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.
By far this is the BEST shampoo I've ever used! If you use this shampoo correctly with the vinegar rinse you will never want to use anything else. My hair has never been so soft and healthy! After discovering this awesome line of products years ago I have not found any others that compare. I LOVE BUBBLE & BEE ORGANIC!!!
I wanted to try a natural shampoo, and since I really enjoy the deodorants from here and they explained how this natural shampoo could be good for getting your hair healthier, I wanted to give it a try. Honestly, the jury is still out- my hubby HATES the smell of vinegar, so I am using lemon juice instead and it doesn't work nearly as well as the vinegar rinse did. But alas, sometimes you have to compromise... My hair does feel softer and my scalp isn't as itchy, so I want to keep trying it. Just note- it takes some getting used to to figure out how to make it work best for you. I'm still in the middle of figuring it out, but I'm happy thus far. :)
This is the only shampoo I purchase for my hair. As an African American woman I went natural and I have locs. I love that I can pronounce each ingredient with ease, love how this shampoo lathers and rinses cleanly. Due to the length and thickness of my hair I'm unable to just do a dollip, so I go through a bottle more quickly. This shampoo is healthy for my hair and my hair loves it along with the vinegar rinse. I strongly recommend this shampoo.
I have been using this shampoo for over a year and I absolutely love it. My hair is strong and shiny. If you are thinking about purchasing you should. I know before I purchased I read reviews. I am African American and if you are on the fence try it you won’t be disappointed.
This is a repeat purchase... It work great on my granddaughter's hair ✨
This hair soap leaves my hair feeling like it's natural self. Conventional shampoos make it feel too slick, and I have never used on of those shampoos without conditioners. With Tea Tree and Peppermint all I need to do is wash, no conditioner or anything needed
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!