Wild Sage & Vetiver (co-starring mandarin, jasmine, & sea salt): DIP says it smells like salty air on an empty boardwalk with a touch of romance, we think it smells like expensive shampoo you're afraid to spill. Select your size ( 1 ounce mini or 4 ounce full size) from the drop down menu. Scroll down to the bottom for a full ingredient list.
Michael & Brianna finally found a plastic-free haircare brand that really works without being ridiculously expensive per use: Dip. Why Dip? First of all, because the the owner Kate is hilarious. Secondly because DIP won the 2022 Beauty Design Awards for Best Brand of the Year "Doing Good for the Planet" & Best Brand of the Year "Best Haircare". Here's why Dip is out here snatching trophies:
WORKS ON ALL HAIR TYPES: Whether you’re type 1A or 4C, this bar is for you! Especially formulated and tested for all hair textures. Got a splotchy hair history? No worries: this is great for colored and compromised hair types. We have a diverse coven & we didn't stop testing low waste haircare until we found a brand that we were confident would work for all of us without giving us all sticker shock at the price tag.
LONG LASTING: The Dip shampoo bar is the first of its kind & is truly magic: the LESS you press, the MORE luxurious the lather; resulting in less fear of breakage, less waste, & a much longer lasting bar. Store in a well draining soap dish for the longest shelf life. What size should you get if they're long lasting? The minis are a higher price per ounce so they're best for travel & for gym/beach bags. The full size shampoo (now that we're not pressing so hard) lasts us about 2 months with Michael washing his hip length hair daily & Brianna washing their mid back length hair twice a week. Full size conditioner bars typically last about a year each, & that tracks with our experience so far, even with Brianna using it to replace styling products on their wavy hair.
THE FORMULA: Dip's vegan shampoo bars are full of scalp nourishing ingredients that are known to help regrowth & shedding. They also added some ingredients that really upped the scalp-game & encourage re-growth. Say hello to DIP's invigorating mix of green tea, ceramides, passion fruit oil, alma oil, and more! Brianna (who used to be a hair model for the Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica) is super picky about haircare & allergic to everything, so trust us when we say that the entire DIP line is salon quality. All fragrances are formulated to Credo's Clean Standards. (scroll to bottom for ingredient list & links to more info)
TRULY PLANET FRIENDLY: The formula is vegan, the bars are long lasting, the packaging is backyard compostable (run through a paper shredder to speed up the process), the formulas are a blend of natural essential oils for their haircare benefits & synthetic fragrances for their lower impact on the environment, & these have a lower carbon footprint for shipping because they are concentrated bars.
SO HOW DO I USE THIS THING?
- Before first use, prime the bar by lathering in your hands and sudsing it up! (not necessary after the first use)
- Wet your hair then wet your solid shampoo bar.
- Gently rub the bar directly on the scalp and use your hands to lather as you would liquid shampoo. A common mistake is applying a lot of pressure on the bar, it just needs to gently graze the hair to work!
- Rinse out and follow with the conditioner bar.
- Store in a well draining soap dish & allow to dry out in between uses.
Ingredients: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Methyl Lauroyl Taurate, Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Emblica Officinalis Fruit Extract (Amla Seed Oil), Passiflora Edulis (Passion Fruit) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Ceramide NS, Ceramide AP, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Squalane, Fragrance (Parfum).
Lots of sciency things happening behind those harmless but scary looking words, so more info on ingredients here. Also, more info here on why fragrance instead of essential oils.
RIP at end of product life compost the box & inner wrapper, product will naturally biodegrade.