QUALITY SHAMPOO, SIMPLE INGREDIENTS FROM NATURE: These shampoo bars are made using 100% natural ingredients without any added chemicals. Pure essential oils are used to add delicate scents to them, and their beautiful natural colours come from organic herbs and plants, some of which are grown in Bain and Savon family's walled vegetable garden.
HANDCRAFTED IN THE HEART OF THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE: Bain and Savon is a small artisan family-run soap company making natural handmade soaps and shampoos with a soul in the beautiful county of Cumbria.
GOOD FOR THE BODY, GREAT FOR THE PLANET: All these lovely shampoos are packaged in fully recyclable cardboard packaging. Beauty doesn't need to be plastic, natural is always best!
NO PARABENS, NO SLS, NO PALM OIL: The 3 NOs we always want to hear when it comes to sustainable and eco-friendly shampoos! Suitable for vegans and 100% cruelty-free. Remember to click on the tab “ How to use” to get the best out of your shampoo bar!
This is a solid shampoo bar packed full of Coconut milk. Coconut milk provides extra nourishment and is widely used in Ayurvedic skin and hair care, and it ensures a bubbly lather and extra creamy feel, while jojoba oil adds a touch of luxury that's fantastic for promoting healthy shiny hair.
This bar is unfragranced and suitable for all hair types. This is a natural shampoo, hand-made using the cold process soap making.
No palm oil
Simple Ingredients from Nature
Handmade in Cumbria, Uk
Suitable for Vegans
PLEASE NOTE: Requires transition phase. Check our "how to use" for best tips!
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 mostly 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. We also recommend to comb out dry hair before shampooing. Do not miss this step, especially if you use styling products.
When using the bars, one thing that is very important is to lather the soap up really well, and to use lots of lather when washing your hair. The most common spot, especially for people with long hair, is at the back of the head. You need to work the shampoo into your hair with water and lather up so that the dirt and extra oils not needed by your hair can be washed away.
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 free 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!
Bain & Savon package their soaps and shampoos in glassine paper which is environmentally friendly, as it is: 100% recyclable, 100% biodegradable and starts from 100% sustainably managed forests. They are then wrapped in a recyclable card box.
All EarthBits packaging is 100% plastic-free and recyclable, using recycled or reused cardboard boxes, recycled/recycling paper and recyclable tape. Whenever needed, we use eco-friendly almond-based glue. 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 BAIN AND SAVON
Bain and Savon is a small artisan family-run soap company working making natural handmade soap and skincare in the beautiful county of Cumbria. Jane first started bath and body products in 2002, for friends and family, and their business flourished from there.
They specialise in Natural, Herbal and Botanical beauty products and their main philosophy is a strong belief that the products they make should be good for both their customers and for the environment. That's why all their products are packaged in fully recyclable packaging.