If you care about the environment and your health, chances are that you’re trying your best to use natural products in general, including hair care products. Perhaps you grew up using whatever liquid shampoo and conditioner were easily available, but now you’re ready to be a more conscious consumer.
Find out what ingredients should and shouldn’t be in a natural shampoo, the benefits of using a shampoo bar rather than a liquid and what makes CleanO2’s new natural hair care line the best natural shampoo.
We Frequently Ask Ourselves ‘What Shampoo Should I Use?’
When you’re used to a particular shampoo, conditioner, or hair soap, it can be easy to just continue using the same product – after all, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? But the truth is, many of the shampoos and conditioners available are not ideal for you or the environment. It’s worth doing your homework and giving natural hair products a try.
What Shampoos and Conditioners are Currently Available on the Market?
If you’re wondering, ‘what shampoo should I use?’, it’s important to consider the difference between natural hair care products and what’s more commonly found on store shelves. Most shampoos and conditioners available on the market contain ingredients that prevent them from being truly natural shampoo or conditioner.
Not So Sweet Ingredients
If you’re looking for the best natural shampoo and conditioner, you’ll want to make sure none of the following ingredients are found on the label of your shampoo bar, conditioner bar, or liquid products.
These preservative chemicals are found in many beauty products and have been linked with harmful biological effects.
These chemicals are used to create a frothy lather, but they can also make hair frizzy and strip away moisture, leaving your hair and scalp dry and prone to irritation.
- Palm Oil
Most shampoos contain this problematic ingredient which contributes to global deforestation, loss of biodiversity and unethical labour practices.
These chemicals are used in a wide range of products as solvents or stabilizing agents. Some studies have found associations between these chemicals and harmful biological effects.
- Synthetic Colourants
Some shampoos and soap bars use artificial dyes that have been shown to cause skin irritation or allergies and perhaps even have carcinogenic effects.
CleanO2 is Changing the Industry by Creating the Best All-Natural Shampoo and Conditioner Bars in Canada
Now that you know what ingredients should not be present in natural hair products, we’d like to introduce you to the best natural shampoo in Canada that avoid this questionable ingredients! We may be a bit biased, but we’re confident that our exciting new line of shampoo bars and conditioner bars is one of the cleanest, most effective natural hair care options out there.
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Let’s Address This First, Why Use a Shampoo Bar Instead of a Liquid Shampoo?
When it comes to the debate about liquid shampoo vs. shampoo bars, there are many reasons why a shampoo bar (also known as a shampoo soap bar) is the way to go!
If you’re looking for natural hair products, then you probably care about the environment. Shampoo bars and conditioner bars are more environmentally friendly than their liquid counterparts. Liquid shampoos usually come in plastic bottles that are not refillable, adding to landfills. Using a shampoo bar eliminates the need for plastic or other unsustainable packaging.
Shampoo bars, such as our new Volumizing Shampoo Bar, also last longer, making them a more economical option. You can expect to get 40 to 60 washes from a shampoo bar.
Let’s not forget the aesthetic appeal – shampoo bars look nicer in the bathroom, are lighter and take up much less space than clunky plastic bottles! But most of all, shampoo bars make the best natural shampoo options because they contain more wholesome ingredients.
We Bring You Natural Hair Products With Unique Ingredients
Say goodbye to harmful ingredients and hello to natural hair care. Here are some of the natural, nourishing ingredients that make ours the best natural shampoo and conditioner.
Artichoke Leaf & Baobab Extracts
These natural plant extracts keep your hair moisturized and shiny, which is especially important for keeping dry, frizzy hair nourished.
Canadian Glacial Clay
This earthy ingredient offers a wonderful conditioning effect for the hair as well as a natural mossy green colour without the need for any synthetic dyes.
Hydrolyzed Quinoa Extract
The amino acids in this ingredient restore moisture in the hair and help improve the body and texture. Its ability to protect hair from damage makes this great for dyed hair.
Hydrolyzed Rice Protein & Velvet-Flower Seed Extract
Anyone looking to add a bit more body to their tresses will love these ingredients, which clean the hair and leave it light and bouncy.
Panthenol & Sweet Almond Oleosomes
These powerful ingredients help keep your hair hydrated. Panthenol not only moisturizes hair but also helps control static, which can be a godsend for frizzy hair! The sweet almond oleosomes act as a time-release emollient that helps add moisture and body to your hair.
This is the environmentally friendly ingredient in all CleanO2 products that we’re most proud of. We use potassium carbonate from captured heating emissions to add a water-softening quality to our shampoo bars while also ensuring that carbon is never released into the atmosphere.
We don’t use synthetic and potentially harmful ingredients that you commonly find on commercial shampoo and soap labels.
Give Your Hair a Treat by Trying CleanO2’s New Shampoo and Conditioner Bars
Now that you know where to find the best natural shampoo and conditioner, why not give it a try? Depending on your hair type, choose from three different lines of natural shampoo bars and conditioner bars.
This dynamic duo is designed for people who are looking to add more volume to fine, flat hair. The gentle, yet effective shampoo bar offers a consistent wash every time with a lovely lavender and clary sage scent. The conditioner bar moisturizes the hair without weighing it down.
This nourishing duo is packed with moisturizing and hydrating ingredients that make it ideal for curly or frizzy hair. The conditioner bar adds hydration that smooths and helps with curl definition.
If you’ve got neither curly nor very fine hair, then this is the shampoo and conditioner bar combination for you. The shampoo bar offers a balanced wash that will keep your hair soft and healthy. Gentle ingredients in the conditioner bar provide plenty of moisture for the hair without being greasy.
Not everyone wants to wash their hair with a shampoo, particularly if they’re looking for a way to condition and protect damaged hair. If this describes your hair care situation, this co-wash bar should be part of your regular routine. It emphasizes moisturizing properties while still providing subtle cleansing.