Shampoo: The ACV Bar

(36 customer reviews)

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A natural ACV Shampoo Bar with natural oils, hair-nourishing botanicals, and apple cider vinegar for a clean rinse. This is our “go-to” bar suitable for all hair types.

  • 4oz half-round
  • 1/2oz Trial Size
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Natural Ingredients
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Vegan

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ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) Shampoo Bars — a natural shampoo in a solid bar.

Sulfate-free, silicone-free, and paraben-free

The ACV Bar is a shampoo bar featuring natural herb infusion, apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, and mango butter. It’s our “go-to” bar for most hair types.

Loaded with natural fluffy lather (with no foaming agents!), our natural shampoo bars are formulated to naturally clean and condition your scalp while leaving hair healthy, soft, shiny, and clean. The ACV shampoo bars are a conditioning natural shampoo in a solid bar.

Use this shampoo bar to clean and nourish your hair and scalp with natural ingredients. Our formula creates loads of fluffy lather, doesn’t strip the hair, and leaves hair clean and nourished with each wash.

  • Sunflower Seed and Olive Oil to moisturize hair and scalp, help mitigate frizzing, and promote strong healthy hair.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar helps balance the bar for a clean rinse and nourishes the scalp
  • Mango Seed Butter nourishes, moisturizes, and may contribute to hair growth while mitigating breakage
  • Aloe Vera strengthens the hair shaft for smoother, silkier, and more manageable hair
  • Horsetail, Marshmallow Root, Rosemary provide botanical nourishment to strengthen and protect the hair shaft and scalp.

Coconut Oil, Canola Oil, Hi-Oleic Sunflower Seed Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Water, Sodium Hydroxide (not present in the final product), Castor Oil, Mango Seed Butter, Olive Oil, Aloe Vera, Horsetail, Marshmallow Root, Rosemary

Why Use Natural Shampoo Bars?

  • All-natural botanicals and herbal infusions leave hair soft, shiny, clean, and most of all healthy
  • Sulfate-free, silicone-free, paraben-free, synthetic-free  –  our shampoo bars are free of the synthetics found in liquid detergent-based shampoos that can cause dry, itchy and irritated scalps as well as lead to hair loss.
  • Available in full size and sample size bars.
  • As a solid bar, travelers love our shampoo  – no need to worry about how many ounces of liquid your shampoo is at TSA checkpoints
  • Environmentally friendly with no plastic bottles, minimal reusable packaging, and no toxic chemicals.
  • Our customers report healthier hair that is shiny, tangle-free, has more body and volume, less frizz, decreased shedding, improved scalp conditions, and even retains color longer!
  • Gentle and color friendly, our shampoo is formulated to nourish the hair and scalp. It won’t strip your hair and scalp of natural oils that your body produces to maintain healthy locks.

How to use an apple cider vinegar shampoo bar.

Washing your hair with a natural shampoo bar is very similar to using commercial detergent shampoo bars. The basics are to lather up, massage through hair and scalp, then rinse. With a natural product, there are a few other tips to follow:

  1. Rinse well –  we recommend rinsing for at least a full minute to ensure that you rinse out all of the shampoos.
  2. Don’t promote tangles – There’s no need to pile your hair on your head and tangle it all up. Instead, massage through your hair starting at the scalp. Use your fingertips to cleanse your scalp, then work your way down to the tips.
  3. Don’t over wash – Hair doesn’t need to be washed every day (unless your daily activities get your hair dirty every day). Kandra (our owner and formulator) washes her hair two to three times a week.
  4. Follow with the complete Alo Hair Regimen for soft natural hair – Cleans with a natural shampoo bar, Clarify with an apple cider vinegar rinse, and Condition with a natural conditioner bar.
Natural Oils

Canola Oil, Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Mango Butter, Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil

Natural Additives

Aloe Vera, Apple Cider Vinegar, Horsetail (Shavegrass), Marshmallow Root, Rosemary

36 reviews for Shampoo: The ACV Bar

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    Karla (verified owner)

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    Love the ACV soap!

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    Rachel Zakula-Servia (verified owner)

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    Awesome. Love it.

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    Nicole (verified owner)

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    Haven’t tried it yet

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    Emily (verified owner)

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    One of my favorite shampoo bars so far! And I’ve tried a good amount.

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    Liz T. (verified owner)

    I haven’t tried it yet because I’m waiting to finish up my last one, but it doesn’t smell like ACV at all which was my biggest worry!!

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    Stephanie B. (verified owner)

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    This shampoo lathers nicely and cleans well. Even got my husband hooked on it.

