I've been thinking about trying out shampoo bars, since some of the US curlies seem to like them. The only place I know that sells them is Lush, but theirs have sls in them . I'm not strictly CG, washing my hair once a week with a dt, so I was wondering if anyone has tried and liked them.
Also, does anyone know other companies that sell shampoo bars (preferably CG), or that might ship domestically (rather than from the States)?
So I got them yesterday. I got a Deep Sea Mud sample with the delivery, I think it's for your face?
Anyway, I tried the Beer Shampoo bar yesterday and it smells sooooo good! I lathered right to the ends of my hair (I teach swimming and the chlorine gets right in there), then used 1-2 tbsp of Burt's Bees More Moisture conditioner. After plopping I added a bit of avg and scrunched and air dried.
My hair is shiny, less frizzy but most of all it's really soft!
2nd day hair isn't too bad either.
I'm going to try it again with my usual mousse and diffusing, see if it's still a winner
Also, it didn't feel so moisture sucking the way a lot of CG shampoos do.
ETA: I'll do a review of the Mint and Rosemary for Brunette's next week.
FeralCurls, nothing like that. Not slippery the way conditioner is, but definitely does not have that stripped feeling (like Alchemy :S). It's hard to describe, it's made of essential oils so it's soft when it lathers, but when rinsed out the hairs just feels like... hair.
I hope that makes sense lol.
Think you do need to use the vinegar rinses if you use the bars long term. This company does sell a apple cider vinegar rinse. Have to say that does put me off as the only time I tried a rinse it was total agony! Really hurt my scalp.
ow hope you recovered ok.
Fortunately my hair and scalp have reacted well to acv. I tried the rosemary and mint bar yesterday and today I have nice 2nd day hair! So far no build up but will keep you guys posted.
Hey Aussies, I have been using Beauty and the Bees products for over 3 years now, including the shampoo bars. I love them, they lather well but rinse out really easily. I use the Lemon one.
I did notice some kind of buildup however, my hair would occasionally get stiff, thick and stringy, especially at the back where I would have it in a ponytail, BUT, I never used to condition, I was under the impression that I didn't need to while using the poo bars and I thought the condish was making my hair too boofy so I ditched it when i started using the bars. Now I think that if I had have been following up with rinse outs and co washes I would not have had a problem.
I have been co washing for about a month now and in that time used the bar once to remove buildup, it seemed to really freshen up my hair. I will be using it for a second time tomorrow. I think once to twice a month will be enough for me with my current routine.
My hair hates ACV. I have tried it with all finds of dilutions and it always ends up like straw.
So yeah, long time user here, never really noticed a problem with build up until recently though which is odd. I can't rave about these bars enough, they are so handy to take traveling too, you can just slice off a portion to take away with you.
If you get it in your eyes it hurts like crazy, so be careful with that (if you use it on your kids and it gets in their eyes they will certainly let you know).