Peppermint & Tea Tree Shampoo 8 oz
Ingredients: Saponified oils of organic coconut, olive, and jojoba, vegetable glycerin, organic sweet almond oil, organic macadamia nut oil, organic jojoba oil, organic aloe vera, organic peppermint essential oil, organic tea tree essential oil, organic spearmint essential oil, organic guar gum, 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
- 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 nasty chemicals. Your order comes with one 8 oz bottle of Peppermint & Tea Tree Shampoo, one 16 oz rinsing bottle (unless otherwise indicated), 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 Peppermint & Tea Tree Shampoo contains sweet almond oil, macadamia nut oil, and jojoba oil 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. And we've added sweet-smelling macadamia nut oil for added conditioning and softness. Peppermint and spearmint essential oils stimulate scalp and tea tree essential oil has been used historically to help itchy, dry, and oily scalp, fighting dandruff-causing fungus and promoting the healthy balance of scalp. We recommend this shampoo for normal to dry hair, even though, technically, there is no such thing as dry hair. Want to know why? Check out the B&B blog article here:http://bubbleandbee.blogspot.com/2009/09/hair-care-myths-exposed.html.
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.
I've tried natural shampoo products before but have always gone back to my old ways because I have issues with dandruff usually. I thought I would give this product a try since it has the tea tree oil in it and thought that would probably help with the dandruff. I've used it for about 1 1/2 weeks so far. My hair gets greasy faster than it was with other products, however I know that can be part of the detox process so I'm trying to be patient with it. Otherwise it seems to work great. It leaves my hair soft and shiny and so far no dandruff, which is great! I like that it actually does get a bit of a lather, as some natural shampoos do not and I find them harder to use. And the smell is great.
This product seems interesting at first, especially with a vinegar rinse. But I have never had hair this soft and this smooth. It seems too good to be true. I’m glad I made the switch to a natural product.
Since using it, I've noticed that my hair is shiny and looks healthier. I like how it doesn't strip out all of the oils in my hair after using it. It's also gently cooling and soothing :). The acid rinse afterwards has been tricky (vinegar smell stays in my hair, lemon juice has variability...). I've been using citric acid now, but don't be like me in the beginning and use a lot! You only need 1/8 tsp or so in the bottle that they give you. Then you may need to refill the bottle once or twice to get your head fully rinsed after.
This shampoo has a super refreshing scent, and it has a very "clean" smell to it. It's not overpowering though. I like this product because it is so much more than just a shampoo- I use it as an all-purpose soap and cleaner, and often as a body wash. There is an adjustment period if you aren't used to a soap based shampoo, but the instructions and FAQ that come with the bottle are really very helpful, and honestly, the vinegar rinse can make all the difference. Overall, a wonderfully natural and fun product.
Product works well. I wasnt rinsing with water before the vinegar rinse, as the instructions didnt specify to do so, so the detox period was way longer than it needed to be. So far so good though.
Great shampoo leaves my hair feeling so clean & refreshed . Followed by using Apple cider vinegar leaving it so soft .
Most of all no harsh chemical .
Clean and light. There was no residue left behind just clean hair. The suggested vinegar/water mix made my hair incredibly soft! Thank you for the bottle to help me with the dilution.
I have psoriasis. I have been losing alot of hair. My hair had become dry and frizzy from the prescribed shampoo. I have used this product 7 times and notice a shine coming back, bouncy curls, and decreased hair loss. I am VERY impressed and already ordered another bottle. I don't miss not having lather as I know it strips your hair of good oils. I use about a quarter-sized amount on really wet hair and it works up into a nice "lather". I leave it on for awhile, rinse and then follow with the vinegar. U don't like the smell of vinegar, but I know this combo has helped immensely.
The scent is amazing. It's like being in a spa every time I wash my hair. The product is great. It doesn't have a lot of lather, but I just add water to distribute it throughout my hair. My water is hard, so I do feel some soap residue. If I was using soft water, I don't believe I would have any problem at all with buildup. Jros
I finally tried Bubble and Bees shampoo after having ordered their AMAZING deodorants for years (and LOVE it). The shampoo with the vinegar rinse was definitely something else than other shampoos I have tried but after endless attempts with natural shampoos that still made my scalp itchy and dry after a few days I gave this a try. And it worked! I gave it 2 weeks as informed on the manual so that my hair could "detoxicate" but even after my first attempt my hair felt different. It was smooth and soft, not tangly (my hair is long so that was definitely nice), stayed nice for a long time and did not make my scalp itchy!
The vinegar rinse is still a bit tricky sometimes though, because if I comb my fingers trough my hair as directed with the vinegar in my hair it turns out very oily from my neck and down. I even tried without the vinegar rinse once but then my hair was harder to deal with, it was puffy and very tangly. So, I found my way, which is to just poor the vinegar rinse over my hair without fuzzing anything with it, not comb my fingers through or anything. Then my hair is super silky and soft, my scalp is not itchy, my hair is easy to deal with and looks good. Yey!
I am so immensely glad that Bubble and Bee excist! Thank you amazing guys who make these natural, safe, and environmentally friendly products! I will be your forever fan all the way from Norway so if you would manage to get some shops here or in Europe to sell your products for you that would be great and make things a little bit easier (and environmentally friendlier), but if not, I will still order your wonderful products! ;)
Oh and ps;
there is one thing I reacted to though. The shampoos came in quite small bottles that were made out of plastic. Are there maybe any other solutions for the packaging that could be made environmentally friendlier??
I am pretty active, as I am constantly in the water (ocean or pool) swimming or surfing, or doing yoga. I I used to get really bad knots in my hair from constantly being in the water, so I was initially concerned that this shampoo would not provide the conditioning I needed. I need not be concerned. This is the best shampoo ever. In fact, after a couple days of using it, when I came out of the ocean, I did not even need to wash or condition my hair - there were no knots. A brush went straight through it. My hair feels better and looks better. I have fine, highlighted hair, and this shampoo works great. I do not use any type of conditioner now, I just use the shampoo and the vinegar rinse. I think the bottles are small and a bit expensive, but I won't go back to any other shampoo, even the other "natural" ones that I have tried that this shampoo easily surpassed.
I've used natural shampoos for years so I really did not have a detox period. But I love this one and that my scalp does not itch after using. It's a keeper.