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How to Choose Your Shampoo Bar

Ditch the bottle, go for the bar!

So you’ve decided a shampoo bar is in your future—excellent choice!

These compact bars last up to 80 washes and eliminate the need for plastic bottles altogether, so they’re not only convenient for you, but great for the environment too. There’s just one problem: with so many shampoo bars to choose from, how do you pick one?

Each bar is crafted with a unique blend of ingredients that’ll leave your hair looking and feeling its absolute best, whatever that means to you. So read on for a few tips on how to choose the shampoo bar that’ll make your hair dreams come true!

Get smooth and glossy

Want hair that’s soft and sleek, with no frizz or flyaways in sight? Look to ingredients like nut butters, oils, glycerin and seaweed–they’re nourishing, softening and will help your hair hold on to the moisture that makes it silky smooth.

Brazilliant Shampoo Bar is loaded with andiroba oil and whole fresh oranges. Andiroba oil is rich in fatty acids and is easily absorbed by the hair, leaving it shiny and hydrated but never greasy. This rich rainforest oil pairs beautifully with cleansing oranges for fresh-smelling, lustrous locks.

For rich moisture and an irresistible jasmine fragrance, check out Godiva. With a healthy helping of fair trade organic cocoa butter, this bar acts as a shampoo plus conditioner in one swipe, nourishing parched locks everywhere it goes.

On a quest for stronger, shinier, softer hair? Jason And The Argan Oil may be the one for you. As the name suggests, this one’s loaded with Moroccan argan oil and hydrating glycerin, plus the seriously addictive lemon-rose cocktail of Rose Jam perfume.

For a serious boost in shine, Copperhead means business: cocoa butter, agar agar seaweed gel and a dash of henna moisturize and protect each strand of your hair, giving fluffy or flyaway strands a glossy makeover and a decadent coffee-vanilla scent.

Karma Shampoo Bar gently cleanses the hair and leaves behind our signature scent of orange, pine and patchouli. These oils also help detangle hair, leaving it looking smooth and shiny. Good karma indeed!

Seanik Shampoo Bar in action

Seanik Shampoo Bar in action

Turn up the volume

If plenty of volume or a squeaky-clean feeling is what you’re after, look for shampoo bars with citrus ingredients, herbs or sea salt. These natural cleansers will leave your hair feeling light and lively, and your scalp fresh, clean and perfectly balanced.

Montalbano Shampoo Bar has a trifecta of deep-cleansing lemony goodness: lemon juice, lemon peel and lemon oil—all to keep hair clean, fresh and shiny without any added weight. How can a simple lemon work so much magic? Lemons smooth down the hair’s cuticle, allowing more light to reflect off each strand: voila, shine for days!

For big, beachy hair with lots of shine, check out Seanik. Mineral-rich sea salt infuses volume while Irish Moss gel and nori seaweed soften. This one has similar effects to our bestselling Big Shampoo

New Shampoo Bar’s spicy cinnamon lathers leave your scalp feeling tingly-fresh! Stimulating clove and peppermint are blended with nettles and rosemary to soothe irritated scalps and leave locks shiny and soft.

Calm, cool and collected

If your scalp tends to be temperamental, we know that shampooing can be a less-than-pleasant experience. Calming essential oils like lavender, rose, chamomile and soothing ingredients like oat milk and honey are ideal for appeasing upset scalps, while keeping hair in tip-top shape too.

Lullaby’s blend of soothing lavender oil, chamomile oil and oat milk work wonders on sensitive scalps, and its dreamy lavender fragrance will calm your senses too! With such a gentle touch, Lullaby is lovely for little ones, especially during before-bedtime baths.

Inspired by our bestselling honey-toffee soap, Honey I Washed My Hair Shampoo Bar uses soothing, softening fair trade honey and gently cleansing bergamot oil to leave your scalp feeling calm, cool and collected, and your hair soft and smelling like a sweet desert.

Dealing with a dry, flaky or sensitive scalp? Soak and Float to the rescue! A soothing blend of cade oil and rose oil soothes irritation on the scalp, giving a much-needed bit of relief to a hurtin’ head. This one’s been a customer fave for ages—find out what all the fuss is about!

A purple wonder, our Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar clarifies congested or oily scalps with juniper berry oil. A herbal duo of lavender and rosemary soothe and calm the skin and senses while gently cleansing.