If you’ve read a Basin shampoo bar review or two and wondered if there are any other options out there, you’re in luck. There are actually a wide variety of products out there to choose from. We did a deep dive into shampoo bars and found some of the best ones out there, from the most popular brands to little known but highly rated products. Before we get started, let’s take a look at some of the main features to look out for.
Size: Sizes vary a lot. The largest one we found is 7.2 ounces while the smallest is just about 2 ounces. While this isn’t the only thing that dictates how long a product lasts, it is a pretty big factor.
Pieces: We found a variety of single bars and multi-packs in our research. While we love a big, long-lasting single bar, there’s also a lot to love about a sample pack with 4 completely different scents.
Organic: Half of these products are organic, half of them are not. That doesn’t mean that the non-organic products are full of things that are bad for you, it just means that they’re not certified organic.
Sulfate-Free: Sulfates are tricky when it comes to shampoo. Some sulfates can strip your hair and scalp of their natural oils. Others don’t penetrate the skin and create an amazing lather. But, a sulfate is a sulfate. Details in the individual reviews.
Scents: The table mentions the specific scent that we researched, but some of these are available in a variety of options and some of the different scents are meant for different types of hair. We detailed this in the individual reviews.
Hair Type: Most of these are good for any type of hair but read the reviews carefully. There are some brands that make special formulas for dry, damaged, oily, or curly hair. We mention them when possible.
Now that you know what to look for to find the best shampoo bar, let’s move into our reviews. If you’re in a hurry, check out our top and budget picks first. They’re the first 2 items on our list and will give you a pretty good idea of the range that’s available. Stick around for the whole shampoo bar buying guide if you can. There are a lot of great products here and each brings something unique to the table. Ok, let’s get started.