Beer shampoo? Wait…what?!!!
Yes I said Beer!
♫More, beer more beer more beer more beer, more beer more beer more beer!♫
As far as beverages go, it’s not something I like to drink, but boy oh boy is it good for your hair!!
Beer is full of proteins such as malt and hops, and protein helps to strengthen hair cuticles.
Proteins help to repair hair that is damaged. (whether that be by over styling or products you’ve used)
Which is why I’ve gone the extra mile and infused some beautiful GMO free Canola Oil with Hops as well! I’ve also thrown in some local honey.
Not only does it impart a lovely scent, honey also helps with hair repair!
I’ve also added Organic Hemp Seed Oil. Hemp oil is high in essential fatty acids, proteins and vitamins. It also can help moisturize and soothe the scalp and prevent water loss, helping to prevent hair breakage.
Who knew that Sweet Orange Oil and Peppermint Oil was a match made in heaven?
Oh My! What a combination!
Peppermint oil is also stimulating to the scalp and may help with itchy scalp conditions such as dandruff and psoriasis.
WHO IS IT FOR? Anyone! But it is particularly good for those of you with dry or frizzy hair, fine or long hair or those of you with dandruff.
WILL IT WORK FOR YOUR HAIR? Only you can answer that. I have long fine hair and my hair is loving it!
Rinsing with Apple Cider Vinegar is a MUST to re balance your hair and scalps pH level and it also acts as a detangler! My comb runs through my hair like butter now! Unlike some other shampoos, this shampoo bar contains only natural ingredients with essential oils and botanicals that are gentle on the scalp.
DIRECTIONS: Wet hair, apply a small amount of soap down the hair shaft, lather with hands, rinse, then follow with an Apple Cider Vinegar cool water rinse.
(approx 2 TBLSP to 1 cup water) Keep soap dry between usage.
If you can’t cope with the smell of the vinegar (it does disappear once hair is dry), use a natural conditioner instead.
Discontinue use if irritation occurs.
Ingredients: Beer, Canola Oil infused with Organic Hops, Organic Coconut Oil, Distilled Water, Castor Oil, Organic Unrefined Cocoa Butter, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Sodium Lactate, Essential Oils of Sweet Orange & Peppermint, Local Honey, Organic Chia Seeds
TRANSITIONING TO SHAMPOO BARS – TIPS!
So, you’ve decided to dive into the world of shampoo bars.
I never thought I would ever use soap on my hair but after many requests for me to make some, I gave it and whirl and it is love!
I have fine, long hair and I have so much more volume since using this shampoo bar, but I do find that once or twice per month I still need to condition the ends of my hair with conditioner, but otherwise I am good to go!
I had no issues at all transitioning to the shampoo bar, I think because I had already been using a herbal shampoo for a very long time with next to no synthetics. But if you have been using just your standard store bought full-of-crap shampoo and conditioner then your hair might totally freak out for a bit and produce more oil than usual, and become greasy, or it may go a bit frizzy or dry. If that happens, hang in there. Your hair is addicted to the chemicals you used to feed it, and going through withdrawals! It make take a week or 3, but once all that synthetic coating that has been on your hair is gone, your oil production will regulate itself and you should end up with silky smooth hair.
I recommend you do an APPLE CIDER VINEGAR RINSE every time you use the shampoo bar. It will readjust the hairs’ pH level (soap is very alkaline) and help detangle. I like to use the one that contains “The Mother” for extra nutrient benefits. You can find it at Aldis, or Woolworths or most health food shops. Okay, it is not the best smelling stuff but you can’t smell it in your hair once you have rinsed it out.
Or it may just never work. It just might not be the right shampoo bar for you. And that’s okay, you just need to find THE ONE that works for you.
My shampoo bars are made using the cold process method and I have infused the oils with herbs that have “good hair and scalp” properties, and the ingredients are all natural.
You only need to rub the soap along the hair shaft a couple of times and you will end up with a great lather, or rub the soap between your hands and apply.
Your soap needs to DRY between uses or it will become a soggy mess.
If you have a half size bar, please hang your soap up to dry using its nifty attached twine, or for full size bars, sit on a slatted soap dish or rack so that air can surround all side to keep it dry.