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Natural Herbal Hair Stimulation Shampoo Bar

Herb Garden

Natural herbs and essential oils, combined with a gentle massage, stimulate the scalp, increase circulation and nourish the roots which may help slow hair loss.

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Product Description

A customer, who is an herbalist, requested the ingredients in this shampoo bar specifically for a holistic approach to scalp stimulation and potential hair loss. We infuse sunflower oil with hair nourishing botanicals, and then add virgin hemp seed oil and aloe vera.

Natural herbs and essential oils, combined with a gentle massage, stimulate the scalp, increase circulation and nourish the roots which may help slow hair loss.  

  • Nourishing organic oils, butters, herbs and essential oils in this natural shampoo promote healthy hair
  • Yucca Root, an emollient, contains natural saponins, a natural cleansing agent that soothes and nourishes the scalp
  • Wheatgrass can help with dandruff and hair loss
  • Shea Butter helps condition and smooth the hair shaft and aloe makes hair more manageable, smoother, silkier, and healthier
  • Nettles, an excellent hair conditioner, have a reputation for preventing hair loss and making hair soft and shiny
  • Rosemary encourages strong, healthy hair, stimulates growth and increases manageability
  • The essential oil blend, developed to stimulate the scalp, creates a warm herbal scent

A sulfate free, silicone free, paraben free natural shampoo

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Why use shampoo bars? They are natural, gentle, environmentally friendly, cost effective and convenient. Customers tell us that switching to shampoo bars helps increase volume and shine and reduce shedding, dandruff, and frizz. 

How to Use

Technique #1: Use The Bar Directly On Your Hair
  • Begin with thoroughly wet hair.
  • Gently rub wet the shampoo bar directly onto your hair from scalp to Natural Hair Shampooends in a combing motion.
  • Cover each section of your hair. Gently massage scalp and hair, adding more water as needed, until a good lather forms.
  • To prevent tangles, be sure to always work from the top down, don't pile your hair on your head and use your fingers like a comb, not a mixer.
  • With this method, it is very important that you really build up a good lather on your head so there are no patches of soap left on your hair.
  • Rinse, rinse, rinse! 
  • Repeat if desired
Technique #2: Create The Lather in Your HandsHow To Use Natural Organic Shampoo Bars
  • Begin with thoroughly wet hair.
  • Rub the wet shampoo bar between your wet hands to create a nice lather.
  • Using your fingers like a comb, smooth the lather along your hair.
  • Gently massage it into the scalp and hair, as you would with a bottled shampoo.
  • Work up a good lather
  • Rinse, rinse, rinse!
  • Repeat if desired.

If you have long hair, please check out the FAQ on the left titled, "Ida's Shampoo Bar Technique for Long Hair."

FAQs

Shampoo Bars Are One Of Our Favorite Discoveries!

The wholesome goodness of our handcrafted soap is available for your hair.

Natural Organic Sunflower Shampoo Bar

 

Shampoo bars are an all natural conditioning shampoo in a solid bar form. Yes, this is real shampoo in a solid bar. Shampoo bars are not a new idea.

They were commonly used before liquid detergent shampoos and conditions were invented in the 1940's.

Although the process for making a shampoo bar is the same as making soap, our shampoo bar "recipes" are specially formulated with natural plant oils, butters, botanicals and essential oils that nourish your hair and scalp.

Natural Carrot Shampoo

Our shampoo bars contain no artificial fragrance, color, preservatives, detergents, alcohol, urea, formaldehyde, sodium lauryl sulfate, DEA, propylene glycol - or any of the other synthetic hair care additives.

Each of our shampoo bar selections contains a different blend of natural plant oils, essential oils, and herb infused oils. No two recipes are the same.

  

Which Shampoo Bar Is Best For My Hair?

Click here for help choosing an all natural shampoo bar!

Everything You Want To Know About Shampoo Bars!

Please read "Everything About Shampoo Bars!"

Conventional shampoos and conditioners, even some that claim to be natural, contain waxes, silicones or other additives that coat your hair to make it feel smooth.

Since our natural shampoo bars do not strip hair like detergent based shampoos, you may notice your hair feels different immediately after washing because your hair is accustomed to the squeaky clean feel of detergent based shampoo.

Switching from conventional shampoo to a natural shampoo bar often means a transition or adjustment period. While many folks have little problem with their hair adjusting to a new routine, some do. 

Since everyone's hair is unique it is difficult to tell you exactly what your transition, if any, will look and feel like. Your hair may feel greasier than normal or it may even feel drier than normal. It may feel waxy, coated or just weird. 

