Toxin-free Hair Care
Wonderful, handcrafted chemical free products. Our castile soaps are made the old-fashioned way. Our products will not strip color from color-treated hair.
Switching from commercial shampoo to natural castile requires an adjustment period and a change of habits to get the best results. Going toxin-free and all natural also requires a change in expectations.
Lather is a petroleum chemical creation. Nothing in nature lathers like shampoo or chemical detergents. In ages past, people used soapwort or yucca root. These foam some with little bubbles, but there is nothing in nature like chemical lather.
Castile soaps, soapwort or yucca root are not drying like the chemical lather. Which is why you will not need conditioner with our soaps. Castile soaps made with coconut oil and tallow foam better, but vegan customers do not want anything made with animal products.
It is common that your hair may initially feel heavy, greasy, oily or very dry when first using our Castile Shampoos, a few days or a week or more. Don't Panic! Your scalp is going through a detoxification process and/or, you are using conditioner when you should not be. Read the HAIR TIPS for encouragement, too.
Information on VINEGAR RINSE is here also!
Time is what your scalp and hair need to get cleared of the toxins that you have been using all your life. The vinegar rinse and brushing your hair daily also speed the toxin removal-yes, really. Both are vital to a healthy scalp. I continue to use vinegar full strength; I rarely use soap on my head anymore--after 12 years there are no more toxins.
Feel free to print this information out for yourself or to encourage others.
A note about our Unscented Shampoo:
Customers have asked about having essential oils in the Unscented shampoo. There is .02% of Lavender and .02% of Rosemary Essential Oils. This small amount helps to offset the smell of some of the other ingredients. The small amount also helps to preserve the soap&-otherwise after about 3 months it smells off-it is not spoiled, just smells odd. I have no plans to stop putting this amount of the oils in our Shampoo.
Thank you for understanding.