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YUCCA SHAMPOO - 8 oz
We also have 16 oz size, available here:
This is a shampoo for delicate, dry, color treated, long or damaged hair.
Inspired by the beauty of the Navajo people and the healthiness of their hair, I turned to Yucca root as a natural and traditional hair cleanser to be the base of my hybrid shampoo. Yucca, along with soapwort and soapnuts all supply natural saponins and are each traditional hair cleansers of people who culturally have perhaps the most beautiful hair on the planet. As a natural and gentle hair cleanser said to increase hair strength and growth, this shampoo is the result of my desire to use a shampoo that is both natural but also to have hair that looks as healthy and nice as possible. . I make it . This shampoo is made from natural cleansing agents found in plants combined with the gentlest biodegradable synthetic detergents I could find. I love this Yucca shampoo. It doesn't suds a lot but it does condition my hair and leave it shiny. This shampoo is a hybrid for those of us who want to use a natural shampoo but still want our hair to look and feel good. With this formula, I blend the ancient cleansing of Yucca, Soapwort and soapnuts with very modern environmentally conscious biodegradable synthetic detergents that discourage mineral buildup on or hair, are extremely gentle to our head and the environment.
WHY DO I MAKE YUCCA SHAMPOO
Truthfully, I make this shampoo for myself. But also, Ziryab's mission is to find or create products that are healthy for us to use, are as natural as possible while being easy to incorporate into our lives and help us feel confident, comfortable and beautiful. My approach to product creation and my life is trying to balance natural with practicality - each of us are able to achieve a certain level of naturalness - but I don't think being natural and healthy should be so difficult that we feel defeated. We need to keep pushing for healthier options while keeping a balanced perspective on our choices. My Yucca shampoo formulation is a result of this attitude. I will continue to research both natural hair care options while using modern preservatives and synthetics when necessary and/or beneficial.
WHO IS YUCCA SHAMPOO FOR?
For those who want a natural and gentle shampoo, for those who have tried the no-poo method or tried washing their hair with baking soda and disliked the result, those who want a shampoo more safe for the water supply than commercial brands and for those whose hair needs a lot of conditioning and gently care. Also for those whose hair does get tangled.
WHY IS MY YUCCA SHAMPOO SPECIAL?
This shampoo is an ongoing project and I hope you will understand that I will continue to tweak the ingredient list trying to balance the needs of us dry haired people who need extra conditioning and gentle cleansing with our desire to use less chemicals in our lives and to eventually achieve no harm to our environment through our beauty products.
Directions: Expect lower foam with this gentle shampoo. Wet hair thoroughly and work into scalp and through hair. Rinse. Repeat if desired. May not require conditioner depending on hair.
Aloe Juice Tea made with Yucca, Soapwort, Soap Nut, Green Tea and Shikakai
Decyl Glucoside, a biodegradable, non-toxic mild cleansing foam obtained from renewable raw materials, produced by a chemical reaction between fruit sugars (glucose) and coconut derived ingredients.
Cocoa Betaine, is a natural surfactant made from potassium salt from fatty acids present in coconut oil. It is biodegradable.
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is a non-toxic cleansing and conditioning ingredient is a type of salt made from natural sources of lauric acid.
Apple Cider Vinegar balances the shampoo's Ph and smooths hair cuticles.
Cetyl Alcohol works with the emulsifier to help it not separate and stay thick
Behentrimonium Methosulfate is a mild conditioning emulsifier that is created from modified rapeseed oil. It is a very gentle detangler used in baby products. It does not cause chemical build up and is considered biodegradable.
Hydrolyzed Oat Protein Adds impressive shine and color protection
Dimethicone (Silicon) Will add slip and extremely good detangler but will eventually build up so it is good to switch to a simple shampoo without silicon every once in a while.
Cetearyl Alcohol works with emulsifier.
Germall Plus (a necessary preservative)
Xanthan Gum, a thickener.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
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.