- Old fashioned formula
- No detergents
I really like the whole idea of bar shampoo, but JR Liggett just wasn’t for me…which is why I’m now trying out another brand. Here’s why:-The reason why I wanted bought this shampoo in the first place is because I have very sensitive skin and, as of recently, a bad case of contact dermatitis. I figured that the natural ingredients would help soothe my skin, but nothing really happened…-I bought this shampoo for $5.09 (including tax) at a local whole foods store…so it may be wise to shop around before buying from Amazon. I also saw probably 3 other brands of bar shampoo that I’m now going to try (I had no idea there was a market for this stuff!).-I am a Caucasian with extremely thick, long hair. I don’t really have an issue with body or volume so I can’t exactly comment as to how well this shampoo did for those two things. My hair gets oily pretty fast, so I shampoo daily. I HATE conditioner…so I seldom use it. Which is why I I considered buying this shampoo, as it says most people don’t need conditioner after using it and it helps with static in hair…FYI, my hair got super dry and was really static-y after using. :(-I also noticed some sort of a build up after a week or so (weird, considering I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and our water is some of the softest in the country!) which is why I started bringing a comb in the shower with me. It makes it so much easier to rinse out and evenly distribute the shampoo…and it make brushing my hair afterwards a more pleasurable task.-Something that is very annoying is how much longer my hair takes to dry when using this shampoo. I can have a towel wrapped around my head for 30 minutes and then as soon as I take it off, my shirt will be drenched..so I find myself towel drying my hair and then blow drying it every day, because if I leave it be it will take hours to dry.-Even though I take the shampoo out of the shower to air try every day, it is a huge blob of jelly. -_- I’ve only used it probably for 3 1/2 weeks also…It’s probably because of how much hair I have, but still…Take all of my complaints with a grain of salt. I’m a picky person, but I do think that $5.09 was a reasonable price and I did get my moneys worth. I’m just going to be trying out some different brands now.Who knows, I may come back to JR Liggett’s in the future…but as for now, I’m okay with trying a few new ones. 🙂
I bought this for a trip to India and planned to use it as shampoo, body soap and laundry soap. (I like to pack light!) It was a good idea and worked well for my body and clothes. However, I found that it left a film in my hair, even after I lathered up twice and rinsed VERY well. It made my hair look greasy.It’s possible it had something to do with the water in India. I’d recommend trying this bar out at home before your trip to see how it works for you, and bringing backup shampoo just in case if you’re planning to take it on a trip.On the plus side, it didn’t have any sort of strong scent (a bonus if you don’t want to attract bugs!), and it lathered up fine. The bar is small but would last for approximately 2-3 weeks if used for body and hair for one person.
Nothing special, just a bar of soap
There is nothing special about this “shampoo” bar. It is a bar of plain old soap (oils, lye, and water), the kind you can make in your kitchen with a little knowledge and some standard chemical safety gear. It is extremely small, about 2 x 2.5 x 1 inches. If you don’t like making your own soap (or if you’re just too busy, like me), there are more economical bars out there. I usually buy an online brand that comes in a 6 oz bar (about 2.5 x 4 x 2 inches), for about 5 dollars.For those people who get a build up from washing their hair with natural soaps in hard water, a couple of table spoons of apple cider vinegar in a generous glass (16 ozs) of hot water makes an excellent rinse. Just don’t get it in your eyes!Only three stars for this since it is so small for the price and claims to be more than what it is – a standard bar of soap.