Herbaria Shampoo Bars produce abundant creamy lather to gently and thoroughly cleanse your hair and leave it soft, shiny, and easy to manage. Our Shampoo bars are handmade with moisturizing, food-grade vegetable oils and rich emollients to keep your hair and scalp healthy.
All of the Good
The oils with which we make our shampoo are similar to our bar soaps in that they are all food-grade vegetable oils. However, they are formulated quite differently to be suitable for hair, imparting excellent conditioning qualities due to a combination of oleic, linoleic & linolenic acids, achieved combining rapeseed oil with other oils. Castor oil is celebrated for its nourishing properties for skin and hair. Coconut oil cleans your hair flawlessly and adds oodles of bubbles to the lather. Sodium lactate hardens the bar and, as a humectant, draws moisture to your scalp and hair, adding moisture without greasiness. Sodium lactate does not contain milk protein and need not be restricted by someone avoiding milk or those with a milk allergy. Our shampoos are vegan, like all of our products.
None of the Bad
Our vegan shampoo bars contain no synthetic fragrance, dyes, phthalates, or formaldehyde. Our bars are free of petroleum-derived detergents such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). Those harsh chemicals can cause dryness, itching, and irritation. Unlike liquid shampoos, bars need no questionable preservatives. People with allergies, dandruff, and eczema may benefit from our shampoo.
Two Formulas—Finer and Thicker
The Finer Hair Formula lathers up nicely and moisturizes hair, making it soft without weighing it down. High oleic sunflower oil in the bar leaves hair luminous.
The Thicker Hair Formula creates a copious lather that moves easily through the hair and gets through to the scalp. Your hair will feel lighter and easier to style. The Thicker Hair Formula contains added jojoba oil and argan oil. It’s good for curly, wavy, coarse and afro-textured hair.
Not sure which to choose? Take your best guess and give it a try. If you’re not happy with the results, we’ll happily supply you with the other formula, or, as usual, your money back.
Four Fabulous Scents
Citrus • Lavender • Rosemary Mint • Tea Tree
All aromas are tempting, coming from pure essential oils. For visual identification of varieties, we use only natural colorants.
Each scent is available in either formula, for Finer Hair or for Thicker Hair.
Just about everyone loves lavender, especially if we’re talking about essential oil of lavender. With its floral, herbal aroma, lavender has been used and adored for centuries. Alkanet root provides the pale purple color.
Here’s a blend of healthy and invigorating essential oils. Rosemary nourishes the scalp and hair. Peppermint stimulates, cools, and pairs perfectly with rosemary. A bit of dried, powdered parsley makes it green.
If you have had any scalp issues such as dandruff, itchiness, or dermatitis, try this shampoo bar. This blend of herbal essential oils features Australian tea tree, renown for supporting a healthy hair and scalp. Clary sage, geranium, lavender, and eucalyptus create a unique, rich aroma and are also said to be beneficial. Green tea colors the bar tan.
Commercial shampoos contain largely detergents and synthetic surfactants. They tend to strip hair of its natural oils and make conditioners a must. With these moisturizing shampoo bars, hair and scalp maintain a natural balance. Conditioners are typically unnecessary.
If you have hard water, an apple cider vinegar rinse will help remove any shampoo left in the hair. To make an apple cider vinegar rinse, pour ¼ to ½ cup of apple cider vinegar in a 16-ounce bottle and fill with water. Pour the solution through your hair after you’ve rinsed all the shampoo out. Leave it for a minute, then rinse lightly. This works like magic and makes your hair lustrous.
Safe for Color-Treated Hair
These bars won’t strip color-treated hair. Use Herbaria Shampoo bars to revitalize hair that’s been over-processed from straightening treatments, heat styling, and extensions.
"I love Herbaria’s Shampoo Bars!! They last so long and it’s so nice that I don’t even have to use conditioner! Plus they smell SO great."
Brittney Huck (from our Facebook page)
"Been using the bars for a couple of months now: work great, leave hair clean and the scalp feeling wonderful. All the plastic bottles I did not use is the added bonus. Highly, highly recommended."
Regine Nickel (from our Facebook page)
“I am this Yelper's wife and am rating the only product I tried: Citrus bar shampoo for fine hair. I got a free trial bar after wandering into the store while in The Hill neighborhood. I'd never heard of Herbaria before. I was very skeptical that a bar of soap would work on my colored, fine, straight hair, but it was free (and unusual), so I gave it a whirl. Normally I spend $$$ on salon-grade liquid shampoos. I'd never considered that liquid shampoos are primarily water, detergent, and other chemicals. I am a convert! Using this bar shampoo was the ONLY change in my hair regime, and I'm so glad I stumbled upon it. My hair now has body and life, and looks smooth and healthy. I've received compliments from family and friends. Thank you Herbaria for making this wonderful bar shampoo product. I will be returning to buy more.”
Craig B. St. Louis, MO (from our Yelp page)
Two More Benefits of a Bar Shampoo
No plastic bottle to add to the Earth's pollution.
No liquid to pass through TSA security screening. Shampoo bars can go in carry-on luggage.
How to shampoo your hair with a bar
If you have long hair, try putting the lengthy part in a ponytail and shampoo the hair and scalp area above the ponytail. Then, take out the ponytail, rinsing the soap out through the rest of your hair. Make sure you rinse well.
Shampoo bars contain, other than the essential oils listed above under each scent:
All eight of our shampoo bars are available as Shampoo Cuties.
Shampoo Cutie Bundles have all four scents in either Finer or Thicker formula.