What does "Natural" shampoo and conditioner bases mean ?

Conventional synthetic shampoos may expose hair and skin to harsh chemicals that may cause skin irritation, dryness, hair follicle shrinkage, premature greying, and hair loss while natural shampoos are safe.

Some plant-based ingredients in natural shampoos and conditioners can be harsh on some skin types.Organic roots natural shampoo and conditioner bases contain only the following gentle ingredients: 

  • Water
  • Sodium cocoamphoacetate, a coconut oil-derived mild surfactant, foam booster/stabilizer, and conditioner.
  • Glycerine—a clear, colourless, and odorless liquid made from plant oils like coconut, palm, or soy. Cleanses, moisturizes, and soothes skin.
  • Lauryl Glucoside: Coconut/Palm Oil and Corn Glucose surfactant. This helps clean and rinse.
  • Coconut Oil and fermented sugar produce Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, an amino acid surfactant, cleanser, and foamer.
  • Sugar-derived Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate. This surfactant stabilises and emulsifies.
  • Coco Glucoside—a foaming, cleansing, conditioning, and thickening agent for sensitive skin.
  • Glyceryl Oleate is the esterification of Glycerin and Oleic Acid, which is found in olive oil. Emulsifier and conditioner.
  • Corn-derived propanediol. This hydrating ingredient helps the skin absorb ingredients while smoothing and dewying it.
  • Dicaprylyl Ether—derived from a fatty acid found in Coconut and Palm Kernel oils. Emollients condition skin.
  • Decyl glucoside—a gentle plant-based surfactant. This eco-friendly ingredient cleanses sensitive skin, including baby skin.
  • Sodium Levulinate is made from GMO-free corn's Levulinic Acid. It preserves and conditions skin.
  • Potassium Sorbate—a gentle paraben-free preservative. This ingredient prevents harmful bacteria from spoiling a product.
  • Citrus fruits naturally contain citric acid. This ingredient lowers pH. It may enhance preservative performance.
  • Cetearyl Glucoside, a coconut and GMO-free corn surfactant and emulsifier. It prevents skin and hair moisture loss and feels velvety and non-greasy.
  • Cetearyl Alcohol combines vegetable-based Cetyl and Stearyl alcohols. This emulsifier, thickener, and foam-enhancing agent smooths and stabilises formulations.
  • Glyceryl Stearate—a wax-like fatty acid derived from vegetable oil, Soy Oil, or Palm Kernel Oil—occurs naturally in the body. This ingredient emulsifies formulations.
  • Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea Butter) is a creamy vegetable fat made from Shea tree fruit kernels. It moisturises and softens well.
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride—an oily liquid made from Coconut Oil and Glycerin. This solvent and emollient helps disperse non-soluble liquids and powders in formulations. It adds silkiness and extends shelf life.
  • Argan Oil, made from the kernels of the Argan Tree, hydrates, conditions, soothes, and softens.
  • Fermented sugar polysaccharide Xanthan Gum. Thickener and stabiliser.

Benefits of Organic Hair Shampoo and Conditioner

  1. They improve hair and scalp appearance and feel.

Conventional shampoos clean the hair, but they can also strip it of its natural oils, causing itching and dryness. Synthetic shampoos may irritate sensitive skin. Natural shampoos' chemical-free ingredients can make hair feel softer, smoother, and shinier with regular use.

  1. Natural shampoo makes a difference.

Natural shampoos lack synthetic foaming agents, so they lather less than conventional ones. This means the hair's natural oils aren't being washed out, not that it's not being cleansed. Natural shampoos produce more lather, so they should be used twice. Because the second wash removes less dirt, oil, and dry skin. In the second wash, strands hold more water, which boosts shampoo lather.


High-acid and high-alkaline products damage the hair cuticle. Therefore, use a pH-balanced shampoo.Organic Roots' natural shampoo base is pH 4.5-5.5.

  1. natural shampoo and conditioner bases are ready to use.

OrganicRoots' unscented natural shampoo and conditioner bases are fully formulated. To customise, add Fragrance or Essential Oils.

  1. They naturally soothe and stimulate.

Natural hair products gently deliver vitamins, minerals, oils, and botanical extracts to the scalp and hair follicles. They can also gently stimulate hair growth, help hair retain moisture, and improve texture and appearance. Almond, Ginseng, Jojoba, Lavender, Lemongrass, and Prickly Pear oils contain vitamins. These ingredients also smell good.


Natural shampoos and conditioners contain pure moisturisers like gels, oils, and butters from leaves, nuts, seeds, or kernels. Natural shampoos and conditioners moisturise with Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil, and Cocoa Butter.

  1. Environmental benefits

Natural shampoos and conditioners benefit the environment by replacing harsh synthetic chemicals that pollute sewer systems and rivers, poison aquatic species and microorganisms, and harm the ecosystem. Biodegradable shampoos and conditioners break down into non-toxic, ecosystem-friendly components.

  1. Non-allergenic

Natural shampoos and conditioners are hypo-allergenic because they contain pure ingredients. Natural shampoos and conditioners benefit smell-sensitive people due to their gentler fragrances.

  1. They prevent hair dye loss.

Natural shampoos and conditioners are suitable for all hair types and ideal for dyed or permed hair because they clean without stripping colour and texture, extending the colour and style.

  1. Natural shampoos and conditioners suit specific needs.

Natural hair care products are tailored to individual skin and hair needs, targeting specific hair concerns. Natural shampoos and conditioners are available for dandruff, dryness, and normal to oily hair.

Natural shampoos and conditioners

Natural shampoos and conditioners work like conventional ones. Natural products should repeat the cleansing process. The first wash removes surface buildup of synthetic ingredients and impurities like pollution, excess natural oil, and styling products, while the second cleans, shines, and enhances texture.


When switching to natural shampoos and conditioners, the hair may feel greasy, waxy, tacky, or heavy for a few days, weeks, or months. The body overproduces natural oils to replace those stripped by conventional synthetic shampoos, which leave residue. Users adjust differently. To avoid hair feeling weighed down by natural shampoo residue, rinse the hair thoroughly. After the scalp is cleansed of synthetic ingredients and adjusts to the new natural product, the hair will be healthier, shinier, and more voluminous with balanced moisture. Natural shampoos prevent the scalp from drying out, causing it to produce less oil. Natural shampoo users can go longer between washes when the scalp stops producing excess oil to compensate for dryness. Some take days or weeks.

During the adjustment period, it may be tempting to return to conventional shampoos, but there are natural ways to suppress this urge and maintain hair nourishment, lustre, and health:

Apple Cider Vinegar diluted in water makes a natural hairspray that can be sprayed on clean hair, rinsed with cool water, and left to air dry.

Brushing hair from root to tip distributes natural oils.

Use a natural conditioner if needed and avoid mixing natural and synthetic products.