Two Teens And Their Mama: Favorite Find - Shampoo Bars

Friday, July 11, 2014

Favorite Find - Shampoo Bars


I've always been a bit hair challenged.  I have very thick, wavy hair, which sounds good in theory, but is difficult to take care of.  I inherited it from Grandma Mary, who complained about her hair until the day she died.

When I was five, my mom got tired of constantly working the tangles out, so she took me for a "shag" haircut.  Anybody remember those?  I came out like a mini Carol Brady - not the best look on a kindergartner.

During my teen years my unruly hair reached new heights - literally.  Everyone had big hair in the 80's - but my frizzy curls took it to a whole other level.

Part of the problem is that I never know what to do with all of it.  I've considered cutting it short many times, but that causes my husband to feign a heart attack.  Forget a ponytail or braid - I'm hopeless at either of those.  I think if I had a girl child to practice on it might help.  Add in the fact that I color it every six weeks....enough said.

I've purchased enough hair products over the years to keep a sorority house happy, searching for the smooth, shiny tresses of my dreams.  Sometimes they help, most of the time they don't.

But then I discovered....


Shampoo and conditioner bars.  My sister and I were in Las Vegas for a quick overnight trip, and instead of gambling (yuck) we were shopping (yay).   We came upon a store called Basin White, where we were introduced to shampoo bars for your hair.

Because they are solid, they don't need the extra preservatives that liquid shampoos and conditioners require for shelf life.  Each bar is made with natural ingredients, and there are six different varieties.

I chose the Almond Coconut since I color my hair.  The description:


"Deliciously scented tenderness for color treated hair, with pampering avocado oil and cocoa butter, hydrating vitamin E and nourishing rice bran oil. Cool blue lather helps tone down brassiness and keep hair color true..."

Just reading that makes my hair feel happier!  I will admit that lathering up a bar for my head took some getting used to, but in all my life my hair has never been so manageable and soft.  I purchased the bars in March, and I've only used about half so far.

Now that my hair is finally behaving, I was able to manage a side ponytail, all by myself!


Alison at Get Your Pretty On did a video post a few weeks ago with four simple summer hairstyles.  Trust me, if I can master one, they really are easy.

By the way, I was not compensated to write this post, and Basin White doesn't even know I exist.  I felt it was my "beauty duty" to share these little gems!

30 comments:

  1. I mentioned this before but I love your hair in a side ponytail! The shampoo bars sound interesting. I really like that they have all natural ingredients and will need to check it out! Have a great weekend!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Jill - it was fun to wear my hair in a different style.

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  2. Intrigued! So does your hair get all lathering and sudsy still?

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    1. Not really. There is not as much lather as traditional shampoo, which was weird at first. A little bit goes a long way!

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  3. I've never heard of a shampoo bars - I'm going to have to test it out!

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    1. I think you will really like them!

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  4. I buy something solar from Lush! Love them! Will have to check these out too! Thanks for the tip!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Michelle. I will have to check out the ones from Lush.

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  5. This is a really cool idea! I need to give it a whirl!

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    1. They can be ordered online - and did I mention that they all smell divine?

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  6. Your hair looks very pretty! I checked Basin White's website and the bars are really affordable, and they offer online purchases. I'm dying to try them, partly because I want some yummy-scented hair products. Thanks for doing your "beauty-duty" ;)

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    1. Thanks Nikki - nice to meet you! I forgot to mention how good they smell!

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  7. Thanks for sharing! Never knew these existed, going to have to check them out... Be nice to use something that's not full of preservatives :)

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    1. Their lack of preservatives has been great for my hair. Give them a try!

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  8. I wish I'd read this before I went to Las Vegas this week! I'd like to try these.

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    1. They're available online - but the store is pretty fun!

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  9. I've never heard of them. I have thin but very curly hair and when it's rainy or the least bit humid I swear I look like I stuck my finger in a socket. I need to get back to Vegas. Where I enjoy gambling AND shopping!

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    1. Ha ha...I do enjoy a little bit of gambling - but shopping is definitely more my thing. These are available online, and the shipping costs aren't too bad.

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  10. This is the first I've heard of them but now I need to investigate, they sound great!

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    1. Give them a try Carol - I think you would really like them!

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  11. I had never heard of these before! Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

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    1. I hadn't either until we stumbled into the store. Who knew?

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  12. It is so helpful when you pass along these great tips, Lana! Thanks for considering it your "beauty duty"! I had never heard of these, but they sound really interesting!

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    1. Thanks Susan! I like to help when I can :)

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  13. These sound terrific although I have the exact opposite problem but do color my hair. I gotta check these out.

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    1. If you go onto their website, they list the benefits of each bar. Hope you like them!

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  14. Ohh I'd love to try some of these shampoo bars. They sound great and organic. How much about costs each one of them? I bet they have many different scents.

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    1. I think they are about $7.50 each - but they last for months! If you check online you can get a better idea!

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  15. Thanks for sharing this, Lana! I have a leave-in product I love that I just posted about, but I'm still looking for a shampoo that I love. Do you use the conditioner bar also?

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    1. Yes, I bought the shampoo and conditioner bars and use them together. They are wonderful!

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