These all natural, plastic-free shampoo bars are a such a treat. Hailing from Gott's Island, a tiny island on the Maine coastline, this woman-owned company grows and wild-harvests their botanicals and seaweeds. The bars are handmade with castor oil, soothing seaweed, and botanically infused essential oils. They had us at "wild harvested plant materials."
These shampoo bars last twice as long as a typical bottle of shampoo. We stock the curly hair, straight hair, and men's varieties. Each one conditions hair without leaving it greasy. Powdered kelp stimulates the scalp, keeping your hair smooth and shiny, and helping to relieve itchiness.
Check out our soap tins to store your shampoo bars while traveling.
Use and care
Use it just as you would a bar of soap, massaging into your scalp. It will create a sudsy lather, and each one is packed full of plant based goodness to leave your hair silky and shiny.
The curly hair is much more moisturizing, while the straight hair variety is more cleansing.
Each bar is approximately 3 oz.
Rosehip and Sugar Kelp Tea, Saponified Oils of: Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Rosehip infused Castor Oil, Calendula infused Sweet Almond Oil, Rosehip infused Olive Oil, Rosehip Oil, Powdered Kelp, and Essential Oils of Lavender, Rosemary, Bergamot, and Peppermint.
Vegan, palm oil free, sulfate free.
Wrapped in tissue paper made from 100% recycled paper. The packaging is compostable.
Gotts Island, Maine, United States.
Dulse & Rugosa is a mother and daughter business in Gotts Island, Maine. Their ingredients start on their small farm or growing along the rocky shores of the island. They handpick each flower, leaf, and piece of seaweed and then solar dry them. Using the dried seaweeds and botanicals, they then handcraft each of the soaps, lotions, scrubs, and oils with love and care.
I recently purchased the shampoo bar and have used it 4 times. Unfortunately it makes my hair feel really greasy and dull so I don’t like it:( maybe my husband will like it, thanks anyway 😊
Recently re-purchased the Lovely Rita shampoo bar for curly hair. I am Black and wear my hair naturally curly, and have found that this shampoo bar works great for me. If you're like me and don't wash your hair every time you shower -- or, if you have roommates who also use the shower but don't share shampoo -- I would suggest that you don't store the bar in the shower, even on a wire rack. Even just a little water getting on it during each shower will dissolve it faster. With my second bar, I've been storing it like this (https://bit.ly/2Rt9oOg), and I can already tell that it will last much longer this time.
This bar cleans well, doesn't dry my hair and smells fabulous. But smell doesn't linger and isn't overwhelming. Love it. My hair is dead straight and I live in the desert SW. This shampoo bar works great for me. Plus, it's not encased in plastic and the little box it's shipped in is recyclable.
I tried shampoo and conditioner bars from Lush several years ago and hated them. They made my hair feel like straw and I was mortified when I realized how much artificial dye was in it! I avoided shampoo bars after that, but finally decided to give them another shot when I got tired of buying shampoo in plastic bottles that are full of sulfates, artificial coloring and fragrances, and who knows what else.
These shampoo bars are amazing!! I’ve been using the Lovely Rita Super Condition bar and my hair is so soft, moisturized, and shiny. My scalp used to be super dry, but since using this product, my scalp couldn’t be happier! Good for the earth, good for my body. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to conventional shampoos again.