Spring & Vine x Shae Necessities

We’ve partnered with Shae Necessities to give you a great explanation of the ingredients inside our shampoo bars.
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We partnered with Shae Burns, a wife, dog mom, and documenter of living a more conscious life. She wanted to switch to a sustainable shampoo, but she didn’t want to compromise on the beauty and health of her hair. We’ve included some of her experience below, and you can read her extended thoughts about using her shampoo bar here.

What’s most important to her in a beauty bar

“Before I try a product, I ALWAYS look at the ingredients. It’s so easy for companies to slap a “natural” label on their products. There aren’t really any regulations on beauty product labeling unless it’s a certification, so I normally dive into the ingredients on the packaging like I do with my food labels.”

The ingredients she found in our Rosemary Grapefruit shampoo bar

  • “Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate – a salt derived from coconut oil

  • Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil – hydrogenated just means, added with hydrogen to create a solid/spreadable version of the oil

  • Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate – plant-based soap/cleaner which is very safe

  • Water – basically life

  • Glycerin – moisturizer and soap

  • Fragrance – in their case, essential oils

  • Shea Butter Ethyl Esters – basically shea butter in a softer lighter form

  • Titanium Dioxide – a natural ingredient usually used in cosmetics for a white color, there are some studies that say it can be harmful if you inhale it. But it’s safe for use topically and isn’t absorbed through skin. Really inhaling anything that isn’t oxygen isn’t “clean,” but I won’t get into that

  • Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil – argan oil

  • Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil – jojoba oil

  • Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate – plant based preservative booster

  • Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Powder – rosemary

  • Citric Acid – preservative from fruits like lemons

I love that sustainability and clean beauty are so accessible these days. Their bars are all vegan, made with less water than traditional shampoo, are only fragranced by essential oils and have the same amount of washes as your traditional shampoo bottle. Sounds amazing!”

Her shampooing experience

“At first use, the bar produces a really nice lather, almost creamy, which makes it really easy to work into my thick, coarse, really long hair (it’s down to my belly button these days). The smell of these bars is amazing, but I expected it since I love the smell of essential oils and prefer using essential oils as a perfume alternative. These bars also clean hair very well. I can get to day three hair with no issues and the bar cleans my day three hair, so I can go another three days.”

If you’re all about transparency and clean, honest ingredients, we hope Shae’s experience resonates with you! For more tips and tricks on transitioning to a shampoo bar, or for more experiences from real women, head over here.