HEALTHY HAIR WITHOUT ALL THAT PLASTIC! Natural shampoo bars are a great way to take care of your hair without stripping its natural oils. Yes, it is possible to have shiny and soft hair while respecting marine life, and avoiding all the plastic packaging that comes with commercial shampoos!
SOFT, SHINY AND LIGHT LOCKS: Using natural shampoo bars will leave your hair looking great, all thanks to the simple pure ingredients used in shampoo bars! Once all the residues from chemical shampoos are removed from your hair, it will finally regain its natural essence.
100% VEGAN, HANDMADE AND ZERO WASTE: Did we also mention all these shampoo bars are also plastic and palm oil-free?!
FREE FROM CHEMICALS: Nature offers plenty of naturally occurring ingredients that are as effective at the job as synthetic chemicals. The only difference is, natural ingredients are so much better for both the planet and our health!
Remember to click on the tab “ How to use” to get the best out of your shampoo bar!
This moisturising shampoo bar is particularly recommended for those with dry and/or damaged hair. Curly hair also seems to like this shampoo a lot too! The soap-making process makes the coconut scent fade away, so this is why this shampoo bar is unscented.
ONLY NATURAL INGREDIENTS!
OLIVE OIL: is a naturally effective moisturiser, hydrating the skin without clogging your pores
COCONUT OIL: It is easily absorbed by hair follicles, and reduces inflammation of the scalp, as well as being a natural antioxidant
COCONUT MILK: Gives you hair volume and silky smoothness, also great to repair damaged hair
CASTOR OIL: Very moisturising, gives your hair a healthy shine
SWEET ALMOND OIL: Nutritive oil, particularly suitable to reduce itchiness on dry skin types
JOJOBA OIL: It is easily absorbed and it is particularly indicated for repairing damaged hair, easily absorbed
COCOA BUTTER: Highly nourishing and conditioning, it is absorbed easily
GLYCERIN: It naturally occurs in solid shampoo bars, as well as soap. This is because it is a by-product of saponification, and it has great nourishing properties.
5% superfat: 5% of the oils contained in this shampoo bar are unsaponified, making it extra moisturising
HOW TO USE
When you first switch to a natural shampoo bar you may go through what is called a "transition phase". During this period your hair may feel oily, you may produce excessive sebum and get waxy residues. The reason this happens is that conventional shampoos and hair products often contain silicones that coat your hair to make them feel soft and look shiny. Unfortunately, these substances leave some residues that are hard to remove with natural gentle products. Another reason is that conventional shampoos tend to remove your natural oils causing your scalp to over-produce oils to compensate. Because natural shampoo bars don't strip the hair of their natural oils, for a little while you may have excess oils while your scalp adjusts to the new washing method.
Before using the shampoo bar
To avoid this oily feeling you can prepare a baking soda wash before using your shampoo bar. This may be done only once to speed-up the transition phase or regularly if you live in a hard-water area.
1 tbsp of Baking Soda/Bicarbonate of Soda
1 litre of warm water
Dissolve the baking soda into the litre of warm water in a large jar or bottle. Pour the solution on your wet hair, massage and rinse well. Then proceed with the application of your shampoo bar.
Using the shampoo bar
Shampoo bars are much more concentrated than liquid shampoo, therefore, rubbing the bar directly on your hair will most result in using too much product, leaving a residue.
Lather the bar in your wet hands and apply the foam obtained to your hair, massage the hair as you would do with a liquid shampoo.
Section your hair in major areas where to apply the shampoo (i.e. top of the head, the two sides and the back). This will ensure an even application of the product.
After using your shampoo bar
We recommend using an Acid Rinse, as this has multiple benefits, it will balance the PH (soap is alkaline while our skin is slightly acidic), it will help remove any residue and it will leave your hair soft and shiny!
You can get a vinegar rinse from our shop or make your own, here is a recipe for you!
ACID RINSE RECIPE
1 tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar
500ml of warm water
Mix the water and Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in a spray bottle. After washing your hair, spray the ACV solution on the roots and lengths Let it rest on your hair for 1-2 minutes and then rinse well. Keep the bottle in your shower for the next washes and, don't worry, the smell of vinegar will fade once your hair dry!
Zero Waste Path Shop packaging is 100% recycled, unbleached cardboard. It is also recyclable and/or compostable. Labels are made with natural, almond-based glue.
All EarthBits packaging is 100% plastic-free and recyclable, using recycled or reused cardboard boxes, recycled/recycling paper and recyclable tape. Please re-use your packaged box should you need to send something else to a friend, family or for your business, or as a storage box in the house. Upcycling is one of our favourite zero-waste habits here at EarthBits!
MEET ZWP SHOP
At the beginning of 2016, the founders, Bianca and Giulio, decided to try and produce less waste after reading an article about Lauren Singer and her trash jar on her famous blog for a zero-waste lifestyle.
They committed themselves to try living as sustainably as possible and along the way they also started to produce more and more products that they then decided to make available to the public.
One of the reasons behind their desire to start their own brand was that it is really hard to find information about the waste and practices used to make products before they get to the consumer, and they also realised this is even true for many sustainable products.
They have created a company that is not only zero-waste and sustainable in the ingredients and final packaging choices but also in every step of the production chain.