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QUALITY SHAMPOO, SIMPLE INGREDIENTS FROM NATURE: Bain and Savon solid shampoos are made using 100% natural ingredients without any nasty added chemicals. Their delicate natural colours and scents come from organic herbs and plants and pure essential oils made locally.
HANDCRAFTED IN THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE: All these organic vegan shampoos are handmade in Cumbria by a small family-run artisanal company producing handmade soaps and shampoos from ingredients, some of which grow in their own garden.
GOOD FOR THE BODY, GREAT FOR THE PLANET: All these beautifully scented shampoos are packaged in 100% recyclable cardboard packaging. Beauty is better when not plastic!
NO PALM OIL, NO SLS, NO PARABENS: The three big NOs we are so happy to hear when it comes to sustainable and eco-friendly shampoos! Vegan-friendly and Cruelty-Free.
Remember to click on the tab “ How to use” to get the best out of your shampoo bar!
When I decided to swap to shampoo bars instead of a plastic bottle, I have to admit it did take me some time to get used to it, but now I am so happy I stuck to it!
First of all, it is so much better for the planet to ditch those horrible plastic containers, but also, once my hair adjusted to the lack of chemicals that commercials hair product had built up, I was amazed to see just how much healthier my hair is really soft and shiny and not as oily as it used to be!
I love this sunny orange shampoo bar from Bain and Savon. It is scented with a blend of citrus essential oils that not only gives them a wonderful smell but a boost of cleansing power as well. It is perfectly combined with one of our solid conditioner bars.
Size: 130g bar
ORGANIC Sodium Cocoate (Coconut Oil)
Sodium Castorate (Cold Pressed Castor Oil)
Sodium Almondate (Sweet almond Oil)
ORGANIC Sodium shea butterate (shea butter)
Sodium Olivate (olive oil)
Glycerine (Naturally occuring in the soap making process)
Citrus racemosa (grapefruit) essential oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) essential oil,Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil .
ALLERGENS: Citral, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene occurs naturally in essential oils.
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.
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
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. 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!
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.
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