Valley Green Naturals Ultimate Fusion Shampoo Lavender - 8 oz. (237ml)
Valley Green Naturals Ultimate Fusion Shampoo Lavender is an excellent choice for oil, fine or thin hair. Used alone, without a conditioner, you'll be amazed at how full and manageable your hair will feel! Commercial shampoos and conditioners are known for leaving your hair with a slick, detangled feel. But here's the scary truth: that smooth and detangled feeling is a result of chemical wetting agents attached to your hair strands and scalp. And rinsing your hair in warm water can introduce those chemicals into your body through the pores in your skin.
Foaming booster Sulfates (SLS and SLES) and chemical preservatives, like methyl- and propylparaben, are commonly found in many personal care products, including shampoos. Sodium laureth sulfate can be contaminated with 1,4 Dioxane and Ethylene Oxide, which are known carcinogens. Parabens, which are chemical preservatives, are known to mimic estrogen and can act as potential hormone system disruptors. Yet, the cosmetic and personal care industry is allowed to produce products containing these chemicals, without so much as a label warning.
Valley Green Naturals Ultimate Fusion Shampoo Lavender is a pure, hydrating formula, made without detergents, chemical preservatives, or wetting agents. Valley Green Naturals Ultimate Fusion Shampoo Lavender is sulfate-free, paraben-free, petrochemical-free, and do not contain any artificial colors or other hazardous chemicals. Valley Green Naturals Ultimate Fusion Shampoo Lavender is scented with steam-distilled pure essential oils.
Valley Green Naturals Ultimate Fusion Shampoo Lavender does not contain animal products, nor was it animal tested. The foaming pump dispenser produces a rich, sudsy lather that will leave your hair feeling squeaky clean, soft and full. Valley Green Naturals Ultimate Fusion Shampoo Lavender is a pure, organic shampoo. If you are looking to escape the daily bombardment of chemicals in your personal care, then organic is the way to go!
Important Information About Saponified Oil Hair Care Products
Popular, commercial-brand shampoos contain chemical “conditioners” that collect on hair and weigh it down. When you begin using a true organic soap product, without detergents, sulfates and chemical conditioners (also known as “wetting agents”), the organic saponified oils in the shampoo will begin to strip off all of the chemicals that commercial shampoos and conditioners leave in your hair. This can initially cause your hair to feel stiff, sticky or dry. Some organic shampoo manufacturers refer to this as “funky- or sticky-hair syndrome,” and it is curable. Not everyone experiences sticky-hair syndrome. In fact, only about 3% of customers report this problem, and some experience it to a greater degree than others.
If you are interested in “going organic” and giving up commercial-brand, chemical-laden products, you may wish to go an extra step and try this rinse. It usually works well for curing sticky-hair syndrome and can leave your hair with added body and shine. Use a vinegar rinse (2 tbsp of white or apple cider vinegar in 1 cup of water) for at least the first week. Simply pour the vinegar rinse over your hair after shampooing, massage it through the hair, and then rinse it out. The vinegar helps to remove the stripped chemicals from your hair, with the added benefit of balancing your hair’s pH. After a week or so (sometimes much sooner), your hair should feel soft, shiny and natural. (Again, only a small percentage of people experience sticky-hair syndrome, but this information is helpful to those who do!)
After the first week of using the rinse, you may continue to do so, or not – it’s your choice. Some people enjoy the way their hair feels after using a vinegar-water rinse, and so they continue to use it daily or weekly.
The Valley Green Naturals Story
Shortly after 9/11, Art and Cindy left suburban-city-living near Washington, D.C. and moved to the beautiful Northern Virginia countryside. They indulged their desire to be more self-sustaining and began growing their own vegetables, raising chickens and enjoying life on a small hobby farm. After Art purchased a home soap-making kit, they began experimenting with natural soap recipes using garden- and locally-sourced botanicals and honey. They sold the soaps locally and found that they were a huge hit.
Cindy studied reports on commonly used chemicals in personal care products and their alarming effects on the human body and the environment. Ultimately, her findings led to the creation of Valley Green Naturals, a company they formed to produce body-safe, eco-friendly, natural and organic products.Valley Green Naturals sources its ingredients locally from the Virginia Piedmont whenever possible, and they also support organic farming and Fair Trade on a global basis.
Since the company’s launch in the Fall of 2009, the Valley Green Naturals product line has grown beyond soaps and now boasts over 30 skin, hair and bath care products that are free of sulfates, phthalates, parabens and petrochemicals.Valley Green Naturals’ products have been featured in Washingtonian, Entrepreneur and Flavor Magazines, The Health Journal, and on AOL’s StyleList, the New York Examiner, Washington LifeMagazine online, and a variety of other media outlets.
