At last, a shampoo pure enough to ordain our mane. Living Libations’Seabuckthorn Shampoo brings out the best in all hair types without the chemical suds! Filled with a bounty of nature's botanical essences and herbs, our shampoo will nourish and harmonize your hair without weighing down your mane. Indulge in a cascade of botanical delights showering upon your lovely locks. Healing herbs are lovingly infused in golden jojoba oil and swirled together with aromatic plant essences to create a functional work of art. Each batch takes over a month to create! This shampoo is so pure that it may be diluted to use as a body wash. Many people find that they can wash their hair less often with our Seabuckthorn Shampoo. The Shampoo may be purchased with our Shine On Conditioneras a discounted duo.
The mild sudsing of the shampoo comes from the combination of coco-protein and yucca root. Coco-protein is derived from the sugars, proteins and fatty acids of organic, virgin coconut oil. Coco-protein is a non-ionic saponifer that has been tested to be *free of any recognized side effects. It is not detected in human tissue or urineand is free from ethylene oxide (which can cause nitrosamine contamination) and also free from preservatives. It has excellent dermatological compatibility and also has low environmental impact as it is highly bio-degradable. Coco-protein is not related to any of the sulfates, sulfides, or other surfactants which are best avoided. The roots of the Yucca plant have been used traditionally by Native Americans as a natural body, hair, and laundry soap. Yucca root is very high in saponins, the soap making ingredient, which causes the lather in our shampoo. This special root also has emollient properties which have a soothing effect on the hair shaft. This shampoo will invite your hair to shine and your heart to sing in the shower.
Directions: Massage a small amount into wet hair. Add water as necessary to create lather. Rinse. Apply Shine On Hair Conditioner. May be diluted further to use as a Body Wash and a bubble bath.
For Babies and Children: perfectly gentle for your pure little beings’ hair and body ~ yet, you would be amazed at how truly young hair can be liberated from the modern concepts of hair care. Here is a little secret: sometimes for fun we make a bubble bath for our son Leif with the Seabuckthorn Shampoo; yet, usually we add salt and baking soda to his bathing waters to cleanse and refresh his body and spirit. His healthy locks are clean as can be and we have only washed his hair three times in his four happy years of life!
Healthy Hair Tips: Let your hair dry naturally, in the fresh air or sun. Brush your hair upside-down several times at night with a soft, natural bristle brush. Brushing with a natural bristle brush will help with gentle cleaning, exfoliating and stimulating of the scalp, and circulating of the oils from the scalp throughout the hair. For extra special hair treatments, try these options: once a week add a drop of Lymph+Tonicto the hairbrush and then brush upside down. A nourishing home spa treatment is created by parting hair and infusing scalp with Living Libations' Scalp Tonic. Another fun option is to massage Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever, or Radiant Love Butter throughout the hair and left on overnight. Make a jar of Oat straw tea and pour over freshly washed hair as a final rinse.
Organic and/or wild crafted ingredients with pure spring water: herbal infusions of calendula, red clover, oats, coltsfoot, horsetail, comfrey, nettles, chamomile, and bladderwrack seaweed in golden jojoba oil; yucca and coco-protein to saponify; orange wax; supercritical extracts of seabuckthorn, sage, and rosemary; and essential oils of grapefruit, peppermint, vetiver, and lime.
Seabuckthorn Berry Oil, Hippophae rhamnoides, our special super-critical extract balances and harmonizes the lipid layers of the skin. It is beneficial for all skin types. Seabuckthorn gets to the root cause of imbalances in the skin by going deep within the lipid layers and healing from the inside out. Seabuckthornis extraordinarily rich and vital oil that is perfectly balanced in omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 oils. Our sea buckthorn berry oil is a special extract that is able to capture over 190 bioactive substances in one drop! The oil is also potent in antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, carotenoids like beta carotene, and phytosterols that reduce redness and help heal mucous membranes. We have been using sea buckthorn in many of our formulas since 1994 and have found that it regenerates cells, protects against cell water loss and is rich in vitamins C, E, and pro-vitamins A and B. Seabuckthorn oil is also rich in lipids, beneficial fatty acids and rare palmitoleic acids. All of these extraordinary plant properties contribute to regenerate and revitalize connective tissue. Also rich in rare palmitoleic oils, our special super critical extract is able to capture over 190 bioactive healing constituents from the edible sea buckthorn berry. This oil is potent in hydrophilic and lipophyllic antioxidants such as carotenoids, ascorbic acid and tocopherols. These carotenoids have been extensively studied for their photo-protective qualities as sunscreens and protectors against intrinsic damage. Super-critical sea buckthorn oil also contains natural anti-inflammatory compounds and phytosterols that reduce redness and help heal mucous membranes.
Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, Rosemary is an herbaceous revive-alive-verve-tonic with a refreshing, penetrating aroma. In our shampoo we use a special super-critical extraction that boosts rosemary in to super antioxidant classification.This type of extraction yields a potent and pure nectar of Rosemary that contains hundreds of plant bio-actives. Researchers at the University of Catania in Italy have shown that super-critical rosemary extract helps protect the skin cells which may prevent age-related skin damage. The study also showed that Rosemary antioxidant was shown to preserve a protective protein in the skin called HSP70. The role of this protein is to reduce the damage that stress, free radicals, and other toxins can do to skin cells. Rosemary antioxidant is known to help strengthen the skin’s capillaries and strengthens the stability of our shampoo. This complete symphony of Rosemary allows us to experience all the gifts that this beautiful plant has to offer our hair. Rosemaryis known for strengthening and nourishing the whole head: hair follicles, shaft, and scalp. It helps keep the hair that you have healthy and happy. Supercritical Rosemary will bring on the shine, volume and vibrancy in your hair.
Grapefruit, Citrus paradisii essential oil, a cheery oil that is uplifting and euphoric. Giddy grapefruit is a wonderful astringent that tightens and tones. It is also invigorating to the scalp, and helps promote lymphatic flow.
Peppermint, Mentha piperita, perky peppermint clears the mind and brings its cache of cooling anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory compounds to care for dry, flaky scalps. Peppermint inspires circulation and wakes up the scalp to balance sebum production and leave the hair shiny and soft.
Vetiver, Vetivera zizanodes essential oil, is a rooted, earthy and grounding essence with a deep, mysterious fragrance. Vetiver oil is distilled from the root of a tropical grass and has a calming effect on the scalp. Vetiver moisturizes and strengthens the hair shaft.
Lime, Citrus aurantifolia, this fresh, citrusy scent supports shiny, happy hair. Lime helps to clean the hair by releasing trapped dirt and oils and renewing luster.
Herbal Infusions in Golden Jojoba Oil:
The herbs listed below are quite well known and researched for supporting a healthy scalp and beautiful hair. Each herb is individually infused in Organic Golden Jojoba oil - some for a moon or more. The herbs blend their traditional healing properties with the soothing jojoba oil. This process enhances the therapeutic properties of both the jojoba and the botanicals. The end result is herbal infused oil that is a readily absorbed, nourishing nectar for your hair shaft and scalp.
Golden Jojoba Oil, Simmondsia chinensis, this oil is naturally rich in lipids and peptides creating a soft, silky, feel that has long lasting conditioning effects on the skin. Jojoba balances the sebum production in all skin types. It contains all forms of the natural antioxidant Vitamin E. In fact, the highest amount of tocopherols and phenolic compounds can be found in this golden oil. Like seabuckthorn oil, jojoba oil promotes healthy hair and skin because it contains many of the bio-available components that our own natural oils need. Nourishing herbs are infused in jojoba for a month to synergize their unique healing properties with this completely nourishing oil. Jojoba is so easily absorbed by the hair and makes a perfect vehicle for the deep nourishment of the herbs to be delivered to the cells in the hair and scalp.
Calendula, Calendula officinalis, reveals sunny bright yellow petals packed with positive, potent properties. Theseanti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties offer a wide range of body care applications. In our shampoo, calendula is soothing to the scalp.
Red Clover, Trifolium pretense, is quite commonly known for its' sweet pinkish-purple blossoms popping on the hillsides. Botanically red clover offers a rich source of vitamins and minerals that support strong hair, skin, and nails.
Oatstaw, Avena staiva, rich in nutrients such as Vitamins A, B, and E. Oatstraw gives more body and fullness top tresses.
Horsetail, Equisetum arvense, like it sounds, horsetail helps nourish hair with nutrients including silica and B vitamins. It is rich in cysteine which helps to condition the hair. Horsetail helps promote healthy hair growth, strengthen hair, add residency, and improve breakage such as split ends.
Coltsfoot, Tussilago farfara, is one of the first flowers to bloom in spring, Coltsfoot flowers bring their sunny yellow cheer to welcome the new season. The leaves of Coltsfoot are very medicinal. The seeds are crowned with a tuft if silky hairs, which are often used by gold-finches to line their nests. Like nettles and horsetail, coltsfoot is also rich in important nutrients such as silica that support healthy, shiny hair. It also regulates sebum production and improves sheen and elasticity.
Comfrey, Symphtum officinalis, nourishing, comfy Comfrey comes from the Latin confirma which means “with strength” and symphtum “to unite”. This mucilaginous plant is known for its high allantoin content which gives it a slippery feel and helps stimulate the growth of healthy tissue.
