Hello everyone. I'd like to tell you all about solid soap bars and shampoos and how good of a frugal option they are.
Recently I found that solid shampoos exist (I bought mine on a store called Lush). These look a lot more expensive at first, since its price is high for such small amounts, but they last so much longer!
I bought a 55g solid shampoo for 9€, and my girlfriend and I have been using it everyday (sometimes more than once) for 2 months, and it still has like 40-50% left. So for 9€, we get shampoo for 2 people for almost 4 months.
I tried the regular soap bars on Lush but they are expensive and pretty much last as long as any other soap bars), but I started noticing how cheap regular soap bars are at local supermarkets, they're like around 40 cents. I started doing some searches because I always thought liquid soaps would clean better, but actually there are no studies that indicate this. They both clean the same. There are some theories that soap bars would theoretically clean better because it causes some friction but there is no proof of this. Because if you wash your hands correctly, with basically any soap, you clear all the bacteria anyway (or the 99.9%).
You can also look at local soap producers, for example I'm from Portugal and we have a soap that we call Sabão Azul or Offenbach Soap.
It is so good that before the boom in liquid disinfectant soap in hospitals and such, this was the soap used in Operating Rooms, to disinfect, to wash hands pre and post operations, etc. And it is as cheap as 60cent/bar.
So you can save a lot of money, and still have very good (or better) soap options. Bonus points is that these are much better than the environment since you don't use so much plastic, and they cost a lot less to make.
A bonus frugal tip, and this is only if you want to go ultimate frugal, I started saving the soap bars when they're reaching the end, so when you have enough slivers, you can boil them and make new soap bars with all the scents mixed. There are various ways of doing it, you can even make liquid soap and add moisturizer, and then save it to a recipient you have at home, so that your guests can use it, if they don't want to use the soap bars.
I've noticed a lot of people on this sub asking for recommendations for switching to shampoo bars, and it seems like many don't realize that there are different cleansing agents out there. So I thought I'd put this out in the hopes that some of you will get some help when you first start looking for a bar or aren't happy with the one you have. FYI I'm not a hair expert of any kind, I've just done a little digging on this topic and I've tried at least 5 shampoo bars over the years. Much of this is from personal experience, so your MMV. Please add to or correct anything here - I'm always willing to learn new things about shampoo!
IMO there are 4 major cleansing types found in shampoo bars:
Some other notes:
Hi everyone! So I’m looking for some advice here! I’ve succeeded in getting my boyfriend to start using a shampoo bar, yay. He’ll pretty much use whatever I give him, he’s not picky with scents or ingredients. I however have very thick and wavy/curly hair so I use more expensive products. So I’m hoping someone can recommend a shampoo bar that is cheap so he doesn’t continue to use my products, but still not wrapped in plastic or anything. I don’t have any Zero Waste stores near me, so I’m pretty much looking at the big name stores or online. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated!
Edit: in Wisconsin, USA 🧀🇺🇸
Hey all, I'm looking for some recommendations on a shampoo bar. I quite like the lush "soak and float" shampoo bar, but I'd like to try something else. I have a fairly dry scalp so something that's ideal for dry skin would be great. Also, preferably from a small business.
I've had enough of big plastic bottles of head & shoulders. Thankyou!
Edit: forgot to mention I am in the UK so something that ships from Europe is preferred but not essential
Hiya! I very recently took a dive into shampoo bars, with a purchase of Angel Hair. However, I did find it a little bit drying, as did the others who used it in my household, and unfortunately my budget cannot keep up with my Lush obsession. I’d rather know other people’s experiences so that I don’t have to buy and test them myself and possibly waste money.
Firstly, I’ll be asking for a friend. She has thick, frizzy and very dry hair that she colours frequently. I was thinking about buying CRC for her as a gift, but I have seen a couple of reviews claiming it increased frizz, which really worries me. If there is a risk of this happening, does anyone with similar hair have an alternative? Thank you!
