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Shampoo Bar for Hard Water(2 bars)

Shampoo Bar for Hard Water(2 bars)

Our Price: $19.99

Product Code: SH-BAR-HARD


Carley’s Abyssinian Shampoo Bar (2 bars)

For Hard Water

Unless you have a whole house water softener, you most likely have hard water. A shower filter likely isn’t doing anything more than taking out chlorine.

Our Dream: We’ve been dreaming for a long time to introduce a shampoo bar everyone would love. That is the problem with dreams. They almost never come true. But we believe we have come up with two that a great many people will like and will make a nice travel companion too.

There are 2 Unique oils in these shampoo bars that make them special.

Abyssinian oil and Black Castor Oil. More about them below.

But it is how we use Coconut Oil in this soap for hard water.

The Problem: Hard water is what most people have in this country. And most of the world. Most municipal water comes from deep wells. The cities chlorinate it and run it through a sand filter and send it to you. So even though it is mostly safe, it is loaded with minerals. Which makes it hard. It also makes natural soaps hard to lather. That’s why most people use shampoos that are actually closer to detergents you cleanse your clothes with. These shampoos/detergents are good at cleansing but not so good for your hair. They are harsh. They can strip your hair of color and make your hair dull.

The Solution: Like I mentioned natural soaps don’t lather very well in hard water. We believe it is how much coconut oil is used is the answer. Coconut oil is what makes soaps lather. But the problem is coconut oil is also very drying. We added more coconut oil, which makes this soap lather better in hard water and then added more Abyssinian Oil to compensate for the drying effects. Simple idea yet it has been trying to come up with the right balance. From your comments we'll see how well we did.

Ingredients are saponified:

Coconut oil; 76 degrees coconut oil is essential to this soap. As it adds the lather we all need to feel clean. Yet it is drying.

Black Jamaican Castor Oil is cold-pressed extracted from the roasted seeds of the Ricinus communis plant. Due to the seeds being roasted prior to extraction, the oil carries a dark burnt orange to reddish-brown appearance and carries a nutty aroma unlike a standard Castor Oil extracted from unroasted seeds. The roasting of the seeds raises the pH level of Organic Black Castor Oil which results in a preferred ingredient in various hair and cosmetic formulations. Organic Castor oil has long been sought after throughout the cosmetic industry due to its natural moisturizing and emollient properties and beneficial results when used in a wide array of topical personal-care products.

Reverse Osmosis purified water. The first time we made a batch of natural from this water instead of just purified, I was astounded at how creamy it was as it poured. It is one of our secrets to spectacular soap. It is the gold standard when making soap or just about any skin care product. Most big companies don’t use it due to cost.

Soybean Oil:

Abyssinian Oil. If you search this oil for hair you will be amazed and the number of links. It is renown for improving the strength of the hair strands. It's extracted from the seeds of the Ethiopian-native Brassica Abyssinica plant, to be exact. So, what exactly makes Abyssinian oil so special? Abyssinian oil is loaded with omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, as well as vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, and E.

TYPE OF INGREDIENT: Hydrator, strengthener, and may also be an anti-fungal1
MAIN BENEFITS: Protects hair from heat and pollution while also decreasing frizz and adding shine and moisture.
WHO SHOULD USE IT: Anyone looking to add some hydration and shine to their hair while reducing frizz and flyaways. Those who have fine hair should use sparingly.
HOW OFTEN CAN YOU USE IT: Once daily or some use it less often.
May help hair growth: The fatty-acid profile of Abyssinian oil allows it to condition split ends, soften hair, and boost shine. The plethora of minerals, including the Omega-3 fatty acids, may help promote healthy hair growth, however more studies are needed to verify this.

Tussah Silk: We use silk to add silkiness to the hair as it does for the skin. We were reluctant to add silk to our soaps since it doesn’t have a good reputation for animals. Most silk is not what you would call animal friendly. In fact, with most silk, the silkworms die after making the silk. With this particular silk (Tussah) they do not kill the worms.

These bars are between 4 and 5 ounces in weight each.

No time limit guarantee.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 July 15, 2024
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Santa Rosa, CA United States  
It's a lovely bar but not working for my fine hair, unfortunately.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Works great! May 2, 2024
Reviewer: Elizabeth Gonzalez from Texas  
Shampoos usually leave my hair feeling very dry. I tended to have an oily scalp, so I kept going from oily hair if I didn’t shower daily but dry hair is I did. This shampoo is the only shampoo that does not dry my hair and it took away the oily scalp! I’m starting to have the hair luxious hair I always wanted! Thank you!!!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 So Cool! April 6, 2023
Reviewer: Beth from UT  
I never would have thought to try a shampoo bar- luckily I received one as a sample.  Holy cow it works better than my usual shampoo and the bar is easier to deal with than a bottle of liquid.  So convenient, I'm a convert.  Great job!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great Shampoo Bar! July 1, 2022
Reviewer: D S from WA  
Lathers very well. My hair care routine typically consisted of using Carley's shea bar and my own mix of apple cider vinegar, water, and essential oils as a rinse. I agree with the other reviewer who commented this provides what seems like a clarifying experience because my oily scalp stayed less oily for longer than normal. Granted, I also used DIY dry shampoo to help ward off the oil, but I believe it was this shampoo bar and its properties that allowed me to go so long without having to use it again. I think it's a wonderful product!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great Product! April 22, 2022
Reviewer: Rhonda from TX United States  
I got this as a sample and tried it. It works great! I used it and let it sit while I showered. It actually felt a little tingly on my scalp. Not in a bad way, just like it was doing something beneficial to my scalp if that makes sense. After rinsing if felt squeaky clean. Definitely took out any residue from any other products. Kinda like using a clarifying shampoo. After, I used their Argan oil conditioner and let it set while I used their tea tree scrub and natural soap on my face. I had so much body in my hair once it was fully dry.. Definitely plan on using again! Lathers great as well.

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