Astra et Terra
Herbal Tonic Natural Cleansing Shampoo
This natural & sustainable product is free from:
- Sulfates (SLES & SLS)
- Polyethylene Glycols (PEG)
- Diethanolamine (DEA)
- Triethanolamine (TEA)
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petroleum Derivatives
Fragrance: Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary
Fragrance intensity: Strong, herbaceous aroma
Pairs well with Herbal Tonic Volumizing Conditioner
Herbal Tonic Shampoo is a volumizing cleanser ideal for fine to medium hair types. Herbal Tonic Shampoo provides volume, static control, manageability, improved elasticity & strength, and shine. Oily hair types will enjoy a sulfate-free clean that actually feels clean, and drier hair types with less frequent washings will enjoy a cleanser that removes pollutant and product build-up without overly drying hair. Our essential oil blend helps to regulate oil production while also combatting dandruff and scalp irritation.
*Allergy warning: This product should not be used by individuals who are allergic to or sensitive to mint or essential oils.
What makes Herbal Tonic so awesome?
Witch Hazel: Witch hazel helps to balance out excess oil & nourish the scalp and follicle, reducing hair fall. It also helps to repair damaged hair, allowing for maximum growth and thickness.
Apple Cider Vinegar: The acidity of ACV locks down the hair's cuticle, which helps to detangle, fight frizz, and increase shine.
Aloe Vera: Aloe vera contains proteolytic enzymes, which leave your hair silky and shiny. Aloe helps to repair damaged skin cells on the scalp, sooth itchy scalps, and reduce dandruff. Aloe is also said to be great for promoting hair growth.
Eucalyptus Extract & Essential Oil: Eucalyptus helps to increase hair growth by nourishing and stimulating follicles. It helps to balance dry and oily scalps and relieve itching. Just like tea tree and rosemary (two more great herbs in this concoction), lice hate eucalyptus! For a household with kids, this shampoo is a must for back to school time.
Blackberry Leaf: Helps to treat dandruff and leaves hair shiny. Blackberry leaves are packed with antioxidants, helping your hair stay youthful and healthy!
Rosemary Extract & Essential Oil: Rosemary extract and oil is one of the biggest trending ingredients in hair growth tonics! It helps to extend the follicles anagen (growing) phase, and decreases scalp inflammation that can lead to unnecessary hair loss.
Burdock Root: Burdock roots improves blood circulation on the scalp, aiding in optimal hair growth. Being rich in phytosterols and essential fatty acid, it can also relieve scalp irritation, inflammation, and flaking.
Yucca Extract: Yucca is an amazing, gentle cleanser that is anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and helps to thicken hair.
Oregano, Tea Tree, Thyme, & Peppermint Essential Oils: This powerful essential oil combo has antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties that assist your scalp's health, and help to increase hair volume, thickness, and shine.
Fulvic Acid: This nutritional powerhouse is beginning to show up everywhere! Fulvic acid helps to reduce scalp inflammation, encourage hair growth, and thicken & strengthen individual strands.
Isoamyl Laurate: Sounds chemically, doesn’t it? Don’t worry, this is a plant derived dry emollient that acts as a silicone replacement and is safe to you and the environment. Isoamyl Laurate helps to detangle and control frizz & static without building up in your hair strands!
Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, & dl-Panthenol: These ingredients provide superb moisturizing abilities. Dl-Panthenol also has the ability to attach to damage hair strands and assist in repair.
Euxyl K903 (benzyl alcohol, benzoic acid, dehydroacetic acid, tocopherol.): This is our broad spectrum, paraben-free preservative. Preservatives are necessary in ALL formulations that contain water active ingredients in order to prevent microbial, mold, and fungal growth. It takes only 1% per formula of Euxyl K903 to prevent these hazardous growths from occurring in your natural product. Euxyl K903 is GMO-free and meets the natural product requirements of NATRUE, COSMOS, and Ecocert.
When your hair is wet, dispense 2-3 pumps of product into palms and spread through your palms. Next, apply the product only to the roots of your hair. * Massage product into scalp. If you do not feel a rich lather, do not apply more product (this will waste your product and become difficult to rinse all of it out.) Rather, run your hair quickly under a stream of water, and re-lather. At this point, the lather should be full and rich. For optimal benefits, allow the shampoo to remain on your scalp for a few minutes. Rinse product completely out with water and follow with a conditioner if necessary.
*Naturally produced oils from the scalp typically only reach the first few inches of hair, making it unnecessary to scrub the hair lengths. As the product rinses off of the scalp, this should be enough to cleanse the length of the hair. Scrubbing hair lengths with shampoo can cause frizz, breakage, and dryness. Applying shampoo to hair lengths is typically only necessary to remove product and pollution build up.
To prevent over-drying of the hair, we use a blend of naturally derived, non-ionic surfactants. These surfactants do not always produce as much lather and bubbling as synthetic and anionic surfactants or sulfates produce. The cleaner your hair is prior to washing, the richer the lather you will experience. A lower lather does not necessarily mean your hair did not get clean. If your first shampoo had a low lather and you would like to experience a richer lather, simply rinse the first lather out completely and then repeat the shampoo. The second shampoo will provide a much increased lather.
Distilled water, coco glucoside, decyl glucoside, glycerin, coco glucoside/ glyceryl oleate, caprylyl/capryl glucoside, cocamidopropyl betaine, xanthan gum, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, panthenol, yucca glauca root extract, eucalyptus globulus leaf extract, isoamyl laurate, sodium lactate, sodium PCA, sodium cocoyl hydrolyzed silk, sucrose cocoate, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) extract, polyglyceryl-5 oleate, sodium cocoyl glutamate, glyceryl caprylate, burdock root powder, rosmarinus officianalis (rosemary) extract, rubus villosus (blackberry) leaf extract, benzyl alcohol, benzoic acid, dehydroacetic acid, tocopherol, citric acid, eucalyptus essential oil, tea tree essential oil, sodium phytate, rosemary oleoresin, rosemary essential oil, oregano essential oil, peppermint essential oil, thyme essential oil, limonene, linalool, menthol, eugenol.