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Living Naturally Shampoo Bars & Conditioner

Living Natually

Certified Vegan  +  Certified Organic  +  Biodegradable  +  Hypoallergenic  +  Phosphate Free  +  SLS Free  +  Cruelty Free  +  Anti-fungal  +  Anti-Microbial  +  Natural Softener  +   Safe For Colours  +   Safe On Specialist Fabrics  +   Easy To Use  +  100% Natural

Why Choose Natural Shampoo Bars?

Living Naturally make their shampoo bars in small batches using only 100% natural, organic, vegan, sustainable, ethical and truly cruelty-free ingredients. They are coloured by botanical ingredients or natural clays and they are scented with pure essential oils. They do not contain any artificial fragrances, colours or palm oil and are completely zero-waste.

Most commercial shampoos contain SLSs (sodium lauryl sulphates) which are foam boosters that can strip hair of it’s natural oils and contribute to dandruff, dryness and irritated skin or scalp. The foaminess of our lather is created by using naturally lathering oils (once they are turned into soap) like coconut, castor and almond.

Using shampoo bars is great for the environment. We package them in plastic free, compostable/biodegradable packaging. They don’t contain any harmful chemicals or additives that may contribute to harming eco-systems.

Choose the right one for you

To get the most beautiful, bouncy, natural head of hair, make sure you are using the right bar for your hair type. Each of our shampoo bars are made with a unique recipe and contains a different blend of natural plant oils, essential oils, and clays, herbs or spices. Likewise each person's hair and scalp is unique and will react differently. Here is our quick cheat sheet for picking the right soapnut shampoo bar for you ...

  • Dry Hair: Coconutty, Hemp & Patchouli, Ayurvedic, Rhassoul Mud, Beer & Bay
  • Oily Hair: Coconutty, Lemon & Avocado, Ayurvedic, Beer & Bay, Rhassoul Mud
  • Normal: Lucky you! You can use any of them!
  • Thick/Curly Hair: Lemon & Avocado, Beer & Bay, Rhassoul Mud, Ayurvedic

How To Use

  • Comb out dry hair before shampooing. Do not miss this step, especially if you use styling products.

  • Wet bar and lather in hands, apply lather to hair. Or alternatively rub bar directly onto hair and lather well (this works well for me - mid/long length hair).*
    *When using the bars, one thing that is very important is to lather the soap up really well, and to use lots of lather when washing your hair. The most common spot, especially for people with long hair, is at the back of the head. You need to work the shampoo into your hair with water and lather up so that the dirt and extra oils not needed by your hair can be washed away.
    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. But please make sure to rinse every single time! And then make sure to use an apple cider vinegar hair rinse!

  • Massage lather into roots and through lengths of hair. Rinse out thoroughly.

    Some find it helpful, to use the apple cider vinegar/Herbal Hair Rinse Conditioner before you wash your hair with the shampoo bars. Apply to hair, comb through and rinse out. Then follow shampoo steps above.

Sometimes you go through an adjustment period when using a shampoo without synthetic ingredients. Nomal commercial shampoos and conditioners contain ingredients like synthetic silicones and silica that coat your hair (they leave a residue), and many hairdressers will tell you that it is a good idea to change commercial shampoo brands regularly, as your hair 'gets used to it' and needs a change. This may be only for a week or so, and your scalp will definitely adjust.

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