Solid shampoo bar

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Solid shampoo bar

Postby foxyrider » 4 Aug 2019, 3:50pm

Hi all
do people use the bar directly or 'shavings'? If the latter what do you use to make the shavings?
Convention? what's that then?
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Re: Solid shampoo bar

Postby Mike Sales » 4 Aug 2019, 3:52pm

foxyrider wrote:Hi all
do people use the bar directly or 'shavings'? If the latter what do you use to make the shavings?


I often use ordinary soap which I just rub on my hair and beard.

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Re: Solid shampoo bar

Postby softlips » 5 Aug 2019, 9:16am

I use a solid shampoo bar from lush as for washing my and everywhere else.

I stay in hotels two to three nights a week and for ten years have only used hotel supplied toiletries. I recently decided to use less plastic hence the move to solid shampoo. I just lather it up like conventional soap.

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Re: Solid shampoo bar

Postby pjclinch » 5 Aug 2019, 9:22am

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Re: Solid shampoo bar

Postby NUKe » 5 Aug 2019, 9:37am

Like softlips, we switched to save plastic at home, and use the oat one from Lush. I just rub the bar across my hair a couple of time, then lather like any other shampoo, not only does it reduce plastic I find it better for my scalp,
I tend not to use on the rest of my body and use a different soap for hat, as the Shampoo bar seems to be low Tallow/glycerine so is quite drying.
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Re: Solid shampoo bar

Postby Oldjohnw » 5 Aug 2019, 10:32am

We fairly recently switched and now buy stuff from Peace with the Wild or &keep (friendly soap). They do a huge range of non plastic products.
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Re: Solid shampoo bar

Postby climo » 5 Aug 2019, 1:14pm

Tried one but it seemed to not last long and leave my flowing locks with a stiff residue. Maybe I was using too much but I did wash it out thoroughly. Good idea for touring though so I'll try it again.
I switched back to a concentrated liquid.

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Re: Solid shampoo bar

Postby hufty » 5 Aug 2019, 1:29pm

+1 for Friendly Soap shampoo bars. They are much less scented than any Lush product except the tins although this may or may not be an advantage for the cycle tourist. The last Lush shampoo bar I bought had bits in it (flax seeds? goji berries? teasel buds?) which I thought was a bad idea in the shop and yes had to be picked out of my hair.
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Re: Solid shampoo bar

Postby hufty » 5 Aug 2019, 1:36pm

And in answer to the original question just use the bars as they are, or get a lather up in your hands then transfer that to your head.
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Re: Solid shampoo bar

Postby hufty » 5 Aug 2019, 2:13pm

And my third and final comment on this important subject:

Mrs Hufty, who has more and longer hair than me, reports that she doesn't like shampoo bars at all as she definitely has to use a conditioner afterwards to get her hair feeling like it would do normally. Which explains why the bars last so long at home...
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Re: Solid shampoo bar

Postby iandriver » 5 Aug 2019, 3:27pm

I use the bar direct.
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Re: Solid shampoo bar

Postby softlips » 5 Aug 2019, 4:54pm

The one I use is called Honey I washed my hair and causes no dryness etc.

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Re: Solid shampoo bar

Postby AMC » 14 Aug 2019, 10:09pm

I use a coconut solid shampoo ( can't remember the name but got it in local wholefood shop, brown cardboard packaging - Amphora brand?) It's very good, lasts for ever & doesn't dry my hair or skin out at all. It crumbles but I just squashed the lumps into a small screw-top tin. Light, handy & miraculously doesn't leak even when wet. (I smear the stuff onto my hair straight from the tin...)