Review: Friendly Soap Shampoo Bar

I have been using this bar most of the summer, in various scenarios, so I thought it was about time I wrote about it.

Firstly, I love that it has no plastic packaging, just a cardboard box.

When I first started using it it was pretty warm where I was, so it dried out quick, but was also pretty soft on a constant basis. This meant that a slatted soap dish was essential, but also tended to stick to stuff. This wasn’t all bad though because I managed to stand on it in the van and to make sure it didn’t go to waste I squished it all back together and stuck it to the lid of the tuppawear my soap dish was in, so from then on I was rubbing the lid on my head in the shower which actually worked pretty well!

In use the bar foams up really nicely, my hair is LONG but I find rubbing it all over my scalp only, was enough that I could then rub the rest of my hair in the foam already on my head.

At first I only had access to a shower every 4 days, so I was concerned that I would be a skanky mess. The shampoo held up really well though, sucessfully removing the grease without any hassle and my hair wasn’t becoming greasy enough to need washing in that time either after I’d had 2 or 3 so my head got used to the intervals.

In contrast, August in Austria and October in Turkey were really sweaty and as I stayed in a campsite/hotel those months I was washing my hair every other day. This then required more conditioner than normal as it felt quite drying, but also the climate was becoming less summery at this time. I don’t think this is a bad thing though, once back in “normal life” if I can save water and time by only washing my hair every few days that’s a win!

If it needs washing more regularly because I’m excersising or something, then I would consider having more than 1 shampoo available at any one time so I could use this when suitable and switch to the other when necessary, that way I’m still cutting back the packaging even if I can’t eliminate it completely.

I trialled the Tea Tree and Lavendar bar which lasted around 7 weeks and is priced at around £2.50.

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