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Introducing the science behind our waste-free natural Shampoo & Conditioner Bars

Soap free, waste free, cruelty free natural shampoo bars and vanilla scented conditioning bars are here!

Frankie Apothecary beauty bars are so gentle, because they don't have a soap base, and have a perfect pH for your hair and scalp. And of course they are completely natural, including lovely natural fragrance, so you can enjoy clean, healthy, toxic chemical free hair.

Getting the balance just right for less frizz & more shine!

We worked very hard to get the pH of these shampoo bars just right! 

A mildly acidic pH value (near 6.0) contracts and tightens the cuticle layer of the hair, and as a smoother surface reflects more light, making the hair shinier. A closed cuticle protects the layers of the hair shaft and locks in moisture, protecting the cortex and preventing hair breakage. If you colour your hair this will also help your hair hold the colour.

Strong acids with a very low pH will damage the hair and an alkaline pH value (above 7.0) softens the cuticle layer which means the scales expand outwards like a pinecone, leading to dull, rough, brittle hair. An Alkaline pH can also increase the electrical charge of each hair's surface increasing friction, cuticle damage and breakage - causing duller, weaker and frizzy hair.

An almost neutral pH of 6 like we achieved in our all-natural shampoo bars means less frizz, less breakage - and more shiny, strong, healthy hair!

No cider vinegar rinsing here folks - just shiny residue-free hair!

Many other shampoo bar brands have a soap base and recommend rinsing hair afterwards in cider vinegar to remove residues and repair cuticle damage. Some claim that this is necessary to repair hair damage caused previously by chemical based shampoos - but actually many other shampoo bars are too alkaline and the acidity of the cider vinegar is needed to help restore the pH balance of the hair ... and this is what repairs the cuticle damage caused by the shampoo bar.

We think it's better not to damage your hair in the first place - and we'd rather our hair smelled of vanilla than of vinegar!

Shampoo bars with natural native extracts for sensitive skin - Rongoá to the rescue

Our shampoo bars contain Kawakawa to soothe sensitive skin and heal irritable scalps making them ideal for people with eczema or psoriasis. We also included flower extract from the gorgeous native shrub Kumárahou as it has natural cleansing properties.

Super long-lasting shampoo & conditioner bars

Our natural Shampoo Bars and Conditioner Bars will deliver around the same number of washes as three bottles of shampoo and three bottles of conditioner. They last much longer so you save cash, and generate less (in fact, zero) waste!

Waste free, vegan, cruelty free & natural - kind to you, to animals & the earth

With absolutely no plastic packaging our shampoo and conditioner bars are 100% waste free. We simply wrap them in pretty paper - and we use recycled paper courier bags to send them to you too!

Like all Frankie Apothecary products our natural shampoo and conditioner bars are cruelty free - and with completely plant-based ingredients they get the vegan tick too.

    Finally, as you would expect, all the ingredients in our natural shampoo bars and conditioner bars are 100% natural and the scrumptious scent is made with natural fragrance too. The vanilla of the conditioner bar is so delicious it has to be tried!

     

    Shop the Frankie natural shampoo bar and conditioner bars here