solid shampoo is a win

photoSo I’m wandering the haircare aisle looking for a shampoo that won’t strip the oils out of my dry hair, isn’t full of toxic type chemicals, doesn’t cost a fortune, doesn’t pollute the environment, and is in a skinny enough bottle that it will fit on the side of my tub.   I spied a tiny little package – the only bar in the shampoo aisle.  I’d never heard of a bar shampoo so took a closer look.  This is J.R. Liggett’s old fashioned bar shampoo. It has no synthetic oils, no chemical concoctions, no plastic bottle, no detergents, so this shampoo won’t strip the natural oils from hair, is good for our water (from bathing in streams, to city showers because it travels well and doesn’t pollute!)

It sounded interesting, and seemingly fit all my criteria and more.  The ingredients are mostly oils such as  olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, a little bit of New Hampshire spring water, sodum Hydroxide (a binder) and essential oils for fragrance.

Since it was cheaper than most regular shampoos, I bought a bar to try it out. It doesn’t have a noticeable smell, so I can’t tell what essential oils were used.  I rubbed the bar shampoo around in my wet hands to make a lather, and shampooed as usual.  I can’t say my hair came out looking salon like, but it looks and feels CLEAN, and it’s not as dry as when using regular bottle shampoo with no conditioner, so probably all those oils in the bar soap are doing a good job of moisturizing.

I used it on my guinea pig and it lathered up and rinsed out fast and complete ( a plus when bathing animals!).  My husband tried it with his short hair and said he barely used any at all and it was effective.

I think J.R. Liggett’s is a keeper:)

I got the wire chair as an attempt at a soap dish, and it seems to work well to keep the shampoo bar dry.  I think the bar would melt into a sloppy mess if it didn’t have a place to dry out between uses.

2 responses to “solid shampoo is a win

  1. France Normandeau

    Hi,

    Check out Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve…..organic hair and skin products. I LOVE all there stuff. They sell sample sizes for cheap and they last a long time so you have time to really see if you like it. Where did you find the cute soap chair. I love it!!!

    France Sent from my iPad

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    • Hi France-
      Thanks for the feedback and suggestion of another organic shampoo soap:) The soap chair I picked up at of all places Goodwill. I tried to find a soap dish at the kitchen section of several regular stores (Fred Meyer, Whole Foods, Kitchen Kaboodle), but none of the dishes I could find had drainage. So I figured I’d peruse through a thrift store looking for any crazy thing with drainage and see what I could find. I have no idea what the little wire chair is actually for, but I loved that it had a small footprint and a little bar in the front that holds the soap upright.

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