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What’s inside our Organic Solid Shampoos?

Today it’s about what’s inside our organic solid shampoos but not only!

“How to use it?” and “what are the differences with a cold-processed soap used as shampoo?” are also the questions we mainly received.

Ingredients details

We propose 5 types of solid shampoo because hair are different and we need to address each specificity.

Powders and Clays

If you recently read our previous post about the powder’s power to wash hair, you may know that using plant/fruit/root powders or clays to wash hair is an ancestral method and it’s still been used in some part of the World.

Each plant or clay has its own benefit, for example Rhassoul is great for greasy hair and has been used for centuries in Morroccan’s hammams (and it’s still the case); in India, the Brahmi powder is wonderful to strengthen thin hair and help to reduce hair fall.

Oils

Oils are used in all our shampoos, even the one for greasy hair. Oils are important to nourish hair and, here again, each oil used is specific depending on hair’s type. For greasy hair, jojoba oil the perfect one but for dry hair, it’s the avocado oil.

Essential Oils

Basically, we truly believe in the essential oils’ power in all our handmade products. Essential oils have such impact on our body, that again they have been deeply analyzed to be added in our shampoos bar. For example, the essential oils of Rosemary and Geranium are perfect for Hair fall.

Plus, they give a natural smell to your hair 😉

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate and Decyl Glucoside

The Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is a soft surfactant deriving from Coconut oil. It gives the foaming to help to spread the product within your hair. The Decyl glucoside is another surfactant derived from sugar and approved by Ecocert.

Our solid shampoo have been formulated with the minimum concentration of surfactants, which explains the low foaming comparing to other shampoos.

 

 

Beeswax and Sodium Lactate

Beeswax and Sodium lactate (liquid salt naturally derived from the fermentation of sugars found in corn and beets) help to maintain a solid form and keep it use after use.

Cornstarch

Wonderful ingredients helping to reduce static in hair: no need anymore to use conditioner 😉

Glyceryl Stearate Citrate

Anionic, natural and palm-free emulsifier based on rapeseed (canola) oil.

 

How to use it?

You don’t need too much product to wash your hair so it’s economical. You only have to spread the solid shampoo on your scalp then mass your hair, wash your body (and let the shampoo giving its good effects on your hair) and rinse all ;-).

Avoid to put it on your hair ends: it’s not necessary, hair ends will be washed during the rinse.

 

What’s the difference with a cold process soap used as shampoos?

Our solid shampoos are not cold-process soap used for shampoos.

The main difference is clearly the ingredients and consequently the PH, cold-process soap are mainly made with oils and caustic soda (or Lye), they can contain also essential oils.

The typical pH balance of hair is around 4.5-5.0., but cold-process soap have a PH of around 7 due to caustic soda used (ok for the skin but not for the hair) which requires to rebalance it after use: that’s why Apple Cider Vinegar it’s highly recommended to use to rinse your hair after washing.

Our solid shampoos have been formulated for hair and have a PH of around 5 which is closed to hair’s PH and don’t need anything after use.

 

A word about the packaging

All our shampoos are sent in a biodegradable kraft box so they are protected during the shipping.

And remember 1 solid shampoo replaces 2 bottles of liquid shampoo: it’s clearly economical but also ecological

 

 

 

What’s not inside?

Our solid shampoos are free from all controversial chemicals we heard about and that are toxic for our health and for the Nature :

  • Parabens
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS)
  • Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES)
  • Mineral oil and derived
  • Artificial colour or fragrance

Switch to solid and organic personal care products and ditch the plastic!

Powders’ power to wash hair!

Women all around the world used to wash their hair with powders before liquid shampoo appears.

In some places (India, Morocco..) it’s still the case and this way of washing hair comes back now in our modern societies via the ‘No Poo’ method.

Thanks to the Nature, each powder has its own benefit and combining them is really great for hair. It’s not about just washing hair, it’s about giving them nutrients they need.

Before to be added to one of our solid shampoos formulation, each plant, root, fruit or clay used for hair has been deeply investigated.

