This product is one I really should have included in my “Top Products in 2010″ Video, but to be perfectly honest I really didn’t plan that video out much, just thought of categories of products I thought people might want to hear about, and then mentioned the standout products I used constantly.
This particular product is one that I have been using almost every time I wash my hair, but I use it in addition to other products so it really didn’t come to mind when I was putting the list together for my top products. When I first tried Fortune Cookie soap in spring of 2010, this was a product I was sent that I immediately vetoed using, because my hair was bright red and I wasn’t going to put anything in my hair that wasn’t meant to keep color, as red already fades insanely fast. I gave it to my boyfriend, who said he liked it, and that was that. Later on, in the fall, FCS contacted me again to try out their new products for fall, and since my hair was now blonde (and blonde doesnt fade, because it’s bleached) they asked if I would try the product again, because they were sure I would really like it.
For those of you who don’t know, a shampoo bar looks like a normal bar of soap, but you (obviously) use it to clean your hair. To use it, you completely soak your hair in the shower, then rub the bar all over your scalp, and lather and rinse like normal. It’s a little strange to get used to at first if you are like most people and used to liquid shampoo, but it’s quick to get used to.
The shampoo bar I was sent is Ikebana. It smells AMAZING, and works really well at getting your hair nice and clean and shiny. After I got my Keratin treatment done on my hair, I noticed my hair got oilier a lot quicker than it used to, which I think is due to the volume of hair being reduced (I used to be able to go without washing my hair for over a week and it wouldn’t get oily, so now, because my hair texture is more like everyone else, it needs to be washed more, like everyone else!) This shampoo bar really makes my hair feel clean. I also like that it pretty much cuts packaging down to almost non existent, because it doesn’t need a plastic bottle.
If you’re in the market for a new shampoo, I’d definitely recommend this. I actually used to today and realized that I was running out and had a tiny freak out, haha. I just ordered two more (Ikebana and Hawaiian Ice!) and a reusable tin a few hours ago, and got a shipping notice just over an hour later, which is awesome!
These are sold for $8 from Fortune Cookie Soap, and you can get it with a reusable tin for an extra $3.75.
Have you ever used a shampoo bar? What were your thoughts?