Q: Your shampoos don’t seem to lather as much as traditional shampoos. Can your shampoo really clean my hair without a lot of lather?
A: It’s the dirty little secret many shampoo companies don’t want you to know. But, when you wash your hair with certain traditional shampoos, you may actually be stripping your hair and scalp of their natural oils. Many shampoos rely on sodium laurel sulfate or other damaging detergents for cleansing. While these shampoos may generate a thick lather to clean hair, they can also create dryness, frizziness, dullness, and color fade.
Natural herbs and botanicals have cleansing and hydrating properties. Our shampoos include a super-hydrating blend of fruit and plant extracts and essential vitamins to cleanse the hair as well as impart shine and softness, even to damaged hair.
Q: Are there any medicinal benefits to using your organic hair and skin products?
A: The Laughing Tree Organics doesn’t make medical claims for our products. However, if you suffer from skin or scalp disorders you may see improvement simply from NOT using products made with petrochemical ingredients. Our Hydrating Shampoos are great for cleansing oily, waxy scalp buildup, and our Hydrating Conditioners soothe and normalize the scalp. Organic nettle extract, aloe vera and jojoba oils are known to be scalp-soothing and can help calm sensitive or itchy scalp.
Q: Are your products hypoallergenic?
A: Hypoallergenic is a marketing term that refers to products formulated without the use of known allergens. The Laughing Tree Organics formulations are all natural and leave out many known allergens. We do not claim that our products are hypoallergenic because not every person will react the same way to the same product. However, our products are gentle enough for most people to use with sensitive skin.
Q: Why are different bottles of the same product sometimes different in color, scent or texture?
A: Natural ingredients are not standardized and uniformly mass-produced the way synthetic ones can be. Herbs and other ingredients harvested from different farms at different times will look or feel different when used in a product. Heat or cold conditions during shipping can cause products to become thicker or thinner, and temperature can also affect color or scent. The Laughing Tree Organics formulates in small batches to ensure product purity and standards.
Q: I’ve noticed that some of your products separate. Is this a problem?
A: The Laughing Tree Organics never uses synthetic emulsifiers to bind the ingredients of our products. Occasionally some separation may occur. This does not mean the product is spoiled, nor does separation lessen the product’s effectiveness. The problem is easily corrected by giving the bottle a shake before using.
Q: What is the shelf life of your products?
A: The shelf life of products varies. Small batches and quick shipment ensure freshness; however, opened products should be used within 6 months for best results. Short-term exposure to extreme temperature changes can affect the thickness and texture of products, resulting in possible separation; however, the freshness of the product is not compromised. Shaking and/or refrigerating products can restore consistency. Long-term exposure of products to sunlight and/or heat should be avoided because the resulting oxidation may affect freshness.