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Why Hairy Jayne only makes sulphate free shampoo

Why Hairy Jayne only makes sulphate free shampoo

by Kath Hooper. You may have noticed the rise in sulphate free shampoo in recent years. What’s the reason for the popularity of this great omission? What’s wrong with a sulphate every once in a while? Let’s have a look at what they are, explain why Hairy Jayne's shampoos are sulphate free and see if a sulphate free shampoo is right for you.     What are sulphates and why are they used in shampoo? Simply put, sulphates are cleansing agents, also known as surfactants. Their role in your shampoo formula is to cling on to the dirt and sweep it away. But they’re not...

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3 things to consider when choosing eco-friendly and vegan hair care

3 things to consider when choosing eco-friendly and vegan hair care

by Kath Hooper. If you’re looking to make your beauty routine more eco-friendly, you may have some questions about hair care. What do we mean by vegan hair care? Isn’t all shampoo essentially vegan? Ingredients lists can be confusing If you’ve ever attempted to read the ingredients list on your shampoo bottle, you may find it hard to know what any of them are, let alone which of the ingredients are vegan or non-vegan. To the average person without a chemistry degree, it’s a long list of indecipherable words. You know that the sum of these ingredients will clean your...

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6 easy haircare tips for voluminous and vibrant hair in a hard water area

6 easy haircare tips for voluminous and vibrant hair in a hard water area

 by Kath Hooper.   How are your lockdown locks going? Are you sporting unintended balayage as the roots descend in the long wait for hairdressers reopening? Perhaps where tidy edges once framed your face, split ends emerge instead. Until the restrictions ease and a trip to the hairdressers can revive your hair, we have some suggestions for how to care for your hair. Hard water is an ongoing battle for our hair in the UK. Here in Bristol, we are all too familiar with the limescale residue on the kitchen sink, the discolouring of the bathroom taps and the scaly flakes in the kettle....

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The difference between our shampoo bars and soap bars

The difference between our shampoo bars and soap bars

Not all shampoo bars are created equal. Unfortunately there are a lot of products on the market that are say ‘shampoo bar’ on the label but they are actually bars of natural soap with added hair friendly ingredients. These soap bars give solid shampoo bars a bit of a bad name when the user is left with hair that feels waxy and dull. Disappointed, the user usually then gives up on the idea of plastic free shampoo altogether. The good news: The difference between Hairy Jayne shampoo bars and soap is that Hairy Jayne shampoo bars aren’t soap in any...

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7 brilliant Bristol indie makers factoring sustainability into their work

7 brilliant Bristol indie makers factoring sustainability into their work

Bristol is bursting with great independent shops, businesses and makers. It’s a really creative city, covered in street art and with a strong music scene. Bristol also stands out as a city known for championing sustainability with its low carbon footprint and population of people who really seem to care. All the reasons for Hairy Jayne to relocate here almost 2 years ago. Since setting up our maker space and adjoining plastic free shop (called Bloop), we’ve met lots of really talented makers who have created their own independent businesses. The indie makers listed below are bearing sustainability and the impact on our...

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