Ingredients: Saponified organic oils of coconut, olive & jojoba, organic lemon essential oil, vegetable glycerin, guar gum, sweet almond oil, organic jojoba oil, organic aloe vera, rosemary extract. That's it! No "Bad" Stuff!
- No SLS, Coco betaine, or any synthetic detergents
- No quats
- No synthetic chemicals
- No added water
- Gentle formula is soap-based--not detergent based
- Clarifying lemon formula
- Vegan & no animal testing
Description: Our shampoo is different because it contains no synthetic detergents; just gentle natural soap. Our great-grandmothers used simple soaps like these before the advent of synthetic shampoos. They had hair that was clean, shiny and healthy--without all the chemicals. Your order comes with one 8 oz bottle of shampoo, one 16 oz rinsing bottle for your vinegar rinse (unless otherwise indicated), and full instructions and information.
Where's the conditioner? Our products are a little bit different to use; it may take some getting used to. Instead of using a detergent shampoo (that strips your hair) and conditioner (that covers up the damage the shampoo did) we use a natural soap to clean and vinegar to balance hair's pH. The cleansing is so gentle you don't need conditioner, and the vinegar makes your hair exceptionally strong. Conventional shampoos and conditioners contain synthetic proteins and plasticizers that coat the hair. They have to do this to cover up the damage that the harsh detergents in the shampoo do to your hair. Our shampoo doesn't strip the hair of its oils, only removes the excess. You'll actually go through a hair "detox" period, where the synthetic proteins will be removed and you'll be able to feel your hair for the first time without these synthetic coatings. It will become naturally soft and smooth, and, as new hair grows in, it won't suffer the damage of the conventional shampoos. Over time, your hair's appearance will grow shinier and be stronger. The organic Lemon Shampoo contains sweet almond oil and jojoba oils for added conditioning. Jojoba oil is very similar in structure to our hairs' own natural oils, so it's a great conditioning agent. Sweet almond oil has long been used on hair and skin, and helps to strengthen skin and clarify scalp. Lemon essential oil has long been known to be a hair clarifier, stregthener, and dandruff remover. We recommend this shampoo for people with oilier hair, although it can be suitable for everyone. What if I have hair that's oily on the top and dry on the bottom? To tell if you have oily hair, judge your scalp. If your hair gets greasy at the roots after just one day, we recommend the Lemon Shampoo for you. If not, we recommend the Peppermint and Tea Tree Shampoo.
Directions: Place a quarter-sized dollop of shampoo into your palm and lather into hair. If you have thick or long hair, you may want to make a horizontal part on the back of your head and apply an extra dollop of shampoo to ensure you clean your entire scalp. Lather up and rinse as usual.
Vinegar rinse instructions: Fill the provided rinse bottle to the line with vinegar (white or apple cider vinegar work great), and fill to the top with water. Pour entire contents of the bottle onto your hair. Repeat the rinse until you can run your fingers through all your hair. (A detailed information sheet will be included with your order.)
Note: This shampoo is not for everyone. It is soap-based, not detergent based, so it has the potential to form soap scum. There are many factors that come in to play with soap scum formation, including water hardness, type of hardness, and texture of hair. If your hair comes out feeling greasy with this shampoo after the detox period, it's because you're experiencing soap scum. You can work around it by mixing in baking soda with the shampoo. As much as we want to sell you shampoo, we think you should know this ahead of time, as this product is non-returnable once opened. If it doesn't work out for you as a shampoo, however, it can be used as a body or hand soap.
Shelf Life: 18 months from date of purchase
Now, you have to wait at least a week before you make a decision about this shampoo. Especially when you are coming from a regular brand as I have. My scalp gets itchy very easily and I could not find a shampoo that would work for me. On top of it, my hair is oily and washing it every day I was so desperate that I often used just a shower gel or even a facial cleanser. Needless to say, that my hair never felt the way it should. The first time I used this shampoo I was not convinced at all. My hair felt different like there was something on it. I believe there was, just my own oil since this shampoo does not strip your hair. I rinsed with the vinegar water in the concentration as recommended on the plastic bottle. That did not work for me. I diluted it further, just adding a bit of vinegar and then black tea ( cannot dye my hair, but have brown hair). After about 1 week of doing it I am ecstatic. My hair does not get oily as quickly, it feels so natural and the colour is beautiful. My natural copper is coming through, and no itchiness! I am so happy. If you are new to this shampoo, then, just wait and see.
I switched to Bubble & Bee shampoo years ago and have stayed with the product to the exclusion of all others. It worked great on my long, thin hair after a week or two of adjusting, leaving my hair looking fuller and softer without a fake sheen. Nowadays my mostly grey hair looks pretty good, too! Smells nice without being overwhelming. Thanks, Bubble & Bee!
Loved the smell of it and the ingredients but unfortunately it did not work for me. Left my hair super greasy. I Tried the baking soda and vinegar rinse and I lost a lot of hair and it damaged my hair a lot. I really wanted to love it. I'll stick to their lip balms- they are amazing!
My favorite shampoo. Smells great and leaves hair feeling clean and full of body.
I have been using this shampoo for years. Always leaves my hair shiny and soft.
I have been searching for a natural shampoo for years. I feel confident knowing the ingredients are safe and organic. The lemon scent is perfect not to strong. I originally got this product to use on my six year old now the whole family loves it. Great product at a great price. Thank you.
This is a reorder staple and one of the many reasons B&B can never go out of business. Word is out and this stuff rocks. It suds, cleans and rinses out beautifully. No more gunky commercial shampoo build up. Awesome stuff.
Great shampoo, great fragrance. Leaves my hair soft and clean
So far I’m loving it! I was using the hard water shampoo because I have well water but I never had to use the apple cider vinegar rinse so figured I would try the other regular shampoos and I really like it :)! I ordered both but have only tried the lemon so far and it smells exactly like a yellow starburst tastes lol I have extremely long blonde straight hair and it’s made my hair less tangly and even shinier <3
I love it! My hair is shinier, curlier (have natural curly hair), and it lathers up good; we have very soft water.
I bought this shampoo because I have been having a problem with dry scalp. Unfortunately, this shampoo seemed to exacerbate it. I can't use the vinegar rinse, unless I want to smell like glue, because my hair is very porous and holds the vinegar smell too much for me to feel comfortable. This shampoo may work well for others, just not for me.
My new everyday shampoo. I spent a ton of time researching ingredients in shampoos and discovered even the health food stores have sketchy stuff in them. It's a huge comfort to have finally found Bubble and Bee and just click and order and know I'm not putting anything on my skin that will hurt me. This shampoo smells like lemonade and for me it suds well. I have short hair, so I've not used the vinegar rinse yet, but I am excited to try it.