We would like, now, to give you more details about those powders and how they are awesome fro washing hair!

Kapur kachri powder

Kapur kachri is a wild ginger extracted from plant’s root in India.

It makes hair healthy, thick, shiny and fragrant. Stimulates the roots and helps in the growth of hair.

→ Dry/Hull hair shampoo bar and Hair fall shampoo bar.

read more

Our Ethics

Biodegradable and Natural

Thanks to their natural ingredients, our handmade products are 100% Biodegradable. That means they don’t pollute our Soil or our Oceans for the next generation. You can use them in the rivers during your retreats 😉

We believe in the power of the Nature and what it gave us. Each product has been precisely formulated with natural ingredients. We try our best to provide you organic ingredients as much as possible: 60% of the ingredients we use are Certified Organic and this rate is the minimum you can find in our products.

We do not have yet the Organic certification but we hope to get it soon.

Carbon Footprint

At Frangipani, we make sure to provide you products the nearest to us to avoid carbon emission.
Globally, main of our manufactured products are from Asian Countries except if we don’t find products with high quality like the Safety Razors.

Fair Trade

We like to support farmers or small manufacturers who provide us the best quality of ingredients or products. Fair Trade is the recognition of their work.

Halal

We know, as being Muslims, how it might be hard to find halal personal care products (especially in Europe), even in the most famous soap you may find pork grease..

Moreover our conception of Halal is not only having products alcohol-free and pork-free, it means also being respectful with animals before, during and after using our products.

We do not have yet the Halal certification but we hope to get it soon.

Packaging

Because we ship the products we need a minimum of packaging to make sure the products will not break during the shipping. All our handmade products are packed with unbleached recycled paper and for some of them printed with soy-ink. They are of course 100% biodegradable and compostable.
Most of our suppliers apply the same philosophy: toothbrush, dental silk floss… are in biodegradable packaging; and we encourage others to avoid plastic.

We try our best to reuse our packaging to send you your parcel so sometimes you may find used plastic packaging or bubble wrap, we received them from some of our suppliers and we prefer to give them a second life.
We encourage you to reuse our packaging for your personal deliveries or storage to give another life to them.

Palm Oil-free

Living in Malaysia opens literally our eyes regarding the dangers of palm oil.

We know palm oil has been used for years and it’s really great (and cheap!) in cosmetic. Anyway we disagree with the way this fruit is produced now, causing Haze and Deforestation.

So that’s why we worked hard to find alternatives for you and you know what? They are great and works better!

Plastic-free 

Plastic causes such bad pollution everywhere in the world, even in places where Human Being doesn’t live..Each time we buy something in disposable plastic, we fed plastic pollution in oceans and soil and that plastic is still alive somewhere…

At Frangipani, we know how it’s hard to find plastic-free personal care in Malaysia and we aim to propose our products as better alternatives for your health and the Planet.

Save Water

Solid cosmetic are most of them free from water or with the minimum for cold-process soaps or shampoo bar.

They are full of active ingredients, which means all the ingredients of the product have a real action.

This is also why they have longer life, moreover when you buy a solid shampoo, for example, you don’t spend a big part of the money in just water, like for liquid shampoo.

Actually, liquid cosmetics are mainly composed of water; you can see it in their composition (first ingredient described as “aqua” which means water) and so, they need preservatives.

Save water means also that because our products are natural, we don’t pollute water when we produce them and you can use them everywhere, even in the most beautiful Malaysian Island, with no risk to pollute.

Sustainability

Sustainability means providing personal care products having a longer life than their non-sustainable alternatives.

For handmade products, it means a life at least twice longer.

For manufactured products like razors, it means having a product for an entire life.

Naturally, sustainability makes savings, because you don’t need to buy regularly: make the calculation between buying one Safety razor and its blades instead of the plastic ones…

Vegan?

We try our best to provide you vegan products but sometimes we couldn’t find better alternatives: this is the case for our toothbrush or our dental floss.

We really think that plastic is hurting animals worst than using non-vegan alternatives. This is the choice we’ve made and we hope you’ll understand it.