Happy Skin: This bar is good for troubled skin as well as for dry, mature skin. Shea butter is rich in Vitamin E and acts as a natural antioxidant, while jojoba oil’s anti-inflammatory properties help treat acne. Rosemary and cedarwood essential oils liven up dull skin and are also known to be beneficial for eczema and dermatitis. Lavender essential oil is calming and antibacterial in nature.
Happy Hair: The bar’s blend of rosemary, lavender, and cedarwood essential oils is best for dry and damaged hair but can also be used for normal hair as a weekly treat. Coconut milk moisturizes and helps prevent hair loss, jojoba oil deeply moisturizes and soothes the scalp, and shea butter helps fight dandruff and brings relief to a dry itchy scalp. It also softens hair and has a mild, natural sun protection factor (SPF).
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.
Coconut milk, saponified vegetable oils (olive, coconut, castor, cocoa butter, shea butter and jojoba), and essential oils (lavender, rosemary, and cedarwood)
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.
Shampoo Bar FAQs
It should last for 20-30 washes if kept dry in between uses.
Causes for hair fall and dandruff are rooted in improper diet, hormonal imbalances and scalp problems. Shampoos can help to a certain extent but can never cure the problem. Many of our customers have shared feedback about how our shampoo bars have helped them treat scalp and hair issues, but it’s not a claim we can officially make.
Yes you can definitely condition your hair post shampooing with our shampoo bars, but stay clear of synthetic conditioners. Use natural conditioners like a green tea rinse, apple cider vinegar rinse, hibiscus leaf paste or coconut milk. You can also find some recipes in our Happyness Handbook. Our body butters also work as a leave-in conditioner.
Oiling before shampoo is a good practice. You may need to shampoo 2-3 times to remove the oil completely
Feel free to wash your hair as often as you wish to, even daily if required
Definitely! It works equally well for all sexes.
Glycerine makes our soaps softer than most commercial soaps, but with the right care our soaps can be made to last for a long time.
This phenomenon is known as “sweating” and is normal during humid weather. Glycerine present in our soaps is a humectant and draws moisture to itself which results in beads of water on the surface. Sweating is a sign of a good, moisturizing soap.
Suitable for teenagers, kids, babies but not infants
Definitely! It works equally well for all sexes.
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!
Most people try out all three shampoo bars to find their favourite. Some even alternate between 2 shampoo bars to keep the scalp guessing. Here are a few basic guideline to help you select:
Dry brittle hair: coconut milk hair & body bar
For oily hair and dandruff: henna shampoo bar
Dry hair and dandruff: beer and aloe shampoo bar
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.
CARE & SHELF LIFE
- Cold process soaps are softer than commercial soaps because they retain their natural glycerine, a natural by-product of soap-making
- 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.