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Sorbet Sensational Solids Damage Control Shampoo Bar Review

Sorbet Sensational Solids Damage Control Shampoo Bar Review

Recently I had the opportunity to try out the Sorbet Sensational Solids Damage Control Shampoo Bar. This is a handcrafted luxury shampoo bar all the way from New Zealand! Let’s take a look.

Pr sample.

About the Brand
Sorbet Sensational Solids is the brand that a young Canterbury University student specializing in Biology and Chemistry came up with. She wanted to bring environmentally friendly, packaging free products to customers.

  • Certified Cruelty Free
  • All our products are free of animal ingredients
  • Our suppliers agree to NO a animal testing policy on any ingredients
  • Certified Climate Neutral
  • Our ingredients are sourced locally where possible
  • We use Christchurch or NZ based companies for our printing, packaging and other requirements
  • Our packaging is all dissolvable!

Packaging
These beautiful handmade bars are wrapped in dissolvable paper. You take the whole lot into the shower and the wrapper will disappear, leaving behind the delicious smelling bar!

About Damage Control
A green bar of hydration for those of you who suffer from dry and damaged hair. Coconut Oil, Coconut Cream, Cocoa Butter and Peppermint soothe and smooth without weighing your hair down.

Ingredients
Ingredients: Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Stearic Acid, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Glycerine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dried Peppermint, Coconut Milk Powder, Peppermint Oil, Mica, Citric Acid.

Price
$23.90 for 95.00 Grams

My Experience
This shampoo bar smells divine, hands down. It reminds me of mint chocolate chip. I LOVE this smell! It smells edible! To wash my hair with this product, I got my hair soaking wet (as I would any time I want to shampoo) and then rubbed the bar against my head. Then I sat down the bar, and started massaging my scalp, working up a lather with the soap. It does a wonderful job of cleansing and moisturizing.  However, it doesn’t like my Manic Panic Atomic Turquoise, because it did lighten my hair a bit. I also had Ray use it, and it didn’t touch his caramel highlights (permanent coloring) at all.

I love the fact that the paper dissolves in water! It’s so cool. I love more that it smells so good and feels divine in my hair. I didn’t find the ingredients irritating, which is always a relief. Any time I see sulfate in an ingredients listing for a hair product I worry that my scalp is going to freak out and flake and peel, so it was a relief that this didn’t happen. Thankfully this product is free of the sulfates that irritate my scalp (Sodium Lauryl and Laureth Sulfate).

Between the two of us, Ray and I have used the bar 12 times and it doesn’t appear like we’ve made a dent in it at all! It seems like this solid soap bar will last longer than a bottle of shampoo, which is cool.

Overall, I really love this shampoo bar, as does Ray. My only complaint is the fact that it doesn’t get along well with my semi-permanent coloring. Aside from that, I think it’s a great product. I love that it’s so environmentally friendly. I love seeing an indie company based in New Zealand. I really appreciate the fact that since there are no bottles for these products, there’s no waste going into a landfill.

If you’re looking for a high quality environmentally friendly cruelty free shampoo, I recommend checking out Sorbet Sensational Solids Damage Control Shampoo Bar.

Have you tried solid shampoo bars before? Do you like them? Let me know in the comments below!

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6 Comments

  • Our shampoo bars aren’t soap, they are salon quality shampoo with the water removed which is why they cost more.  Chagrin valley bars are, so completely different product. The pH of handmade soap is too high for hair and can cause problems for some, (particularly those who dye their hair!).
    More info here if interested! http://salonsorbet.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/why-are-our-shampoo-bars-more-than-others/

  • It is!  It’s terrible!  When I think of all the things I used to do to my hair before I knew any better!  Haha.  Luckily it grows and we can cut the mangled parts off, though I think what has really suffered the most is my scalp.
    Chagrin Valley’s website used to be kind of cheesy looking.  It had the bold comic sans thing going on and such.  The purveyors know a lot about making soap and a lot about using fantastic ingredients, but web design wasn’t their strong area.  They overhauled the whole site recently, admitting that they wanted it to look polished and represent their product well.  But that might have had something to do with it.  Or maybe it’s that it’s CHAGRIN Valley, which has always made me giggle.  😀  They really have a ton of fans though, and given the price, it’s not a huge gamble to give them a try at least.  They have very reasonable shipping too.
    Oh, in my last comment I had linked the shampoo bar page, but I understand that it was probably chopped off by anti-spam features.  It’s easy enough to find if you just google “shampoo bars Chagrin Valley”.
    I sound like a commercial, haha.  I am not trying to convince you or anything, I just figured I’d share what I know. 🙂

  • Gabrielle_Dishwashing liquid is so harsh on the hair! As long as it doesn’t have Sodium Lauryl and Laureth Sulfate, my scalp doesn’t get angry.
    I’ve heard about Chagrin Valley but I’ve always held off from ordering from them. Not really sure why.

  • The dissolving paper thing is neat.  It’s probably the sulfates that are taking the Manic Panic out.  I remember having an incident with Manic Panic being brighter than I wanted and a colorist advising me to use dishwashing liquid to wash as much of it out as possible.  Eek!  Haha.
    I recommend the Chagrin Valley Shampoo Bars.  They are much gentler, and there are tons of different scents and moisturizing levels to choose from.  They are also environmentally friendly, though no dissolving paper, and perhaps the best part, they’re not as expensive.  http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com/products/for-the-hair/shampoo-bars/

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