Are you ready to use a shampoo that you can feel good about? How about a shampoo created in bar form that can provide you with the most natural, sustainable method to cleanse your curls?
Anita’s Babassu Shampoo bars are all vegetable-based and are crafted to be both conditioning and long-lasting. Her shampoo bars are created using only natural ingredients, providing a rich and fluffy lather while gently cleansing the scalp and hair without stripping its natural oils.
Anita Grant is Clean Beauty
Grant is the real deal; her small and sassy hair care start-up is based in the UK and is completely natural with a big emphasis on fresh, and she doesn’t include those nasty synthetic preservatives or ingredients in her products. Anita often shares her knowledge of what unique natural ingredients can do for our hair, as well as offering some very unique hair care “goodies.” Her hard work and dedication provides us all with a big batch of pure and wholesome hair goodness -- always fresh, homemade, individually cut and packaged. To learn more about her, check out our feature on “Why Anita Grant's the Brand to Try in 2017 (And Where to Find It!).
To be specific Anita explains that her shampoo bars are “conditioning “, which refers to the amount of emollient content in the soap. Because her bars are super-fatted with oils and butters, and work with our body’s natural oils, her soaps provide both a creamy, bubbly lather that provides a super-satisfying soothing cleanse for the hair and the body.
Super Yummy Add-Ins
Babassu Oil is the key ingredient that makes Anita’s shampoo bars super fatty! This oil is unique in that is highly prized as being beneficial for both dry and oily natural hair textures.
For both types, how can this be?
Possessing some similar qualities as Coconut oil, Babassu magically knows how to lend its moisture and work with our sebum, giving more or less as needed. Babassu oil is quickly absorbed, aiding in the conditioning of the hair and scalp while sealing in moisture and reducing frizz.
Nutrient-rich amla, kale and plantain, pair up with fragrant essential oils like lavender, rose, peppermint and ylang-ylang and are examples of some of the lovely add-ins you can choose from. Anita Grant’s Organic Bergamot Babassu Shampoo is the newest formula in the shampoo bar line-up, sweet and citrusy, bergamot awakens the senses and lifts your spirits.
Anita’s Babassu Shampoo bars are cured and pressed so they are long-lasting, however they must be properly stored and treated. She takes great care in sharing the details about the science and her methods in the saponification process and how she makes them. After the bars have been created, she explains that it takes several weeks of curing, allowing excess water to evaporate, before these bars are ready to be wrapped and available for use.
Shampoo bar best practices
If you're not used to using a shampoo bar, here are a couple of tips that can make it a much better experience.
- Allow it to fully dry after using.
“Absolutely do not place it in a soap dish that is a bowl. You know what happens then. You toss it in with wet hands and come back to a squishie soap with great globs of it wasted by being stuck to the holder. Get the type that has a grid which raises the soap so that it will dry out.”
2. Cut it into small pieces, perfect for traveling.
“I use the same exact soap. What I do is cut it into small slices (5-6 per bar). Put all the slices in a zip lock baggie. I use one at a time, easier to handle and less is wasted. I rinse the suds off the soap and place it on the top of my shower, and it stays nice and dry.”
GiveawayReady to try them out? Now’s your chance to win one of Anita Grant’s Babassu Shampoo Bars for yourself.
Three very lucky winners will receive a prize package including 3 of the following:
- 1 x Babassu Amla Shampoo Bar 110g
- 1 x Organic Kelp & Ylang Babassu Shampoo Bar 110g
- 1 x Babassu Peppermint Shampoo Bar 110g
- 1 x Lavender Rose Babassu Shampoo Bar 110g
- 1 x Babassu Plantain, Spinach & Olive Shampoo Bar 110g
- NEW! 1 x Organic Bergamot Babassu Shampoo / Shower Bar 110g
HOW TO ENTER
Comment below and tell us which shampoo bar you're most excited to try and why!
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This giveaway ends February 24th, 2017 and is open to U.S. residents only, as per our Terms and Conditions.
*Editor's note: This article is not sponsored.