Rosemary & Lavender Shampoo Bar – Wild Sage & Co
Relaxing & Refreshing
Solid shampoo bars are the natural, plastic-free way to beautiful, shiny hair. This one contains a relaxing and refreshing blend of Lavender and Rosemary. It helps to combat dandruff, improve scalp health and promote hair growth.
It also contains Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) which softens your hair and makes it super shiny. And because of the added organic ACV, these shampoo bars are great for when you first start using a shampoo bar. Similarly, if you have previously struggled with shampoo bars, finding they leave your hair tacky, give this one a try. You're going to love it.
Wild Sage Soaps and Shampoo Bars are all 100% natural and vegan. They never contain palm oil, preservatives, parabens or artificial fragrances. Wild Sage & Co handmake all their soaps and shampoo bars using the cold process method in their cottage in the Cumbrian countryside. Each has it's own unique blend of skin-loving plant and nut oils. We also have their natural soaps in Lavender & Geranium, Lemongrass & Tea Tree, Rosemary & Tea Tree and their Mama & Baby Soap.
Soap and Shampoo Bars are an easy plastic-free swap. Replace your plastic bottles of face wash, body wash, shower gel, shampoo and hand wash.
Just natural hair-loving ingredients
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is close to your hairs natural PH. Using it topically helps hair follicles to lie flat, softening the hair and creating a natural shine.
Rapeseed Oil is a light oil that penetrates deep into the hair shaft, moisturising from the inside out.
Mango Butter is a deeply nutritious and moisturising oil. It helps keep hair healthy, repairing it while promoting growth.
Organic Rosemary Infused Extra Olive Oil is full of antioxidants to fight free radicals. The infused Rosemary encourages hair growth.
How to use your shampoo bar
Comb out dry hair before shampooing. Do not miss this step, especially if you use styling products.
Wet bar and lather in hands, before applying lather to hair. Or alternatively rub bar directly onto hair and lather well (this works well for me with my mid/long length hair). It is very important is to lather the soap up really well, and to use lots of lather when washing your hair. You need to work the shampoo into your hair with water so that you wash away the dirt and extra oils not needed by your hair.
If you are used to using normal commercial shampoo and shampoo twice, you will notice that the second wash produces a lot more lather. The first wash is mixing with the dirt and excess oil in your hair so the second wash is working on cleaner hair. The same is true for our shampoo bars. So lather up, once or twice.
Rinse out thoroughly.
How to care for your shampoo bar
When you're not using your shampoo bar it's best to keep them out of water on a well-drained surface, allowing it to dry between uses. Use a soap dish. Or you could even be a bit creative and use a few pebbles from the garden. This will help keep your soap/shampoo bar happy, and you will get the most from it. Looked after, they will last much longer than a single bottle of shampoo :)
Some tips for switching to shampoo/conditioner bars...
"When we started our plastic-free journey, our bathrooms were, like most peoples, full of plastic bottles. Switching to shampoo bars, conditioner bars, and soaps instead of commercial shampoos, conditioners and shower gels was a no-brainer.
However, like us, you might find you have to go through a bit of a transition period when switching to shampoo bars. Your hair may feel slightly tacky after washing to begin with, especially if it is long and thick. Please don't give up after one or two washes. It can take up to two weeks for you to rid your hair of the build-up of chemicals left over by commercial shampoos and conditioners. And, we promise you, if you persevere, you will be rewarded with the healthiest hair of your life.
There are a couple of things you can do to make things easier when switching to shampoo bars.
Before using your shampoo bar for the first time, try giving your hair a baking soda cleanse to remove any chemical and product build-up. Just mix a few teaspoons of baking soda with a pint of water and pour over your hair while massaging in. Then rinse. This will unclog the pores that have been coated in silicone and synthetic waxes, allowing them to breathe and release the natural sebum.
We also find that a Botanical Hair Rinse after shampooing is fantastic for getting rid of any tacky feeling. A combination of apple cider vinegar and botanical oils, it will also add shine and rinse away any leftover soap, grease and product residue. We do a Lemon & Bergamot one for Oily Hair, an Orange one for Normal Hair and a Lime & Bergamot one for Dry Hair. Pour into an aluminium spray bottle and, after using your shampoo bar, spray liberally onto hair and massage/comb through from roots to tips. Leave on for about 20 seconds and then rinse out. Don't worry, any vinegar scent will disappear as hair dries.
Our Conditioner Bars for Normal and Dry hair can also be used after shampooing. If you are using a botanical rinse, you probably won't need a conditioner. But, if you do, use sparingly or just through the ends of your hair."
Charlie & Colette, Vera-Bee
Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil (Sodium Rapeseedate)
Coconut Oil (Sodium Cocoate)
Cold Pressed Castor Oil (Sodium Castorate)
Sunflower Oil (Sodium Sunflowerate)
Mango Butter (Sodium Mangobutterate)
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Glycerine (naturally occurring in the soap making process)
Organic Rosemary Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Sodium Olivate)
Lavender Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia)
Rosemary Leaf Oil (Rosmarinus Officinalis)
*Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool
*Naturally occurring in essential oils
Handmade in the Wild Sage & Co cottage in the Hertfordshire countryside.
About Wild Sage & Co
Wild Sage & Co is a family-run business nestled in the valleys of the river Wye. From their countryside cottage, they create natural soaps, shampoo bars, balms and natural skincare. They grow a lot of the herbs that make their way into their handmade products and believe in natural remedies which won’t harm your skin or the environment.