Henna is a believed to have restorative properties that heal damaged hair by restoring the scalp’s natural acid-alkaline balance. It is also a powerful cleanser that removes dirt without disturbing the skin’s natural balances. Peppermint oil stimulates blood flow to hair roots and rosemary oil is good for dandruff and flaky scalp.
Henna powder, saponified oils (palmolein, coconut, olive, and castor), and essential oils (peppermint and rosemary)
All soaps and shampoos are saponified using sodium hydroxide (lye). However, there is no lye in the final bar of soap as it gets consumed during the saponification process. It isn’t possible to make any soap (be it handmade or commercial) without lye, and if someone tells you otherwise, they are either misinformed or not admitting the truth Read more about how we make soaps and shampoos.
WHY SHOULD YOU SWITCH TO BOH SHAMPOOS?
We often get ‘green-washed’ by terms like “organic” and “all-natural”. As they don’t have a regulated definition, companies often use these labels indiscriminately to induce you to buy. However, many of these so-called “natural” products contain synthetic fragrances, the compounds in which remain undisclosed and are unregulated.
To see what we mean, go and ahead and inspect the ingredients of any mainstream skincare products and even those so called “Ayurvedic, natural products” you use! You’ll be surprised at the number of chemicals you’ll find. Research shows that such compounds harm your hormonal and respiratory system. So be cautious of products without a complete ingredient list or that merely mention ‘key ingredients’.
HOW TO USE
- For Hair: Wet hair – Rub bar on scalp in small circles – Massage with fingers to create a lather – Rinse – Follow-up with a rinse made of apple-cider vinegar and water or a DIY Hibiscus Hair Conditioner
- Use like any other soap for bathing
If you are switching to a natural shampoos for the first time, you may undergo a transition period which can last for 2-10 days. You may experience dryness or an oily residue.
This can be easily overcome by rinsing your hair with a solution of 3 parts water and 1 part apple cider vinegar.
caring for your soap
• Cold-process soaps are softer than commercial soaps because they retain their natural glycerine, a by-product of soapmaking.
• We do not use any waxes to harden our soaps.
• To prevent your soap from melting, keep it in a well-drained soap dish so it can dry between uses.
• You can also cut the bar into two and use a piece at a time, storing the other half in a dry place.
• Using a loofah helps to reduce the quantity of soap used per wash.
How long will it last?
It should last for 20-30 washes if kept dry between uses. You can use it daily if you need to!
Can I bathe with it?
Definitely! All our shampoo bars can be used as bathing bars.
Does it cure dandruff and hair fall?
Many of our customers have shared feedback about how our shampoo bars have helped them reduce dandruff and hair fall, but it’s not a claim we can officially make. What we can say with surety is that shampoos cannot completely “cure” dandruff and hair fall, as these are often caused by improper diet and hormonal imbalances.
Will it work on oiled hair?
Oiling before shampoo is a good practice. You may need to shampoo twice to remove the oil completely.
Should I condition my hair afterwards?
Yes, but stay clear of synthetic conditioners. Use natural conditioners like a green-tea rinse, apple-cider-vinegar rinse, hibiscus-leaf paste or coconut milk. Our body butters also work wonderfully as a leave-in conditioner.
How can I make my bar last longer?
Before use, keep your shampoo bar in a dry, cool, and well-ventilated spot out of direct sunlight. Don’t store it in your bathroom before opening, even if that’s where you’ll use it eventually. The humidity will melt the glycerine, which will then evaporate, and we don’t want that to happen! Avoid holding your shampoo bar in the shower stream. Keep it on a well-draining soap dish, not sitting in water. Your bar will usually last about a year before the fragrance fades and the oils lose their nourishing properties.
Which shampoo bar should I use?
Most people try out all three shampoo bars to find their favourite. Some even alternate between two to keep the scalp guessing. First-time users may try:
• Coconut milk hair & body bar for dry brittle hair
• Henna shampoo bar for oily hair and dandruff
• Herb and aloe shampoo bar for dry hair and dandruff
Can this be used on dogs?
Yes! Our shampoo bars are a great alternative to chemical pet shampoos and don’t pose a risk even if the dog licks the lather (our dogs do that). We bathe our dogs with our shampoo bars – they love it and we love how soft their fur gets!
Why does it melt so quickly?
Glycerine makes our soaps softer than commercial soaps. It draws moisture out of the atmosphere to itself to leave your skin feeling incredibly smooth. This property of glycerine results in beads of water on the soap surface, a phenomenon called ‘sweating.’ Sweating is a sign of a good, moisturizing soap. Read on to learn how to make your soapy happyness last longer!
Due to the handmade nature of our products, individual units may vary slightly in shape, colour, and weight. Natural products can also cause allergies in some people. People with skin sensitivity and allergy must test before use.
This vegan, truly natural product is free from chemicals or preservatives. It has been made from scratch using simple ingredients with extraordinary benefits. All soaps are made using the traditional cold-process technique. All products are formulated in house and are tested amongst family and friends, and not on animals. Due to the handmade nature of our products, individual units may vary slightly in shape, colour, and weight.
Natural products can also cause allergies in some people. People with skin sensitivity and allergy must test before use. Please remember that none of our products are intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.