Now I’ll ask for me. I have very thick hair, but apart from that I don’t really have many needs. I don’t have any problems with hair, but of course I do need a shampoo and I’m not sure which one to pick as I don’t especially need any of the benefits. Again, thinking of CRC due to its conditioning ability, but I was also thinking of HIWMH. Thoughts?
If Angel Hair is a recommendation, are there any solid / pressed conditioners anyone can recommend that have helped them with similar issues?
Thank you again in advance, I’m sorry if this question has been asked before but I can’t seem to find anyone with similar hair types that has given a review.
Have a nice day! :)
Does anyone know if this is seasonal? I bought 4 of them about a month ago (of course I still have some left) but since then I haven’t seen them in the store and I really like them (and that I don’t have to waste a plastic bottle) does anyone have the insider about if they’re permanent??
i'm not too fussed if they have or haven't had a change! if they have, i know i'll need to get one of the sls free ones for a problem solved and if they haven't changed, i know that the hair loss is something else and i'm fine to keep using the bars i have been. I just wanna know where to go from here (EDIT: moved this part from the end to the beginning since i don't want to start the whole sls debate)
so i've been having a bunch of hair loss since using soak and float and i've seen on here that, very rarely, some people can have hair loss from sls. however, i've used "new", seanik and jumping juniper before with no problem? the last one i used was bought a Long time ago and i can't remember if the shampoo bars were reformulated along with the conditioners.
I'd originally been blaming the hair loss on breakage from bleaching, even though that's never happened to me before and my hair doesn't seem brittle at all. I've been taking a closer look at the hair that's falling out and it's all from the roots (and i have a good near 2 inches of unbleached roots) so... maybe not the bleach?
(sorry for being so lengthy!)
Hi guys! I’m super new to shampoo bars and I’m currently in love with soak and float. I use the lush storage tin, but I’ve noticed that it’s getting stuck and developing a gel-like substance on the part that’s stuck. When I wash my hair, the gel falls off and I’m losing a part of the shampoo bar. I assume it’s because of water, but I do my best to wash the tin out and make sure it’s as dry as possible before I put the shampoo bar away. I even wash the suds off the bar. So my question is: how do you guys store yours to prevent this from happening?
I want to start using a shampoo bar vs the bottle to reduce waste. I have 2c, high porosity hair in a very humid climate. I shampoo once or twice week. I need something moisturizing as my hair tends to be dry and frizzy and will soak up whatever I put in in it. Does anyone have any suggestions on brands or even ingredients I can look for as I look around?
Hey y’all, I’ve been using Lush products forever but just recently found this sub. My partner and I have been trying to become more low waste while we’re in self isolation. She has really long, thick hair and thus far the couple of low waste shampoos she’s tried have left her hair feeling really dry and brittle after a few uses. I suggested she try a Lush shampoo bar next but wasn’t sure which one to suggest. Any suggestion on which shampoo bar she could try that would be hydrating?
Dear fellow onebaggers,
I decided to try to switch from liquid to solid soaps because I fell in love with the practicality of the Matador Flatpacks. I liked the idea of creating less plastic waste, not having to worry over having any liquids in my carry-on bags and not having to constantly refill my little soap bottles.
I do have quite short hair (3-10mm sides and roughly 10cm at the top) so this might not be as helpful for long haired folks.
I tried the soak and float shampoo bar by Lush and it works so amazingly well that I haven’t tried another one so far. It foams loads so you don’t need much of it and I guess it will last me roughly 3 month of washing my hair every other day. It smells great and makes my hair really silky and shiny- even without conditioner. It supposedly helps against dandruff. My bf who has issues with a try and itchy scalp tried it and it worked for about a week before he had to switch back to the “normal” anti dandruff stuff which is the longest he was able to use a “non-chemical” product without having an itchy head all day.
