117 Craig St. Parksville BC
We have packaged up our most popular hair bar duos (complete with travel tins!), to create the ultimate on-the-go zero-waste hair care solution. These power-house bars, produce soft, silky, manageable, salon-quality hair, and are the perfect substitute to reduce single-use plastic bottle waste. And most importantly, our hair bars are: color-safe, vegan and cruelty-free!
THE DETOXIFIER TRAVEL SET
activated charcoal + aloe | bergamot + blood orange)
Ash, honey, golden, strawberry, or bronde: whichever shade you’re rockin’, it's an investment to keep your hair looking its best! But don’t despair blondie babes, we’ve got the solution: meet, The Detoxifier. With the cleansing and toning power of activated charcoal, and the moisturizing and conditioning properties of soothing aloe vera, apricot seed, and hemp seed oil, you’ll banish the brass, and keep your locks smooth and hydrated between salon visits!
*The shampoo bar can also be used as a clarifying treatment, as required, for most hair types (use caution with vivid hair colors).
(rosemary + stinging nettles | lavender + sweet basil)
A few too many trips to the salon left your tresses feeling a little less than fabulous? And in serious need of a healthy dose of TLC? Enter, The Fixer. With a combination of: soothing lavender, a touch of sweet basil, and the deep warmth of cedar wood essential oils, and super-power ingredients – stinging nettle extract and rosemary essential oil – you'll reduce scalp inflammation, neutralize free radical damage and oxidative stress, all while blocking DHT to help prevent hair loss. Hair is left feeling, stronger and more resilient: ready for whatever you can throw at it!
(colloidal oatmeal + amla oil | juniper + palmarosa)
Sometimes you need a little hydration, sometimes you need a lot! With colloidal oatmeal and amla oil, the Hydrator works to treat scalp ailments, including dryness, eczema, psoriasis, and rashes; and we all know that a healthy scalp makes for healthy hair. Chock full of vitamin B and the natural polysaccharide beta glucan, which acts as an emollient, the colloidal oatmeal delivers shine, moisture and damage repair, making your hair less brittle and more elastic with each use. Coupled with amla oil, which is used in Ayurvedic medicine to stimulate the hair follicle and encourage growth, these nourishing ingredients provide a perfect environment for long and healthy hair. This is a plus for curly and kinky hair types, which tend to be more prone to mechanical and manipulation damage.
(french green clay + matcha green tea | eucalyptus + cedar wood)
If it’s good enough for Marie Antoinette, it’s good enough for us! The French green clay in this hair bar duo acts like a sponge and literally 'drinks' oils, toxic substances, and impurities from your scalp and hair. Its toning action, coupled with the antioxidant and protective properties of matcha green tea, stimulates the scalp by bringing fresh blood to damaged skin cells, revitalizing your hair. With sweet almond oil and shea and cocoa butters, the conditioner bar helps ease the stress of styling and heat.
THE BALANCER TRAVEL SET
(calendula | neroli + sweet orange)
Yin or yang. Light or dark. Salad or French fries... cause, ya know, life is all about balance. Hair out of whack? Maybe has a case of the Jekyll and Hyde's? Enter: the Balancer. With turmeric and calendula, this bar not only normalizes hair follicle activity, it also promotes stronger hair by amping up collagen production and providing nutrition to your roots. Calming neroli, and a hint of sweet orange essential oil, combine to create a subtle and neutral scent. The oils provide added hair and scalp benefits that include: dandruff prevention, cell rejuvenation, and hair growth stimulation.
Corrie Leigh Smith
Welcome to Shades of Green, I’m so glad you’re here!
When I opened the store in 2009 there wasn’t many options for sustainable, earth friendly products in our community. It was a bit hard at first to source these kinds of products but now with so many people getting on board with the Zero waste movement there’s so much more available. We love to support Local and Canadian Made products as much as possible but when we do source products made outside of North America we make sure they are Made responsibly in Fair Trade practices.
Thank you for visiting the shop and wherever you are on your earth loving journey we are here to help. Small changes everyday can make a big impact.