"Hair washing without a Bottle? Try a Shampoo Bar!"

January 10, 2008 at 9:58 pm 10 comments

If you haven’t read my bittersweet hair history, you can read more at this post: Embrace Yourself!

The best advice that I can pass onto you it that regular shampoos are entirely too harsh for most hair. Curly and Wavy hair in particular needs its natural oils or sebum to give the hair weight and hold in moisture.

A great alternative to conditioner washing or co-washing, is by using a gentler form of shampoo. With a gentler natural shampoo, one that can mildly cleanse without stripping.  Look for shampoos that contain moisturizing ingredients such as jojoba oil, babassu oil, olive oil, or mango butter. Sounds pretty good doesn’t it?

I have come across two such gentle emollient shampoos. But they don’t come in a bottle. The are called Shampoo Bars, and they offer something different and can provide something really unique to your hair.

Herbaria Soaps: Traveler’s Choice Shampoo

Pros:   It cleans your hair without removing all its natural oils and leaves hair manageable.  Gentle on your scalp.  Is great for washing hair, and can be used as your soap and shaving cream as well!

Price:  $5.95 for a 4.5 ounce bar (should last you a month), and if you purchase 6 bars of any Herbaria soaps, you will get the 7th  free.

Using a shampoo bar as an alternative to regular shampoo is something you will have to experience. Usually after using a traditional shampoo my hair would feel squeaky clean, after using a shampoo bar, I definitely noticed a different feel to the hair, it felt clean, but mildly coated and slightly tacky in its texture.  Jojoba Oil is actually a natural wax.

Anita Grant LTD, Babassu Shampoo Bar-

“Our Babassu Shampoo Bar cleanses your tresses and clarifies your scalp without stripping the natural oil from your hair. Easy to use – just make sure your hair is fully drenched with water then gently caress our Babassu Shampoo Bar onto your tresses. You’ll instantly see and feel the soft-fluffy bubbles turn into luxurious lather. So that when it comes time for you to rinse the lather from your hair, your curly coily tresses will just gleam with delight.

Babassu Oil– adds a sparkling glow to curly tresses restoring BabassuShampooBarstrength and elasticity from roots to tip.

Refined Mango Butter– Extreme moisturizing, healing and emollient properties rich in Vitamin A, Vitamins C & E and Selenium. It also helps to protect skin, hair & scalp from harmful UV rays.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil– Promotes sheen, a healthy scalp, adds nourishment & softness to dry hair & skin.”

Price: £5.95 or about $12.00 US Dollars, and a long wait for it to arrive from the UK.

Your scalp and hair will feel soft smooth and your curls will perk up in gratitude!

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Bionic Beauty  |  January 12, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    I just got a new sulfate-free shampoo by Healthy Sexy Hair. Do you think I should expect a few days of adjustment for my hair to “learn to live” without the chemicals?

    Great post btw. The Herbaria Jojoba bar worked for my color-treated fine-ish slightly-dry hair as well. 🙂


  • 2. Jen Hill  |  January 15, 2008 at 8:30 am

    I would expect a few weeks for your hair to adjust to the new shampoo routine. Let me know how it goes, very exciting!

  • 3. gaiaessentials  |  January 15, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    So true, I have been sharing this information with family, friends and customers for several years now. I cannot remember when I even had a “bottle” shampoo in the house…

    The following Handmade Natural Soap is a staple in my inventory:

    “Carrot Shampoo & Shave
    This soap creates a thick creamy lather from Castor, perfect for shampooing and shaving. With Carrot powder blended in to add beta-carotene, the Rosemary & Clary Sage treat hair follicles.”

    Debby Icide
    Gaia Essentials

  • 4. Jen Hill  |  January 15, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Thanks Debby, I will check out your web site, sounds fab!

  • 5. G.  |  January 16, 2008 at 11:49 am

    I’ve heard nothing but good things about Anita Grant’s products. The Babassu shampoo bar sounds amazing! I’ve tried both the shampoo and body bars (superfatted) from Chagrin Valley Soap. Great hair days when I used them.

    Great post!

    Off to check out Ms. Grant’s website!

  • 6. Jen Hill  |  January 16, 2008 at 11:56 am

    So great to hear from you! I just found out that Anita is expecting her first child in a few weeks. Very exciting.

    Her Babassu Shampoo Bar is amazing, I chose the unscented and used it this morning. I love how my hair feels and smells after using her shampoo bar.

  • 7. Bionic Beauty  |  January 20, 2008 at 9:11 am

    So far, my hair is reacting well to the new shampoo. it certainly has a lot more bounce and a lot less icky-ness at the end of the day. And the shampoo i got smells like chocolate, so yummy! lol. i’m such a sucker for smelly good things.

  • 8. Jen Hill  |  January 20, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Oooh Chocolate scented shampoo? That sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing BB!

  • […] the goat milk).  This shampoo bar creates a lovely lather and has a naturally sweet scent.  Shampoo bars are wonderful for anyone with a sensitive scalp, dry, or naturally curly hair (you can read more […]

  • 10. Jen Hill  |  November 13, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Reblogged this on Mythbuster Beauty and commented:

    Ever tried a shampoo bar? Most store-bought shampoos are too harsh for your hair.


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