Frequently Asked Questions
QUESTION: No Lather on First Shampoo
The product is designed to lift oil and dirt from the hair in the first wash. It will not lather on the first wash like traditional commercially available shampoos.
On the second wash, you will notice a flatter creamy lather. This lather is designed to cleanse deeply and give a sheen and remove build-up. It is known to remove green/matt overtone from swimming in chlorine pools and yellowing colour in grey/white hair.
First time use you must do 3 shampoos in the first wash to get an appropriate lather, it will remove build-up. should you have a break from Gypsy Rose 2-in-1 shampoo you must still do 3 shampoos in the first wash. No need to shampoo as often as you do, so try leaving it an extra day. Should you swim in the sea or pools a lot, you may need 3 shampoos plus, to get a lather up and feel clean.
QUESTION: What is a “Double Action Salt Shake”
The double-action salt shake is the way to apply our shampoos to your hair. It’s a double-action movement, quickly up and down, that resembles the action of shaking salt onto a meal.
For short hair: always do 4 double action salt shakes over four sections of your head with each shampoo. For medium/shoulder length: do 6, 4 on the head, and 2 on the shoulders. For midback and long: do up to 8 depending on length, applying midback and on very ends. No need for a creamier lather on longer mid-lengths and ends as the lather from the scalp will wash down.
QUESTION: My hair feels crisp when wet – do I need more conditioner?
By its very nature, Gypsy Rose Shampoos are different from commercially available shampoos & conditioners so this is a normal feeling.
Don’t judge the softness of your hair until it is fully dry, the cleansing action of the unique shampoo will make the hair feel crispy when wet and it pH balances as it drys, leaving it soft. If you have long, chemically treated, and/or damaged from colours and perms you will need our appropriate type of Leave-In Conditioner. No matter what type of shampoo you are using you can mix and match- Rosemary for slightly dry, Lavender for extremely dry and tangled.
We suggest that you always use a wide tooth comb, to remove the tangled ends first working up from bottom to crown. This will avoid creating split ends.
The Gypsy Rose Leave-In Conditioner/styling aid is for use on wet or dry hair but is also a hair treatment in which you can saturate the whole head/scalp for deep conditioning. Ideal to do a hair treatment once a month whether you need it as a Leave-In Conditioner with shampoo or not.
QUESTION: Why is it 100% bio-degradable but not certified organic
The Gypsy Rose range is proven 100% bio-degradable (A/S 4351.5) meaning it breaks down in the earth 100%. This is what certified A organic usually means, but unfortunately certified organic hair and skin products have a loophole of 5-15% whereby they are allowed to use this amount of uncertified organic ingredients in their formulas ie. emulsifiers etc. We choose to not be associated with this type of certification and pride ourselves in our clean 100% bio-degradable ingredients list to market our fermented products.
1ltr Bottle – refill for decanting only, 1ltr Bottle – usable disc top lid, 200ml Bottle, 500ml Bottle
**Suitable for extra thick, damaged & wiry hair**
- 200ml, 500ml or 1ltr bottles
- Flattens to settle down extra thick, damaged or wiry hair
- For thick, coarse or damaged hair
- Sulfate-free hair shampoo
- Suitable for colour treated hair & Palm Oil FREE
- Lavender 2 in 1 shampoo is suitable for shaving
Our handcrafted, naturally-derived, 100% proven biodegradable, pH balanced Lavender 2 in 1 shampoo is designed for customers who's hair is generally thicker, needing extra condition and settling to look it's best. Furthermore with our Lavender 2 in 1 shampoo, there is usually no need for our Leave-In Conditioner. We recommend to use our Lavender Leave-in Conditioner if your hair is long, flyaway, chemically treated and/or damaged from colours and perms. See our Testimonials
FIGHTING THE WAR ON WASTE – buy bulk and decant into our re-usable no waste 200ml bottle. NEW! 1 Litre 2 in 1 shampoos, Kombucha Shampoo Bar for Body & PET Range!
