'Gentle Bee' Shampoo & Conditioning Bar
Shortlisted in the Free From Skincare Awards 2020, our ‘Gentle Bee’ Shampoo & Conditioning Bar for normal hair and sensitive scalps is designed to be a plastic free alternative to shampoo in plastic bottles which are typically full of harsh chemcials. It is also a great alternative if you struggle with our 'soap' style shampoo bars.
Their advantage is that they lather regardless of the hardness of your water, they are pH friendly, they do not leave residue and they stay firm lasting for many, many washes making them a perfect plastic free hair washing option.
As many of the ingredients may be new to you here is a list of what's in our new shampoo bars and why.....we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is derived from coconut oil. It is mild, well tolerated, has good foaming power and provides a rich creamy lather.
Sodium Coco Sulfate is an EcoCert approved ingredient, made from the fatty acids of coconut oil, and is a good palm-free alternative to sodium lauryl sulfate, it is milder, creates a rich foam, cleanses hair and skin and leaves a great shine.
Coconut Vinegar is made from the sap pf the coconut palm. Once extracted it is allowed to ferment into acetic acid of about 4%. This ingredient helps to provide shine and gloss.
Mango Butter has high levels of saturated and monosaturated fatty acids make it useful for hair. It is an emollient and also helps the scalp regenerate skin and can be very healing for anyone suffering from a condition like dandruff, eczema, or psoriasis. It reduces the degeneration of skin cells and restores elasticity, creating the ideal environment for hair to grow.
Guar Gum used in this shampoo bar is an organic compound that is a water-soluble derivative of guar gum. It gives conditioning properties and is sometimes called the natural alternative to silicones.
Honey is an emollient which means it seals moisture in your hair, keeping it conditioned. It is has rich antioxidant properties which prevent damage, keeping your scalp and hair healthy and is naturally anti bacterial helping to prevent scalp infections and soothing scalp conditions such as dandruff and psoriasis.
D-Panthenol is also know as vitamin B-5. It occurs organically and is used to help hydrate and smooth your skin and hair. It provides shine, softness and strength and can help protect your hair from styling or environmental damage by locking in moisture.
Shikake Powder is a fruit powder from the Acacia plant. It is rich in natural saponins and ideal for gentle cleansing. It provides shine to the hair, helps detangle and it is even claimed as a hair growth booster.
Lavender Essential Oil is naturally anti-fungal and promotes hair growth.
What our testers said:
'After using Gentle Bee shampoo bar my hair feels soft, was easy to style and had more body than usual and the bar lathered well - thanks really enjoyed using it'
''I think the lack of residue after washing helps my curls form better. It's the best they've looked in years. I've been trying to find something decent for my curls for so long and these are INCREDIBLE!'
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Ingredients: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Coco Sulphate, Mangifera Indica (Mango Butter) Seed Oil, Acetic Acid (Coconut Vinegar), Guar Gum (Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride), Honey (Mel), D-Panthenol, Acacia Concinna (Shikakai) Nut Powder, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil (Allergens: Linalool, Geraniol, Limonene)
75 grams in fully compostable recycled greaseproof paper