Nettles, Urticaurens, aremineral rich botanical that provides the hair with deep nourishment, oxygenation and stimulation. Nettles help to fortify hair fibers and renew growth.
Chamomile, Anthemis nobilis, is a well-loved and soothing herbal that calms itchy scalps and conditions the hair beautifully.
Bladderwrack Seaweed, Fucus vesiculosus, issucculent seaweed that is naturally mucilangenic being both stimulating and tonifying for the hair. People from regions that ingest lots of seaweed have the most thick, beautiful hair! Bladderwrack feeds the roots and shaft of the hair with essential vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium, B Vitamins, silica, and antioxidants as well.
Orange Wax, Citrus aurantium dulcis, is a semi-solid wax that is extracted from the pressed peels of oranges. This special wax contains beneficial phytosterols and anti-microbial properties. Furthermore, it creates a natural emulsifier that enhances the stability of our formula and brings the varied ingredients together. Orange wax also lends its sweet citrus scent and beautiful color to the shampoo.
Yucca and Coco-Protein are the saponifiers that help our Seabuckthorn Shampoo have its purely natural, botanical sudsing action. Coco protein is derived from the sugars, proteins and fatty acids of organic, virgin coconut oil. Coco-protein is a non-ionic saponifer that has been tested to be *free of any recognized side effects. It is not detected in human tissue or urineand is free from ethylene oxide (which can cause nitrosamine contamination) and also free from preservatives. It has excellent dermatological compatibility and also has low environmental impact as it is highly bio-degradable. Coco-protein is not related to any of the sulfates, sulfides, or other surfactants which are best avoided.
Yucca, Yucca elata, also known as soap tree is a native plant to the America Southwest.The roots of Yucca are very high in saponins and have been traditionally used by Native Americans as a natural body and laundry soap. These yucca rootsaponins are the soap-making ingredient, which causes the lather in our shampoo. This special root also has emollient properties which have a soothing effect on the hair shaft.
Can I use your shampoo with my colored hair?
Absolutely! People with colored hair have been using Seabuckthorn Shampoo with beautiful results for years. The shampoo is so gentle that many people use it as a body wash for their baby.
Similar to healthy skin, healthy hair is coated in natural oils that protect each strand and keep the hair elastic, smooth, and shiny. The scalp produces these oils in exactly the right amount to keep the hair lubricated. Synthetic hair products, even those marketed for treated and colored hair, strip away these oils, irritate the scalp, and damage hair follicles. Some of the harsh chemicals in these products, such as sodium lauryl sulfate and oleyl betaine, can cause hair color to fade fast. Instead of the full, shiny, smooth locks promised on the bottle the result is often dull, faded, and lifeless hair.
The pure ingredients in Seabuckthorn Shampoo harmonize with the scalp and hair to provide a gentle and healing clean. The botanical oils and extracts gently lift away the day's dirt without stripping the hair's oils or drying and inflaming the scalp. Here is a quick explanation of the ingredients in Seabuckthorn Shampoo:
- The super-critical extract of Seabuckthorn berry is full of micro-nutrients and omega fatty acids that nourish the scalp which promotes healthy hair.
- Oatstraw, nettles, coltsfoot, and horsetail are rich in proteins, nutrients, and silica, which adds resiliency to each strand and protects against breakage and split ends.
- Calendula, clover, chamomile, and comfrey are conditioners that make the hair less prone to tangles and breakage and they also soothe the scalp.
- Vetiver and lime oils give the hair shine. Lime is also a gentle purifier.
- Sage, peppermint, grapefruit, and rosemary smell wonderful, and they also cleanse, heal, and stimulate the scalp.
- Bladderwrack seaweed and Slippery elm become gelatinous when they are mixed with water. The gel holds moisture in the hair strands and this reduces fly-aways and frizz.
- Yucca and coco-proteins lend suds to the mixture.
- Orange wax has a fresh scent and emulsifies the ingredients.
- Chickweed is really beautiful for colored hair. It keeps the pH of the hair between 5 and 8 so that the hair cuticles stay closed. If the hair pH is too high or if the cuticle is damaged then the hair strands will look and feel rough. A closed cuticle also promotes an even distribution and absorption of the hair dye.
- Jojoba oil is finely textured so that it absorbs into the hair and scalp to provide needed moisture, and it is a mild cleanser when combined with herbs and essential oils.
Healthy hair sets the stage dimensional color and shiny hair. The day or night before you plan on applying color, use a super nourishing, conditioning hair mask or sleep with Shine On conditioner in your hair overnight. This will help to protect your hair from damage and pave the way for luminous color afterward. Healthy strands of hair grab on to the dye and hold color longer without fading. A few days after coloring your hair you may want to skip all hair products to give the dye ample time to set.