You may have noticed that most solid shampoos on the market contain SLS – which dehydrates the hair. In this lavender and tea tree shampoo bar, you’ll find no trace of SLS, palm oil, preservatives, sulphates or any other chemical.
Here, I’ve added the essential oils of coconut, almond, olive, castor and jojoba to give the bar extra richness and the amazing ability to moisturise.
Lavender and tea tree essential oils add antibacterial qualities, and do a great job promoting hair growth while leaving your hair with a gorgeously fresh fragrance.
How to use your solid shampoo bar – a quick tutorial
- Wet your hair thoroughly, then massage the bar into the scalp from the forehead to the back of the neck using small circular motions.
- Once you’ve built up a good lather, use your fingers to work the shampoo into the scalp, then run your hands down the length of your hair from root to tip. Rinse thoroughly with running water.
- If you find it difficult to work up a lather, or it feels a bit weird, don’t worry. At first, you may need a repeat wash to make sure you’ve got rid of all traces of the synthetic build-up left by traditional shampoo.
Your hair may take about a week to adjust – but trust me, it’s worth persisting. Your hair will be more bouncy, shiny and healthy than you can ever imagine.
Because the shampoo bar doesn’t strip your hair of moisture, you may no longer need your usual moisturising conditioner (so that’s another plastic bottle ditched!). Instead, why not try my organic cocoa and shea butter solid conditioner.
Quantitative ingredients of solid shampoo with tea tree and lavender: sodium cocoate, sodium olivate, sodium sweet almondate, sodium castorate, lavender essential oil (lavandula augustifolia), organic jojoba oil (simmondsia chinensis), lemon oil (citrus medica), tea tree essential oil (melaleuca alternifolia).