Organic RSPO Sustainable Palm Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Kaolin Clay, Grapefruit Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Castor Oil, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sodium Hydroxide (none remains in final product)
Why should I use a shampoo bar instead of liquid shampoo?
Your scalp naturally excretes oils to protect and nourish your hair. Unfortunately liquid shampoos cleanse hair with detergents that can strip it of all its natural oils. This can cause your scalp to overreact and create an excessive amount of oils that consequently requires more frequent washing.
Our natural shampoo bar cleans without stripping hair of its natural oils. Many people have even reported scalp conditions improving due to the absence of washing without harsh chemicals.
Why does it take time for hair to adjust to natural shampoo bars?
Some people experience heavy, dull, or greasy hair for a period of time after switching to a natural shampoo bar. This is the result of chemical residue and buildup getting worked out of hair. Additionally the scalp is learning to adjust and regulate its proper oil production.
This transitional period can range anywhere from one day to one month. Hair length, genetics, and the amount of built up hair product can impact the actual length of time. Included within our boxes are some helpful tips for a smoother transition.
Here’s a couple blog post on the topic that provide great tips and advice:
How many washes will one shampoo bar provide?
Since it is not a liquid, one bar has a concentration equivalence of multiple shampoo bottles. Mileage however may vary depending on washing habits. The longer a bar is exposed to water the faster it will break down.
After years of struggling with my sensitive hair, which is very fine and highly prone to getting greasy, I discovered the Yellow Bird and decided to try this shampoo bar. The product description points out that it takes your hair about two weeks to adjust to the new shampoo - which is definitely true - but after those two weeks I have had the most amazing results! My normally-greasy hair is now beautiful, soft, and healthy in both feel and appearance. For the first time in my life I can wash my hair every other day without it turning into a grease ball. And best of all is the way I feel knowing how much healthier this product is for my body and the environment than convential shampoos!
The bar lathers up really well and leaves my hair manageable. But I was hoping it would also eliminate my need for a dandruff shampoo. It doesn’t.
Just received my bar in the mail. I have read other reviews and was fully prepared for the transition phase of oily feeling hair. Just used the bar and my hair feels fine ... clean and soft. I also used the bar as a body soap (just because). Also - easy and gentle. I love this alternative to the chemical nonsense that exist in traditional shampoos. Trying to eliminate single use plastic in our home so this is a great step in that direction. I am conditioning my hair with organic apple cider vinegar and water.
The only think that disappointed me was the smell....I had read about how beautifully strong the smell was and was looking forward to that but was underwhelmed. It won't stop me from purchasing again though....it was a 'nice to have'.
Checking the ingredients I am concerned about the use of palm oil. I have been reading a lot about how regions where palm oil is harvested the local orangutang populations are suffering terribly. I am hoping that yellow bird is using palm oil from a source that is not destructive to the environment.
Really love the natural 'box' it comes in. So .... so far so good!
I have had a great experience with this shampoo. It is true that it takes a few weeks for your hair and scalp to adjust. For me, it just meant wearing pony tails and/or buns for a few weeks. Once I adjusted my hair has been soft and easy to manage. The shampoo smells amazing and I love that it is free of plastic packaging. I would also like to give a shout out to the Yellow Bird's customer service. I placed an order and then wanted to change it. One little email and it was all taken care of. I really appreciate the personal attention. I found YB because of its AWESOME bug spray, and now I'm hooked on the soaps and shampoos as well.
These shampoo bars work beautifully and smell delightful! I love the simplicity (and the packaging was so cute my girls are using it in their dollhouse)!
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