, you will realise just how much healthier your hair is. It will be soft and shiny in no time! 💚🌍
Occur naturally in essential oils: Citral, Geraniol, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene.
Bain & Savon is a small artisan family run company making natural handmade soap and skin care in the beautiful county of Cumbria. They specialise in natural, Herbal and Botanical beauty preparations. They believe that the products they make should be good for us and the environment. That's why all their products are packaged in fully recyclable packaging.