Wild Sweet William Gentle Hair Cleanser

Wild Sweet William Gentle Hair Cleanser

Regular price $54.00

Sweet William, also know as soapwort, is a wildflower native to England and has naturalized in the States in part due to European settlers. Sweet William contains high levels of saponins which act as natural cleanser and soap. Traditionally it has been used to clean hair, skin, silk and other delicate fabrics. The highest amount of saponins are found in the wildflower's roots, giving itself lots of bubbles and cleansing abilities. Because Sweet William Gentle Hair Cleanser is entirely plant based, it doesn't have the strong, sometimes overly drying affects as would a conventional or man made surfactant based shampoo.

If you typically struggle finding a shampoo or hair cleanser that doesn't irritate your scalp or strip oils, Sweet William Gentle Hair Cleanser is your lady. There is an adjustment phase when switching from conventional shampoo to entirely plant based, but this is just your scalp readjusting from a time of constantly over producing scalp oils to counteract the affects of surfactant shampoos. It will also feel different than you've been trained to expect, keep an open mind. Give yourself a good month or so to adjust. 

Usage: Mix 1 Tablespoon Sweet William Gentle Hair Cleanser with warm spring water or a hair tea infusion to create either a mask consistency or diluted to create a liquid rinse. Apply to wet or damp roots, massage in and allow to sit for at least 5-10 minutes. Feel free to follow with a second cleanse if your scalp needs an extra boost of clean. Rinse well and follow with the appropriate hair rinse to condition.

This jar should last 1-3 months with 1tsp use depending on hair length + density. With herbal hair cleansers, you will train your hair and scalp to only need to be cleansed every 7-10 days. If you are adjusting to herbal hair care from synthetic you may need to use it 2x+ a week for the first month and then cut back. A little goes a long way.

Ingredients: Soapwort Root Powder + mini spoon

4oz amber glass bottle + wooden spoon

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handcrafted and curated right here in Upstate NY

All of our leather goods are handmade by The Local Branch out of our Upstate NY homestead workshop, which is just 7 miles from our brick + mortar shop in the charming Finger Lakes village of Skaneateles NY.

We started our leather working journey as transplants to Northern CA from Upstate NY in our early twenties. It was 2009, and hunting for a creative job seemed near impossible during the recession - so we started our own thing, and called it The Local Branch. With very little resources at first, we dabbled in leather working using scrap pieces of hides and a found-on-the-side-of-the-road sewing machine. The very first piece Blaine created was a leather holster, made for his phone and wallet. From there our leather working journey began.

At the same time we began printing apparel with a focus on nature, travel and American history. We stretched our own screens, painting each design by hand and lovingly printed every piece ourselves - a process which is very true to form today. We source all of our blank apparel items in the USA, which has always been our beacon for our brand.

We eventually decided to take this hobby brand into our full time venture. We renovated an Airstream trailer and turned it into our mobile workshop, touring America full time for over two years. We sold our goods at festivals, craft shows and online, as well as wholesale to many shops throughout the USA, Canada and Japan. After landing some of our goods in a few major retailers, we decided to slow down and keep the ethos and vision for the brand to small, local and handcrafted.

Still today Blaine and Mackenzie steer the ship - keeping everything small + handcrafted.

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