This transition period, which can range from a few days to a few weeks or even a month, is literally a time for your hair, which has been addicted to chemical-laden shampoos, to go through withdrawal, and learn to live a chemical-free life. It's not easy!

It may take some patience, but if you can persevere, your reward will be healthy, soft and silky hair.

We have been making shampoo bars for over 14 years and have received so many questions. Below are links to pages that may help answer your adjustment questions.
 

For more detailed information and great transition tips please read our blog "Tips Adjusting To Shampoo Bars."

Whether or not you need to use an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse depends on a number of factors.

  • Your water: If your hair does not seem to be adjusting to the shampoo bars, it may be due to your water. Hard water makes it more difficult to rinse natural shampoo from your hair. Natural Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse
  • Hair length: Many of our male customers and women with short hair have found that they do not need to rinse with vinegar, simply because their hair is short.
  • Tangles: ACV rinses often help with tangles.
  • Residue: If your hair has residue from previous products or you regularly use conditioners, styling gels etc., our shampoo bars are mild and may not remove residue from your hair like detergent shampoos. ACV rinses help remove build-up and product residue.
  • Hair type: Everyone's hair is unique.

 

Check out our selection of ACV Rinses

I wish I could use an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse very day. Besides creating tangle-free locks, I also love the way it makes my hair look and feel. As I have gotten older my hair has become drier and I can only use an ACV rinse 2 or 3 times week.

Natural Organic Skin Care Information

Blog: Make Your Own Natural Vinegar Hair Rinse

Blog: How Your Water Affects Your Hair

 

Ida's Shampooing Technique for Long Hair

Men and women with short hair seldom have hair adjustment problems. Folks with long hair have to tinker a bit with technique and bar type. I have found that often times the technique can make all the difference. 

You have to experiment with your unique hair type. I have long, fine hair. Below is my technique for using a shampoo bar. I...Natural Organic Long Hair Shampoo

  • thoroughly wet my hair
  • tie my long hair into a loose ponytail
  • wet the shampoo bar and rub the bar across the top of my head in strokes from front to back until I have covered the entire scalp area. (I have found that if I rub any shampoo vigorously in all directions, my fine long hair gets very tangled)
  • massage my entire scalp in a combing motion to work the lather through my hair. I do not rub the bar or work the lather on the length of my hair.
  • take out my ponytail and rinse allowing the shampoo to drip down the length of my hair. (I have found that this rinsing is enough to clean the length of my hair.)
  • rinse for at LEAST one minute as I rub my fingers through my hair to be sure that all of the shampoo is rinsed away
  • squeeze gently on the length to remove excess water and cover with a towel while I dry off the rest of me. I do not rub the towel over my wet hair because it causes nasty tangles.
  • use a wide toothed comb and gently comb from the bottom up

Dry and style your hair as usual!

 

Some folks do, and some don't!

For Body & LusterNatural Organic Coconut Shampoo

If you are using a conditioner because your hair is dull, lacks luster, and is dry--you may need a conditioner--that's another plastic bottle saved! Since commercial shampoos contain petroleum products which are actually drying to your hair and scalp, conditioners are usually needed.

Our natural shampoo bars will not strip the natural oils from your hair, so you will not need the typical moisturizing conditioners that people use to replace the natural oils stripped by detergent shampoos.

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinses are an excellent addition to any natural hair care routine and can help bring back body and shine to dull, lackluster hair.

 

For Tangly Hair

Natural Organic Hair CareHair tangles result when individual hairs go in different directions and intertwine.

The outer layer of the hair, the cuticle, is made of overlapping layers of long scales that lie along the surface of the hair like shingles on a roof.

The condition of the cuticle scales in part determines whether you are going to have tangly hair. When you shampoo or even wet your hair, the cuticle opens making it prone to tangling.

The way you shampoo and your hair type can affect hair tangles. I have long, fine, thin hair that is very prone to tangling. Just imagine all of those little strands of hair as very thin strings—now put little burrs on the strings (the open cuticle) and you can see my problem.

When I used commercial shampoo I would go through a 16 ounce bottle of conditioner every week—just to get a comb through my hair. Using my shampoo bars haNatural Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinses made a big difference.

I wish I could use an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse very day. Besides creating tangle-free locks, I also love the way it makes my hair look and feel. As I have gotten older my hair has become dryer and I can only use an ACV rinse 2 or 3 times week.

Check out our selection of ACV Rinses

Natural Herbal Hair Tea Rinse

I have perfected a washing technique that helps with my tangles (see FAQ) but sometimes I need a tiny bit of conditioner on the ends or I use our Organic Herbal Hair Rinse Detangler blend.

