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Cleanse : : Bee Mine Purity Rhassoul Clay Clarifying Bar

Cleanse : : Bee Mine Purity Rhassoul Clay Clarifying Bar

Happy Thursday!

As my love affair for Bee Mine deepens lol I come to you with another 5 star product from the infamous brand :o)  ((Oh and congrats to all the giveaway winners by the way!)) It’s the Purity Rhassoul Clay Clarifying Bar which retails for $8.00 for a very generous size bar. The site doesn’t indicate the size in ounces but it says its .75lbs. The bar I bought is about 3.5 x 2.5 x 1″?? It’s a good size that should last for a very long time….I. am. in. LOVE!!!

*SIGH* Why does Bee Mine have this effect on me?! I get SO HAPPY at just the thought of their products lol its weird, I know. It’s a bad obsession haha, like everything is damn near perfect, and SO effective. I know it has to always sound like I am a spokesperson for the brand but I promise you, I am really just a HUGE fan! God has truly blessed the owner/creator, Tracey, with an amazing business and amazing, top-shelf quality products! It’s like EVERY SINGLE product is amazing!

You know how there is usually one or 2 products from a line that you like and the rest are just eh? Well that’s not the case with Bee Mine, it’s like EVERY product is amazing, and they work even better together. It makes you want to buy EVERYTHING ((which I am pretty much guilty of lol)) WHYYYYYYYY #TheStruggle…..

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Product Description
Fresh scent/Cream color with specks & pieces of yarrow & chamomile. Solid bar will not easily break apart or disintegrate. Protects hair & tones scalp. Deep-cleanses & rinses clean leaving the hair well conditioned & moisturized.

 Ingredients
Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Seed Oil, Glycerin (kosher of vegetable origin), Shea Butter, Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), dl-Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B), Hydrolyzed Silk, Organic Raw Honey, Sorbitan oleate (emulsifier), Rhassoul Clay, Bentonite Clay, Soy bean protein (conditioner), Chamomile Flower, Yarrow Flower, Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Fragrance.

DIRECTIONS: Use weekly on wet hair in place of shampoo. Divide hair into sections and gently rub the bar against your scalp to create lather work the lather down strands to the ends. Follow up with a good deep conditioning treatment!

Anyways, let me just focus on the topic at hand lol …the Purity Rhassoul Clay Clarifying Bar!! Alright, where do I begin… I guess I will start with the obvious, it’s a shampoo/cleansing bar that caters to all your senses lol! No literally, first your eyes will see the generous amount of yarrow and chamomile pieces surrounding the bar. I love anything herbal so seeing ACTUAL herbs in the product made me happy, most soaps just have the oils or extracts of the herbs, this has the real thing! At first I thought the herbs would be throughout the entire bar but they were only around the outside so after 2-3 washes they were completely gone, which is fine, and no, I didn’t have any of the herbs stuck in my hair lol

The next thing I noticed was the intoxicating scent! It is a strong and extremely fresh scent. Its a very unique scent, nothing I have ever really encountered in a hair product. It reminds me of fresh laundry with some floral notes. I love it! Its very clean and I love how the scent lingers and also makes my cabinet that I keep the soap in smell really good :o)

So my FAV thing about the bar are the ingredients ((OF course lol)) I had been looking for a good shampoo bar that has apple cider vinegar and lo and behold, there one was all up on Bee Mine’s site! I love ACV because it balances the pH levels of your hair and scalp and really seals the hairs cuticle making my hair nice and shiny! It also has amazing clarifying properties ((hence the bar’s name)), I use ACV in my bentonite clay treatment mixes which leads me to my second fav part about the ingredients..the clays!

