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J.R. Liggett's

Old-Fashioned Bar Shampoo Original Formula

Old-Fashioned Bar Shampoo Original Formula

Item: JRL004

  • Old-Fashioned Bar Shampoo from J.R. Liggett's

  • Made with 100% natural oils

  • Great for backpacking and traveling

3.5 oz Bar(s)

MSRP $7.49
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Ingredients: Olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, fresh pure New Hampshire spring water, sodium hydroxide (a binder) and essential oils for fragrance.

Good for permed or colored hair, and hair with natural curl.

Because it is not a liquid, each bar offers the approximate number of usages as a 24 oz. bottle of most modern shampoos.

  • No synthetic oils
  • No chemical concoctions
  • No plastic bottles
  • No detergents
  • Earth Friendly
  • User Friendly
  • No animal testing
  • No preservatives
  • No animal products
  • 100% bio-degradable
  • Pure 100% natural oils
  • Ideal for backpacking and traveling.

Shipping Weight

.21 lbs

  • Old-Fashioned Bar Shampoo from J.R. Liggett's

  • Made with 100% natural oils

  • Great for backpacking and traveling

For luxurious hair, wash with J.R. Liggett's Old-Fashioned Bar Shampoo. This cleansing bar works into a nice lather that rinses out easily and leaves hair with body and manageability. The bar formula makes it great to take backpacking and traveling. Each bar of shampoo offers the approximate number of usages as a 24 ounce bottle of most modern shampoos. It's made with 100% natural oils, including olive, coconut and castor oils, along with essential oils for fragrance. This shampoo will not strip the natural oils from your hair so most people will find that they do not need a conditioner. It's also good for permed or color-treated hair and hair with natural curl. 100% biodegradable. No animal testing. No preservatives.


J.R. Liggett's Old-Fashioned Bar Shampoo Original Formula Reviews

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Old-Fashioned Bar Shampoo Original Formula is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not hard-water friendly. DOES NOT WORK WITH HARD WATER! I had high hopes for this bar shampoo after reading so many outstanding reviews and really wanted a great alternative to the usual detergent shampoos, but unfortunately this type of product does not work at all in hard water areas like I live in (all the castile soaps are the same way). First off, it did not lather AT ALL as promised, it felt very dirty and greasy going through my hair, and it left my hair with a filmy, waxy-feeling coating on it and encouraged frizz to form. The filmy, waxy coating also was left on my hands, shoulders and any other body part the soap residue touched, as well as a horrendous case of bad soap scum all over the shower wall, shower curtain and floor of the tub. After such bad hair results right at the start, I subsequently tried the apple cider vinegar rinse tip, and it did help improve the frizzies a little and helped the hair to not feel as straw-like while wet, but it only helped the hair in a minor way, and all of the other problems mentioned still remained. (And my hair still looked back after it dried.) We gave this a try for a small while and nothing changed, so I'm returning it and won't try to purchase any of these types of saponified soap products again. I sure do wish it would work for us with our hard water the way it works for others who don't have hard water!
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best this is the best shampoo I have ever used
Date published: 2013-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice alternative to liquid shampoo I wasn't sure how this bar shampoo would leave my hair. I had used another brand of bar shampoo in the past, and it left my hair like straw. J.R. Liggett's is very gentle and does a really good job of cleaning my hair gently. I gave it four leaves for value and convenience because the main drawback I see is that it tends to melt in the shower. I even have it in a closed soap dish with a plastic drain holder underneath the bar and it still gets quite soft so I am not sure how long it will last. Also, I find that I do need a conditioner afterward. Other than that, it's a good shampoo and would be great for travel.
Date published: 2013-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Convenient Originally bought this bar shampoo for convenience when going on vacation (small and can't leak in luggage), but like it so much that I now use it all the time. And it's not necessary to use a conditioner with it either, so another plus!
Date published: 2013-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this shampoo bar! I have been using J.R. Liggett's shampoo bar instead of a detergent based shampoo for over 3 years. I have oily hair that needed to be washed daily, but with the shampoo bar I can skip a day or even two between washings. No need for conditioner. Great for traveling.
Date published: 2013-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Price I have used this on and off for years and have always found it to be a consistent and satisfactory product. It cleanses gently without over drying, very different form commercial shampoo. Very pleasant light scent and the bar lasts forever! No plastic bottle, no mysterious chemicals, what more could you ask for! Love it.
Date published: 2013-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this soap! It may be called a "shampoo" bar, but I use it for bathing, too. It keeps my skin from drying out in the harsh winters. So simple to use the same bar for both bathing & shampooing. Lathers up great -- just rub it on your head. And great for traveling. Takes up no room & you don't have to worry about it leaking out. Each bar doesn't look big, but sure lasts a long time. I even managed to get my husband hooked on it. No more nasty shampoo ingredients for us -- you can identify & pronounce the few simple ingredients this product contains.
Date published: 2013-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from economical This leaves my hair clean & I don't think I use as much as I would the liquid type.
Date published: 2013-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little skeptical at first but... I must say I was skeptical at first...I mean shampoo in a bar & no conditioner??!! I figured that I had nothing to lose b/c of Swanson's guarantee plus all the reviews were great everywhere I looked. I have been using other shampoos & conditioners that don't have sulfates, parabens, etc. for over a year now so I was already used to the "non lather" feel in my hair. This was still a little different feeling the first time I used it & I really didn't expect to be able to go without a conditioner (after all for over 35 yrs I have always used it). First time I used the bar, I loved it!! My hair is soft & shiny (I have thick, coarse hair & have never felt my hair this soft) that even my hairdresser noticed a difference...heck, even my husband noticed when he ran his hands through my hair & he didn't know I had changed to this bar shampoo...I am a believer now & looooooove it!!
Date published: 2013-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good natural hair cleanser This product worked well with my fine wavy long hair. It added thickness and volume and could be used with a conditioner. It didn't seem to strip the hair at all. The only negative I found is that it stung my sensitive skin a little so I would recommend washing hair separately from the body if you have super sensitive skin like me.
Date published: 2013-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My husband loves this product My husband loves this product. He finds it quick and easy to use. Long lasting and does not dry out his hair. He likes using a bar instead of having to deal with a bottle. It is a lot easier to get the right amount where you want it without wasting any.
Date published: 2012-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shampoo, TSA-friendly I love this stuff. Started using non-liquid everything for travel several years ago to ease passage through security, found I really liked J.R. Liggett's whether traveling or not. So I was delighted to find that my favorite vendor - Swanson - had added it to their shelves. At the best price I've seen anywhere. Great stuff. Unscented, clean-smelling, RICH lather, and lasts a very long time. Thanks Mr. Swanson!
Date published: 2012-07-26
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