Helpful hint: If I comb through my hair length while it is still lathered and continue to comb as I rinse, the tangles comb out more easily.

  

The Short Answer

Yes And No!

Natural Organic Goat Milk SoapAlthough handmade soaps usually get better with age, we recommend using our unscented soaps within 12 months of purchase, and our scented soaps within 6-10 months for best results. 

Although the soaps will not be "spoiled" after that time, as the soaps age, the natural colors may fade.

Also, as you take a sniff you will notice that the pure scents from essential oils are lost from the soap surface, however, they may still be there when you lather up. 

I have found some ancient bars hiding in my closet that were years old. The scents were gone, but the lather was incredible!

 


The Long AnswerNatural Organic Handmade Soap

Just like fine wine, Chagrin Valley Handcrafted Soaps get better with age. Left to cure for several months, moisture will evaporate out of your bar of handmade soap and the soap will become slightly smaller, harder, longer lasting, and even gentler on your skin. The harder (older) the soap, the longer it lasts and the more lather it produces.

We allow our soaps and shampoos to cure for 8 to 10 weeks. This resting process assures a fine quality product. You simply cannot rush a good thing. 

 

What Factors Affect The Shelf-Life of Soap or Shampoo Bars?

The way in which soap is formulated has an effect of shelf-life. Chagrin Valley Handcrafted Soaps contain all natural fresh ingredients and no artificial preservatives. 

Natural Organic Skin Care OilsSuperfatting: Superfat is the amount of oils left over after the soapmaking process is complete. The method we chose to superfat our soaps creates a bar with a high percentage of unincorporated oils. 

These oils are not consumed in the soap making process and remain to nourish your skin. These unreacted oils result in a soap that is more emollient, more moisturizing, and gentler on your skin, but it decreases the shelf-life.

We do not use synthetic stabilizers or preservatives to prolong shelf life. These ingredients can be skin irritants and are usually found in commercial soaps to extend their shelf life for up to 10 years. We use natural antioxidants, such as rosemary oil extract, to help prolong the shelf life of our superfatted soaps.

Ingredients: Different oils impart different qualities to soap. Some add lathering qualities, some moisturizing, some hardness, and so on. We use a larger percentage of extra moisturizing and conditioning oils in our soaps and shampoo bars than many other soapmakers. As a result, you may notice our bar soaps tend to be softer than those of other soapmakers, especially our shampoo bars which contain a large percentage of castor oil. These "softer" oils may also decrease the shelf-life. 

Commercial soaps are made with synthetic preservatives that can extend the soap’s shelf-life, yet harm your skin. Natural organic soaps are made with wholesome ingredients and essential oils.

 

How You Can Help Prolong Shelf-Life
  • Natural soaps need to breathe. Exposure to air promotes hardening of your soap and Natural Organic Handmade Soapcontributes to longer-lasting quality. Soap should be left unwrapped in their boxes or wrapped with breathable materials. Tight wrappers cause humid conditions by preventing evaporation of moisture.

  • Our soaps are packaged in breathable, recyclable, sustainable packaging! Keep your natural handmade soaps in a dry, cool place away from sunlight, excessive heat and humidity.

  • Our scented soaps, like Lavender Rosemary, can be placed in a muslin bag or wrapped in a piece of cloth and put in your linen closet or dresser drawer to give a delightful fragrance to your linens and clothes while waiting to be used.  

Product Reviews

A customer, who is an herbalist, requested the ingredients in this shampoo bar specifically for a holistic approach to scalp stimulation and potential hair loss. We infuse sunflower oil with hair nourishing botanicals, and then add virgin hemp seed oil and aloe vera.

Natural herbs and essential oils, combined with a gentle massage, stimulate the scalp, increase circulation and nourish the roots which may help slow hair loss.  

