The key ingredients in our Cypress Cedar Balancing Shampoo Bars include:
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI) is a naturally derived surfactant made from coconut oil. It is safe and non-toxic and is one of the mildest cleansers available. It is frequently found in baby products because it is extremely gentle on sensitive, delicate skin and hair. SCI acts as a foaming and cleansing ingredient, and leaves your hair feeling soft and silky.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA), not to be confused with Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), is derived from coconut and palm oil and is safe, skin friendly cleanser that provides a high quality lather which gently and effectively removes surface oil, dirt and bacteria, without stripping or drying out your hair.
BTMS-25 (Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Cetearyl Alcohol) is a plant based emulsifier and conditioning agent. It is derived from rapeseed and coconut oils.
Cetyl Alcohol is made up of fatty acids derived from coconut oil and provides softening and hydrating properties to your hair and acts as a thickener.
Panthenol (Provitamin B5) protects hair from styling and environmental damage by locking in moisture and improving its strength and structure. It also adds volume, shine, and luster.
Hydrolyzed Oat Protein is a liquid cosmetic ingredient made from oat protein that has been modified to be water-soluble. It contains two types of proteins - globulins and avenin, both of which are not found in any other grain. Hair products that contain hydrolyzed oats are known to make your hair shiny, reduce breakage, soften and smooth, and repair and protect your hair from damage. Hydrolyzed oat flour protein also forms a coating on the outside layers of hair strands, which can make it look and feel thicker.
Vegetable Glycerin is derived from plant oils (like Shea Butter or Coconut Oil). Glycerin is a humectant, meaning it can actually pull in moisture from the air, keeping hair hydrated and healthy.
Citric Acid is derived from lemons. In addition to naturally lowering the pH in shampoos and conditioners, it also helps remove buildup from your hair and adds shine. The esters formed from Citric Acid create a thin protective coating over the surface of your hair which prevents the loss of moisture from the strands making it look glossy and hydrated.
Aloe Vera Powder has many active ingredients and minerals that can help strengthen your hair, including fatty and amino acids and is rich in vitamins A, B12, C, and E. These play a part in creating healthy hair follicles. Aloe vera has enzymes that break down fats strips your hair of extra oil. It also helps treat dermatitis by eliminating dandruff and reducing itchiness.
Hibiscus Flower Powder is rich in amino acids which aid in the production of keratin and stimulate hair growth, thicken hair and add volume. Traditionally, Hibiscus was used as a natural dye to mask grey hair. The antioxidants and vitamins present in Hibiscus not only increase shine and luster, but they help in producing melanin, the naturally occurring pigment that gives hair its natural color and prevents greying.
Horsetail Extract is derived from the Horsetail plant, a member of the fern family. Horsetail is known to improve blood circulation in your scalp and stimulate the hair follicles. The silica in horsetail has been shown to encourage hair growth, aid in collagen production, and improve the overall look and feel of your hair.
Nettle Leaf Powder is high in antioxidants, vitamins A, C, and K and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and phosphorous. Its leaves are rich in silica and sulphur, and they have anti-inflammatory properties. Nettle has been used for centuries to improve the shine and appearance of hair, as well as combat hair loss and promote new growth.
Burdock Root Extract contains all the necessary amino acids for building the protein keratin that creates hair. It also contains vitamins and minerals A, C, D, iron, and folic acid, which can help stop hair loss, nourish the scalp, and strengthen hair.
Rosemary Extract has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce dandruff, and dry itchy scalp, and prevent premature graying. The carnosic acid in rosemary has been found to also dialate blood vessels, improve circulation in the scalp and preventing hair follicles from being starved of blood, dying off, and leading to hair loss.
Our Cypress Cedar Balancing Shampoo Bars are a surfactant based (non-soap) shampoo that are pH balanced and great for regular use. Designed for for all types of hair and people who suffer from oil prone and thinning hair, they are a gentle, all-natural, environmentally-friendly alternative to chemical-laden liquid shampoos.
Safe for bleached and color treated hair, these bars contain a blend of plant based surfactants, conditioners, and moisturizers, vegetable oils, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, botanical extracts, and essential oils. These ingredients will gently cleanse your hair and scalp, repair and strengthen it, promote new growth, enhance body, seal in moisture, and make your hair feel soft, silky, and manageable.
Additionally, the antiseptic and astringent properties of cypress and juniper berry essential oil along with aloe vera, add a fresh woodsy smell, and help remove excess oil and balance your hair’s natural sebum production. Cedarwood and patchouli essential oils along with horsetail, nettle leaf, burdock root, and rosemary extract, promote hair growth and help prevent hair loss, gently cleanse and add shine to dull hair, while increasing blood circulation in the scalp, and helping detangle curly hair.
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Vegetable Glycerin, Panthenol, Hydrolized Oat Protein, Shea Butter, Kokum Butter, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Essential Oil of Cypress, Juniper Berry, Atlas Cedarwood, & Patchouli, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Flower Powder, Horsetail Extract, Nettle Leaf Powder, Burdock Root Extract, Rosemary Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Green Mica, Vitamin E, Citric Acid.
Directions: Simply rub the bar directly on your wet hair to create a lather, gently massage into your hair and scalp, rinse thoroughly. Ensure the shampoo bar dries completely after each use to extend its shelf life. Follow with a conditioner bar.
Hair Type: Suitable for all types of hair.
Scent Strength: Mild
Scent Notes: Woody, Earthy, Musky
Size: Each round bar measures approximately 2 1/2 x 1 inch.
Weight: Each bar weighs around 3 ounces.
Being handmade and all natural, our shampoos vary a little in size, color, and weight from bar to bar and batch to batch.