This Pine Tar Shampoo Bar is made in an old-fashioned way to wash hair with nothing but pure saponified vegetable oils including 10% Neem Seed Oil and 10% pine tar. At the end of the saponification process, I add Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil for extra conditioning of dry, sensitive scalps. It is a vegan product.
Pine Tar Shampoo Bar For Flakey, Itchy Scalp and Dandruff
Using Pine Tar in a soap or shampoo to help with dandruff is a very old fashioned method of helping itchy, flakey hair and scalp. In fact, Pine Tar has been used for at least 2000 years for skin conditions. It is thought that it works by softening the skin’s keratin and thinning out the top layer of skin which slows down overactivity at the basal layer. This in turn promotes the return of normal keratin growth, helping skin diseases like psoriasis. Not only that but Pine Tar has shown to relieve itchiness, inflammation, bacterial and fungal infections. For more information read: Topical pine tar: History, properties and use as a treatment for common skin conditions
This is a Traditional Shampoo
Please take a moment to learn about the difference between old-fashioned saponified shampoos and synthetic detergent shampoos as they are very different types of shampoos. I also make a gentler Salon Quality Pine Tar Shampoo that contains just as much Pine Tar but is made using more expensive Ph balanced and gentle modern hair cleansers.
People with flaky scalp, itchy head, dandruff, or eczema seek out pine tar shampoos because many find them helpful. However, keep in mind that the FDA not recognizing it as a treatment for any skin condition. Also, when selling a shampoo, it takes a rigorous application process to claim a product treats dandruff, eczema or psoriasis which most small makers can not do. Still, there are many people who use it to help their scalp issues and tell me it is the only thing that helped them.
I make a traditional Pine Tar Shampoo Bar for flakey, itchy scalp and dandruff because a customer begged me to. She told me pine tar soap was the only thing that helped her embarrassing dandruff and helped her husband’s itchy scalp. Yet, despite how much it helped, she couldn’t find anyone making it.
Many other people use it simply because they love the smell, which is strong and smells like a campfire.
I make my Pine Tar Soap from scratch, balancing the best ingredients with affordability.
Saponified Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Pine Tar, Neem Oil, Castor Oil, Sustainable and Organic Palm Kernel Oil, Sustainable and Organic Palm Oil, Babassu Oil, Cocoa Butter, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Cedarwood Essential Oil, Sage Essential Oil and Thyme Essential Oil.
Directions Using Pine Tar Shampoo Bar for flakey, itchy scalp and dandruff
Use on scalp and body as you would use any other soap. Keep dry between uses will allow the soap to last much longer. I recommend using a Apple Cider Vinegar rinse after use especially for longer hair. Not only will it rinse out any hard water minerals, it flattens the hair cuticles. There’s also some evidence that ACV helps with eczema too. I advise using distilled water and no more than 10% ACV. Distilled water is like rain water and softens hair. You can also follow with your favorite conditioner, which might make it unnecessary to use an ACV rinse. If you experience any unwanted reaction discontinue use.
Pine Tar Sources
I purchase an extra heavy pine tar sourced from a Swedish pine. It is 100% pure pine tar and nothing else. According to the manufacturer, the Pine Tar process is proprietary.
I have a few people order it who report hating the smell. However, a few buy it for the smell alone. The best I can do to describe is it smells to me like burnt pine sap and road tar. If you can’t stand the smell and can’t use it, let me know?
Although most people say that modern processing of pine tar has eliminated any trace of creosote, I can not verify this. Creosote (not to be confused with the creosote bush or chaparral) is not a desirable ingredient. For that reason, I do not recommend using this on children or pets. For children, I recommend my African Black Soap and for Dogs I recommend my Neem Dog Shampoo.