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.
It’s been two weeks and I have soft water and I’ve been using the vinegar rinse and my hair just comes out oily. I’m disappointed about this because I really wanted this shampoo to work for me.
REPLY FROM STEPHANIE:
Hi Jenny! Sorry to hear the shampoo didn't work out for you! Your results sound like you may be dealing with some form of mineral deposits in your water. Email me at email@example.com for personalized troubleshooting. I'll be happy to help!
This is fabulous hair soap. My hair is nice and soft but not slick like conventional shampoos make it. I have been using it for a long time.
I really like this shampoo and a small amount produces a great amount of suds. It leaves my very clean and the smell is great.
I love how clean this shampoo makes my hair feel and the scent is great.
Great results! Very clean feeling! Wonderful lather. I’m a vegan and I have been looking for a shampoo without any synthetic ingredients.
Perfect choice! Don't hesitate to buy!
I have waited over 1 year to pen this review, because my review is for both the shampoo and the company. First, this is the best shampoo you will find. I have used similar shampoo from many parts of the world over the last 20 years and nothing comes close. I have ordered many times, and it is always the same consistent excellent product . Love that I don't need a PHD in chemistry to understand the ingredients. Let me tell you about the company: This is the most organized, well run operation I do business with. You will be updated with every scenario, always keeping you well informed when the order will arrive. In conclusion, If you are looking for products that don't come from a chemistry lab with crazy sounding ingredients, this will "Bee" the best you can find...I know.
Hands down the best shampoo I've ever used. And especially as a black woman with natural hair, it's hard to find products that are good for my curls. This shampoo and the vinegar rinse are the perfect wash and detangle combination.
I really like the smell of the shampoo as well as how moisturized my hair feels after I've washed out the product. I do believe you get the best results with the vinegar wash, otherwise it seems to weigh the hair done and can dry fairly oily.
Found the product to work well as a shampoo and the vinegar rinse made my hair shiny and manageable.
Paired with the vinegar rinse, this is the BEST shampoo EVER! Been using it for years. every now and than I try something else (just for a change) and nothing compares! I ALWAYS COME RUNNING BACK TO THIS ONE :)
This shampoo is great stuff. I’ve been using it for some time, and my hair looks and feels fabulous. Conventional shampoo makes my hair too slick but B&Bs shampoo makes my hair feel like hair. Thanks Bubble and Bee!