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The castor oil in this nourishing shampoo bar produces a gorgeous creamy lather that conditions and cares for your hair more deeply. Lavender and tea tree essential oils help it refresh as well as it cleanses, all packed into a conveniently small bar that lasts longer than you’d think.
Castor oil has been used as a natural conditioner and scalp treatment for centuries. In this soap it has been added to coconut and olive oil, giving the lavender and tea tree shampoo bar extra richness and a wonderful ability to moisturise. Meanwhile, the bar’s essential oils of lavender and tea tree do a great job of promoting healthy hair growth and providing antibacterial properties too. All in all, not a bad CV for a bar that’s small enough for travelling with but powerful enough to outlast three bottles of shampoo.
You won’t find even the smallest smidgen of palm oil, parabens, sulphates, triclosan or phthalates in any of these soaps; all they add is feel-good factor. The plastic-free boxes are recycled and recyclable, and all soaps are also registered with The Vegan Society and Cruelty Free International. They have even earned a ‘Best’ rating with Ethical Consumer, so you can enjoy a spotlessly clean conscience.
Please note that these shampoo bars are NOT SUITABLE FOR HARD WATER AREAS (they may leave your hair feeling sticky after washing) see "How to Use" tab below for more information.
Store in a cool and dry place.
It's best to dry your soap out in between uses with a soap ladder or dish (we sell these too!)
TRANSITION PERIOD & HARD WATER AREAS:
When swapping to a natural hair care routine, you may be aware that there can be a transition period with some shampoo bars which could last from 2 weeks to 2 months depending on your hair type, whether it has been coloured or treated and if you are in a hard water area. Normally people feel like it's not working during this period and your hair may feel a bit "sticky or waxy" in places after washing. You will find that some shampoo bars (those that are not PH balanced) do not work very well in hard water areas. If you find this to be the case with this bar, I would recommend purchasing either Beauty Kubes or a PH balanced shampoo bar instead (like the Zero Waste Path 2in1 shampoo and conditioner bars or KIND2 shampoo bars that we also stock) as these bars do not have transition periods and work well in hard water.
For external use only. Do not use around the eyes, mucous membranes or on broken skin. If contact occurs, rinse with water immediately.
Please seek advice from a Doctor before using if you are pregnant.
Sodium cocoate, Sodium olivate, Aqua, Sodium castorate, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil contains linalool, limonene, geraniol, Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) essential oil contains limonene.
Friendly Soaps are all handmade therefore, each may vary in shape and shade.
The soap packaging is made from recycled cardboard which itself is recyclable and plastic free!
Friendly Soap was founded in 2008 by Rob and Geoff in Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, UK. Their mission was to create high quality products that tick as many ethical boxes as possible. All their products are registered with The Vegan Society and Cruelty Free International. They use the ancient cold-process method to make their soaps which means that they are all biodegradable and free from any by-products too. All the soaps are also poured, cut, stamped and packed by hand in the UK, to ensure a small carbon footprint.
Their packaging is made from materials that are 100% recycled as well as recyclable. Plastic doesn’t get a look in, and their parcels for delivery use brown paper tape. They even use poppy seeds and hemp bran instead of microbeads.
A million miles from conventional detergents, Friendly Soap don’t use harmful preservatives or foaming agents because there’s no real need for SLS or Parabens. The silky-smooth lather produced by their soaps is all down to careful ingredient choice and the cold-process method of making them. As for palm oil, you won’t find it in any soaps. And what about our Shea butter? Bought from a women’s worker cooperative in Ghana. Coconut oil? Taken from coconuts not harvest by slave monkeys.
You get the picture...they've gone as far as they can to have as little impact as possible on our planet and its wildlife. And anywhere they do have an impact, they have tried their best to make it a positive one by supporting communities who could use a helping hand.
A percentage of our total profits is donated between Hillside Animal Sanctuary and South Essex Wildlife Hospital. We also plant a tree for every order! 🌳💚🌍