  • Nourishing organic oils, butters, herbs and essential oils in this natural shampoo promote healthy hair
  • Yucca Root, an emollient, contains natural saponins, a natural cleansing agent that soothes and nourishes the scalp
  • Wheatgrass can help with dandruff and hair loss
  • Shea Butter helps condition and smooth the hair shaft and aloe makes hair more manageable, smoother, silkier, and healthier
  • Nettles, an excellent hair conditioner, have a reputation for preventing hair loss and making hair soft and shiny
  • Rosemary encourages strong, healthy hair, stimulates growth and increases manageability
  • The essential oil blend, developed to stimulate the scalp, creates a warm herbal scent

A sulfate free, silicone free, paraben free natural shampoo

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Testimonials

My mother purchased a bar [Herb Garden Shampoo] for me while going through chemo. I was told that my hair would thin but not completely bald. I was on 3 types of chemo for 6 weeks. My hair loss was VERY minimal and my hair staid healthy and strong. Although my medication made my skin very sensitive I had no side affects from this product. I would recommend it to anyone on chemo or having radiation treatments. Tanya

I just wanted to let you know I've been using the Herb Garden shampoo bar for a couple of months now and even my hairdresser commented on all the new growth. I've had a receding hairline for as long as I can remember and I lost a lot of hair after the birth of my daughter, but the hairline is much better now and I've stopped "shedding." Thanks! Dawn, Washington

Chagrin Valley Team, I just want to thank you for continuing to make such a great product! It seems like almost every time I walk into a health food store or farmers market there is someone selling handmade soap, but I only buy from you guys because those other soaps never smell as good, and they never have shampoo bars. I have been buying from you guys for years now. I stopped for a little while due to finances, and bought cheap shampoo, but whether due to the cheap shampoo, medications I was taking for fibromyalgia, or diabetes which went a long time uncontrolled (since I didn't know about it) my hair started thinning at an alarming rate.

Supplements didn't seem to help, and with only about 3 months till my wedding I was getting very concerned. I placed an order with you again, for the ayurvedic herb and herb garden shampoo bars. Within a couple weeks it was clear that the shampoo bars had not only stopped the hair loss/thinning but actually started to reverse it. It was also at that time that I fell in love with the winter survival soap - it helped bring relief to my chronic sinusitis and after using I'd feel invigorated. I wish it was available year round! I'll be a customer for life, and I so look forward to the next new offerings you come up with as your company grows. Not sure when you added the sore muscle rub, as it's been a while since I looked at the salves, but I added one to my order today and I'm very hopeful that will help with some of the pain I experience from my fibromyalgia, because I know your products always deliver! Thanks again, Teresa, South Carolina

Thank you for still offering this Herb Garden Shampoo Bar. After a couple years using it, my husband has ALL the hair back he lost on top. I didn't think it was possible to get it back, I had hoped to slow it down but his hair growth is nothing short of amazing. His father is pretty much completely bald on top, so, of course, we assumed my husband would eventually be as well. Now, I don't think that will be the case. After switching to your all natural shampoo bar, his hair has come back in and thick, shiny and soft, very beautiful. He won't use anything else. Thanks Ida. We owe his sexy locks to you! Thanks again, happy wife, Leaha. Leaha, Ohio

The Herb Garden shampoo bar is a marvel. Yours are the first shampoo bars I've used that I actually like. All the others have either left my hair feeling gunky, don't lather worth a darn, or require me to use a ton of conditioner afterward to keep it from looking like squirrels have been nesting in it and allow me to comb it out while wet. But not this little baby. It lathers beautifully and my hair just feels clean and soft afterwards. I can run my comb through it with out any problems. In fact I've found that I don't even need my comb, I can just run my fingers through it and go. and the shine! I've never used another shampoo that works this well. I also love the way it feels so cool and refreshing on my scalp. The scent is fantastic as well. Angela, Washington

I just wanted to let you know how blessed I am that you guys came into my life! I am really enjoying your products! I suffer from alopecia (the mildest form) which was caused by the use of heat and chemicals on my head for 7 years straight. I have tried everything I could think of to get my hair to grow back on the top of my head even going so far as to go to a trichologist(hair doctor). With the use of her products, I was able to get some hair to grow back on my head but they still contained chemicals (i.e. propylene glycol) and remember, I am chemical sensitive. So one day, I had an epiphany! I decided to rid my life of all chemicals that I had used on my body for years. So I was searching for all natural and organic products when I came across your website. I was reading about your journey and was completely fascinated. I made my first purchase, tried everything out, fell in love, and now I cannot imagine my life without your wonderful products.

My favorite shampoo bar is the Herb Garden! When my daughter was 3 months old, we both lost a lot of hair as if either of us had hair to lose. So I have spent just as much time if not more looking for safe products to use on her that would help her hair grow back as well! She is now 3 years old and I use the herb garden on both of us for about a couple of months now. Just for reference, we both have 4c African American hair that is extremely dry, thirsty, unruly, and difficult to manage. That bar has changed all of that! We have a softness to our hair that was just not there before we used this bar. We both have so many new little hairs growing on our heads that I cannot believe it! I am amazed! Amanda, Mississippi




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