Nettle & Rosemary Solid Shampoo


Nettle & Rosemary Solid Shampoo is really effective if you suffer from oily hair, dandruff or a flaky scalp.

If you’ve tried solid shampoo before and been disappointed by the results, Nettle and Rosemary Solid Shampoo might change your mind!

Its blend of natural organic oils and aloe vera combine to soothe, smooth and nurture hair whilst caring for your scalp too.

For more information see below.

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When you use Nettle & Rosemary solid shampoo for the first time it will feel very different in your hair to your regular shampoo.  This is because it is completely natural.  It will leave your hair feeling squeaky clean without stripping hair of its essential moisture barrier.

All our shampoo bars are all made from wonderful, organic ingredients which have been carefully researched and chosen for their skin and hair nurturing properties.

What is Nettle and Rosemary Solid Shampoo made from?

Extra virgin olive oil increases the tensile strength of hair.
Avocado oil smooths hair and helps it to look more shiny, whilst strengthening it from within.
Coconut oil nourishes the hair and hardens the shampoo bar whilst creating big bubbles.
Argan oil provides a boost for hair and contains natural keratin to help keep it strong.
Castor oil increases blood flow to the scalp and promotes healthier hair growth whilst cutting down on scalp inflammation.
Borage oil is great at helping inflammatory hair conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Nettles are brilliant for preventing hair loss and effective against dandruff and other flaky scalp conditions.
Rosemary and peppermint essential oils help to stimulate the scalp and make it feel great!

Some solid shampoos on the market contain compacted SLS needles.  These strip the hair and scalp of essential moisture contained within its protective moisture barrier.  Maldon Soap solid shampoos are made differently, with a nutritious blend of natural organic ingredients which work with your hair, not against it.

How to use Nettle and Rosemary Solid Shampoo:

A solid shampoo is, basically, a bar of soap for your head.

Wet your hair and rub the bar directly on your head, along the length of your hair, working up a lather.  Work the lather through the rest of your hair, shampoo as normal and then rinse out.  The shampoo will rinse away really quickly.  This is because it doesn’t have any artificial foaming agents to clog up your hair.

After rinsing it might feel a bit heavy and squonky (squeaky/wonky).  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 products that it’s being treated to.

Here’s a video I made showing you how I use shampoo bars

Understanding the transition phase of switching to solid shampoo:

When you first switch to solid shampoo your hair might go through a transition phase and feel a bit strange.  When you use a solid shampoo bar for the first time it will feel quite different to a liquid in a bottle.  This is because it’s a totally natural product.

The SLS in liquid shampoos (and some solid ones) strips hair of essential moisture.  While this might make your hair feel soft it just means your hair has been stripped of nutrition.  Some shampoos also contain silicones that coat your newly stripped hair in plastic.  This might make it feel silky but your hair now can’t breathe so it becomes weaker and eventually breaks.  My shampoo bars won’t strip your hair of essential moisture or coat them in plastic because they’re natural.

Here’s a video where I explain about the transition phase you may go through which might be helpful to watch when making the switch to solid shampoo

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. Here’s the link to one of my best selling conditioners.  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!

Allow your bar to dry thoroughly between uses or it will go soft.  We do not recommend using these shampoo bars with our soap bags.


sodium avocadoate, sodium cocoate, sodium olivate, sodium castorate, dried nettles (urticara dioaca), aloe vera gel (aloe barbadensis), argan oil (argania spinosa), borage oil (borago officianalis), rosemary essential oil (rosemarinus officianalis), peppermint essential oil (mentha pipera).

green type = organic ingredients.


