Cleansing is a regular part of caring for natural hair. Healthy hair requires it to be cleaned regularly but outside of that your choice on how to do so is up to you. Many simply use shampoo, cowashes, clays and even some use only water but for many naturals they are happy using shampoo but not in the traditional sense.Shampoo bars are an all natural conditioning shampoo in a solid bar form. They are made from “all natural” ingredients and naturals love them because they tend to be free of sulfates and silicones and are made from moisturizing oils and gentle cleansers. They last longer than liquid shampoos, are biodegradable, safe to use and nourish the hair and scalp.
Just like cowashing, it takes some time getting used to them but once you are feeling comfortable using them you probably won’t go back to liquid shampoos. If interested then take a look as some favorites below and we’ve gotten the full ingredients list on each one so you know EXACTLY what you are using.
KnottyBoy Dreadlock Shampoo Bar
Loc wearers LOVE and RAVE about this cleansing bar that seems to work well for itching scalps. It is a favorite and the peppermint scent is not over-powering. I have even heard some loose naturals using it and loving it to control their scalp ailments like dandruff. Ingredient: Saponified Oils Of Palm & Coconut, Purified Water, Saponified Castor Bean Oil, Glycerin, Hemp Seed Oil, Essential Oils of Tea Tree, Rosemary & Peppermint.
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Ingredients: Sodium Palmate, Sodium Cocoate, Aqua, Sodium Castorate, Glycerin, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil.
Moroccan Mudd Shampoo Bar 100% Natural From Tasmania Australia
Shampoo bars and clays are growing in interest in the natural hair community so it makes sense a shampoo bar made with Rhassoul mud and French Red clay would make this list. You get the best of both natural loving worlds with this amazing bar that is extraordinarily rich in trace minerals-and leaves the hair and scalp smoothed and super-moisturized. The smooth and silky Moroccan Mud Shampoo Bar is made from natural Ghassoul clay and contains a rich spicy orange and coriander oil scent. This eco-friendly all natural shampoo bar is not only perfect for regular daily use but also for those suffering with a dry scalp or with unruly and frizzy hair. The shampoo bar delivers an enriched and enhanced natural color and feel to hair of all types and colors. Don’t use our Shampoo Bars just once or twice – Give them a chance! Most people report positive results after just 1-2 washings.
Ingredients: Mountain spring water, olive oil, coconut oil,soy wax, castor oil, Leatherwood beeswax and honey, Rhassoul mud,French Red clay, seaweed extract, essential oils.
So popular, this cleansing bar helps remove unwanted buildup, while alleviating itching and flaking as Neem Oil and Tea Tree Oil are excellent for dandruff. Great for Psoriasis of the scalp gently cleanses without stripping your hair and scalp of its natural oils. Formulation is vegan and natural ingredients are used and does not contain: sulfates, parabens, mineral oil, petroleum, phthalates, DEA, synthetic colors, and drying alcohols.
Ingredients: Saponified Oils of Avocado, Palm, Castor bean; Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water, Essential Oils: Neem, Tea Tree, Rosemary; Sorbitol, Phthalate-Free Fragrance (Parfum).
Ethique Eco-Friendly Solid Shampoo Bar
They use Rosemary, Juniper, Basil, Lime, Lemon and Orange extracts and oils to balance oil production, clean the scalp and freshen your hair up. This popular cleansing bar leaves your hair perfect without the need for a conditioner as there are humectants in there which draw moisture to your hair, without the oil. It’s 100% soap free, pH balanced and safe for color treated hair and will remove excess oils without stripping or drying hair.
Ingredients: Sodium cocoyl isethionate, sodium coco-sulfate, disodium sulfosuccinate, stearic acid, theobroma cacao (cocoa) butter, glycerine, cetearyl alcohol, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, lime (Citrus aurantifolia), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) & sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oils, juniper (Juniperus communis) extract, mica, lactic acid.
J.R. Liggett Bar Shampoo, Jojoba and Peppermint
This super popular shampoo bar is making headway with the naturals and for good reason. For one it has Jojoba and peppermint oils which we love and J.R. Liggett shampoo bar lathers and quickly cleans, leaving you with healthy, beautiful results. This old-fashioned formula was discovered in an old New England cookbook by the Liggett family who has since been creating these all-natural, safe-to-use bath products. Its unique formulation lathers and quickly cleans, leaving you with healthy, beautiful results. This sulfate-free product is safe to use on all hair and skin types with no risk of irritation.
Ingredients: Olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, fresh New Hampshire spring water, sodium hydroxide (a binder), organic jojoba oil & almond oil with essential oils of peppermint for fragrance.
A great sensitive scalp shampoo that is an natural alternative for psoriasis shampoo or dandruff shampoo. An all-in-one Eco friendly shampoo for men and women. Use also as a body soap, face soap, or shave soap. Recyclable box provides convenient on the go storage and the bar includes Kaolin Clay and Sea Salt to help remove unwanted buildup. Trace vitamins and minerals also provide organic hair care for dry hair, oily hair, and thin hair. They use Vitamin E rich Argan and Jojoba oils to hydrate and protect hair from frizz. Freshly scented with grapefruit, rosemary, and lavender essential oil. Contains no synthetic fragrances or perfumes that some may find irritating.
Ingredients: Organic RSPO Sustainable Palm Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Kaolin Clay, Grapefruit Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Castor Oil, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sodium Hydroxide (none remains in final product)
This cinnamon smelling shampoo and body bar uses the antibacterial tea tree essential oil blend to create this non-toxic, deodorizing, moisturizing and mild cleanser. Recommended for people with skin and scalp problems, follow your shampoo with an optional vinegar and water or lemon juice and water rinse to promote shine and to remove buildup.
Ingredients: premium saponified vegetable oils (organic extra virgin olive, organic coconut, organic castor, organic jojoba, organic palm), organic aloe, distilled water, organic oat flour, essential oils (tea tree, cornmint, lavandin, cedarwood), organic cinnamon, wild yucca root, wild chaparral, sea salt, black willow bark.
Last but certainly not least, this gently cleansing bar has organic, luscious, moisturizing, sweet-scented, delicious Virgin Coconut Oil. Retains hair moisture, and keeps hair soft and shiny. They added organic Argan Oil, a new “wonder oil”, extracted by hand from the nut of the Argan tree, which is found mostly in Morocco. Argan oil hydrates hair and is outstanding for uncontrollable, curly, unmanageable hair. Vitamin E is also added and is excellent for color treated hair.
Ingredients: SAPONIFIED OLIVE OIL, COCONUT OIL, CASTOR OIL, SUNFLOWER OIL, AND ORGANIC PALM KERNAL OIL; VEGAN COCONUT OIL, ARGAN OIL, VIT. E
This list is amazing and if you are in the market for shampoo bars makes sure one of these is your choice.
Take care Naturals,