I feel that soap/shampoo bars are a little more then CO washing. I use a lot of really rich products and feel that the bars remove the residual ingredients. My hair hated the CV bar I tried because of the castor oil. I used one once and got rid of the rest.

In summer of 2008, soap/shampoo bars were the rage. I've been using them since that time with good results--tighter curl and more volume. Rarely use lowpoo or other cleansers.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix