A shampoo bar that is eco-friendly and economical! It is; Long lasting, Low Packaging, Sulfate Free, Silicone Free, Lye Free, Water Free, Vegan, Ph balanced, Conditioning and Gently Cleansing
This 3 oz Shampoo Bar is infused with Yucca Root and Oat Protein and contains high grade, sulfate-free gentle, healthy cleansers and conditioners.
Ingredients: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Coco Glucoside, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Cetyl Alcohol, Yucca Root, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Stearic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Essential Oils of Rosemary, Lavender, Lime, Cedarwood & Peppermint, Glycerin, Sodium Alginate, Panthenol, Apple Cider Vinegar, Lavender Powder, Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Citric Acid and Vit. E.
There's three kinds of Shampoo Bars that I am aware of that I describe below. I make the first and the third. This listing is for the third variety.
1) TRADITIONAL: Made using lye in the traditional way soap has been made for centuries. Can add body to hair. People with short hair tend to really like this kind. Also, people with soft water. I make these kind of shampoo bars because my husband, among others, loves them. If you've ever used Dr. Bronner's as a shampoo, you know what lye shampoo will do for your hair. Unlike Dr. Bronners, this is a solid and while it lasts as long or longer, it requires less packaging.
2) OLD NEW FANGLED: These use synthetic detergents introduced in the '30s and are used in place of lye-soap because they tend to be gentler, they are often Ph Balanced, which is gentler on hair and work well in hard water without leaving residue. However many often contain sulfate based detergents. Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS) in a shampoo bar risks being too highly alkaline and can damage hair. Sodium Laurel Sulfate is the primary ingredient in Lush's 2 oz bar -which sells for 10- to 12 dollars. Sodium lauryl Sulfate is pretty much the least expensive of the synthetic detergents available. Lush says their bar lasts 80 washes.
2) NEW NEW FANGLED SULFATE FREE: These are also synthetic detergent based shampoo bars without the sulfates (Sodium Laurel Sulfate -or SLS - etc). People think they may be safer to use and better for the environment. One thing is certain though, these alternate detergents without sulfates tend to be gentler on hair and more biodegradable. However, these kinds of detergents tend to be more expensive.
My shampoo bar contains:
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate - is made from all vegetable, renewable resources, and it is biodegradable. It is the primary detergent used in baby soap.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate. Biodegradable. Made from plants. Great cleansing, very gentle, washes off easily.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine: Made from coconuts, this biodegradable detergent works great as a shampoo because it is mild, sudsy and isn't phased by hard water. It works well as a support system to the first two detergents.
Behentrimonium Methosulfate: This ingredients has a scary name but has a very safe and beneficial personality. Not only does it help combine the other ingredients, it is one heck of a great conditioner for hair (and skin). It is made from rapeseed but I wouldn't call it natural. I would call it awesome because it is also the mildest detanglers out there. Some say it is a sulfate, some say it isn't, some say it is technically a sulfate but has been rendered "safe". It is considered biodegradable.
Cetyl Alcohol: This easily biodegradable ingredient is a moisturizing alcohol and adds hardness to the bar as well.
Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate: I love this stuff and wish I could afford to put even more in this formula but OMG is it expensive. It is a wonderful hair cleanser in top-of-the-line- shampoos. It is biodegradable, made from vegetable sources and, interestingly, smells lovely.
Stearic Acid, this moisturizing fatty acid is biodegradable and keeps the shampoo bar hard.
Sodium Lactate is made by fermenting sugar and is a moisturizer (humectant).
Yucca Root is a traditional Native American natural hair cleanser and is believed to help hair grow.
Hydrolyzed Oat Protein: I hydrolyze the oats myself.
Essential Oils of Rosemary, Lavender and Peppermint
Panthenol is the B Vitamin in Pantene products: Hair loves it.
Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate: This is my preservative system for this product. I use something else in leave on products.
Citric Acid: I use this to balance the Ph to a perfect level for hair.
Vit. E. is a great anti-antioxidant and help keep oils stable.
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Our mission with ZirYab’s is to free us from corporate and industrial manufacturing by bringing locally available natural solutions that are easier to use, work better, are healthier for the body and holistically benefit the body, mind, community and the earth.
All of our natural body products are hand made by us at our Silver City NM store, which we sell there, online, and at craft markets.