So my conclusion for this product is: Amazing if you have short hair and not a particularly difficult scalp. It is on the more expensive side though so it might be worth trying some of the cheaper stuff first and see how they work for you.
I again love the Lush bar! It’s just a great product. It doesn’t foam but your hair gets silky and smooth within seconds and it feels amazing afterwards and has a great shine to it. The smell is not as fragrant as the shampoo bar but very pleasant.
The foamie is half the price of a lush bar and rather ok than great. It smells really nice but it feels more like a shampoo bar in the sense that it foams a lot and your hair feels “squiky” after using it not soft and smooth. The hair feels much better after being dried properly and the conditioner gives the hair a nice shine. I just imagine that people with long hair might struggle to properly detangle their hair after using this bar.
To me the decision is clear: spend a little more money and get a product you really enjoy using.
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I am wanting to find a local business that sells shampoo/conditioner bars. I follow Home Sweet Soap but she doesn’t sell hair care.
I know there is Lush and Buff City Soap but I would rather try to find others to support first. Thanks y’all!
I picked Sea of Gray and Gulf Breeze by Solstice Scents in the hopes of them being a close match, but as of now I'm not convinced they come close. I actually just got them them and a few other samples this week, so I'll be posting those reviews to help other review research fanatics like myself, so stay tuned for my first review post!
I already tried posting this on r/Lush awhile ago to no avail. You guys are my only hope. I've been pestering some of you for your thoughts on salty, oceanic notes (my soul longs to be in the seaaaaa), so some here might already know, I'm a salt note fiend.
I own a lot of perfume (and the fiance is concerned haha), but that scent profile is my white whale and I can only rest once I have captured it. Am awfully tempted to have it made as a custom quite frankly (am thinking a D&F custom single or something perhaps) but in the mean time I would really fucking love the rec's you all have.
If this helps, these are the ingredients that I believe make up the scent:
Despite this having lemon, it's not a distinct note I pick up, but I'm guessing its what adds to the "freshness" of the overall scent. For reference, it's not lemon-y like Big (shampoo bar and the body spray). There's a bit of sweetness from the cocoa butter, chamomile and benzoin that's wonderfully blended and balanced out by the tangy salt (and lemon I'm guessing).
Other salty scents I know but have yet to try are Lagoon and Vanilla Sea Salt (by Firebird), and Nereids (by Sixteen92) as they sound like they might capture the essence of what I'm after, but god damn I'll be hard pressed if I can't get the that scent in a bottle. My heart (and wallet) need some peace!
+ it fights against climate change!
I'm looking at buying a shampoo bar and a conditioner bar, because I like the idea of not going through plastic bottles like crazy. My hair gets kinda oily after a few days, but that's about it. It's curly when I keep it shorter, so something that doesn't weigh down my hair would be great. Thanks ahead of time!
So I just started using shampoo bars more. Back in the day i would get one or two when i went to a local stand but i never made it a point to get them. Now I'm switching over to using just them. I hate how hair collects on them... (my husband probably wont use it unless i figure out how to keep hair off the bar) so can I crochet a soap saver and put it in there and it still work well? 😅 I have my body soap in soap savers so I figure it's not that different? What do you do to keep the hair off the shampoo bars?
wondering if there’s any good use for or how to properly dispose of the pieces of shampoo, lotion, etc. bars when they’re too small to use. especially with the lotion would it make sense to melt them down into one mismatched lotion bar? idk man
I have this shampoo bar and I don't know enough about ingredients to make a judgement if it's actually good for my hair or not. I got it in Austria, so this list is in german but I think it's understandable. Anything good/bad stand out? Any reccs for gentle shampoo bars you can buy in the US? Thanks!