Instructions on how to use Gypsy Rose Lavender 2 in 1 Shampoo
Lavender Essential Oil has some pretty amazing properties. Did you know that...
Lavender essential oil is an one of the top aromatherapy essential oils. It is well known to nourish hair, moisture scalp and strands. It may also aid in helping the prevention hair loss through shedding. Widely known and well documented to have powerful antiseptic qualities that may assist in treating scalp issues, which as a result can also improve blood circulation of the scalp and encourage hair growth.
Also Apple Cider Vinegar ...
Most noteworthy contains the mother culture of beneficial bacteria that turns regular apple cider into vinegar in the first place. This is therefore similar to the mother in Kombucha Culture fermentation. A culture “the mother” is a complex structure of beneficial acids that appears to have health benefits. Unrefined vinegars have a murky appearance and typically still contain the mother culture.
Containing the “mother” culture of apple cider vinegar means its a great hair tonic, and highly recommended as a hair product for increasing hair shine. White and pasteurized vinegars do not contain the mother culture so are not as beneficial for hair and skin products.
Instructions for Use
PLEASE NOTE: The first time you use the Lavender 2-in-1 Shampoo you MUST do 3 shampoos to get a lather and remove build-up, thereafter just 2 shampoos per wash. Allow 2 week trial.
Please also see our Infographic on tab ‘Product Description’
- shake the bottle from side to side to release the sediment that settles on the bottom – be aware that if shaken for a long time, the product may burst out when you push the disc top open.
- Press the disc top to open and apply product directly to the hair using a “double-action salt shake movement” (quickly up and down like when you shake salt onto your meal)
- Massage into scalp and hair then rinse.
- Usually there is no need for conditioner, as this product is pH balanced both cleanses and conditions your hair as it drys.
- After 2 week trial if you still feel crisp when hair is dry, you can use our appropriate Leave-In Conditioner to suit you – Rosemary for slightly dry, Lavender for extremely dry and tangled.
To prevent build-up and avoid scalp problems (ie. including combination of sweat, oil and dirt), please wash your hair at least twice per week.
How Much Product Should I use?
SHORT HAIR: 1 double action salt shake directly onto 4 cross sections of your head.
MEDIUM: as above, but do more shakes onto the lengths of your hair. eg: Shoulder length: 6
LONG HAIR: as above, but do more shakes onto the lengths of your hair. eg: Midback: 7, Waist: 8
PLEASE NOTE: Do not worry about waste of product when you do a salt shake – it is a controlled lid dispenser that limits the amount of product expelled.
NO WASTE HINT:
Consider decanting the 500ml bottle into the 200ml bottle as it has smaller lid holes and decants a smaller amount of product per “salt shake.” A 200ml bottle will last approximately 8 weeks on short hair.
PRIOR TO COLOURING HAIR
Do not use any conditioning shampoos on day of colouring your hair including our Gypsy Rose. The conditioning affect will stop the colour from penetrating hair shaft. If you are using Gypsy Rose 2-in-1 shampoo then on the day or day before you are due for a colour, use a normal non-conditioning shampoo. Gypsy Rose 2-in-1 shampoo is ok to shampoo out the colour after processing time, in turn pH balancing your scalp and hair.
For more information, see also the Frequently Asked Questions tab.
All Gypsy Rose products are handmade in Australia using cold pressed oils and 100% essential oils, fruits, vinegars, teas and filtered rainwater from Australian ingredients. Please note: We always source Australian ingredients wherever possible, but sometimes this is not possible.
The Lavender 2-in-1 Shampoo contains:
- Filtered rainwater
- Kombucha culture
- Green tea
- Pawpaw leaf
- Decyl glucoside or Decyl-D-glucopyranoside (sugar & coconut oil)
- Lavender essential oil
- Apple cider vinegar contains the mother culture
- Jojoba oil
- Olive oil
- Apple pectin
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