This bar contain BOTH bentonite AND rhassoul clay! I LOooooooooooove clays for my hair! They just bring LIFE to my hair and make my hair super springy and bouncy. Plus they work wonders on itchy, dirty scalps, they literally suck up any impurities and grime, leaving a perfect environment for hair growth :o) This bar has it all! Everything I need in my life lol  OH AND this bar also contains HONEY!! I love honey in every way! In my tea, food, face and hair lol my hair loves honey, it is the best conditioner and makes my hair soo soo soft ((remember this deep conditioning treatment??)).

I can’t sing enough praises for this bar, it’s actually been my go to bar for the past few weeks, I love it. My hair is super clean, soft, my scalp is in check. I feel so refreshed after I wash my hair with it :o)

Bee Mine has a permanent place in my heart :o)

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Cleanse : : Adé Vegan Hair Essentials HibisCoCo African Shampoo

Cleanse : : Adé Vegan Hair Essentials HibisCoCo African Shampoo

Ciao!!

Another product from the lovely Adé Vegan Hair Essentials that I definitely feel needs to be shared with the world! :o) I won these products in an Instagram giveaway so In case you missed them, here are the other ones I reviewed: Rosehip Strand Essence, Vanilla Bean CocoShealoe Husky Hair Butter and Cucumber Aloe Moisture Mist. You can also learn more about the *Company Behind the Curl* via THIS POST.

Alrighty so let’s talk about the HibisCoCo African Shampoo. Well, you know I am a die hard shampoo bar addict but I have recently come to love all things black soap and this liquid shampoo confirmed that! This amazing mixture of ingredients to cleanse your hair can be purchased for $10 for 4oz on the Adé Vegan Hair Essentials Etsy Storefront

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Product Description
The kinder more gentle way to cleanse your hair and scalp. Antifungal agents keep dry scalp and dandruff at bay while removing product build-up. The natural butters and oils protect your strands and restore the natural moisture balance of your hair.

Ingredients
African Black Soap (dried plantain skins, palm leaves, cocoa pod powder, shea butter, and palm kernel oil), coco glucoside, hibiscus tonic, aloe vera juice, extra virgin olive oil, sweet almond oil, vegetable glycerin, jojoba oil, Jamaican black castor oil, vitamin E oil, silk amino acids, rosemary botanical extract, essential oils of lavender, peppermint, ylang ylang, lemongrass, tea tree, and Texas cedar wood.  NO CHEMICAL PRESERVATIVES. NO SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCE, NO ANIMAL INGREDIENTS, NO SYNTHETIC COLOR, NO MINERAL OIL, NO SULFATES

This shampoo is definitely one of my fav liquid shampoos I’ve used to date and it’s definitely because of the ingredients. I stopped using liquid shampoos because most of the ones I have come across contain synthetic ingredients and strip my hair. But THIS right here is perfect! I LOVE the way it applies and lathers. It is a thick, black liquid that reminds me of molasses. That’s almost a perfect comparison as far as color and consistency goes.

It cleans very well of course and makes my hair really soft. Its key ingredients are of course the African black soap, Coco Glucoside (which is an extremely gentle surfactant, naturally derived from coconuts used as a foaming, cleansing, conditioning, and thickening agent) and yummy hibiscus. I am really starting to love all things hibiscus as well :o) This shampoo contains a mixture of oils like Jamaican black castor, jojoba, vitamin E, etc. so my hair did not feel dry or stripped. Additionally, it contains some of the best essential oils for hair!! Point blank, Ade Vegan uses TOP NOTCH ingredients in all their products. They are all like mixtures made in heaven lol Tonya knows what she’s doin ya’ll :o)

I will definitely continue using this shampoo!

