RSPO Organic Palm Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Castor Oil, Argan Oil, Sea Salt, Kaolin Clay, Menthol Crystals, Jojoba Oil, Sodium Hydroxide (none remains in the finished 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.
I absolutely love this shampoo bar. I was very nervous about trying shampoo bars, because of the transition period. I actually didn't experience any bad effects during my first two weeks of use at all. I did notice that the use of ACV rinse afterwards is absolutely necessary for my thick hair; I tried going without it and my hair was in knots. So I just leave a measuring cup in the shower and fill it with a little ACV and fill the rest of the way up with warm water and then just pour it on my hair--pretty easy and straight forward. I should note that I've never used a ton of products on my hair, other than store bought shampoo and conditioner, and I had switched to natural condition about a month before starting to use this bar, so that may have helped with my transition period.
The peppermint bar smells so good while I’m shampooing my hair. Bonus..it lathers so good! It took a little getting used to using a bar, but now my hair feels so soft. I’ll never go back! 😊
I love yellow bird shampoo bars! You do have to be patient, and persist in using it for at least 2 weeks to get all residue off your hair from other products. I alternated shampoo / yellow bird shampoo bar for a while, to ease the transition. I use a small amount of leave in hair conditioner afterward, which eliminates the tangles after, although I will likely look for more eco-friendly options for conditioning.
I purchased both the Grapefruit Rosemary Lavender and the Peppermint shampoo bars. Love them both. They lather beautifully and leave my hair soft and clean. I also have used the Grapefruit Rosemary Lavender as an all-over body cleanser with very nice results. Very happy with my purchases and my move to go plastic free with shampoo bars.
Love this shampoo! It lasts forever, and my hair feels healthy and great. My hair also lasts longer in between washes, and bc I use the apple cider vinegar rinse recommended I save on conditioner, too! I also love reducing my waste. It's a win-win