Choosing to use a bar shampoo instead of the traditional ones, has lots of cons. They are environmentally friendly a fantastic way to avoid plastics, they are perfect to travel and are packed with natural ingredients, plus finding vegan options is quite easy.
Although it’s important to look carefully at the ingredients first. Because some companies use not-so-natural ingredients which make their products more similar to standard shampoo.
The brands mentioned here are the ones I like the most and the ones I highly recommend without any reserves.
Both companies have a philosophy that agrees profoundly with my ethics. So what you will read here is an honest review about my experience. That means that I’m not being paid to write this article, and I will not receive anything in return if you purchase any of the products below. This article is a mere recommendation to start you off on your journey to find the best bar shampoo for you.
The bar shampoos mentioned here are cruelty-free, eco-friendly, free from palm oil, and are from conscientious businesses 🌿💚
(USA 🇺🇸 )
I’ve gone crazy and tried all their range of hair products and it’s practically impossible to find the words to describe it. Can I just say WOW 😅.
I found all the products truly outstanding, from the impeccable design, packaging, to the ingredients in each shampoo.
My journey to find a good bar shampoo that agrees with my hair has not been easy. Apparently, I have a very picky hair, that doesn’t like change or natural products 😭 (this makes me so sad..)
When trying other bar shampoos my hair wasn’t looking very happy, despite after a while my hair and scalp ended up accepting other shampoos I had to keep insisting until it started to work for me. BUT not with these ones 🎉
My hair just felt in love for these shampoos, mostly by the Rosemary and Orange shampoo. They left my hair full of life, shiny, and with a healthy look. This bar gently clarifies adding volume and silkiness, perfect for my thin hair.
It doesn’t lather like commercial soap, what is going to be something that you will need to get used to (if you are not yet), but that just means that they don’t have any detergents.
All the three bars were wonderful on my scalp. With some shampoo bars, it is common for the hair to have a wet-greasy texture after washing. I didn’t have that with these ones. I also found the smell amazing, not overpowering at all.
I’m really glad I found the Soap Cauldron. Compared to other brands, the quality and performance are outstanding!
Creates and sells natural artisan bar soaps. They use natural plant oils, pure essential oils, and herbal ingredients to create bars that gently cleanse and nurture, bringing back the simplicity and reverence for nature with their products. They make all the products in small batches at their studio, in Sonoma County, California.
The Three Sisters Apothecary bar shampoos are free of SLS, parabens, and petroleum-based ingredients.
As part of their hair care products they also have 3 types of conditioning oils.
The oils are really moisturizing and a great alternative for the acidic rinse with vinegar or lemon.
I’ve tried the PURE: shampoo bar Unscented, without any perfume or additives, perfect for sensitive skin.
The shampoo lathered up beautifully and is quite moisturizing, probably because of the plant-based oils such as avocado oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, macadamia nut oil and argan oil.
My hair took only 1 weeks to adapt completely to this bar shampoo (not much 😊).
During that week my hair was a bit dry and heavy. I started to use an apple cider vinegar rinse, and that helped a lot. After that, my hair started to feel really soft, shiny and clean.
This shampoo works marvelously on my hair, it has a rich creamy lather and won’t strip off the natural oils from the hair. Plus doesn’t require the use of conditioner at all (at least for me).
I also found that works really well as a face and body soap, because is so gentle does not irritate my skin. This soap contains no synthetic chemicals, detergent, preservatives, paraben, phthalate, alcohol, urea, silicone, synthetic colorant, EDTA, TEA, and DEA. And no plastic bottles 👍🏼
For most people, there is an adjustment period of about 1 month on chemically treated hair when using a natural bar shampoo.
So if your hair doesn’t look great after the first wash that’s normal. Just keep using it until your scalp rebalance.
Shampoo bars may not perform as well in hard water. Have you tried the apple cider vinegar rinse? That might be the solution.
Find here how to use a bar shampoo.
I hope you found the post useful!! Leave in the comments box any questions or tips you may have!
Love Ana x💆🏻x