A gentle and sulphate-free organic shampoo formula to help calm, hydrate and clean scalps, particularly sensitive ones. Suitable for all hair types, but particularly well suited for scalps that get sore and dry.
These organic shampoo ingredients have been blended together to create a gentle, cleansing, soothing product, scented with just a touch of organic lavender and patchouli – the same essential oils we use in both Scratchy Balm and Scratchy Soap.
The problem with most conventional shampoos is that they contain a high quantity of sulphates, a harsh frothing agent that removes grease. It’s used in most shampoos, shower gels, washing detergent, car wash etc. It is very drying for the skin, and therefore can create a very dry scalp. You can read more here in my blog.
More about the ingredients
aloe vera: as well as being calming, soothing and healing for the skin, it is rich in vitatmins such as B complex, folic acid, C and carotene (a precursor of vitamin A). Aloe is also a brilliant moisturising agent and a quick look at the structure and chemistry of Aloe shows us why. It is the polysaccharides or sugars that predominate and these sugars are hygroscopic (water-loving) and paired with the fact that these sugars form a strong meshed structure they are both substantive and moisturising to the skin.
lavender: skin softening and soothing, healing, regenerative, eases eczema, is anti-inflammatory and reduces dandruff.
patchouli: particularly effective for sore, dry, flaky scalps as it is anti-fungal and many dry scalps are caused by fungal skin. It repairs, cleans and tones the skin and helps skin to regenerate. It also helps to balance sebum production so is useful for balancing all hair types, including greasy hair.
decyl glucoside: a mild non-ionic surfactant used in cosmetic formularies including baby shampoo and in products for individuals with a sensitive skin. We chose this cleanser because it is plant-derived, biodegradable, and gentle for all hair types. It is created through a combination of plant based fatty alcohols (coconut c8-16) and glucose (sugar / starch).
Directions: wet hair, gently massage into scalp, rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary. Follow with Strengthen & Smooth Hair Oil.
Ingredients: aqua, decyl glucoside, lauryl betaine, xanthan gum, sodium chloride, phenoxyethanol, aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder *, lavandula angustifolia, pogostemon cablin*, citric acid, benzoic acid, dehydroacetic acid. *organic – 83%
(naturally occurring allergens: geraniol, limonene, linalool)
NO: parabens, sulphates, petro-chemicals, MIT preservatives, artificial fragrance or colours.
please recycle the bottle
palm oil free
As this shampoo is so gentle, you shouldn’t need to follow with conditioner as it will not strip your hair of all its own natural oils. However, you can use a small amount of our Strengthen & Smooth Hair Oil on your damp hair, especially at the ends, to give you gorgeous, soft and naturally scented shiny hair.