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    Maisie Baca (verified owner)

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    I’ve only tried it once. It seems to strip my hair and leave it feeling really dry.

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      Kandra (store manager)

      Hi Maisie –
      Depending on your hair type and water quality, everyone will have different results, and some take a few washings to adjust to natural products. I would suggest rinsing more that you then you should, or trying the Apple Cider Vinegar rinse (infuse the hair tea in ACV, then rinse it through your hair). Let me know if there’s anything else we can do to help!

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    Juanita S. (verified owner)

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    The smell was strong for my taste but the packaging and the presentation of the product was beautiful. Love the bag. I have not tested the product out yet but I’m glad I purchased it as it will help with my zero waste efforts.

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    Wendy Vazquez (verified owner)

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    No comment

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    Rebecca Chevrel (verified owner)

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    I have tried a lot of shampoo bars now, from many different brands, and this one is my favorite.

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    Kelly Ishmael (verified owner)

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    I love her products!

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    Jonina L. (verified owner)

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    Excellent!!

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    Jenni Wade (verified owner)

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    I love this shampoo bar so much! It gives my hair lift (I have very fine hair) and it feel moisturized. It’s amazing!

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    Linda D. (verified owner)

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    I reserved judgment until I used the bar shampoo twice. I am older nieces and my hair is drier and frizzier. I’ve tried many shampoos and other products to counter that, with only so-so results.
    Big surprise: Your shampoo tames the frizz for days, my hair is soft yet has body, and even has some waves that I love. I only use the shampoo and a vinegar rinse. It’s actually amazing. My intention in ordering the solid shampoo block was merely to reduce packaging. Turns out I literally got it all!

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    Ani Winkler (verified owner)

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    My hair feels so clean and soft after using it just a couple times, I can already see a difference.

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    Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Great shampoo bar! Best of all I’ve tried. Packaged in a cloth bag. Washes hair gently but thoroughly. Does not require ACV rinse. Lovely faint scent, nothing strong or icky. Love it!

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    Jonina (verified owner)

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    Wonderful!

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    Renee Morris (verified owner)

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    Love the shampoo bar! Makes my hair feel great without residue feeling left.

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    Jonina

    Love love love

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    Elizabeth

    Love the shape of this bar and that it suds like bottled shampoo. It cleaned my hair really well and was easy to rinse out. However, this left my usually oily scalp (especially in summer) flaky and itchy. I bought this shampoo because I don’t need a bar with any sort of hydration or oils in it, but this one turned out to be too harsh. Because of this I won’t buy again, but I love the concept.

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    Layla R.

    Awesome product

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    Rebecca

    I was so pleased to find this shampoo bar. Having the apple cider vinegar in the bar saves a step and I used it while traveling – dealing with varying levels of hard water. Worked great! I will be a repeat customer.

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    Anonymous

    Smells great, feels great. Only used once so far but I fear ACV shampoo bars don’t agree with my water supply. Will get the chance to test my theory in a few weeks! (I anticipate great things)

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    Carol Schooley

    Easy on the environment and on me!

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    Christina

    Works great

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    lisbeth c

    Really looking forward to using this product. Packaging and sample of soap are wonderful too.

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    Jessica

    I prefer my lush shampoo bar and the Alo conditioner bar.

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    Stacy McCusker

    CUSTOMER FOR LIFE! My husband and I really wanted to move to all natural handmade products due to all the chemicals found in store bought products and to protect our two little kiddos. The customer service from this shop has been like no other. The quality of the products, quick shipping, packaging. Everything. Look no further and order. You will NOT regret it! I’m already back buying more!!!!

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    qoomonster

    Love love love this shampoo!! I don’t think I can go back to the regular bottled stuff anymore. It’s mild, lathers wonderfully and makes my hair feel soft and free!

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    Robyn Harton

    It m y hair soft and shiuny iff hebatfl

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    Sarun Sita

    Makes my naturally curly hair curlier, softer, and shinier. This bar and the rinse make my hair comes to life. I will be a repeat customer. I love how it already has apple cider vinegar.

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    Shaneen Stankowski

    Lathers and washes very well. Definitely seen alot of improvement with my hair. Love it.

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    clarkkami

    I love this stuff. I do the “no poo” and there was no way I was putting baking soda on my hair, that stuff is awful. I only wash my scalp every 1 1/2 – 2 weeks with this stuff, and just use apple cider vinegar rinse the rest of the time. It seems to be working great. I also purchased her conditioner bar, and I just use it on my over-processed ends when needed. Do NOT put it on your roots, this stuff is amazing but that made it grease city lol. I should have know better. My scalp and hair have never been healthier and my hair has lightened almost two shades since I stopped using traditional shampoos and conditioners.

