Updated: Dec 10, 2021
The plastic-free shampoo bar revolution is here to stay (I hope). Shampoo bars are an eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to traditional shampoo in a plastic bottle. Shampoo bars are great for the planet and your hair. Do you want to learn more about these fantastic products? Read on to get to know Bunch shampoo bar for oily hair better.
Shampoo bars - the basics
What is a shampoo bar? Is it just a bar of soap for hair?
The short answer is no.
Although there are plenty of soap bars out there being sold as shampoo bars, the true shampoo bar does not contain soap. Soap pH is too high for hair and scalp; therefore, washing your hair with traditional soap may damage it and irritate your scalp at the same time. High pH causes hair cuticles to open making hair more susceptible to damage, it also increases tangling and reduces shine. This doesn't sound like something you'd want your shampoo to do?
Proper shampoo bars, like the ones from Bunch, do not contain soap, instead, they contain gentle cleansing agents and nourishing ingredients to clean, nourish and protect your hair and scalp. These ingredients are in solid form and are mixed and pressed to create a shampoo bar.
In essence, shampoo bars are just like shampoo in the bottle minus water and minus plastic. Did you know that liquid shampoos contain up to 80% water, sometimes even more?
Time to get to know first of the three vegan shampoo bars from the Bunch Haircare collection. Let's start with the oily hair one.
Introducing one and only shampoo bar for oily hair
The vegan shampoo bar for oily hair from Bunch is called Balance. This name perfectly describes its properties. It has been formulated to balance scalp sebum production and clean, nourish and protect hair and scalp at the same time. Unlike many shampoos for oily hair, it uses a different approach to maintaining oily hair. Instead of stripping it bare with harsh chemicals which in turn causes even higher sebum production, it promotes healthy and balanced sebum secretion.
Formulated without harsh sulphate detergents it will not disturb the delicate balance of your hair and scalp. Instead, it will gently clean the hair and scalp and will promote appropriate sebum production, giving your hair a healthy shine.
Did we also mention this shampoo bar creates lots of rich lather and lasts for months?
Let's look at some of the ingredients that make this shampoo bar for oily hair so good!
First up Yucca Schidigera Stem Extract. The name looks a bit complicated, but this ingredient is in fact a very gentle natural cleansing agent derived from the Yucca plant grown in Mexico or in California. The extract is derived from freshly harvested roots that contain naturally-occurring saponins (Latin "sapon", soap + “-in", one of). Gentle, safe and non-GMO product responsibly sourced from nature, that will not upset your scalp while keeping it clean at the same time.
Next is coconut oil. This oil is rich in saturated fatty acids and can penetrate into the hair strand nourishing and conditioning it deeply. It helps reduce friction between individual hair strands, minimises flyaways, helps with detangling and lubricating the hair. It also helps to keep the shampoo bar solid.
Balance shampoo bar for oily hair also contains spirulina which provides a deep, rich green colour to the shampoo. But here at Bunch, we never use colourants just for aesthetic reasons. Spirulina truly is a haircare superhero. It is rich in hair-loving nutrients, promotes hair growth, helps detox and cleanses the hair, that is why it is most suitable for oily hair and scalp. Head to this blog post to learn more about the many other benefits of this truly amazing ingredient.
Balance shampoo bar for oily hair also contains two organic essential oils specifically selected to serve the needs of oily hair and scalp. Mandarin oil is a gentle essential oil that helps detoxify, deodorise and refresh hair and scalp. While eucalyptus oil is known for its antiseptic and cooling properties. This blend provides a refreshing and balancing aroma to the oily hair shampoo bar.
There are other amazing ingredients in the Balance Shampoo Bar for Oily Hair, including nettle powder, mango butter, panthenol and oat silk. Together, they create a nourishing, gentle vegan shampoo bar that will keep your hair and scalp in perfect condition. 'Perfectly balanced indeed' as one happy customer described it.
Shop now and experience healthy and balanced hair and scalp.