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Cleanse : : Elegant Rose Boutique Rosemary Nettle Shampoo Soap Bar

Cleanse : : Elegant Rose Boutique Rosemary Nettle Shampoo Soap Bar

lol I can’t believe it is ALREADY the end of the first week of June….I really have no idea how we got here that fast and I’m like dang, I don’t have much to show for just yet lol oh well patience is a fruit of the spirit so I’m gonna keep on doin what I do ;o)

….so on to the next, I was sent a bundle of soaps and shampoo bar samples for review by an Etsy seller called Elegant Rose Boutique and you know I felt like Santa done came early!! lol! I am obsessed with natural soaps and shampoo bars, they just always make me so happy and they make something so routine a little bit more fun :o) I used to hate having to wash my hair because it was such a tedious process but not since I know what works for my hair, the technique, use great products, I actually love washing my hair! I know that sounds weird and I don’t mean it in a vain way. It’s just something I enjoy :o)

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So, I plan to review the two shampoo bars— Rosemary Nettle and the Lavender Cypress— and possibly a couple of the other soaps (I will probably for sure review the Activated Charcoal soap since I read that it’s her most popular soap and amazing for your face! I love complexion bars too hehe, I’ve never used a shaving soap before so maybe that one too….we’ll see!!! lol). I have to find out if the other ones can be used as shampoos or not. If they are, then I will definitely review!

Ok, so I’m gonna start with the Rosemary Nettle shampoo bar. It retails on the Elegant Rose Boutique Etsy site for $6 for 5.5 oz bar. These are definitely competitively priced compared to some other brands I have tried. The thing about shampoo bars is they last forever if you keep them out of the shower and in a dry location until you need to use them. I still have some that I bought from last year! I only have the sample of this bar (you can see the size comparison to a business card in the pic above) and I will probably get about 6-10 washes out of it depending on if I lather up once or twice each wash.

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Product Description
Treat your hair to a handcrafted shampoo bar that not only cleanses, but also nourishes and softens as you lather. Most commercial shampoos contain harsh synthetics that ‘cleanse’ by stripping your hair of everything, including natural oils. That not only leaves your hair dry and unmanageable, but also dull-looking. This natural shampoo bar is created with hair-loving ingredients, turning an ordinary routine into an indulgent experience, and leaving your hair nourished and naturally beautiful! It can also be used as a bath soap.

The scent is rosemary, tea tree, lavender and cedarwood. A fresh clean scent to clean and moisturize your hair. This is a great bar for all hair types!

This bar also contains a unique combination of nourishing and softening oils and butters. Jojoba oil is a penetrating moisturizer that is similar to our hair’s own natural oils, and is rich in protein and minerals. Wheat germ oil is rich in vitamins A, B, E, and D, improving the health of your hair from it’s root, to it’s tip. A mix of olive and castor oil attracts moisture to the hair and is rich in vitamins, while cocoa butter and shea butter help to soften and moisturize. Coconut oil works to create an incredible lather, and palm oil ensures a long-lasting bar of soap.

Ingredients
distilled water, coconut oil, palm oil (organic & sustainably harvested), castor oil, wheat germ oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, organic cocoa butter, organic shea butter, nettle infused coconut oil, aloe gel, sodium hydroxide, rosemary, tea tree, lavender and cedarwood essential oils

I really, really, really like this bar! It may be one of the best i have tried so far, here’s why, the lather is amazing. It’s extremely luxurious. It’s so much creamier and thicker than any other shampoo bar I’ve tried. I am not sure which ingredient makes it feel that way but it was noticiably different. It cleansed very well and was able to cut through oil easily meaning that after one lathering, my hair felt slick and didn’t have that coating of whatever product I had on my hair still. So this meant I don’t have to lather twice if I don’t want to. I typically do just out of habit but sometimes if I am pressed for time or feeling lazy, I will lather up only once.

