Palm Free Irish Soap Silky Soft Shampoo Bar for Normal/Dry and Colour Treated Hair
Our summary: we love this company's ethos - they help protect the rainforests by not using any palm oil, they instead use gentle, natural ingredients that work, and they are passionate about minimal packaging so they make their gorgeous products zero waste without any plastic packaging. We love the new silky soft TLC shampoo bar - only a small amount is needed and it gives a good lather and leaves hair squeaky clean and shiny without the feeling of residue (and that's with very hard water). The conditioner works well with it to return the hair to smoothness without tangles.
The Palm Free Irish Handmade Soap TLC Shampoo bar has been formulated to offer gentle cleansing for all hair types including normal, dry and coloured/treated hair.
Bamboo extract lightly conditions the hair, enhancing its strength and shine. Organic Cocoa Butter gently detangles knots whilst locking in moisture to ensure your tresses are left feeling silky, smooth and nourished.
One bar is the equivalent of up to 1⁄2 litre of liquid shampoo so can save up to 3 plastic shampoo bottles from going to landfill or the incinerator!
All ingredients are traced back to source, to ensure that they maintain our 100% Palm Oil Free ethos.
Benefits for you and the environment:
- Formulated with salon equivalent, high quality ingredients, minus the junk.
- Made with mild, gentle coconut derived SLF free ingredients.
- Contains 100% ORGANIC Cocoa Butter & Apple Cider Vinegar for added condition and shine.
- Bamboo Extract strengthens and protects hair strands.
- Active ingredients Panthenol and Amino Rice protein work together to protect, strengthen and hydrate hair.
- Gently Scented with a fresh blend of Organic Lavender and Organic Lemongrass Pure Essential Oils.
- Effectively balanced to keep hair in its optimal pH range.
- Works well in hard water areas.
- Soap Free, therefore no transition period is required.
- This compact, concentrated bar is Long Lasting, Economical & Travel Friendly.
- Plastic Free, Palm Oil Free and Preservative Free.
- Free from SLS’s, Parabens, Silicones or Sulfates.
- 100% Vegan.
- Hand-made and Hand-stamped in small batches.
24 hours before using for the first time, please perform a patch & strand test on a small inconspicuous area. Should irritation occur, please discontinue use immediately.
Always Keep Away from eyes! Should contact occur, rinse thoroughly with warm fresh water
Minimum weight 75G
Apply sparingly to wet hair to create a creamy lather and massage into scalp. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Repeat if desired.
Some hair types can go through what is known as a Transition Period. Hair may feel oily and ‘unclean’ for the first few washes. This is the hair adjusting from exposure to potentially chemical laden products and after a handful of washes, your scalp and hair will begin to produce its own healthy, protective oils.
An Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinse is particularly beneficial for this problem as it helps restore the natural pH of the scalp and leaves hair feeling softer and shinier. Create your own by mixing 1 tbsp of ACV to 250ml of water, apply to scalp & hair and massage in for a few minutes before rinsing off.
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Coco Glucoside, Organic Cocoa Butter, Brassica Alcohol, Kaolin Clay, Glycerol Stearate, Panthenol (B5), Bamboo Extract, Stearic Acid, Behentrimonium Chloride, Essential Oils of Bergamot (Citrus aurantium), Organic Lavandin (Lavendula Hybrida), Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Schoenanthus).
The exquisite range of The Palm Free Irish Soap Co visually stunning soaps will grace any bathroom. These beautifully scented bars of goodness contain pure filtered crystal clear Irish rainwater and are nourished with exotic oils of Shea nut, Cocoa Butter and Olive oil to gently cleanse, moisturise and perfume your skin.
All soaps are genuinely handmade, they are mixed, poured, cut & individually stamped by hand and are very modestly priced. Palm Free Irish Soap believe that “Beauty Shouldn’t Cost the Earth”.
Based on the beautiful shores of scenic Lough Derg in East Clare, Palm Free Irish Soap was born out of the first Handmade Soap Company in Ireland, Gallunac (est’d 1996). They are now at the forefront of producing luxurious handmade Irish soap without the use of Palm Oil or any Palm Oil Derivatives, they pride themselves as being totally Rainforest Friendly. Being a Natural Product, these Soaps DO NOT CONTAIN any Artificial Fragrances, Preservatives, SLF’s Parabens, G.M.O’s or preservatives, they are preserved only by their Pure Essential Oils and Vitamins A, C & E.
Palm Free Irish Soap use minimal packaging, all soaps are sold in a simple recyclable brown paper bag, and all ingredients and products are completely GMO Free and free from any form of animal testing.
Caring for your shampoo bar:
To gain maximum benefit from your soap/shampoo bar use within 6 months of purchase, if you intend to keep it for longer, please store in a suitable cool dry & dark area such as a drawer. After using your soap, leave to drain on an appropriate soap dish, soap rest or even an upturned nail brush, this will help preserve the life of your Natural Soap.
Why no palm oil?
There is nothing actually wrong with Palm Oil itself, in fact Palm Oil is an excellent source of vegetable oil. It is the method by which it is farmed and grown, also where it is planted, that causes the problems. For instance, vast swathes of precious rainforests in Indonesia and Malaysia are being lost on a daily basis, as much as the size of 300 football pitches an HOUR are being cleared to make way for the Palm Oil plantations. It’s not just the wildlife that are suffering, it is also the indigenous people and their heritage that is being lost, their home is made up of over 20,000 flowering plant species, 300,000 animal species and don’t forget about the trees.
Given the current rate of clearing, within 12 years the Rainforest as we know them, could be all but a distant memory.
The demand for Palm Oil is also responsible for river pollution, land erosion and air pollution. In fact, it has been found that Palm Oil production is the second largest contributor to Greenhouse gases.
Although Palm Free Irish Soap won’t be able to change the world’s opinion and habits, they are doing their bit by finding a suitable alternative, Palm Oil is not a necessity, it is widely used because it is very cheap to produce. Even the use of Palm Oil from so called Sustainable sources is questionable. That’s why we don’t use ANY Palm Oil or Hidden Derivatives in our soaps and are proud to call ourselves “Rainforest Friendly”, you can read more at these links: