Want to keep your mane shiny and glowing this summer?
Jack59 is a sustainable, plastic-free line of hair-care products in bar form that are handmade in small batches in Edmonton, Canada.
The company is Indigenous-owned, ethically driven and women-led, founded in 2015 by then-aspiring-dentist Vanessa Marshall. Jack59 was named after a stray dog Marshall’s daughter took in (and whom she named “Jack59”).
“In 2015, I had quit my job, and I had a plan for the business, but one thing was lacking—the name,” says Marshall, “One day, my daughter Isabella ran into the room crying and asking if we could name the company Jack59 in remembrance of the stray dog. I realized the name embraced the entire reason for starting my business in the first place: to be able to spend more time with my family.”
Jack59 bars are sustainably made and ethically sourced. They are also cruelty-free and don’t contain parabens, silicon or sulfate. They offer vegan and gluten-free options, too.Jack59“We are actively encouraging consumers to rethink product packaging and to make changes with the products they purchase, says Marshall, “Our shampoo and conditioner bars are a great way to eliminate a large amount of plastic being added to the landfills each year.”
Of course, they also help keep your hair looking—and feeling—great. The shampoo bars match the natural pH of your hair, gently cleansing the scalp without stripping oils or leaving any residue. If you’re not sure which product is right for your hair type, they’ve also got a handy quiz you can take to find just the right fit.
“Our newest product is our dry shampoo for light to medium-dark hair. We also have two new products in development at the moment: a hair pomade and a flaxseed hair gel. Stay tuned for a release date.”