INCI: Atriumcocoylisethionat, Aqua, Brassica Oleracea Italica Seed Oil, Butyrospermum parkii butter, Panthenol, Hydrolysed silk, Leuconostroc /radish root ferment filtrate, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Urtica dioica powder, Mentha spicata oil, Citrus Paradisi Peel Oil, Nardostachys jatamansi oil
Inh.: Sodium-Coco-Sulfat, dest. Wasser, Brokkolisamenöl, Shea, D-Panthenol, Seidenprotein, Rizinusöl, Brennesselpulver, äth. Krauseminze,-Grapefruit-Nardenöl
I been using the shampoo bar from the zero waste store (blossom bar) but I have a dry and itchy scalp for years so I'm looking for recommendations for a shampoo bar bc I really don't want to go back to using bottles unless I have to. I have thick and wavy hair. My hair is also dry too.
I'm going to finally make the switch to bar soap of all flavors soon. I'm really excited about it but am struggling to figure out the proper way to store the bars. I have a shared shower situation where I have to take all of my products. I want the bars to dry but I also don't want soapy water leaking all in my bag. Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated!
My mom is fascinated with my shampoo bars and really likes the no packaging waste aspect, but she has a weird thing about wanting her shampoo and conditioner to have the same scent and from my Lush knowledge/ investigation it doesn’t seem any of the shampoo bars share a scent with any conditioners.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to which shampoo bar and conditioner combo kinda shares the same scent family enough that she might like them? I’m going to order SOMETHING and if she hates it then I’ll sample them myself. :)
Shampoo I’m specifically looking for a bar whereas conditioners I’d go with any type.
Does anyone else get a sticky grey residue on on their brushes or combs? I've been using various shampoo bars for about 1.5 years and have to clean my combs once a week.
I've used Jr Liggett Ethnique One homemade apple cider vinegar shampoo bar
I don't know if anyone else considers this an issue but ever since I switched my household to shampoo and conditioner bars, knowing which is which is a bit of a thing since they're no longer in a labeled bottle. So this is my temporary solution -- I peeled the stickers off the old bottles and stuck them to some soap dishes.
One day I have a vision of making a nice looking soap rack with attractive labels for soap, shampoo, and conditioner but for now this is the temporary solution.
Hi All! Hoping to get some recommendations for the following :)
I am looking for CG (Curly Girl)-friendly shampoo and conditioner. Luvmilk shampoo is not CG-friendly, please don't recommend it. I have tried the Luvmilk conditioner and it is not hydrating enough for my hair (3a/3b type) even though it smells wonderful! I love Luvmilk...but these products don't work for me sadly.
I am also looking for bar soap for our bodies. My partner and I share bar soaps and these are the specifications we have:
• good for acne-prone (him) and dry skin (me)
• under $8/bar (we go through one bar every 6-8 weeks)
• does not contain peppermint oil (causes my vulva irritation)
• is not only using olive oil (?) (all the olive oils soaps I've tried have made my skin feel drier)
• has scents that aren't gourmand (neither of us like gourmands)
We have tried Firebird. My partner didn't like it (I did). We've tried Fleegal Farms (http://www.fleegalfarms.com/Soap-Bars_c_11.html), and liked it fairly well.
Thank you so much! <3
Im a total hippie. I like to say my personal style is like "Kurt Cobain mixed with Janis Joplin"
Anyway, im always looking for ways to reduce my use of plastic and other harmful stuff for the environment. And a shampoo bar is something i wanted to try but hadnt been able to find until the other day when i happened to be in a "earth friendly" shop. I picked one up, figured it was was worth a shot.
Anyone had good/bad/indifferent experiences with shampoo bars?
Hi! So I bought the posh shampoo bar when it first came out. I’ve used it a couple times, but it absolutely wrecked my scalp. I’m not really comfortable returning a used product like that during a pandemic. Does anybody have any unique ideas on how to repurpose this bar to avoid wasting it? Thanks for any input!
Has anyone found a good local shampoo/conditioner bar vendor for textured/curly hair? Trying to reduce my online shopping and stick local :)
I’m trying to lower my plastic waste. Has anyone found good, curly girl approved. shampoo and conditioner bars? 2b/c with fine texture here
Hi I am sorry for my poor english first.