Products: Lots of my products contain essential oils. While these are all added at safe levels for normal adult usage please ensure you do your own research or check with your medical practitioner before using products if you are pregnant or if you have any specific health conditions. All products are safety tested for normal adult use. Although all my products are as natural and gentle as possible please be aware the ingredients may, on rare occasions, cause irritation. If this happens discontinue use and seek medical advice. Any use of products on babies or small children is at parents discretion.
Delivery times: Please be aware that, because some products are freshly made to order, it can take a few days for your order to be posted out to you. This is to ensure your products arrive as fresh as possible. I aim to post all orders out within 5 working days of receipt of order but occasionally there may be a longer wait if I have a lot of orders of if the order is very large. So if your order is for a specific date or occasion please ensure you order in enough time to allow for it to be delivered.

11 reviews for Nettle & Rosemary Solid Shampoo

  1. Kath (verified owner)

    I have been using the Nettle and Rosemary shampoo bar , and the conditioner bar with orange oil in it for a month. They are great. My bob length fine hair took no time at all to get used to it. My hair is beautifully soft , my scalp is healthy , and i keep catching whiffs of orange as i go about my day. I will probably get 6 weeks worth of use from the shampoo bar (using every other day). I’m probably using more than I need but i just love how it lathers up. I’ve hardly made a dent in the conditioner bar.

  2. Kate Carvey

    It’s brilliant, after a brief hospital stay I couldn’t wait to get back to using this fabulous shampoo bar. The hospital wash striped my hair of everything but this bar in conjunction with the orange conditioner bar got my hair back to normal in no time. Highly recommended, wouldn’t want to be without them.

  3. Barbara Rooke (verified owner)

    Love the Nettle and Rosemary solid shampoo. Took about 4 washes to see the full benefits on my hair but it is absolutely brilliant. My hair is coloured so maybe that was why it took a couple of goes. The bar has lasted over a month and that is with me washing my hair every third day. Love it thank you Sue am ordering 2 bars now.

  4. Siobhan (verified owner)

    Wow. My first experience of a shampoo bar and it couldn’t be better.😊 I have coloured hair
    (bright blue at the moment) and it cares for it very well, without stripping the colour. I’ll be buying a conditioner bar next….

  5. Monica

    This shampoo has been a real game changer in my bid to reduce my plastic usage and also to not use SLS products anymore. I have tried several other brands of shampoo bar but they just didn’t work. They left my hair feeling waxy and dull even after a really long transition period. I saw the video about shampoo bars (the one with the lady actually washing her hair) and decided to give it one final try. I am so glad I did! This shampoo bar is the best thing I have ever used on my hair. People actually comment on how nice my hair looks so I will never go back to bottle shampoo. Please don’t ever stop making them!

  6. Cathy George (verified owner)

    I’ve tried several other brands before Sue’s, and this is by far the best. Leaves my hair soft and shiny, and smells lovely too. Have just ordered 3 more!

  7. George

    I love this shampoo! It took me a while to get used to it but now my hair has adjusted to it and it’s in the best condition it has ever been in. I use it with the orange conditioner and they are the perfect partnership for my hair.

  8. Rebecca (verified owner)

    After months of using the lavender and tea tree oil shampoo bar i fancied a change. This bar is great.i actually prefer it.the menthol zingy feeling is lovely.its not too powerful but its there if that makes sense.leaves my hair feeling soft and shiny.i use it with the orange conditioner bar.i have recently dyed my dark darker and it is so gentle on my colour.

  9. ms.natasha.bee

    I have had a dry itchy scalp for over a year now. medical products have not helped but this sooo does! Love it and my hair feels and looks good too

  10. madeleine (verified owner)

    I have tried many different shampoo bars, and I can honestly say that this is the best of them all. My hair is soft and shiny, and way healthier. It has none of that sticky texture that many bars leave after a few washes. I hate it when my hairdresser insists on her “professional” bottle shampoo, and I can’t wait to wash with The Maldon Soap Company’s Nettle and Rosemary Shampoo as soon as I can.

  11. Helen Ewers

    I received this in a goody bag, and so far I’m impressed and pleasantly surprised. I’ve been using shampoo bars for a few years now and am generally happy with them, but this lathers up the best and leaves my hair squeaky clean and shiny. I think I may be converted!

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