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Before, there were mass consumerism and big chain grocery stores carrying heavily processed products people used to grow their own foods and store their yearly fat, grease and oil to make SOAP. Yes, you read it correctly! People made their own soap; this soap was completely utilitarian and used for everything from bathing, washing dishes and clothes and general cleaning. JR Liggetts was first introduced to making soap at the tender age of 5. While visiting his Great Aunt Ann in Nebraska, he helped make her yearly batch of soap and JR Liggetts Bar Shampoo.
As mentioned above, this soap was used for everything, and that’s just how things worked. First, great Aunt Ann cooked down the stored fat, grease and oil she saved the previous year and procured the oils needed to make her soap. And then, she used this soap throughout the following year for all her daily cleaning activities. And this was a regular activity done in many parts of rural America during the early and mid 20th centuries.
Little JR really enjoyed the process soaps with his Great Aunt, and he continued this practical and artistic hobby. This remained a hobby for a long time until JR discovered an old recipe card for “Hair Soap,” which caught his attention. He quickly decided to make up a batch, which was the beginning of JR Liggetts Bar Shampoo. He started making these shampoo bars and giving bars to friends and family as gifts for Christmas, birthdays and holidays. And after their first bar, people started asking for more and more. JR and his wife Diane decided to start making and selling Shampoo bars full-time. And they grew their business into the success that it is today!
Now, over 30 years later, JR Liggetts prides itself on being All Natural. These bars leave your hair protected and silky smooth with chemical-free and all-natural, and organic ingredients that offer luxuriously thick lather with no residue. Perfect for all hair types: curly, grey, permed or coloured. Worry-free for those with allergies, sensitivities or reactions. And there won’t be any need for conditioners, the essential and natural oils don’t go anywhere and keep your hair moisturized and nourished. No plastic bottles mean 100 percent ecological and earth-friendly, and travel safe – great news for avid travellers. And of course, when we say we protect the planet, we also mean all those living in it. These shampoos have no animal products, preservatives or artificial colourants.
Why Natural Shampoo Bar?
So other than all the benefits listed above, why is this better than store-bought shampoos? Well, first, have you ever read the labels on your shampoo bottles? Do you know what kinds of chemicals and toxins are lurking in there? Just to name a few: sodium lauryl sulphate, citric acid, sodium chloride, polysorbates, glycol and etc. The list goes on. These chemicals leave your hair dry and damaged. But it isn’t only your hair that suffers. The toxins in our shampoo bottles are dangerous to our environment. Did you know that before the 1950s, Petroleum-based Detergents were only for inanimate objects such as cars, dirty floors and dishes? But then it was quickly promoted by giant corporations with lots of money to nearly entirely replace soap. They came up with detergent-based products designed to be used daily by people and pets like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, bubble bath and many other such consumable products. Only now are we finding out how harmful these detergents based effects are for people? Allergies, Sensitivities, Allergic Reactions, and especially all the different forms of cancer afflict us today. Is it worth it? JR Liggetts offers a natural, healthy and ecologically sustainable alternative.
Our Favorite JR Liggetts Bar Shampoo
JR Liggett’s Bar Shampoo, Original Formula – The formula or recipe for this unique shampoo bar was discovered in a cookbook. It is the cornerstone of the Bar Shampoos. Its 100% vegetable oil formulation lathers quickly, cleans well, and rinses out easily, leaving you with healthy, beautiful, and clean hair. In addition, it will not strip the natural oils from your hair (there are no detergents). For this reason, most people do not need a conditioner!
J.R. Liggett’s Bar Shampoo, Curly Hair Formula – Do you have naturally curly hair? Or did you recently dye your hair for the summer? Or do you have naturally curly hair that has been dyed? If you answered Yes to any of these questions, then this is the perfect shampoo bar for you! With Coconut Oil and Argan oil, this shampoo bar will ensure your hair is left with the moisture it needs to stay healthy and beautiful. In addition, the formula lathers easily and quickly, so you can enjoy a good wash without any hassle. Use this fantastic old-fashioned Shampoo Bar today to freshen up your bath and shave routine.
J.R. Liggett’s Bar Shampoo, Herbal Formula – Do you love smelling fresh? Do you love the fragrance of essential oils? If yes, this shampoo bar is infused with Rosemary, Lavender & Cedarwood. Combining these important oils groups creates a beautiful smelling all-natural bar or shampoo. In the dead of winter, this shampoo will have you feeling like it’s early spring with its refreshing smell. It’s delicate and enchanting. To be transformed to spring every day use this excellent shampoo.
JR Liggett’s Bar Shampoo, Jojoba & Peppermint Formula – Do you have a greasy scalp? Do you notice that your hair gets oily only one day after shampooing? If yes, you should use this Jojoba & Peppermint Shampoo bar. Jojoba Oil is the primary ingredient. When you have lots of sebum build-up, Jojoba oil rapidly penetrates down to the scalp and hair shaft and loosens and dissolves the hardened build-up of sebum that clogs the hair follicles and causes greasy looking hair. Jojoba Oil leaves the scalp and hair follicles clean and free to continue their normal function. Jojoba Oil helps promote healing of the skin in many ways and discourages the growth of bacterial and fungal microbes. It also prevents the skin from becoming too oily. In addition, the chemical composition of jojoba closely resembles that of the skin’s natural sebum, so it is easily absorbed and rarely causes allergic reactions, even in the most sensitive individuals.
J.R. Liggett’s Bar Shampoo, Tea Tree Oil & Hemp Oil Formula – Do you have allergies to fragrances? Do you have an itchy scalp? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the perfect bar soap for you. This is based on the original bar shampoo formulation but lacks added fragrance. Designed specifically for people who prefer fragrance-free shampoos or have allergies. Instead, infused with Tea Tree Oil, a powerful antiseptic and anti-bacterial that helps enhance the shampoo’s ability to keep dermatitis itchy-flaky scalp conditions at bay. And it can help stimulate hair growth! Hemp Oil contains a combination of essential fatty acids that supply hair’s acute nutritional needs. It also includes the ever-amazing Almond Oil, which provides the ever-important moisturizing that gives hair healthy shine.
J.R. Liggett’s Bar Shampoo, Damaged Hair Formula – Do you have split ends? Is your hair Dried out and Damaged? If you said yes, this is the perfect Shampoo Bar for you. Made with nourishing ingredients like Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Almond Oil. They are added to the original shampoo formulation to moisturize and aid in healing and restoring damaged, dry hair. In addition, these ingredients help to add back some of the natural oils that have been lost along the way by those who have coloured, permed, or otherwise damaged their hair. This shampoo bar is also great for cold winter climates where, through lack of humidity, everything dries out. It has a sentimental earthy fragrance that is reminiscent of times gone by.
All of JR Liggetts Bar Shampoo is made with a base of Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Sunflower Oil & Palm Kernel Oil. These oils have amazing and unique properties, and they are full of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, anti-oxidants, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Combining these super oils makes a Bar Shampoo that will leave your hair and scalp clean, healthy, nourished and moisturized. Try one today and see the difference after just one wash!
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