06-12-2018, 09:09 AM
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Hi everyone

Just wondered if anyone on here uses shampoo bars? I'm interested in using them, not sure what to look for in a bar.

Any recommendations would be great!

Cheers

GW

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 06-12-2018, 09:17 AM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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I've used Mike's, Mystic Water, and Wet Shaving Products, and WSP is my favorite shampoo bar.

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 06-12-2018, 10:32 AM
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Ive tried them but they made my scalp dry out really bad.  Mickey Lee makes some shampoo bars that work really well but apparently my scalp needs more moisturizing than a shampoo bar can provide.

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 06-12-2018, 10:43 AM
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I would recommend one without palm oil and either no or little coconut oil.  Also look for extra argan and jojoba oils.  That should do it.

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 06-12-2018, 11:11 AM
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Mike’s, works a treat. Need it less these days since I keep my head buzzed Wink

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 06-12-2018, 12:14 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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If I had a decent head of hair I'd consider a dedicated shampoo bar. But my bath bar works just fine.

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 06-12-2018, 02:38 PM
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I use Alep Soap 40% laurel.

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 06-12-2018, 04:18 PM
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I liked ‘through the fire fine craft’ the most - it lathered up very well. Alas, they stopped making it and I haven’t found a replacement I like as much.

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 06-12-2018, 06:02 PM
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Mike’s makes a fantastic shampoo bar. The challenge is that it is often out of stock, and restock wait times are usually several weeks.

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 06-13-2018, 06:16 AM
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I wonder why the restock time is so long?  I always keep a little bit in stock.

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 06-13-2018, 06:33 AM
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Is there an advantage to a shampoo bar over bottled shampoo?  I'm kind of an "if ain't broken" kind of guy, but I'm open to improvements.

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 06-13-2018, 07:15 AM
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1) detergent free, better for the skin/hair (generally)
2) can be used as a bar soap/travel friendly
3) less packaging/plastic
4) Much higher concentrated (liquid soap is typically 1/3 soap water ratio)
5) supports artisans and smaller businesses

I developed my shampoo bars because I had dandruff and nothing on the market would help.  That being said, if you have a shampoo that works for you, there's no need to change.

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 06-13-2018, 07:52 AM
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(06-13-2018, 07:15 AM)asiliski Wrote: 1) detergent free, better for the skin/hair (generally)
2) can be used as a bar soap/travel friendly
3) less packaging/plastic
4) Much higher concentrated (liquid soap is typically 1/3 soap water ratio)
5) supports artisans and smaller businesses

I developed my shampoo bars because I had dandruff and nothing on the market would help.  That being said, if you have a shampoo that works for you, there's no need to change.

Thanks Andrew!

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 06-13-2018, 12:14 PM
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  • andyr
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  • San Diego, CA, USA
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I like the bars from Sweet Creek Herbal. I also rinse my hair about twice a month with apple-cider vinegar. That makes the hair shinier, conditions it, and therefore makes it easier to detangle.  That last sentence is direct from the "mother of all shampoo bar threads" at http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=74.

(ModEdit; link to non-supporting vendor removed per SOP)

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 06-13-2018, 12:40 PM
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I have liked Mike's, Shannon's, and The Country Escape bars.

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 06-14-2018, 06:51 AM
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Wow lots of info thanks chaps. I seem to have a dry scalp (and get dandruff as a result) so something that helps that would be good, i'll have to be selective in what I buy!

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 06-14-2018, 08:23 AM
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(06-14-2018, 06:51 AM)Goatywoaty Wrote: Wow lots of info thanks chaps. I seem to have a dry scalp (and get dandruff as a result) so something that helps that would be good, i'll have to be selective in what I buy!

Me too.....Dermatologist told me(20+ years ago)use coal tar shampoo. I buy Equate (Walmart brand) same % as the more expensive Over The Counter brands.

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 06-14-2018, 08:27 AM
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I used a sample from WSP. It did a good job but they're very expensive.

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 06-14-2018, 09:42 AM
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Yeah shampoo bars can be pretty expensive. Mine costs more, but there are a few things to keep in mind.  I use a lot of cocoa and mango butter which is quite expensive.  I also use a two step process to make sure the free oils are specifically argan and jojoba oils.  There tends to be more label and higher costs making these.  Liquid soap is also a ratio of 1/3 soap to water so the 4.5 oz soap is actually 13.5 oz of liquid shampoo.

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 06-14-2018, 10:14 AM
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(06-14-2018, 08:23 AM)zipper Wrote:
(06-14-2018, 06:51 AM)Goatywoaty Wrote: Wow lots of info thanks chaps. I seem to have a dry scalp (and get dandruff as a result) so something that helps that would be good, i'll have to be selective in what I buy!

Me too.....Dermatologist told me(20+ years ago)use coal tar shampoo. I buy Equate (Walmart brand) same % as the more expensive Over The Counter brands.

Does it work for you?

We can't buy coal tar products in the UK, bloody EU Regulations Sad  

Wright's Coal Tar Soap used to be a lovely British soap, now it's just coal tar fragrance only.

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