06-03-2017, 12:28 PM
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Redken Men's Bar. For hair and body. I haven't tried the latest formula but the original that smelled like their shampoo, fantastic.

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 06-03-2017, 02:52 PM
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I make my own.  Plenty of cocoa and mango butter make it nice and hard.  Olive oil is nice, but gets scummy without a soap dish.  I then superfat mine with jojoba and argan oils.  The result is fantastic

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 10-14-2017, 10:38 PM
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(04-25-2017, 12:02 PM)Baylorgator Wrote: Not sure what the problem is with regular shampoo that would make me want to switch.  That's just me.

During a visit to WSP (forum sponsor), I was given a sample of a shampoo bar. It lathered as easily or easier than a pump bottle, the performance was very good, and I didn't miss the conditioner. I think that some buyers like when their products are all-natural like the artisan shampoo bars.

Ultimately though, my hair didn't seem significantly better, especially for the increased price. The little < 1oz sample bar lasted only a week which I would extrapolate to using an $8 bar every month or less. I'll stick to the $8 giant bottles at Sam's Club or Costco. Nothing against the product at all, just a value thing.

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 10-14-2017, 11:01 PM
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(05-31-2017, 08:55 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: Any shampoo (solid or liquid) that uses Sodium Lauryl-sulfate (SLS or derivatives) should be avoided.
Most soaps are alkaline (7+ pH) in nature which causes some minerals to bond with the hair (slightly acidic), so a rinse with diluted apple-cider-vinegar (30/70-50/50) is recommended to dissolve residual salts/minerals and return the hair to a slightly acidic (<7 pH) state.
I've been using Mike's Natural shampoo bars (perpetually out-of-stock) with an apple-cider-vinegar 50/50 rinse for the past year and my hair/scalp has never been better.  I've got crazy-hard-water so I use more vinegar.
Mike's is currently (again) out of stock and I'm on my last bar so I've ordered a load of shampoo bars from Mystic Waters to try out until I can get another order in with Mike's.
As others have pointed out, shampoo bars are highly concentrated so one bar can last for months of daily use.  They're also ideal for travel (not counted as gel/liquid, and no leakage).

After using the Mystic Waters shampoo bars for the past few months and compared with the Mike's I think I prefer the Mystic Waters overall.
The MW shampoo bars just seem to leave my hair just a little softer.  I just wish the bars were bigger.

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 10-20-2017, 10:26 AM
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Anyone have any experience with Dr. Harris or PAA shampoo bars?

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 10-27-2017, 06:18 PM
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I have really hard water, it leaves orange deposits sometimes and I use apple cider vinigar 4 to 1 ratio in 1 cup and put it in a spray bottle and spray away then rinse. I like the control  better. Leaves my hair shiny and soft.

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 07-11-2018, 12:51 PM
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(11-29-2015, 08:24 AM)Pfirnett Wrote: Another advantage to shampoo bars is when traveling, you can toss them in your carry on an not get hassled when going through security. Plus I don't much care for most hotel shampoo and conditioners.

I've only tried Taconic (I think that's the name) liked the performance, but it did not last as long as I would have liked. I plan to try JR Liggetts Based on this thread.

I have been using the Liggett's for quite a while. No issues. Always clean hair. Never has gone bad or off smelling from my end.

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 07-11-2018, 01:38 PM
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Yeah I know what you mean.  A lot of shampoo bars are very similar to hand soaps.  If you can manage to get one with a lot of cocoa, mango, coconut oils in it then it won't gum up the hair.

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