I am looking for shampoo bar which hasn't low ph and holds my hair curl well. I've tried Dove beauty bar but it has low ph so couldn't cleanse my scalp perfectly and my hair curl (I got my hair permed) was just straightened.
Please leave a comment if you know any shampoo bar I would prefer. Thank you.
I'm consider trying out shampoo bars and body wash, I'm just wondering if anyone has tried them. And what is your opinion on them
I’m trying to eliminate as much single use plastic as I can, but I can’t seem to find any solid leads on shampoo bars good for scalp psoriasis. Does any have any recommendations?
I'm wondering if any UK redditors see this and can recommend a shampoo bar? Most on this sub are over in the US.
Just over a year ago I started the CG method but didn't get along with it. Shampoos that are "allowed" made my hair greasy and vile. My hair was disgusting for about 3 months. But it did lead me to faith in nature, though not strictly CG, it was fine for my curls and didn't leave hair a greasy mess. (It's SLS free but has Ammonium laureth sulfate, so I guess my hair still wanted some kind of normal cleaning agent that was missing in CG products).
I recently moved to the Faith in Nature shampoo bar and I have a sticky build up on the back of my head and even 15 minutes of rinsing won't get rid of it. I really don't want to experiment or have vile hair for another 2 or 3 months again. I'm job hunting, I have interviews, I just can't be looking disgusting and take the knock to my confidence (10 rejection emails a day will do that by itself, thank you.)
So are there any UK shampoo bars that don't make a sticky mess and are still good for curly hair?
Brands I've seen in the UK that I don't think are suitable: Lush - use SLS Ethique - shipped from NZ, sort of defeats the point? Faith in Nature - see above.
I've recently decided to minimize the plastic in all the cosmetic stuff I use, so I got rid of all my shampoo, conditioner, body wash bottles and switched completely to solid soap bars. So now I have four different soap bars lying around on my douche rack, and they sometimes fall through the rack grid which can get quite annoying ...
So now the question: I'm really into DIY now, does anyone have some cool ideas for some kind of soap bar storage where I can put in multiple bars? I was thinking of maybe getting some kind of wooden container without lid, drill some holes so that the water from the wet soaps can drain. And maybe even put some little dividers in there so that the soap bars won't stick together?
Would be happy for some creative input :)
So i've used the lush shampoo bars (also 'Big') for a while now. But i'm dying my hair from brunette to blonde soon and I was just wondering if its okay to still use the shampoo bars (and maybe Big) on dyed hair? Or are there other ones to use instead?
I've only just finished all of my old bottles lf shampoo and started on a shampoo bar (from lush). Its been surprisingly good, I didnt expect it to lather as well as it does. I see lots of people talking about transitioning problems. Whats the deal? Should I have eased in? I haven't noticed any difficulties, but have only washed my hair twice over 8 or so days. Edit: typo
Hi I’m new here, and I’m married to my lush shampoo bar. I have hated their conditioner bars, but recently heard of Viori Beauty and I think it looks awesome. But I have been trying to research the product before making a purchase and I can’t find a lot information beyond what the company has presented about themselves. Has anyone tried them, or know someone who has tried them?
I’ve been using bar shampoo and R&B conditioner (both from Lush) for some time now. The shampoo maybe a year and I was using a bar conditioner from Lush for a while but then switched to R&B. My hair has kinda always been frizzy but a few years ago I discovered that I could keep my curls and tame the frizz by French braiding my hair until it dries, then undoing the braid. No luck now. I also never had a problem if I straightened my hair (in high school I would go like a full week without washing my hair after I straightened it and I didn’t have to re-straighten it due to frizz), but now I straighten it every once in a while and my hair looks like Hermione’s in the first movie after an hour.
