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Shampoo bars, five reasons for trying it!

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Find all of the benefits of the Essential Haircare professional shampooin a new solid format:  these new shampoo barsare compact like a soap bar, packaged in 100% paper, and contain actives from Slow Food Presidia farms and last up to 40 washes!

Your favouriteEssential Haircare shampoo formulas are now also available in a new solid version. We are excited to introduce you to four differentshampoo bars:VOLU to give volume to fine hair,MOMO for a deep hydration,LOVE for frizz-prone hair andDEDE for delicate cleansing.

Whether you are already a fan of Essential Shampoo in the traditional version, or you currently use another brand of shampoo bar, we are confident that these Essential shampoo bars will win you over. Here are five reasons to try them!

#1 - Professional quality guaranteed

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You may have heard that traditional shampoo bars make it harder to cleanse hair - we're happy to say that the Davines shampoo bars are different.

  • By moistening and rubbing the solid shampoo between your hands (read how the solid shampoo can be used) you will obtain a rich and creamy foam.
  • The sensation on wet hair may be different compared to what you are used to, but when drying you will get the same resultyou would have obtained using traditional shampoo.
  • The shampoo bar leaves your hair clean, shiny, soft and full-bodied, even for those with fine hair.
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#2 - Packaging is 100% paper

The solid shampoo is wrapped in sustainable packaging, made of 100% completely recyclable paper.

Unwrap the shampoo bar carefully to avoid tearing the packaging - Inside you will find useful information about how to use the shampoo and how to preserve it. Don't worry, if you forget you can come back HEREfor your how-to guide.
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The emissions derived from the lifecycle, excluding the use phase, are offset

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The packaging is made using FSC paper, fully recyclable 

#3 - Easy transport and preservation

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The solid shampoo can be transported easily and using less space compared to a traditional shampoo.  

  • Thanks to the fact that it does not contain liquid, it can be placed in your airplane cabin luggage. If you love camping, hiking, bike rides, or festivalsthe shampoo bar is perfect to optimise space in your backpack or camping supplies.
  • Within the Essential Haircare line you will also find a convenient aluminium package, customised with Davines illustrations. The box is a versatile travel containerfor solid shampoo and has a small detail that can make the difference: a perforated grid (that is removable and washable), that allows water to flow and drain through, so the bar can dry and guarantees maximum hygiene.

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#4 - Safeguarding biodiversity and the aquatic environment

These solid shampoos continue the Essential Haircare line sustainable tradition. 

  • The formulas of each shampoo contain up to 97.4% of highly biodegradable ingredients: this means that after rinsing, most of them degrade within 28 days. If you want to know more, we follow the OECD 301 method.
  • Each product also contains a Slow Food Presidia ingredient, in order to safeguard biodiversity in Italy! When you purchase the Essential shampoo bar, you contribute to protecting the work of a family of farmers, custodians of at risk plant species and artisanal knowledge. In order to thank them, we decided to interview them and tell their story: click on the videos below to learn more.

VOLU for fine and thin hair

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INGREDIENT
Caprauna Turnip Root


BENEFIT

Rich in minerals and vitamins, the Turnip root extract gives full-body volume to your hair.

MOMO for dehydrated hair

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INGREDIENT

Yellow melon


BENEFIT
Rich in water, vitamins and mineral salts, yellow melon extract helps provide long lasting hydration.

LOVE for frizzy hair

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INGREDIENT

Minute Olives

 

BENEFIT
Rich in fatty acids and vitamins, the Olive extract has elasticising and softening powers.

DEDE for delicate washing

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INGREDIENT

Red Celery


BENEFIT
Rich in mineral salts, the Red Celery extract carries out a mineralising activity on hair.

#5 - It lasts up to 40 washings

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If preserved correctly, the shampoo bar lasts a long time. In general, a 100 gram shampoo bar makes it possible to wash between 30 and 40 times, morethan a 250 ml bottle of liquid shampoo.

It's important to keep in mind that the estimated number of washes for a shampoo package depends on some factors such as hair length, thickness, or whether you double cleanse. These can all affect how long your bar lasts.

Shampoo bar

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100 gr = up to 40 washes

Shampoo bottle

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250 ml = up to 30 washes

However, the shampoo bar is not perfect

At this point you may be wondering: so is a solid shampoo better than the liquid one? There's no firm answer, as no shampoo is perfect for all uses and under all sustainability profiles.

The solid shampoo does not need to replace the liquid one, they can complement each other. Exactly in the same way that it happens due to the biodiversity in nature, if we want to obtain products that are always more and more effective and sustainable, we need to diversify our approach. Learn more below!

Packaging

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The solid shampoo has an FSC paper packaging, the liquid one has a bio-based plastic one.


Both materials come from renewable sourcesand are completely recyclable: at the end of their life they can be recovered and turned into a new raw material.


Formula

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Both the solid and the liquid shampoo contain Slow Food actives and have a high level of biodegradability.


However, there is greater natural content in the liquid shampoo since the method used to produce a solid formula requires ingredients where the molecular structure is partially synthetic.

Use

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The shampoo bar is perfect at home, but remember it can be the perfect travel companion when you're on the go.


For our professional community we have 1 litre professional format shampoosavailable that make it possible to minimisepackaging and easily handle salon volumes.


Performance

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At this stage, not all Essential families have a corresponding solid shampoo. But, we are working on this: we will not propose a solid shampoo version until we are absolutely sure we are offering optimal performance!

So, ready to try it?

Now that we've covered all bases, the next thing to do is try it for yourself!Discover both the liquid as well as the solid formula, and the best pick for your hair needs.
What you think is important to us! So don't forget to let us know what you think, and leave us a review

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