Review: Trader Joe’s Shampoo Bar, Peppermint & Tea Tree
When I was at Trader Joe’s, I stumbled upon this shampoo bar. A shampoo bar? Yes, a shampoo bar. It’s shampoo in bar form. Like body soap. Interesting, isn’t it? I can’t recall ever using a shampoo bar before. Maybe I have? Maybe I have not? I don’t remember. So I wanted to give this shampoo bar thing a try. It’s a 4 oz bar. It contains peppermint, tea tree, coconut oil, olive oil, and jojoba oil. This is what it looks like out of the box…
It looks pretty big in size. That’s what came to mind at first, lol. It didn’t feel like a soap bar though. It felt a little softer. This is what it looks like from the side…
Quite thick. haha. If you’re wondering what the little specs are, I’m guessing they are mint leaves, since that’s listed as an ingredient. Here are the ingredients if you’re interested.
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, GLYCERIN, COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, SUCROSE, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, MENTA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL, EUCALYPTUS DIVES LEAF OIL, MINT LEAVES, TITANIUM DIOXIDE.
What do I think about this shampoo bar?
The shampoo bar smells like what it’s supposed to be — peppermint and tea tree. It’s very minty. I liked it. I like minty things and products with tea tree oil. Love tea tree oil! ?? The instructions says to…
Wet shampoo bar. Gently rub bar onto wet hair, Moving from root to tip & adding water as needed to encourage lather. Once lather forms, set bar aside & massage shampoo into scalp & hair as normal. Rinse well & follow with conditioner, if desired.
I followed the instructions. Rubbed the bar into my wet hair moving from the root to tip. Added water until the bar lathered up. Massaged into scalp and hair. Set the bar aside. Rinsed. Conditioned my hair afterwards. To be completely honest, I thought the bar was annoying to use. It took more effort compared to using a liquid shampoo. Where I can easily dispense some product into my palm, and I’m set to go. It’s less messy too. The shampoo bar just made washing my hair much more time consuming. But, I can see how this bar would be great for traveling. It’s portable and less liquids to carry. For everyday use, it’s not for me. I prefer shampoos that are convenient. I prefer liquid shampoos. I mean, I could easily turn this shampoo bar into a liquid shampoo right now, haha. I haven’t for a good reason. Unfortunately, it dries my hair out. I didn’t think it cleaned my hair good enough either. My hair still felt a little dirty, which is weird since it dried my hair out. So I’m not using it to wash my hair anymore. I’m using the rest of the bar as a soap bar (on the body). I will not purchase again because I didn’t like it. Would I recommend Trader Joe’s Shampoo Bar? Meh. Skip it. I didn’t think it was worth it.
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