I don’t want to go back to shampoos and conditioners that use a whole bunch of mixed plastics, but I feel like I look very unprofessional at work because my hair is either down and frizzy or up and frizzy. Please help.
Refillable shop is mailed about 350 miles (USPS from Southern California to Central), with containers mailed back. Bar comes in thin recycled cardboard packaging picked up at Target, but ultimately takes longer to lather and results in about 3 extra minutes in shower time (CA, so drought is problematic). Both are biodegradable and natural and all that good stuff. Which is actually better for the environment?
This isn't the first time I spent $400 on soap... last time this happened was February and before that August 2019...
I received a free shampoo bar from a zero-waste shop. It initially had some nice citrus smell to it but after the first wash, it started to smell very unpleasant and chemical-like. I tried using it as a hand soap but it makes my hand very dry and rubbery. Added with the weird smell, I really want to bin it.
Is it still safe to use? Why does it smell so bad? It was a gift from the shop owner, I don't want to sound rude and tell them this.
EDIT: The ingredients: Oleo europaea (olive oil), Aqua (Water), Oleo Cocos Nucifera (Coconut), oleo elaeis guineensis (organic sustainable palm oil), Sodium Hydroxide, Oleo Ricinis Communis (Castor), Prunus dulcis (Sweet almond oil), Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange Oil), Citrus medica limonum (Lemon)
It seems on the site they’re saying it’s here to stay but I’m not sure since it was a holiday release
It says on my country's (Hungary) website that New has a sodium laureth sulfate base, however other countries' sites state that it has an SLS base. I would like to try a shampoo bar but both SLS and SCS trigger my eczema, so it would be amazing to know what's up with New. Thanks for the help!
Hello :) just wanted to share my experience with New, and wondering if anyone has had similar problems with shampoo bars. For reference I have lots of straight, medium thick hair with kind of oily roots. Each of the three times I used the shampoo my scalp was super itchy and burning- and the feeling lasted the entire next day! Besides that uncomfortable feeling, the shampoo left my hair very dry, dull and kind of frizzy. To anyone considering New, be aware that the scent is crazy strong (like, made not only my bathroom but my entire apartment have a strong smell for days) and is very sickening for me personally :/. I get way better results from my usual trader joes shampoo (also vegan and cruelty free)- my hair is shiny, cleansed without being dry, and I can go 3-4 days between washes. I'm wondering if the reaction could've been because of the high concentration of SLS (the tj's shampoo is SLS-free), or a different ingredient? Are there bars less likely to cause irritation? Has anyone had similar reactions after using the bars?
On a side note, lush Spain have been very helpful and surprisingly refunded me without needing me to return the shampoo. I would've preferred a replacement (different) shampoo bar instead of a refund but hey, I can't complain.
Hey y’all! I have fine, super dense, 2b-2c wavey hair and I’m looking to switch to bar shampoo and conditioner to cut down on waste. I would prefer something curly girl approved because my hair has loved not having sulfates/silicones/drying alcohols over the past few months. Does anyone have some they love? Thank you in advance :)
Before I started the CGM I used to use lush shampoo bars and conditioners. Now I’m become more environmentally conscious and looking for CG approved shampoo bar. Preferably sold online as not really keen on going shopping at the moment.
My scalp can get quite greasy and have fine hair but quite a lot of it for reference. My hairs barely wavy and I wash one to two times a week.
Thanks in advance.
I live three hours from my nearest lush, so I ordered a couple shampoo bars and solid conditioners to have on hand until the lockdown is over. Does anyone have some tips on good ways to store them so they don't go weird? I have tins, but should I use packets of silica gel to keep them from absorbing moisture or something? Thanks for any advice! 😊
I use the coconut rice cake shampoo bar.
I was using it every other day and my hair was so nice and voluminous and clean. Now after 2 weeks my hair gets really greasy really fast and I have to wash it every day.