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    Lindsey Black

    So it’s my first time trying a shampoo bar (it’s a good sized bar at that)… And I like it! It saves a lot of room in my shower. Also, it’s made with quality ingredients- that I recognize and can pronounce! It’s taking time to get used to the smell of apple cider vinegar (that you rinse with) as part of the hair care process. However, the pluses of being more healthy and eco friendly make up for that! All in all my hair feels clean and soft and I have to say, I’m a believer! Also, shipping was fast!! I would order again!

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    Lauren T.

    This is divine. My 16 year old immediately absconded with it. Thank you!

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    Karen M.

    this is my first time buying a shampoo bar and i will again. it’s really easy to apply and lather. you don’t need much. it strips oil just a bit more than liquid soap would but i’m just going to adjust how much i use. smells good and natural without being too strong.

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FAQs

Natural Hair Care

Although not tested as color-safe, being sulfate and paraben-free is known to be more suitable for colored hair.

Many of our customers color their hair and they love our shampoo, conditioner, and hair tea. Our products are formulated to be safe but will react differently with your unique hair.

  • The conditioner bar will not strip your hair color.
  • The hair tea may highlight or enhance your hair color.
  • Some customers find that the shampoo bar brightens their natural hair color. Most customers who dye their hair report no change when using our natural products…except for the ones who report color lasting longer due to decreased washings!
  • We suggest trying the product on the underside of your hair if color-treated, before using on your entire head.

Our Conditioner Bars do not “lather”, they are not soap. They activate with water, creating a silky feeling “cream” and that is what you massage into your hair. Remember… a little goes a long way!

Read more tips and info on our conditioner bars here.

Everyone’s hair type is unique, so you may not need to use an ACV rinse. Whether or not you need to use an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse depends on a few things as well:

  • Your water: Hard water makes it more difficult to rinse natural shampoo from your hair. If you have hard water, an ACV rinse will help wash out the shampoo and dirt from your hair. Our family has homes with very hard water, and we opted to add a filter to our shower heads. Kandra, our founder, also uses an ACV rinse as she has very long hair.
  • Hair length: Those with short hair will find that they do not need to rinse with vinegar. Their hair is short and much easier to rinse.
  • If you’re prone to tangles: ACV rinses often help with tangles by helping the hair shaft to close back up after washing with shampoo bars.
  • Build-up and Residue: Shampoo bars are mild and may not remove residue from your hair like detergent shampoos. If you use additional products (like commercial conditioners, gels, or other styling agents) and ACV rinse will help remove the build-up and residue they leave behind.

You can also boost the conditioning and nourishing power of and ACV rinse with our herbal hair & scalp tea.

Short Answer: It depends on how often it’s used, and if it’s kept dry between uses.

When used at the sink for handwashing, a bar of our handmade soap will last 4-6 weeks or more. This assumes that the bar will placed on a soap dish that allows the water to drain away from the soap, giving the soap a chance to dry out between uses. You can read more on extening the life of your soap here.

When used in the shower, a bar of soap will typically last between 3-5 weeks. This assumes that the bar is exposed to water longer than at the sink, and then multiple people are using the same bar to wash head to toe.

Compared to commercial “soaps”, natural soaps are normally softer as they retain their natural glycerin (commercial soap production removes the glycerine to sell as a separate product). Our soaps are also free from artificial hardening chemicals, synthetic waxes or free alkali.

While they are small, they are super concentrated. That means there is more there than it appears.

One Conditioner Bar will last 40-50 uses including all the ways to use it, which are explained below.  Yes, other Hair Conditioner Bars on the market are larger, but most of them contain more oil and do not last as long. Larger bars have more surface area, which means more of the bar is exposed to water and gets washed down the drain when used. 

One of the biggest tips we can give you to extend the life of your Conditioner Bar is to keep it dry between uses.

  • They are mall on purpose (it helps it last longer)
  • Each bar provides 40-50 uses…
  • That’s about 4-8 weeks or more depending on how often you use it
  • About the equivalent to 2-3 bottles of traditional conditioners

Read more tips and info on our conditioner bars here.

My recipe is 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar to 4 cups water. I mix up 4 cups of the rinse in a large bowl and take it into the shower with me. Then after the first rinse, I dip my hair into it, squish the mounds of hair around, pour the rest over my head. and rinse it all out.

If you have short hair, you can make a smaller mix and put it in a squeeze bottle for easier application.

