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Plants are haircare heroes

We think just being plastic free isn't enough - when it comes to great haircare, what's inside really counts. KIND2 solid haircare bars are formulated with carefully selected plant-based ingredients. Gently cleansing, so your hair isn't stripped of its natural oils and nourishing to your scalp, our bars include concentrated actives that strengthen hair follicles and oils to promote shine.  And Rosemary Oil isn't the only superstar... 

Learn more about a few of our favourite plant heroes. 

Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Oil plays an important role in hair care, thanks to its unique composition and nourishing properties. A natural oil abundant in medium-chain fatty acids, particularly lauric acid, which easily penetrates the hair shaft. It’s particularly beneficial for dry, damaged, or frizzy hair, as it restores moisture and imparts a healthy shine. Coconut Oil acts as an effective conditioner, leaving the hair feeling softer and more manageable [1] and its antimicrobial properties  can aid in combating scalp infections, such as dandruff. Regular application of Coconut Oil can contribute to improved hair health, by strengthening the hair strands, reducing breakage, and minimising split ends.[2] Coconut Oil is an essential ingredient in our Shampoo and Conditioner bars, particularly  Hydrating Shampoo BarTwo in One Shampoo BarRestoring and Fragrance Free Conditioner Bars.


 Coconut Oil
Argan Oil

Argan (Argania Spinosa Kernel) Oil is a rich source of essential fatty acids like linoleic and oleic acid and is renowned for its ability to deeply moisturise and nourish the hair strands.[3] When applied to hair, Argan Oil forms a protective barrier that helps block it from damage caused by heat styling, UV rays, and pollutants. Its lightweight texture makes it easily absorbable, without leaving a greasy residue, meaning it’s great for all hair types. Argan Oil's high content of antioxidants such as vitamin E, assists in neutralising free radicals and reducing oxidative stress, promoting healthier hair and scalp. Argan Oil is known to tame frizz and reduce split ends, contributing to overall hair texture and appearance.[4] We use Argan Oil in many of our products and it’s key for our Restoring and Fragrance Free Conditioner Bars.


Chia Seed Oil offers a myriad of benefits for hair care! Chia Seed Oil (Salvia Hispanica) contains amino acids rich in protein and zinc, which promote growth and strengthen hair. It is an abundant source of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and essential vitamins such as vitamin E.[5] These nutrients play a crucial role in nourishing hair follicles and maintaining overall scalp health. On top of this, Chia Seed Oil is also known to be an effective moisturiser, hydrating your hair shaft to help prevent breakage, add shine, and reduce frizz, regular use leaves hair feeling softer and smoother.[6] We use Chia Seed Oil in our Hydrating Shampoo BarSensitive Shampoo BarTwo in One Shampoo BarRestoring and Fragrance Free Conditioner Bars.


Chia Seeds

Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus Officinalis) seems to be everywhere right now! It's been used as a healing herb for centuries and is rich in essential nutrients such as iron, calcium, and vitamins A and C. These nutrients are essential for maintaining a healthy scalp and hair. Rosemary Oil is also known to stimulate blood circulation, which promotes hair growth and minimises hair loss.[7] Rosemary Oil’s anti-fungal and antibacterial properties aid in ridding dandruff.[8] It also acts as a natural conditioner, moisturising hair strands and preventing dryness and brittleness.[9] Rosemary Oil provides the wonderful fresh fragrance of our best-selling Rebalancing Shampoo Bar. And if you're looking for an easy DIY and vegan hair mask, add a few drops of Rosemary Essential Oil to Argan or Olive Oil for a nourishing pre-wash treatment.


Camellia Oil or Tea Seed Oil (Camellia Oleifera) contains high amounts of vitamin E, as well as polyphenols - compounds that help the body produce antioxidants. These antioxidants in Camellia Oil help protect hair from damage and help maintain its natural lustre. Camellia Oil is hydrating and moisturising and is often used for skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and acne. The emollient properties of Camellia Oil help to smooth the hair cuticles, reducing frizz and flyaways. Unlike some heavier oils, Camellia Oil is light and non-greasy, but still intensely moisturising. Camellia Oil provides nutrients to your hair follicles and scalp, which aids in alleviating dandruff and [10] why we use it in our Sensitive Shampoo Bar.