What's up with this? Could it be the hot weather? (I live in Nevada and ride to work on my motorcycle.) Or, is this typical for shampoo bars?
Also, I have really long hair and the shampoo bar is starting to look worn down. How long do the bars typically last?
Any help would be great.
Last summer I tried to switch from liquid shampoo to a shampoo bar. It didn't go well because I got incredibly horrible sticky waxy residue to my hair. It got to the point where my hair was from scalp all the way to the ends covered in this wax. When wetting my hair it was almost impossible to get my fingers to my scalp because it was just a wax clump. It was like I had car wax on my head. Apple cider vinegar softened it a bit, but it started to stick to the wax resulting in my head smelling like vinegar even though I tried rinsing it afterwards. It got to the point where my husband started sleeping his back towards me because my hair smelled so horrible. Around that time I gave up and switched back to liquid shampoo.
That was 10 months ago. My scalp and roots still have the waxy residue. It's not as bad, but it still makes my hair look dirty fast and it feels disgusting when I wash my hair. I've tried apple cider vinegar, apple sauce and coffee grounds, honey and who knows what. It is frustrating. So does anyone know any good tips on how to get rid of the waxy residue? My hair is undyed, straight, fine and thin.
Update. I've been brushing my hair with boar bristle brush. Today I washed my hair with clarifying shampoo. I let it sit few minutes, massaged a lot and lathered it few times after quick rinses. Then I tried the white vinegar rinse. Because my scalp is sensitive I decided to dilute it a bit just to be safe. It burned, so I diluted it a lot more. It still burned a bit, but I decided to just go for it just in case it would work. I let it sit few seconds and then rinsed because holy sh** that felt like using hand sanitizer on extremely dry and wounded skin. Not going to try that again, especially because it didn't do much difference. I continued with a hair mask that I put also on my scalp as it needed some soothing. At this moment I don't see much difference except my scalp is red.
I'm going to let my scalp heal at least a week before using clarifying shampoo again. I ordered jamaican black castor oil last week and hopefully that will help my scalp heal more. I'll continue with brushing and clarifying shampoo for few months. If after summer the situation doesn't get better I'll have to go to an eco hair salon and see if they can help. It's quite clear that I shouldn't try any strong treatments on my own as my scalp is just too sensitive. Thank you every one for your help! I really appreciate everyone.
Hey there! I know ACV (and baking soda) are super harmful for hair, so I don't intend to use any directly on scalp/hair. However, I did purchase the ACV Wildland Botanicals Shampoo Bar per some low poo recs.
Would using this/doing occasional ACV rinses be damaging?
Recommendations alternatively if so?
My hair: began low poo a few weeks ago, have been scritching and preening to the best of my ability daily + BBB. Discovered wavy 2A hair after a life of straight hair! Very fine, thin strands, low porosity :)
Y'all are heroes. It worked SO WELL, even cleaning my harder-to-clean brushes with minimal effort. I wet the brushes with warm water, then swirled them around on the wet shampoo bar, and the makeup just came off quickly. I then rinsed the brushes and swirled them on a dry towel gently... I'd dare to say that it worked better than my actual brush cleaners. I have cleaned them twice in the last week, and have not noticed any difference in my skin (I specifically waited to post this, just to make sure). If you aren't going to use it for you hair, like I won't, here's a way to at least get some use out of it. Thank you to the person who suggested it!
Background knowledge: feel free to skip this section if you desire! I generally prefer shampoo and conditioner bars for health and environmental reasons. My favorite indie company for those is Fortune Cookie Soap. I tried Lush and Chargin Valley, and my hair was a disaster afterward. With Chargin, I had to buy bottled shampoo and conditioner from the grocery shop to reverse the damages! A week ago or so, somebody posted about Felin Lune Apothecary within this community, and I got curious. I ordered shampoo & conditioner bars in Apple Berry Jam and received a free shaving cream in Hazy Rose. I got my package this morning; thus, I took a shower later.