You can also infuse herbs in the vinegar to make a custom rinse for your hair. Simply add dry herbs of your choice tot he vinegar, and then let them steep for 2-4 weeks. Our herbal hair and & scalp tea is a perfect compliment to ACV rinses.

Here are a few hebs to consider (not an exhaustive list by anymeans!)

  • rosemary has long been used to condition and to deepen hair color
  • chamomile can highlight blonde or light brown hair
  • calendula conditions and nourishes the scalp
  • lavender, thyme, witch hazel, and yarrow will help with oily hair
  • nettles can help control dandruff and scalp issues
  • horsetail helps with brittle hair and conditioning

Washing your hair with a natural shampoo bar is very similar to using commercial detergent shampoo bars. The basics are to lather up, massage through hair and scalp, then rinse. With a natural product, there are a few other tips though:

  • Rinse well –  we recommend rinsing for at least a full minute to ensure that you rinse out all of the shampoos.
  • Don’t promote tangles – There’s no need to pile your hair on your head and tangle it all up. Instead, massage through your hair starting at the scalp. Use your fingertips to cleanse your scalp, then work your way down to the tips.
  • Don’t over wash – Hair doesn’t need to be washed every day (unless your daily activities get your hair dirty every day). Kandra, our owner and formulator, washes her hair two to three times a week.
  • Follow with the complete Alo Hair Regimen to lushly soft and natural locks – Cleans with a natural shampoo bar, Clarify with an apple cider vinegar rinse, and Condition with a natural conditioner bar.

Products labeled with a temperature-sensitive notice are designed with ingredients that melt around body temperature. Especially in the summer months or in hot climates, these products can change in texture and consistency while in transit.

  • To protect your natural products in the early spring, through summer and late fall, select “Temperature Sensitive Shipping” at checkout. Your order will ship in our 100% compostable padded shipping insert.
  • If temperature-sensitive products arrive melted, we won’t be able to replace or refund them.
  • Once temperature-sensitive products arrive, keep in a cool spot away from direct sunlight.

Our hair conditioner bars will be just fine 99.9% of the time as they need moisture to fully dissolve and be ready to apply to your hair. However, the heat of summer shipping can cause them to soften and “squish” a bit in transit. They will firm back up in about 30 minutes at room temperature.

Want to melt your conditioner bar on purpose? It makes an amazing hair mask!

Use as a Deep Conditioning Hair Mask: Melt a small portion of the Conditioner Bar over low heat. Once warmed and melted, whisk in 2-3 teaspoons of water to create a creamy hair mask. Apply to wet hair and wash out after 30 minutes. If you have extra dry hair, you can add a dab of our Whipped Body Butter into the recipe.

Our soaps are packaged in organic cotton bags. You can reuse them as tea bags (please wash them first though!), or soap sacks. To use as a soap sack, place the small ends of soap bars into the sack until you have a small stash. Then, wash with the soap sack as a washcloth. They also make great garden soap sacks (just hang from the spigot).

Our Mouthwash Crystals are packaged in kraft eco pouches, lined with PLA (Polylactic Acid), a bioplastic material made from renewable resources such as corn and sugar with an ALOX (Aluminium Oxide) Coating. ALOX is compostable and helps keep the crystals dry.

Our Tooth Suds and other boxes are made from 100% recycled content, are 100% recyclable and compostable.

Conditioner bars, facial powders, and travel bars are packaged in glassine bags. Glassine is a smooth and glossy paper that’s made air, water, and grease resistant through a process called supercalendering.  They are not waxed or chemically-finished during manufacturing and are fully recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable.

Our hair tea is packaged in biodegradable cello bags made from wood cellulose fibers sourced with sustainable forestry principles, certified biodegradable, compostable, and made carbon zero. Each bag meets ASTM D6400, EN13432 standards for CA and other states.

Our labels are printed on recycled label stock.

Herbal salves are packaged in a reusable and recyclable metal tins.

We ship with sustainable materials too!

  • Smaller orders are shipped in sustainable paper padded envelopes and boxes (made from recycled materials, recyclable & naturally biodegradable). If more suitable, your package might arrive in one of our reusable, recycled, and recyclable plastic pouches too.
  • Larger orders ship in USPS flat rate packages that meet Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification standards. And, they are fully recyclable (including the padded shipping mailers which are made from #4 recyclable plastic).
Alo Sustainable Packaging

Handcrafted with a blend of natural oils and herbs, the Alō Natural Hair regimen is formulated to cleanse and nourish your hair for truly beautiful locks.

