In the early days of Eco Passion, while researching and trying various brands of solid shampoos ourselves, we decided to go with this range of solid shampoos and a conditioner from the UK’s Funky Soap Shop.
They are all 100% natural, vegan and not tested on animals and are handmade in London. They were chosen based on their value for money and with the intention to cater for all hair types. We tried a few different types and consulted with our customers to come up with three types to choose from.
Apricot Kernal Shampoo – for normal hair
With castor oil, apricot kernal oil, shea and coco butter, this shampoo will condition, cleanse, nourish and thicken hair and has a beautiful fruity smell.
Tea Tree & Neem Oil Shampoo – for greasy hair
The tea tree and neem oils help with oily scalps and scalp conditions due to their antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. The shea butter and olive oil will smooth and condition hair too.
Acai Berry Shampoo – for dry hair
The acai berry helps strengthen and repair brittle hair while the antioxidents and zinc found in them can protect hair and skin by restoring the natural oils. Coconut and grapeseed oil are used for extra softness.
Solid Conditioner – for normal hair
While each hair type is so different, we opted to offer the one conditioner to cover all. With its orange oil and argan oil it smells divine, tames curls and leaves hair soft and smooth.
We have now added two new solid shampoos made with soapnut extract for cleansing, by Living Naturally. These shampoos are also 100% natural, vegan, palm oil free and handmade in the UK. They also come with a cute cotton sack which can be used to hang the soap bar up to dry it out between washes. The two types we currently stock are:
Lemon & Avocado – normal to greasy hair
The bar is fragranced with Lemon, May Chang & Ylang which are balancing and will control excess oil production, as well as being rejuvenating and a very uplifting fragrance.
Suitable for all hair/skin types, especially for problem, sensitive and combination hair/skin types.
Hemp & Patchouli – normal to dry hair
Scented with cedarwood, geranium and patchouli and hand crafted with certified organic hemp oil, this solid shampoo bar suits thick, curly or dry hair and skin prone to dryness or inflammation.
We recommend that you use a soap dish or rack to ensure you dry the bar out between washes to help prolong its life. With correct use, and using it every day, the bars should last approx. 2 months. If you don’t wash your hair every day then they will last even longer.
Remember that when using natural and solid shampoos, for some people there is an adjustment period when your hair gets used to the change from commercial shampoos and chemicals to natural soaps and oils. During this period you may choose to use a rinse to eliminate any soapy feeling left on your hair. When lathering up you will also need to use more water than you may be used to. Consult our blog page for more advice on solid shampoos and how to use them, and, have patience while you find a solid shampoo to suit you.