Yes! It's worth it. When you first start using an organic shampoo, it will require an adjustment period. Your hair will go through a detox cycle, perhaps initially feeling drier, especially if it is long. As a result, your hair may be more difficult to manage at first. This will pass. It's a small price to pay during a transition to healthy products.
Our natural shampoo bar has no sodium laurel sulfates which strip hair of natural oils (also listed as laureate sulfate, SLS, or SLES). These surfactants also cause skin irritations and trigger allergies. They are used in shampoos as foaming agents but are byproducts of a petrochemical process called ethoxylation which is used to process other chemicals in order to make them less harsh. Sulfate's use is particularly contraindicated for dry scalp, thin hair, and significant hair loss.
sammysoap Shampoo bar also does not include polyethylene glycol (PEG compounds), formaldehyde, 1,4-dioxane, or coal tar ingredients, either. All of these ingredients are common in commercial shampoos. Why, you ask? We know that these chemicals are linked to asthma, neurotoxicity, developmental toxicity, skin and respiratory problems, cancer, and allergies. It's a good question. The European Union no longer allows these ingredients.
Cleaning your hair without them is just as effective, but you have to get off the commercial merry-go-round that's trained us to strip the body's oils and re-moisturize with an artificial "conditioner".
Using a non-synthetic shampoo allows the scalp's natural oils to replenish and balance. Nature is its own best reward! Our shampoo is pro-planet and pro-customer. Devoid of ingredients on any Chemicals of Concern watch lists, it is also formulated without fragrance. sammysoap Shampoo Bar produces a rich, full lather without stripping hair of natural protectors.
Apply directly to your hair and lather up! You won't hurt your hair. It may seem weird to apply bar soap to your hair, at first. The industry has spent a lot of time and money training us to believe that products containing mostly water are somehow more gentle. That's nonsense. Water products require some sort of bleaching agent or preservative to keep mold and fungi from growing. Eck! Shampoo your scalp well, then clean all the way down hair until you have a full, luxurious lather. Rinse thoroughly.
Over the course of using our shampoo, you'll notice hair gaining in volume, moisture and shine. High quality emollients and 100% Pure Essential Oils of Rosemary and Sage evoke feelings of tranquil clarity that will mirror your body's physical corrections, including the healthy transformation of your hair. Great for all hair, scalp and skin types, and especially useful to increase shine in aging, lackluster hair.
All information contained within this site is for reference purposes only and not intended to substitute for the advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. sammysoap products are for external use only, and as such, effects of ingredients vary. sammysoap products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease. Before using any essential oil product, read our Essential Oil Safety page located in the footer section of the homepage. Contraindications are also listed in Essential Oil Safety. Even pure, natural ingredients cause some individuals to develop an allergic reaction. As with any product, discontinue use if you experience discomfort or other indications that the product may not be appropriate for your individual body chemistry.