At Valley Green Naturals, they encourage customers to get in touch with questions or comments about products and service. Customer feedback is what drives the continued excellence in product quality and customer service from Valley Green Naturals.
Community Service Initiative
At Valley Green Naturals, they encourage and support community service and volunteerism. Their employees receive paid time off (up to 40 hours per year) for service or volunteer work in the community or surrounding areas, stretching from the Blue Ridge and Piedmont region, to Washington, D.C. The goal of their Community Service Initiative is to encourage the passion of their staff members to help others in the community without letting “their job” get in the way. It’s one way that Valley Green Naturals can give back to the local community that supports their company.
Valley Green Naturals is a Financial Supporter of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
Food is our most basic need. Yet thousands of people, including children and the elderly, go hungry every day. At Valley Green Naturals, they contribute financially to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank on a monthly basis. With your support, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank will provide healthy, nutritious food to more than 90,000 children, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank families and individuals every month.
Valley Green Naturals is a financial supporter of SOME (So Others Might Eat)
For the same reasons they give money and food to help hungry folks in the Piedmont, they also donate funds monthly to SOME (So Others Might Eat) in Washington, D.C. This worthwhile organization helps to restore hope and dignity to folks, one person at a time. They not only feed the hungry, but they also help with housing, clothing, jobs, and just about anything else someone may need to get out of the cold and back on their feet again.
Valley Green Naturals Supports the Piedmont Environmental Council
Valley Green Naturals is a financial supporter of the Piedmont Environmental Council. The people of this important organization work tirelessly to safeguard the landscapes, communities and heritage of the Piedmont by involving citizens in public policy and land conservation.
The PEC’s mission includes maintaining clean air and water, conserving land and open spaces through conservation easements, energy solutions, preserving historic and scenic landscapes, protecting natural resources and small communities, transportation solutions, protecting wildlife habitat and helping to maintain working farms and forestland.
Valley Green Naturals is a Proud Supporter of LocalHarvest.org
Buying fresh and buying local could never be more important than it is right now, in these difficult economic times.
The best organic foods and natural products are what is grown closest to you! Visit www.localharvest.org to find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area. You can buy grass-fed meats, produce, fresh eggs and many other goodies! Just type in the products you’re looking for, then provide your zip code or town name, and LocalHarvest will do the rest!
Why do they do what they do?
At Valley Green Naturals, their goal is simple: they make products that are effective, body-safe, eco-friendly, and affordable. And they believe that educating consumers about product ingredients and safety is essential to healthier living. They also believe that the days of “real customer service” have fallen by the wayside. Customer satisfaction in every aspect of their business is very important to them. From the creation of the product, to the information and marketing they provide; the resulting sale to you, their customer, and your ultimate use of the product, they want you to be 110% pleased. If you are not, they want to hear about it, and they will work to make things right.
So, why personal care products? When they started off hand-making soap in the kitchen of their farm house, they began studying chemical ingredients in soaps, lotions, shampoos, toothpaste, laundry detergent, mouthwash… basically every item they put on, or in, their bodies each day. What they learned was troubling, to say the least. They have come to believe that many of the allergies, illnesses and increased cancer diagnoses in our population are directly related to the bombardment of chemicals we encounter each and every day — in nearly everything that we consume and use in our daily lives. They have made it their job to carefully research every single ingredient used in each one of their products, checking its documented body-safety ratings, uses, and results of any studies conducted. They regularly access the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database, which provides hazard ratings and information on thousands of ingredients found in personal care products, and they encourage their customers to do the same.
Smaller-Scale Production = Higher-Quality Products
Instead of outsourcing their production like many companies, at Valley Green Naturals they continue the tradition of their quality products by hand-blending and bottling only the finest ingredients in every batch they make.
With their production based in Virginia’s Northern Piedmont, they employ individuals from the local area and give back to their community through charitable contributions and employee benefits for volunteer service. Their entire team is committed to the natural and organic lifestyle, and to providing you with the purest, safest and most effective natural personal care products on the market.
Truth in Labeling
They will never abuse the terms, “organic” or “natural.” Products that they label as “organic” contain at least 70% organic ingredients. Their oils are cold-pressed or steam-distilled; never chemically extracted, and their emulsifiers, stabilizers and preservatives are vegetable-derived. At Valley Green Naturals, they carefully research the safety of every ingredient they use. In their products, you will never find a mix of organic ingredients accompanied by hazardous chemicals. They want their customers to know that they may buy from Valley Green Naturals with confidence.