Solid shampoo bars

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Re: Solid shampoo bars

Postby foxyrider » 9 Feb 2019, 8:58am

Oldjohnw wrote:Can these products be purchased in shops or just online (with attendant postage)? Thanks for drawing attention to this: it has been exercising me for some time without a solution?

+1 - there is a Lush near me but all the perfume sets my allergies off!

So where else can we purchase this wonder product?
Convention? what's that then?
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Re: Solid shampoo bars

Postby Audax67 » 9 Feb 2019, 10:08am

Missus uses Aleppo soap: doesn't lather as much as ordinary soap but works, and a single bar lasts a year. :shock:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleppo_soap
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Re: Solid shampoo bars

Postby iandriver » 9 Feb 2019, 10:54am

foxyrider wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:Can these products be purchased in shops or just online (with attendant postage)? Thanks for drawing attention to this: it has been exercising me for some time without a solution?

+1 - there is a Lush near me but all the perfume sets my allergies off!

So where else can we purchase this wonder product?


I bought this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Solid-Shampo ... 2749.l2649

But if you have allergies, then I have no knowledge of that.

Don't get too excited, it's a shampoo bar, not a chain lube bar :-)
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Re: Solid shampoo bars

Postby bikepacker » 9 Feb 2019, 11:56am

There are a few companies that sell similar items, if you google melt and pour solid shampoo some will come up. I got mine from a shop in Bury St Edmunds (no longer there) in a 1kg tub.

My friend in Leeds got some from here: https://www.stephensonpersonalcare.com/ ... crystal-ss
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Re: Solid shampoo bars

Postby mjr » 9 Feb 2019, 12:33pm

Lush used to sell mail order too. I expect they use the internet now. I know what yor mean about the shops reeking of perfume. Not everything they sell is hypoallergenic and green, for sure!

I expect the Green Parrot in Swaffham and Rainbow in Norwich would sell solid shampoos. They've been popular in "greener" shops for ages because solids use less oil than liquid hair soaps.
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Re: Solid shampoo bars

Postby Tyre Lady » 9 Feb 2019, 10:43pm

foxyrider wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:Can these products be purchased in shops or just online (with attendant postage)? Thanks for drawing attention to this: it has been exercising me for some time without a solution?

+1 - there is a Lush near me but all the perfume sets my allergies off!

So where else can we purchase this wonder product?


That's another reason why I went off soaps and shampoos. If you research there are a number of things that could be setting off your "allergies" that soaps contain:
- Phthalate - is the chemical that locks the perfume into the soaps
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - makes it foamy and could be an irritant
- Parabens - preservative and can also be an irritant

Here is more info if interested: https://tyrelady.wordpress.com/2018/07/25/plastic-free-july-days-26-to-27-getting-soapy/
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Re: Solid shampoo bars

Postby foxyrider » 10 Feb 2019, 8:58am

Tyre Lady wrote:
foxyrider wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:Can these products be purchased in shops or just online (with attendant postage)? Thanks for drawing attention to this: it has been exercising me for some time without a solution?

+1 - there is a Lush near me but all the perfume sets my allergies off!

So where else can we purchase this wonder product?


That's another reason why I went off soaps and shampoos. If you research there are a number of things that could be setting off your "allergies" that soaps contain:
- Phthalate - is the chemical that locks the perfume into the soaps
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - makes it foamy and could be an irritant
- Parabens - preservative and can also be an irritant

Here is more info if interested: https://tyrelady.wordpress.com/2018/07/25/plastic-free-july-days-26-to-27-getting-soapy/

Whatever it is, someone dosed in perfume on the bus sets me off! More subtle perfumes don't bother me - it's the amount rather than the basic presence that I don't do!
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Re: Solid shampoo bars

Postby SimonCelsa » 10 Feb 2019, 6:57pm

I was finding it hard to understand this thread initially. I thought it was some new gimmick handlebar design......who wants a solid handlebar I was thinking & what has perfume got to do with it?

Got rid of my drops & fitted a set of solid shampoo bars, great for touring & much better than those butterflies!!

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Re: Solid shampoo bars

Postby andrew_s » 10 Feb 2019, 8:20pm

I just use bars of pure soap for everything when on tour, and everything except clothes when at home.
https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/webapp/wcs ... oap-4x125g

Very cheap, the absence of perfumes and moisturisers and things means it works a lot better as soap, and the end of the bar is just the same as the start, without any of the drying up and cracking you get with more regular perfumed bars. I usually have a half used bar put aside for touring, to cut weight.

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Re: Solid shampoo bars

Postby mattsccm » 10 Feb 2019, 9:28pm

Soap or water or whatever is on my face. No adverse comments from my wife who is quick to take offence if my eyebrows so much as wander. No2 haircut here as well and receding. :?

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Re: Solid shampoo bars

Postby Tyre Lady » 11 Feb 2019, 10:35pm

foxyrider wrote:Whatever it is, someone dosed in perfume on the bus sets me off! More subtle perfumes don't bother me - it's the amount rather than the basic presence that I don't do!


Gotta agree with you .... I strongly dislike artificial perfume smells. Worst is when someone is covered in it and hug you, therefore making you smell of them :x
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Re: Solid shampoo bars

Postby NUKe » 12 Feb 2019, 7:24pm

Oldjohnw wrote:Can these products be purchased in shops or just online (with attendant postage)? Thanks for drawing attention to this: it has been exercising me for some time without a solution?

Lush has shops, body shop probably does them. You May find them in Holland & Barret. Otherwise you will need to find an independent shop.
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Re: Solid shampoo bars

Postby Oldjohnw » 12 Feb 2019, 9:51pm

NUKe wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:Can these products be purchased in shops or just online (with attendant postage)? Thanks for drawing attention to this: it has been exercising me for some time without a solution?

Lush has shops, body shop probably does them. You May find them in Holland & Barret. Otherwise you will need to find an independent shop.



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