Camellia Seed and Flowers
Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa) has anti-bacterial properties and contains fatty acids omega-3, 6, and 9, plus gamma-linoleic acid which moisturise the scalp. When you massage this oil into your scalp, it works wonders to nourish your roots, promoting a healthy environment for your hair to thrive.[11] Hemp Seed Oil also strengthens your hair, reducing breakage and split ends. This lightweight oil also has natural conditioning properties, leaving hair smooth and soft without weighing it down. And we use up-cycled UK grown Hemp Seed Oil diverted from food waste!

You can find Hemp Seed Oil in our Hydrating Shampoo BarTwo in One Shampoo BarRestoring and Fragrance Free Conditioner Bars.


When it comes to caring for your hair, Macadamia (Macadamia Ternifolia Seed) Oil is a miracle worker. This natural oil is packed with nourishing properties that can transform and revitalise your hair. Rich in fatty acids, Macadamia Oil deeply penetrates the hair strands, providing much-needed hydration and moisture which helps to improve the overall texture of your hair. Plus the antioxidants in Macadamia Oil to shield the hair from environmental damage, reducing the risk of hair breakage and split ends.[12] Macadamia Oil’s properties make it a very effective conditioner, and it has been shown to make hair sleeker, stronger and easier to style.[13] Additionally, Macadamia Oil is safe for sensitive and delicate skin.[14] You can find Macadamia Oil in our Two in One Shampoo Bar, Sensitive Shampoo Bar, and our Restoring and Fragrance Free Conditioner Bars.


Macadamia Oil


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[2] Vala, G. S., and P. K. Kapadiya. "Medicinal benefits of coconut oil." Int J Life Sci Res 2.4 (2014): 124-126.

[3] Gharby, Said, and Zoubida Charrouf. "Argan oil: chemical composition, extraction process, and quality control." Frontiers in nutrition 8 (2022): 804587.

[4] Santos-Longhurst, Adrienne. “Argan Oil for Hair Growth: Overview, Benefits, Uses, and Efficacy.” Healthline, 22 Feb. 2019,

[5] Wood, John RI, et al. "1028. SALVIA HISPANICA: Lamiaceae." Curtis's Botanical Magazine 39.2 (2022): 359 - 378.

[6] Davidson, Katey. “6 Benefits and Uses of Chia Seed Oil.” Healthline, 30 Oct. 2020,

[7] Boulenouar, Siham. "Essential oils, active ingredients in hair formulations." Journal de la Faculté de Médecine 6.1 (2022): 771-772.

[8] González-Minero, Francisco José, Luis Bravo-Díaz, and Antonio Ayala-Gómez. "Rosmarinus officinalis L. (Rosemary): An ancient plant with uses in personal healthcare and cosmetics." Cosmetics 7.4 (2020): 77.

[9] Guzmán, Eduardo, and Alejandro Lucia. "Essential oils and their individual components in cosmetic products." Cosmetics 8.4 (2021): 114.

[10] Staughton, John (BASc). “9 Amazing Benefits & Uses of Camellia Oil (Tea Seed Oil).” Organic Facts, 21 July 2021,

[11] “Hemp Seed Oil for Hair: Benefits and 9 Products.” Medical News Today, Accessed 27 July 2023.

[12] Watson, Kathryn. “Can You Use Macadamia Oil for Hair? Benefits, Risks, and How-To.” Healthline, 8 Mar. 2019,

[13] “Macadamia Oil: 3 Uses and Possible Health Benefits.” Medical News Today,

[14] Rubinowska, Katarzyna. "Content of active substances, activity, and application of nut oils." Biologically active compounds of plant origin in medicine: 17.

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