I often emphasize my allergy to lavender in my comments and posts because people tend to make suggestions, including that note. Floral scents make me sneezy, so I didn't order shampoo & conditioner bar in Hazy Rose. The results were entirely unexpected.
Apple Berry Jam: (How can you say no to this delicious smelling scent? This shampoo bar will leave your hair smelling like lush strawberries, crisp apples, peach nectar, melon, and delicate white flowers.)
I was impressed with the quality of the bars. My hair is soft. However, it smells strongly of flowers. I was hoping to smell like a fruit bowl, but alas, I was a bit sad. :-( I will order the bars again.
**Hazy Rose: (**Scented with a blend of vanilla, honey, strawberry, and citrus. Accented with notes of lavender and clary sage.)
I didn't know this shaving cream contains lavender until I just copied and pasted the scent notes above. Whoops. I am surprised that I didn't have an allergy reaction to it, but drat, I can't order this one anymore. Anyway, the shaving cream is amazing! My legs feel silky insofar I want to rub them just like a cricket. It smells like cotton candy. Light. Despite my allergy, I actually like it, but I am sad that I can't order it anymore. :-(
Anyway, I will order the bars and shaving cream again! 10/10.
This is a very silly question, but I’m curious how others organize their baths. So many hanging shower caddies are geared for bottles. The wide metal slats seem like they’d let soap slivers drop through. The height of the baskets don’t seem right for preventing soap from slipping off the edge easily. Not to mention there’s no way to designate the shampoo, conditioner, and other soaps from one another.
My tub has rounded edges so unfortunately soap dishes are not an option. Curious what other people do to organize their sustainable showers. Thank you!
I have tried the lush shampoo + conditioner bars and have found them very drying and made my hair feel like straw, on top of making it tangle very easy dries my scalp out. I also found it really hard to actually get the soap applied because I have thick hair. I can’t actually rub the bar on my head, or like I said, it will knot and tangle. And rubbing the bar in my hands to get a lather doesn’t yield enough to penetrate to the roots. On top of that, my hair craves heavy duty things. I’m currently using a Maui Moisture damaged hair mask as a conditioner (swear I bought the one strictly for moisturizing) that’s meant to be used as a once per week thing.
Does anyone have and recommended creamy/hydrating/moisturizing shampoo and conditioner bars. Or even kitchen stuff (but I do have sensory issues)
Edit: to clarify kitchen stuff, I mean things designated as food. So like olive oil or coconut oil with eggs or something like that as shampoo/conditioner.
Hi, guys. I'm going blue in the face, here. I've been doing a bit of researching about shampoo and conditioner bars with the intention of reducing my plastic and water consumption. If anyone could point me in the direction of a product safe for use on dyed hair, and is cruelty free, please PLEASE point me in the right direction! Any help would be so deeply appreciated.
Note: easy delivery in Europe would be nice. I don't mind paying for a good product, but shipping from across the globe kinda goes against the eco-conscious grain.
Hi! I have fine hair, but I have a lot of it. So anything marketed as “moisturizing” weighs down my hair, and just about everything else tangles it. I have to wash my hair every day, since I am always out in the blistering heat, so I need something that nourishes my scalp because of the everyday washing. Is there anything that could provide moisture and TLC, without weighing my hair down?
I love Lush’s Jason and the Argon oil bar but I would love to purchase from and Indie store that has a great ( if not better) product. Suggestions?
Does anyone know if there are curly girl approved shampoo and conditioner bars that can be purchased online. I'm trying to get into a zero waste lifestyle and would like to try the bars out if they are safe for curly hair.
Are there significant savings to be made switching to bar form hair care products instead of liquids? It seems to be the case for body wash and laundry detergent. Also do they actually work for someone with longer hair? Has anyone tried it?
Tell me about your experiences with different shampoo bars! What type of hair do you have? How often do you need to wash your hair when using a shampoo bar?