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NEW - Solid Shampoo Bars! February 15 2015, 0 Comments

New product line being introduced this week - Sulfate Free Solid Shampoo Bars.
These shampoo bars are quite different form the current line of cold process shampoo bars. They are created from very mild and gentle cleansers - no harsh detergents. With added ingredients for light conditioning and nourishing, these bars cannot be beat for gentle and effective cleansing in all water conditions, ease of use, cost effectiveness and being eco-friendly with mostly biodegradable ingredients and minimal packaging.  One 5 ounce bar is equivalent to about 20 - 25 ounces of liquid shampoo.  One to three swipes on wet hair from the top of the scalp toward the back of the head is all that is needed to use. Amount needed will vary based on hair length and thickness.
94% - 98% Biodegradable.

Cleansing agents - no sulfates:
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate - An extremely, gentle surfactant based on coconut fatty acids. It is exceptionally mild for skin, hair, and eyes, and is tolerant of hard water. Creates a nice foam and leaves behind a luxurious silky feel. Perfect for all hair types. Excellent for all hair types. Biodegradable
Cocamidopropyl Betaine -Organic compound derived from coconut oil. Another very mild cleanser (surfactant) with good foaming properties. Reduces any harshness making the final product very mild, gentle and non-irritating. Great for sensitive skin and scalp. Excellent for all hair types. Biodegradable
Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate - This is a very mild, moisturizing cleanser suitable for dry to normal hair types that is derived from coconuts. Excellent lathering properties and very tolerant of hard water. Excellent cleanser for dry hair. Biodegradable
Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate - A natural source surfactant that is derived from natural vegetable oils. It is non-irritating and will not strip skin or hair of natural oils. Leaves skin and hair feeling soft and conditioned after rinse off. Excellent degreaser makes it a great addition for oily hair. Biodegradable
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate - A great alternative to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Derived from coconut and palm oils, and conforms to Ecocert's natural and organic cosmetic standards. Non irritating, rich lather that is extremely mild and gentle.  Excellent for all hair types. Biodegradable
Additives:
 
Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5) - Moisturizer, improvement of hair structure, may add luster and shine. Biodegradable
Natural Oils and Butters (Mango Butter, Argan Oil, Babassu Oil, etc.) - Moisturizers and conditioners for hair and scalp. Biodegradable
Hydrolyzed Proteins (Keratin, Wheat, Silk) - Moisturizers and film formers to coat theh air to protect and add shine.  Some proteins add body and volume to the hair. Strengthens.
Behentrimonium Methosulfate (BTMS) Conditioner
Cetyl Alcohol - Vegetable sourced fatty alcohol conditioner and thickener and emollient. Biodegradable
Stearic Acid - Vegetable sourced fatty acid conditioner and thickener. 
Sodium Lactate - Bar hardener. Biodegradable
Dimethicone - Adds slip and mild detangling properties. Lightly coats the hair shaft for added silkiness and shine. Reduce fly away hair.
Fragrances or Essential Oils - to add scent
While these bars have some mild conditioning properties, they do not take the place of a full conditioner. The conditioning may be enough for some hair types, but others will still require additional conditioners beyond the shampoo.
Available in two formulations and many scents - Normal to Oily and Normal to Dry.