No plastic, No Chemicals, No Conditioner, Less Money + Beautiful, Shiny, Healthy Hair
It’s almost impossible to find a shampoo without toxic chemicals. Even the expensive brands are made almost entirely of impossible-to-pronounce synthetic ingredients. So-called “natural’ brands have replaced cancer-causing preservatives like parabens with phenoxyethanol, which isn’t much better. And you pretty much can’t find a brand – no matter how organic – without alcohol, which totally dries out and damages your hair, causing your scalp to go into overdrive producing oils to heal it.
The lack of options had me whipping up apple cider vinegar and baking soda for a while, but that left my hair dry, dull, tangled and smelling bad. I tried the no-poo thing too, but could never make it past the greasy phase.
So I remained trapped in the vicious cycle of stripping my hair of its natural oils, replacing them with expensive conditioner that didn’t quite do the trick, and waking up with oily, matted roots and dry, damaged ends the next day.
Until one day I noticed this cute little “shampoo bar” at Whole Foods:
The results were more than I had hoped for.
1. No Plastic. Less Money.
Not only did I spare the landfills two more plastic bottles, I spent a quarter of what I normally spend on shampoo and conditioner. This is because the shampoo itself is cheaper, and – because it doesn’t strip the natural oils out of your hair – it doesn’t require you to buy conditioner.
2. Pure ingredients.
The ingredient list includes olive oil, castor oil, sunflower oil, palm oil and rose oil. That’s it. Because it’s not liquid, no preservatives necessary.
3. Healthy, beautiful hair.
My hair has never felt so clean and healthy. After a trim and three months of use, I have zero split or damaged ends. Each of my previously fine and frayed strands is now smooth and strong. My hair feels totally clean, shiny and bouncy for days without washing. There is none of the detergent residue that used to leave my hair lackluster. It’s the perfect combination of cleaning without stripping.