Get back to your roots in the most natural fashion with this 100% natural NPA-certified shampoo that has been carefully crafted to fortify your hair and restore health to your strands. A potent blend of nothing but Mother Earth’s finest, this moisturizing shampoo packs a punch.

The nettle provides essential strength-building vitamins, the burdock root is designed to thicken and stimulate growth, and the soothing tea tree nourishes your scalp and repairs damaged locks. Add in the delightful scent of cypress oil, and we can’t think of a better way to start your day — or to make your mane manly.

Scent

Uplifting Ocean Breeze

Usage

2-3 times per week

Featuring

Tea Tree

Water (Aqua), Decyl Glucoside, Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin*, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Trehalose, Honey, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract*, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract*, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract*, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Tocopherol, Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Gluconolactone (Corn), Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.

* Cerfitied Organic Ingredient.
Use two or three times per week, depending on hair type.  The more brittle and fragile your hair is, the less often you should shampoo.  Use a dime sized amount in the hand and then lather into the hair, a little bit should go a long way.

DR SQUATCH PRESENTS

HAIR CARE 101

The fact is most guys don't know how to take care of their hair.

Most of us just grab the biggest, cheapest bottle we can find, and call it a day, or maybe we use a 2-in-1 conditioner product, because we have no idea what conditioner is. We’ve been there before, but now we see the light.


The truth is that all shampoos are very drying because they strip the natural oils on your scalp, and have a high pH that can causes irritation.

Shampoo 2-3 times per week at most.

Using a shampoo daily is a recipe for disaster. All you’ll get in return is an irritated scalp and dry, brittle hair that easily falls out. You should only shampoo 2-3 times per week at most in order to keep your scalp and hair in optimal health.

If you have curly hair, it can be even more sensitive and you may want to consider shampooing as little as one time per week.

The straighter, more thick your hair is, the more you can probably get away with shampooing.

What’s an active, hardworking, nature loving guy to do?

Obviously, he needs to get clean on the daily and that’s where conditioner comes into play.

Think of conditioner as your “daily rinse” and food for your hair. The conditioner will provide a gentle rinse that will help remove excess dirt, sweat, and oils from your scalp, but not do so in a way that will dry things out.


Use conditioner for nutrients and moisturizing ingredients.

Condition daily to get optimal nutrients and moisturizing ingredients to your scalp and hair while still feeling clean but not dried out. This is the biggest reason why you want to avoid a “2-in-1” shampoo and conditioner product, and why we decided to make them separate.

REVIEWS

A CLOSER LOOK

DR SQUATCH VS. THE COMPETITION

Components

Dr. Squatch

Other Brands


Surfactants

This is what gives the shampoo it’s “lather” effect and what washes away the dirt and grime.

Naturally derived from coconut and other plants. The most gentle lathering agents available on the market.

Contain detergents and sulfates like SLS that are very drying and can irritate the skin. Even worse, when combined with other chemicals they can form the carcinogen nitrosamines.


Hair Fortifying Ingredients

Nutrients and vitamins that improve the scalp and hair.

Nettle to strengthen hair, burdock root to stimulate growth, tea tree to repair dry hair and skin, clary sage to restore pH balance, and much more.

Limited or none. Often just includes one for marketing claims.


Preservatives

Used to make product shelf stable and free of bacteria growth.

Citric acid is used to preserve our shampoo and conditioner and is a naturally derived ingredient.

Often use parabens or phthalates which are powerful preservatives that have been demonstrated to spur the growth breast cancer cells.


Thickeners & Emulsifiers

Used to make the formula consistent in thickness and prevent separation.

Xantham Gum - a naturally derived plant based thickener is used in both our products.

Often use parabens or phthalates which are powerful preservatives that have been demonstrated to spur the growth breast cancer cells.


Scent

Used to enhance the shower experience.

100% plant derived essential oils, fully labeled on the products.

Unknown and zero transparency.


Certifications

Unless certified, cosmetic products such as shampoo and conditioner are generally unregulated.

100% Natural and sustainability sourced ingredients, as certified by the Natural Products Association (NPA) product seal.

Not regulated. Can claim to be a natural product by just a token amount of natural ingredients. No verification of sourcing methods.

“Even shampoos labelled as containing “all-natural ingredients” aren’t safe. They still contain things like DMDM hydantoin and ammonium laurel sulphate. Not things that sound all-natural, right? My rule is – if you can’t eat it, then you shouldn’t put it on (or in) your body.”

Source:

http://livelovefruit.com/12-toxic-ingredients-to-avoid-in-shampoo/

12

Toxic Ingredients To Avoid in

Shampoo and Conditioner

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)

Cancer, liver damage, skin rashes, depression

Formaldehyde

Preservatie that was deemed, a human carcinogen by the IARC

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Eye & skin irritaiton, allergic contact dermatitis

Triclosan

Skin, eye and lung irritation, endocrine & organ disruption


Polysorbates

Skin, eye and lung irritation, endocrine & organ disruption

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)

Direct link to CANCER, organ system toxicity

Potassium Sorbate

Causes skin and organ system toxicity

Phenoxyethanol

Irritant of the skin, eyes & lungs, vomiting, contact dermatitis


Retinyl Palmitate

Carcinogen, causes reproductive & organ system toxicity

Dimethicone

Irritation of the skin, scalp & eyes, traps impurities in skin

Behentrimonium Chloride

Damages the eyes, inflammatory agent, irritates skin

Quaternium-15

Contains carginogenic formaldehyde, major toxin to body

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