When I discovered this shampoo bar, I just knew I had to sell it in my shop as it ticks ALL the Mrs Goodness boxes:
– it smells wonderful and leaves your hair feeling clean, soft, and shiny,
– it’s palm oil free, and it’s free of synthetic chemicals,
– it has enough free oils that it doesn’t dry out your scalp and encourage excess oil production (so you can wash your hair less frequently if you want),
– it’s plastic-free and the cardboard packaging is compostable, making it a zero waste hair care choice,
– it’s really affordable because it lasts for AGES (provided you keep it dry between uses!), and
– it’s hand made in New Zealand by a talented, enterprising young mum.
I also use it as a shaving soap as it lathers beautifully. Unlike previous shampoo bars I’ve tried in the past, this shampoo bar is really hard and you need only a little bit to lather up your whole head of hair. So it lasts a long time, provided you let it dry out between uses. I condition my hair afterwards, using approx 1-2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar diluted in a glass of warm water. Although it’s not necessary, it’s good for my scalp and it leaves my hair really shiny and smooth. It does leave a faint smell of vinegar, but the smell disappears when your hair is dry.
Be aware that if you are currently using conventional shampoos, your hair will need to transition back to its natural state which can cause a few bad hair days. (It’s like coming off an addictive drug… Those first few weeks aren’t too pretty, but once you’ve made the switch you’ll never want to go back!). Commercial shampoos are laden with silicones and other chemicals that coat every hair on your head and these take a while to wash/wear away.
Ingredients: saponified oils of coconut, castor, almond, and jojoba; kukui nut, shea butter and cocoa butter, rain water, lye; essential oils of lavender, lemon, rosemary, and peppermint.