Why are Maldon Soap solid shampoos different to other shampoos?
They're hand made and completely natural! Many shampoo bars contain SLS and other artificial softening and foaming agents. SLS dehydrates and strips the hair and scalp of its normal moisture barrier making it feel ‘squeaky clean’ but, ultimately, destroying the skin and hairs natural defences against moisture and friendly bacteria.
Sue's shampoo bars are made very differently and behave very differently. Here’s how..
Sue uses gorgeous natural oils like coconut, almond, olive, castor and jojoba complimented with fragrance from pure essential oils. These bars take around 4-6 weeks to cure and allow the saponification process to take place. That’s it, no artificial chemicals, no foaming agents, no colours, no softening additives.
How do they work?
When you use my shampoo bars for the first time they will feel very different in your hair to other ones because they are natural. They still foam but you need to rub the bar into your scalp to get a layer of it on your hair, then wet it a bit (best done in the shower) then get the foam going and work it through the rest of your hair. Your hair might take a week or so to adjust to the new product.
You might need to use a light conditioner afterwards just on the ends of your hair if it’s long or if you usually use conditioner. Your hair should be easier to brush and will feel soft and bouncy and smell incredible.
This shampoo is great for dry, brittle hair and brilliant if you suffer from an itchy, flaky scalp. It won’t strip your scalp of it’s natural moisture barrier. If it feels really odd just persevere and you’ll be converted!
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).