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 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!
The shampoo is absolutely excellent! This is now my go to shampoo ... I highly recommend
This is great shampoo I love how I don’t need to use conditioner
Super excited to find a all natural products with great reviews and rating. I was a bit nervous about the amount of steps in the process but willing to try. I found that after I used the shampoo and the vinegar rinse my hair still smelled. It over powered the amazing smell of the shampoo. It also left my hair super greasy looking. I do have hard water so I tired the baking soda and it helped a bit but not enough for me to be satisfied. I hated not liking to product bc it smelled amazing and was all natural which I was looking for. However, the product did not mesh well with my hair so I will not be buying it again....
I have been using Bubble & Bee Shampoo's for years now and I can not find another that even matches up to this! If you use it properly like instructed, in time you will LOVE YOUR HAIR! And then when you try to go back to any other shampoo you will see how the others truly damage your hair (you just don't know it because the others are tricky). Every time I've ran into a problem and had to use something else it's taken my hair back again to looking like every 50 year old's hair (yes I'm over 50) hehehe :) HEALTHY HAIR REALLY MAKES YOU LOOK YOUNGER!
I so wanted this to work because it works so well for my daughter who lives in a place with extremely soft water. Unlike her, this shampoo did not rinse out well for me, despite using a whole bottle of ACV. We have extremely hard water, so think that's the reason for the difference. Nothing wrong with the product, just doesn't work for me.
Best shampoo ever! I do not use the vinegar because I have really thick and frizzy hair. The fragrance is divine! I'm hooked!