Cleanse

Alō Shampoo Bars are formulated to gently cleanse hair with all-natural oils and organic butters, with organic and wild-crafted botanicals. Simply lather up the bar, wash, and rinse. Allow bar to dry between uses to extend the life of the bar.

Clarify

After each wash, clarify your hair with an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse. Mix 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar with 2-3 cups of clean water. Pour over your hair to rinse away any remaining impurities and reduce frizz. For extra conditioning and scalp nourishment, infuse your ACV rinse our Herbal Hair & Sclp Tea.

Condition

Alō Conditioner Bars provide natural conditioning for silky tangle-free locks. Simply glide bar over wet hair and massage in. Leave on for 1-3 minutes, rinse well. Allow bar to dry between uses. Can also be used as a leave-in conditioner and a deep conditioning hair mask.

We do not offer free samples, but we do offer Travel & Trial Sizes for all of our Signature soaps, Shampoo Bars, Tooth Suds, and Body Butter. Each bar is sized to allow you to sample the soaps and find your favorite before you purchase a full-sized bar.

At this time we do not offer samples of our conditioner bars. Why? Our conditioner bars are very concentrated making a sample size too small to effectively use and test on your locks as a daily conditioner.

Build Your Own Sampler Set – You’ll receive FREE wooden soap dish and a 5% discount!

For some, going natural with hair care products may result in a “detox” or breaking-in period. As you start to use natural products, your hair chemistry will start to change and adapt to the new natural environment. Some individual will notice an increased production of sebum (the body’s natural waxy oil used to protect hair and skin) which can result in an oily scalp and hair. As you continue to use natural hair care products your body will begin to balance its sebum production. This can take around 2-4 weeks but will vary for each individual.

For hair with build-up from prior hair routines or excess sebum: Mix 1 tablespoon baking soda with ¼ to ½ cup water. Work the mixture into your scalp and hair. Rinse well and clarify with an apple cider vinegar rinse. Use this high-intensity cleansing option no more than once every 6 weeks to avoid stripping hair of its natural oils.

Here are more tips dealing with the transition period and adjusting to natural shampoo bars.

Shampoo bars are soap, specifically formulated for hair.

All additives are aimed at nourishing your hair and the bar is formulated for extra thick lather to help you wash out dirt and oils. And as an added bonus, a shampoo bar does not require plastic bottles that could end up in a landfill.

Here’s an article we wrote explaining the difference between shampoo bars and commercial shampoo detergents. You might be shocked to learn what’s really in commercial shampoo.

Choosing a shampoo bar that’s a good fit for your hair will vary based on your hair and body chemistry. We recommend trying each of our bars to find the best fit for you. Kandra (our founder) uses The ACV bar as her go-to bar and uses the Coconut Tea Bar 1-2 times a month to help deal with her hard water issues.

Our original shampoo, The ACV Bar, is a great place to start. It’s balanced for most hair types, is unscented, creates a wonderful lather, and is our “go-to” bar.

Our Coconut Tea Bar makes a great wash for those with hard water, oily hair/scalp, and dreadlocks. It has a light scent from Cedarwood, Lavender, and Lemongrass essential oils, and outperforms any bar in hard water conditions. Note: as with all of our scented products, the scent is light and not overwhelming.

Fun fact: our shampoo bars make great body bars too!

Want to try them all? Order our Build Your Own Sampler Set! You’ll recieve a free soap dish and save 5%!

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Hand Sized Soap

Designed to fit the curve of your hand.

Half-rounds nest in your palm & are far less likely to drop while using them.

Bar Soap On Soap Dish

Won't stick to your soap dish.

With the curved side down, your bar of soap will last longer, and won't stick to the soap dish!

Our travel and trial sizes are mini-versions of our full-size products. They are intended to allow you to try before you buy, and to be eco-friendly travel companions! Here are a few things you should know about them:

  • Travel and trial size soaps are end cuts from our full batches. They will vary in size (no less than 1/2 oz and most are closer to 1oz).
  • The Body Butter mini-tins are pocket-sized and hold 1/2 oz of product.
  • Body soap will last 1-2 week in the shower.
  • Facial soap will last 2-3 weeks if kept out of the showers.
  • Body Butters will last 1-2 weeks (yes, a little does goes a long way!)
  • Tooth Suds will last 2-3 weeks brushing 2x per day for one person.

Disclaimer:  Alō products are handmade using natural ingredients. Please allow for color and design differences in each batch.
Information, statements, and reviews regarding products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. There is no guarantee of specific results. Alo Goods assumes no liability for inaccuracies or misstatements about products.

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