Are all Shampoo Bars Created Equal?

Posted by Diane Evdokimoff on

Why choose a Shampoo or Conditioner Bar?

Simply they are concentrated bars filled with natural botanicals and natural ingredients that can promote the health and strength of your hair. Each bar takes the place of 2-3 shampoo/conditioner bottles! Crazy yet true. Bars set aside after use to dry will last months and months. Preserved with an eco-cert preservative your bar will never turn or show signs of spoilage. Our Shampoo Bars offer gentle cleansing and conditioning naturally and PH Balanced. Having PH Balanced Bar is key to having healthy hair and scalp. Unfortunately not all Shampoo Bars are created equal and PH plays a big role as our needs a PH of 4-6.

Other Shampoo Bars that can not control their PH are those created through Soaping. These are formulated with a lye and oil method and no matter how nourishing the other ingredients seem, they can't reduce the PH which is typically on the low side 9 and high side 11. These are the bars you require an acid rinse such as apple cider vinegar. The problem faced with this method is that you have already parched every cuticle of the hair stand leaving them rigid and dry. The rinse is to drop the PH of the Shampoo process and close the hair shaft and cuticle. Again unfortunately our strands are delicate and once parched they do not seal the same creating fractures in the strand which catch, tangle and eventually break. The use of conditioner may mask the damage for a while but eventually the build up will create breakage.

 

Cleansing with Shampoo Bars that are PH Balanced for your hair can decrease the need to wash as frequently. Many individuals can manage 2-4 days between washes(depends on other products used in their haircare routine). If your hair is damaged, dry and showing signs of split ends(excessive), routine trims are in order to restore the health of the hair shaft. No products can repair badly damaged hair, although some can mask the problem by "coating" the hair strand, the damage however inevitably will consume more of the hair as it deteriorates the strand from the bottom up. This leads to more tangling and typically loss of hair, meaning you need to regrow it from the point to breakage, which in turn is damaged, thus creating a cycle of unhealthy dry damaged strands.

 

Our Hair Care key ingredients:

Take a peek at the key ingredients we have chosen for our products and how they help create a luscious mane to love!

 

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is a surfactant(Cleansing Agent) making foam and bubbles carrying away dirt and grime. It comes from coconut oil and is palm free.

Sodium Isethionate is a surfactant(Cleansing Agent) that is biodegradable and gentle on the skin and hair. It has mild foaming properties and comes from coconut oil and is palm free.

Sodium Coco Sulphate is a surfactant(Cleansing Agent) that is biodegradable and gentle on the skin and hair. It has mild foaming properties and comes from coconut oil and is palm free.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate a gentle, high foaming surfactant(Cleansing Agent) derived from coconut and palm oil. 

Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a mild and gentle surfactant(Cleansing Agent) derived from coco-methyl esters improving cleansing properties in other surfactants.
Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate is a mild surfactant(Cleansing Agent) that increasing foaming abilities of other surfactants and increase mildness. Biodegradable.

Coconut Oil extreme moisturizing properties, as it has the ability to penetrate both the skin and hair.

Cocoa Butter for dry, damaged or thirsty hair and promoting elasticity and locks in moisture.

Mango Butter is readily absorbed into the hair, moisturizing, helping to strengthen the overall structure. It aids in repairing split ends, cell regeneration in the scalp(thus ultimately promotes hair growth) and dandruff control and volume.

Passionfruit Oil strengthens your hair to prevent it split ends and breakage. It's high antioxidant content helps protect against hair loss while moisturizing and conditioning enhancing smoothness and volume.

Behentrimonium Methosulfate or BTMS is a conditioning and detangling ingredient derived from rapeseed/canola oil. Combined with a good fatty alcohol, it adds slip for detangling, conditions and reduces static/frizziness giving hair a silky feel.

Panthenol, (Pro-Vitamin B5) lubricates the hair shaft providing protection, while softenening and moisturizing creating more manageable tangle free hair.

Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein restores hydration to the cuticle of the hair due to its high amino acid content.  Hair will be shinier with improved body and styling ease.  Hydrolyzed Quinoa is very popular in products for colour-treated hair as it has been shown increase colour retention levels.

Bamboo Extract is a water soluble product that contains a high percentage of silica which makes it excellent for strengthening hair. 

Hydrolyzed Baobab Protein targets anti-aging by repairing damage, increasing hair strength, protecting from UV damage, not to mention moisturizing dry hair and nourishing strands from root to tip.  Hair will feel smoother and softer, with increased strength and elasticity, and decreased frizziness.

Hydrolyzed Oat Protein helps add and retain moisture to the skin and add softness, manageability and texture to the hair. It is an absorbable form of protein that creates a protective film on the hair. This moisturizer will impart a soft, cushiony feeling on the skin with a velvet-like smoothness after drying.  

Hydrolyzed Rice Protein is known to increase volume, moisture, shine, flexibility, and soften.  In skin care, it increases moisture, and helps to improve skin's moisture barrier. 

Honey/Honey Extracts are a natural humectant, which has an amazing ability to draw moisture to the hair and keep it there.

Honey is perfect for dry hair and also has antibacterial properties.

Keratin Hydrolysate Silox provides moisture, strength and reinforcement to hair, increases shine, combability, hydration, thickness and softness as it smooths the hair cuticle.  

LuxGlide N350 is a 100% natural and sustainable emollient enhancing shine and texture and decreasing frizz.

Plant Keratin is a vegetable-based alternative to hydrolyzed keratin enhancing moisturization and conditioning properties. Plant Keratin improves the strength and elasticity of hair, as well as the combability of both wet and dry hair.  Hair will be easier to style as Plant Keratin reduces frizz and static, and makes hair shinier and healthier.

Fruit Extracts add exfoliation to the scalp and an abundance of Vitamins A, B and C boosting regrow the and health of the scalp. Also a gentle exfoliant for those with dry or flakey scalp. They are known to cleanse, condition, nourish, fortify, soften, contribute shine, prevent dandruff, and stimulate circulation to encourage healthy new growth. They are reputed to prevent hair loss, oiliness, dryness, dullness, and the buildup of dirt.

Watermelon Fruit Extract contains citrulline that increases the level of arginine and is therefore good for promoting hair growth. Arginine (an amino acid) is essential in our bodies and helps with blood circulation in the scalp. 

Banana Fruit Extract  has excellent smoothing, softening and moisturising properties and is rich in magnesium and potassium – which help soften the hair and protect the hair’s natural elasticity, preventing split ends and breakage. Added benefits of improve manageability and shine, help prevent and control dandruff, and moisturize your scalp. 

Pineapple Powder Extract is known to contain the fruit enzyme 'bromelain'. It is an effective exfoliant that sloughs off dead cells, acts as an astringent and has cleansing properties. Can help prevent and control dandruff.

Orange Powder Extract packed with vitamin C leaves your hair with a natural shine and bounce. Added benefits of cleansing, conditioning and alleviating oily scalp and lessening dandruff.

Strawberry Fruit Extract known to cleanse, condition, nourish, soften,, prevent dandruff, and stimulate circulation to encourage healthy new growth. Prevents oiliness, dryness, dullness, and the buildup of dirt.

PHENOXYETHANOL (Eco-Cert Preservative)

A globally-approved, paraben-free, and formaldehyde-free preservative.  It’s Eco-Cert approved and provides protection against microbial growth and bacteria. Preservatives are a legal requirement.