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Solid shampoo and conditioner recommendations please!

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Mimmee Tue 23-Oct-18 11:59:27

Am looking for solid shampoo and conditioner recommendations please. Would ideally like to be palm oil and sls free and not lush as don't really get on with a lot of their products.
Have been looking at the lamazuna but they don't seem to do a conditioner and also would just like some opinions of those who have tried it. Thanks in advance!

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Cynderella Tue 23-Oct-18 14:30:13

I tried Friendly shampoo bars, but couldn't get on with them - left my hair feeling waxy. Read similar about other SLS free bars, so am hoping someone can suggest something else.

DrCoconut Tue 23-Oct-18 14:38:37

Look up soulful soaps if you use Facebook

ChishandFips33 Tue 23-Oct-18 14:50:21

I've bought from Amica soaps - only £2.50 a bar, great service but also couldn't last the distance with them

justaperson Wed 24-Oct-18 13:20:59

There are lots on here:

I've used Lush ones and they were ok, never really got on with them though...

nottakenpersonally Wed 24-Oct-18 13:23:17

Have you seen the Honey and Rose products?

Redland12 Wed 24-Oct-18 13:38:01

Lush have a range.

TheFurryMenace Wed 24-Oct-18 18:09:19

I've also been using a Friendly shampoo bar, I have extremely dry hair, but it is leaving my hair lank and waxy too.

Flowershower Fri 26-Oct-18 21:10:32

I’ve not found any that work - tried lush, tried a couple I bought online and in a local health food shop - they all seem ok at first then after a couple of weeks my hair is greasy, lank and just generally horrible. Work nice instead of shower gel for body but just can’t get on with them.

cashmerecardigans Fri 26-Oct-18 21:22:20

Lovely local man to us makes soaps and shampoo bars in his kitchen. Met him through work as he's a chemistry graduate from the uni I work for and has set up his own business. He sells through local farmers markets and online Nottingham soapbox

Cynderella Fri 26-Oct-18 23:14:38

It's not difficult to find shampoo bars online. However, it's very difficult to find one that works. Personally, I wouldn't try any more without some credible reviews. Lush bars work for me. I would happily buy some from a start-up if there was a chance they'd work.

It's not like soap - you can buy a bar of soap that you don't like, but it's still soap that you can use. Not so with a shampoo bar that leaves your hair feeling awful. Mine ended up as expensive kitchen soap.

MiaFarrowsWheelbarrow Fri 26-Oct-18 23:26:39

Thanks for recommending Nottingham Soapbox, I've placed an order with them, will let you know how I get on once they arrive.

bonzo77 Fri 26-Oct-18 23:42:53

I’ve been using the lush shampoo, I think it’s “honey I washed my hair” and their green conditioner bar. For about 6 months. They’re fine for me, the shampoo especially. I’ve just run out and have bought from “peace with the wild” a fenugreek shampoo, an orange one and a conditioner this one Not actually used them yet. Bit £££ but I expect them to last 6 months so not so bad I guess.

anatol Fri 26-Oct-18 23:53:00

I used to use bars for a long time but it started to actually really damage my hair so I'm giving up now and just about to start trying soap nuts. Not sure how it will be but have read good things about it.

DeliveredByKiki Sun 28-Oct-18 22:37:55

I currently use ethitique and love them but would really like a recommendation from somewhere other than lush where you can buy in a shop as so far everything I’ve ordered online comes in so much useless packaging

cucumbergin Wed 31-Oct-18 23:25:51

There was a really useful tip on this thread about using a vinegar rinse after shampooing:

Maryann1975 Tue 13-Nov-18 21:38:49

I’ve popped on this board to ask about shampoo bars, but it seems lots of them aren’t great. I bought one from lush, the honey one, which smells brilliant, but my hair doesn’t feel clean and looks awful after using it for less than a month. Do you think it is worth trying another from the same brand or going for a different one altogether. Or are the just not great across the board?

Cynderella Tue 13-Nov-18 22:44:05

We've tried Waves ( and like it.

I would like to use a non-Lush one but I can't find one that seems to work.

FekkoThePenguin Tue 13-Nov-18 22:46:54

I've got horribly dry hair - any suggestions - no Lush please (on my boycott list!)

Cakemonger Sat 17-Nov-18 13:29:12

I've heard shampoo bars don't work if you have hard water. Interested to see if anyone has found one that does

FekkoThePenguin Sat 17-Nov-18 14:19:33

I live in London - water like rocks!

OhHolyJesus Sat 17-Nov-18 16:34:25

PPs trying solid shampoo and finding it leaves a waxy residue - please read Friendly Soaps advice on the vinegar rinse and bicarbonate rinse. Your hair adjusts I promise it's worth a try! Cheaper and lasts way way longer than lush which costs a fortune and dissolved into a jelly within a week!

FekkoThePenguin Sat 17-Nov-18 18:17:24

Is there any way of getting bottles of decent shampoo where you can refill the bottles? Like body shop in the old days.

HarrietSchulenberg Sat 17-Nov-18 18:34:01

I've tried quite a few but the only ones that don't leave my hair like cardboard, or greasy, are the round Lush ones. I started using them last February and have only just started my third bar. You have to leave them to dry out between uses as if you put the lid on the tin while they're still wet they go quite gooey.

cucumbergin Sat 17-Nov-18 19:01:21

Link for the Friendly Soaps advice - you need to scroll down. Not sure why they only put it on the bottom of the travel soap page instead of on the pages for the shampoo bars?

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