Essential Care Gentle Herb Shampoo

This is just brilliant for people with itchy scalps who don't get on with 'normal' shampoos because they cause itching or irritation. It was the first Soil Association-certified shampoo, from Essential Care - and now you don't have to take our word for its fab-ness, because it just scooped Gold Medal for Best Haircare in the Free From Skincare Awards (presented to co-founder Margaret Weeds, below, by Janey Lee Grace).

It is, as the award suggests, free from sulfates, parabens, artificial fragrance, preservatives and animal products - but the hair-caring ingredients leave yours soft, silky and tangle-free, which is why we're long-term fans and have recommended Gentle Herb Shampoo so widely, over the years.  It also really does get hair beautifully clean.  (Always desirable, in a shampoo.)

Itching to get your hands on it (literally)?  Details below.

And congrats, Essential Care.

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