This sulfate free Yucca Shampoo with Oat Protein is made from natural cleansing plants and the gentlest biodegradable synthetic detergents. It is great for hair that is dry, color treated, long or damaged. Great for anyone is experiencing itchy scalp and hair loss too since your commercial shampoos might be causing this reaction.
Traditional Navajo Hair Growth and Beauty Herb
Inspired by the beauty of the Navajo people and the healthiness of their hair, I turned to Yucca root as a natural and traditional hair cleanser to be the base of my hybrid shampoo.
Many people believe that Yucca stimulates hair growth. Yucca has anti-inflammatory effects due to being a rich source of polyphenolics including resveratrol. (See this study on Yucca) The natural saponins in Yucca also suppress protozoal activity. Yucca also seems to act as an anti-oxidant and free-radical scavenger, this helps in maintaining a healthy hair growing environment.
Soapwort, Soap Nuts (Soap Berries, Sapindus mukorossi), Shikakai & Green Tea all supply natural saponins and are each traditional hair cleansers of people who culturally have perhaps the most beautiful hair on the planet. If you are seeking a completely natural product, can I suggest looking into my Yucca Shampoo Tea Powder.
As a natural and gentle hair cleanser, my Yucca Shampoo is the result of my desire to use a shampoo that is natural and good for my hair. I tried liquid soaps like Dr. Bronners and found that they were too harsh and drying because of their high Ph.
The ancient cleansing of Yucca, Soapwort and soap nuts blended with environmentally conscious biodegradable synthetic detergents prevent mineral buildup common with old-fashioned shampoos.
My Yucca Shampoo has Helped my Hair Grow
I make this shampoo for me. It has helped me grow my hair longer than ever. I suspect because it is so gentle and keeps my scalp healthy.
My approach to product creation and my life is trying to balance natural with practicality – each of us are able to achieve a certain level of naturalness – but I don’t think being natural and healthy should be so difficult that we feel defeated. We need to keep pushing for healthier options while keeping a balanced perspective on our choices. My Yucca shampoo formulation is a result of this attitude. I will continue to research both natural hair care options while using modern preservatives and synthetics when necessary and/or beneficial.
For those who want a natural and gentle shampoo, for those who have tried the no-poo method or tried washing their hair with baking soda and disliked the result, those who want a shampoo that is more safe for the water supply than commercial brands and for those who are wanting a gentle shampoo.
WHY IS MY YUCCA SHAMPOO SPECIAL?
There aren’t too many hybrid shampoos that use the natural saponins found in plants and combine them with gentle, biodegradable detergents. Many people need conditioning and gentle but also want to use less chemicals.
Expect lower foam with this gentle shampoo. Bottle may require a little bit of shaking as no primary emulsifier is used. Wet hair thoroughly and work shampoo into scalp and through hair. Rinse. Repeat is probably not necessary except with hard water or oily hair. May not require conditioner depending on hair but I use either my Apple Cider Vinegar and Rosemary Conditioner, my Conditioning Bar or my Deep Conditioner. Every month or before I color my hair, I use a clarifying shampoo to rinse out any build up that can be caused by using natural gums to thicken the shampoo.
Yucca, Soapwort & Soap Nut Tea (made with Distilled Water)
Green Tea (made with Distilled Water)
Aloe Vera Juice
Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a biodegradable, non-toxic mild cleansing foam derived from coconut
Decyl Glucoside, a biodegradable, non-toxic mild cleansing foam obtained from renewable raw materials, produced by a chemical reaction between fruit sugars (glucose) and coconut derived ingredients.
Coco Glucoside a readily biodegradable ultra gentle cleanser made from renewable coconut oil and sugars
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is a non-toxic cleansing and conditioning ingredient. It is a type of salt made from natural sources of lauric acid.
Hydrolyzed Oat Protein (made by me). Hydrolyzed means it is broken down into more usable bits. In this case, I make my own by breaking down the oats with high alkaline and, then re-balancing Ph with Apple Cider Vinegar. Adds impressive shine, color protection and moisture.
Apple Cider Vinegar (Organic with the mother) used to smooth hair cuticles and balance the Ph
Stearic Acid fatty acid and mine is vegetable sourced. An emollient.
Cetearyl Alcohol a fatty alcohol and therefore considered alcohol free as it is conditioning and not drying.
Essential Oil Blend of Lavender, Rosemary and Peppermint
Argan Oil, a precious oil used on hair.
Shea Butter, a butter used instead of silicone’s to smooth hair.
Castor Oil a thick conditioning oil that rinses well, leaving a thin layer of protection and shine.
Fractionated Coconut Oil, a light oil.
Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate a preservative system free of parabens used at less than 1% (.22%)
Guar Gum as a thickener
Xanthan Gum as a thickener
Vit E works as an antioxidant that helps products (especially oils) stay fresh.