Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Just a heads up, I'm about to blog about shampoo. Really. If this does not interest you, I totally understand, go about your day and I promise that the next time you arrive here, it will be a much more interesting post.

I've been thinking about shampoo for a while now, a couple of years at least. I am very lucky to have long, thick, brown hair. I wouldn't trade it for the world. I can wear it up, down, messy, neat, clean, dirty and it always looks presentable. (at least I think it does) I grew up washing it every morning before school. I vividly recall the cold mornings at the bus stop with icicles hanging down my back. After doing some hair modeling with Bumble and Bumble in NYC, (that sounds much fancier than it really is) I learned that I shouldn't be washing my hair on a daily basis. So I slowed down to a few days a week.

Then I started to read Angry Chicken's blog right around the time that she was talking about natural shampoos. I was all about that idea. So, I went out and stocked up on apple cider vinegar, baking soda, and lemons. For months, I washed with these tools. Ask the women that I taught with, I was the fodder for many, many jokes. And it worked ok, but not great. And truthfully, it wasn't gratifying. When you only wash your hair two to three times a week, when you do it, you want a great lather. Suds and all. And you want to feel squeaky clean. Reluctantly, I had to go back to shampoo.

But I kept looking for alternate options. In order to create less waste, I stopped using body washes a few years ago and went back to the bar soaps and washcloths of my youth. Yet I couldn't seem to find a shampoo bar. I would look in natural grocery stores, I googled it, I asked around and there never seemed to be a satisfying option. Then, one day last week I found it in Target of all options. I was actually looking for make-up, but decided to puruse the aisles to see what else was out there.

And I finally found it! It's called One Solid Shampoo and I think that it is great. It comes in a fully recyclable and tidy package and smells delicious. Fully natural and easy to use. Talk about gratifying lather! Just what I was looking for. I literally look forward to washing my hair now. If you are looking to make a change in your shower routine, go get this product. It is an amazing alternative to those giant and expensive bottles that you buy every couple of months.


Sarah Ridgley said...

Thanks for the tip. I have hair similar to yours and I know what you mean about wanting it to really lather up when you finally wash it! A shampoo bar seems like a cool idea.

Diana said...

I love solid shampoos, but I've only tried the ones from Lush. They smell so lovely though (I don't mind strong smells)

Stunning said...

I am so happy for you! I am fickle about shampoos... I always try to use a different one so I won't get sick of any one in particular!

ArtSnark said...

Bet that would be great for camping - thanks for sharing

La Alicia said...

can't wait to try this!