Lavender and Tea Tree Solid Shampoo

(9 customer reviews)


Frazzled fringes and scaly scalps fret no longer….Lavender and Tea Tree Solid Shampoo is back!

I originally launched this shampoo bar back in 2014 but it was a bit before its time so it never took off so I shelved it until the plastic free/natural shampoo revolution started.

I was then asked so many times to do a solid shampoo that I decided to bring it back and I’m happy to say it’s back for good, along with it’s sisters Nettle and Rosemary and Coconut and Argan.

I’ve slightly tweaked the formula to remove the honey from it so now it’s vegan too but it’s every bit as wonderful as it was before and still great for dry, itchy flaky scalps and wayward hair as ever it was thanks to it’s fabulous combination of skin and hair soothing oils like coconut, olive, almond and jojoba.  There’s even the incredibly hair loving castor oil in there to tame your tresses and make the bar bubble like a bubbly thing!

More details below…

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Why is Lavender and Tea Tree Solid Shampoo different to other solid shampoos?

Forget all about other ‘shampoo bars’ which are made up of compacted SLS needles and work very much like a bottle of shampoo because they contain the same ingredients just in a dry form.  SLS dehydrates and strips the hair and scalp of its normal moisture barrier making it feel ‘squeaky clean’ but, ultimately, destroying the skin and hairs natural defences against moisture and friendly bacteria.

My shampoo bars are made very differently and behave very differently.   And here’s why..

I use gorgeous oils like coconut, almond, olive, castor and jojoba in my shampoo bars.  I fragrance them with pure essential oils and they take around 4-6 weeks to cure and allow the saponification process to take place. That’s it, no artificial chemicals, no foaming agents, no colours, no softening additives.

How do they work?

When you use my shampoo bars for the first time they will feel very different in your hair to other ones because they are natural.  They still foam but you need to rub the bar into your scalp to get a layer of it on your hair, then wet it a bit (best done in the shower) then get the foam going and work it through the rest of your hair.

When you come to rinse it out it might feel weird and squonky (new word I made up on the spot).  If it does feel a bit weird like this just use a tiny bit more shampoo and give it another rinse.  You may need to do that for the first few uses until your hair gets used to it and you get used to how it feels in your hair.  Your hair might take a week or so to adjust to the new product it’s being treated to.  Mine was the same.  In fact, I’ll be honest, when I made these shampoo bars before 5 years ago I thought they weren’t suitable for my hair type so I gave up after the first time.  How wrong I was! Perseverance is key here!

You might need to use a light conditioner afterwards just on the ends of your hair if it’s long or if you usually use conditioner.  (And it just so happens that I now make a gorgeous solid conditioner that will be just the job)!  Your hair should be easier to brush and will feel soft and bouncy and smell incredible.  I found that I couldn’t stop touching and sniffing my hair afterwards as I couldn’t believe I’d just washed it with what was, effectively, a bar of soap!

The shampoo is great for dry, brittle hair and brilliant if you suffer from an itchy, flaky scalp as it won’t strip your scalp of it’s natural moisture barrier due to not having SLS in it.  If it feels really odd just persevere and, hopefully, you’ll be converted like I was! The bars are quite small but they last well and, if they are popular, I will do a larger size bar next.  These are very much a chance for people to try them out.

So who’s ditching the plastic and the SLS? Join me on my quest for natural hair and a natural bathroom!

Quantative ingredients of Lavender and Tea Tree Solid Shampoo:

sodium cocoate, sodium olivate, sodium sweet almondate, sodium castorate, lavender essential oil  (lavandula augustifolia), organic jojoba oil  (simmondsia chinensis), lemon oil (citrus medica), tea tree essential oil (melaleuca alternifolia).

9 reviews for Lavender and Tea Tree Solid Shampoo

  1. Alison Dyson (verified owner)

    I started using this a week ago. I have used other solid shampoos & have not got along with them but this one is fabulous. It lathers really well & smells gorgeous. My hair feels lovely, soft & clean. At first it made my hair feel a bit ‘squeaky’ when I was washing it but I persevered & love it.

  2. Karen Milton

    After using a certain large anti police high street stores solid shampoo, which was awful, I have given solid shampoos a wide berth. However I really like the idea of no plastic bottles so decided to give Maldon Soap company’s a go and I’m so glad I did, it smells amazing, lathers beautifully and it really feels like it’s doing your scalp good too. An added bonus is that it weighs much less to pack in your suitcase than two heavy bottles of shampoo and conditioner. ( also love the solid conditioner too!)

  3. Monica

    Oh my goodness I never thought I would be able to go without my bottled shampoo. I decided to try this product after becoming suspicious of other companies who make solid shampoo’s ethics and I’m so glad I tried it and decided to persevere. The first time I used it my hair felt a bit strange but, like Sue said in her video, I kept at it and I’m so glad I did as my hair now feels fantastic every time I use it. I wouldn’t go back to using sls filled shampoos ever again. The conditioner is brilliant too. One conditioner bar lasts for ages, at least three times as long as the shampoo so it’s great value. Although the shampoo gets used up quite quickly in my case – I have waist lentgh hair – it’s a small price to pay for being chemical free, plastic free and helping the environment.

  4. Pamela

    I am now on my second bar of this wonderful solid shampoo. My hair feels soft and has a lovely shine.

  5. piccalini77 (verified owner)

    I was really nervous to switch to shampoo bars as I’d not heard good things and especially as I have really long hair. I also have a dry scalp and have always used anti dandruff shampoo. I have just used this soap bar and it’s amazing! My scalp has never felt so clean and soothed. I’m sold!

  6. Emma (verified owner)

    I have recently started using shampoo hard but was ready to give up as my hair didn’t feel clean. I ordered this one just to give it a go and I love it. My hair is so clean and soft. Def would recommend

  7. Toni (verified owner)

    I have just ordered my second bar! I am currently making the switch from Lush to The Maldon Soap Company and I am in love with this shampoo! My fine hair can now go 4 days (5-6 at a push with an updo!) without washing, when before I had to do it every 2-3 days!
    Does sting the eyes a bit, though, I won’t lie!

  8. shula.flower (verified owner)

    I’ve finally come through the transition phase and can’t get over how beautifully soft, shiny and healthy my hair is now. I’d just got to the point where I thought my hair wasn’t going to adjust, but stuck with it having watched Sue’s video about the transition and I’m now SO glad that I did – all of a sudden my hair adjusted and actually feels better than it did with regular shampoo/conditioner, it’s just as soft and shiny, but also much thicker and feels healthier.

  9. Rebecca (verified owner)

    What a nice shampoo bar. I have tried others from various companies but this is my favourite.hardly any time for my hair to get used to it.none of that waxy sticky feeling I’ve had with other bars bought elsewhere. Soaps up enough too

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