My hair felt left soft and really moisturized, I could tell this soap is very nourishing, I am sure the jojoba and wheat germ oils played a but part of that. This soap also contains nettle infused coconut oil and nettle helps strengthen the hair and give it more vitality so I am loving that! Nettle in addition to the rosemary (hence the name of the soap), tea tree, lavender AND cedarwood essential oils are an amazing mix of oils for the scalp and can stimulate growth so I made sure to scrub a dub dub that lovely lather all up in my scalp :o) It actually made me happy to see this exact combination because use these EXACT oils in my homemade growth oil for my scalp. I have all the oils in my medicine cabinet as we speak. They work! :o)

And finally….the scent. I really love the scent of rosemary and this definitely has high notes of it. The cedarwood really compliments it as well. It definitely makes the shower an aromatic (<—–is that a word? lol). Your senses will be stimulated! I followed up this wash with my Aubrey Organics GPB Rosemary Peppermint conditioner for an extra “aromatic” experiences ;o)

Love this shampoo bar and am really excited for the others!!

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Cleanse : : Crazy Natural Inc. African Black Soap Shampoo

Cleanse : : Crazy Natural Inc. African Black Soap Shampoo

Hey!

Back with a review on a new shampoo that was sent to me by a small business based out of Texas called Crazy Natural Inc. I won’t go into too much detail about the *company* because I want to save that for an upcoming post hehe ((hint hint)) :o) So the shampoo… it is the African Black Soap Shampoo and it retails for $10.00 on the Crazy Natural online shop (not sure what the size is on the site but I received a small, maybe 4 oz bottle?? ).

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Product Description
Cleanse your hair with Crazy Natural’s sulfate free black soap shampoo. Great for removing buildup and detoxifying harmful chemicals and products during transitioning. Gentle enough to use on all hair types. Helps hair grow strong and replenishes scalp with nourishing oils.

Ingredients
Water, Raw black Soap, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil,
Almond Oil, Apricot Oil, Glycine, Grapeseed Oil & Love

Now I know I have established myself as a die hard shampoo bar addict BUT I do have a soft spot for black soap because it is all natural and I can never go wrong with that (even though I’ve only used pure black soap a few times in my life lol) So I say that because this black soap shampoo is in the liquid form and is mixed with water and some wonderful oils to make a serious cleanser! African black soap is something that has been used for many, many years for all over the body, hair, and skin and it originated in…Africa duh!. It’s usually made from dried plantain skins, palm leaves, cocoa pod powder, and kernel oil but there are also other variations (I am not sure what exactly is in this kind), but typically the “signature” ingredient of black soap is usually the plantains.

Oh and one thing, black soap is not the best smelling thing in the world lol but good thing it does not leave any scent in your hair. Also, when it’s in the solid form, its not the most appealing to the eye either lol, just wanted to put that out there in case someone judges what they use in their hair by the way it looks or smells :o)

Maaaaaany naturals swear by African black soap and its all they use in their regimen. You can find it in the solid bar form or in a liquid mixture like the Crazy Natural shampoo. When the soap is added to water mixture like this shampoo, the black soap settles as the bottom so you have to shake it well for each use.

Now the reason this shampoo is awesome is because it is not drying at all, is very gentle and It lathers very well. It makes my hair very soft and springy, even my boyfriend likes it and he never touches ANY of my hair products lol Since it also contains oils, you aren’t really “losing” the oils that other shampoos can cause. It also contains vitamins A and E which makes it nourishing as well.

Of course it cleans very well. The African Black Soap Shampoo is actually anti-fungal and anti-bacterial which means it helps alleviate scalp issues like dandruff, itchiness and any other irritation or issues you may have goin on up there! So in essence, when you get rid of scalp issues, you are promoting a healthy environment for hair to grow :o) I’ve also seen black soap recommended for those trying to transition from a relaxer or from products that are full of chemicals, silicones, parabens, etc. because it has a detoxifying effect and is gentle on your hair.

Overall I am very pleased with this shampoo and would certainly consider adding black soap to my hair regimen! Now if only Crazy Natural sold it in the bar form…. hehe :o)

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Cleanse : : Chagrin Valley Honey, Beer & Egg Shampoo Bar

Cleanse : : Chagrin Valley Honey, Beer & Egg Shampoo Bar

Ciao bellas! Have you entered my Blog-iversay Giveaway yet?! It ends soon!!!

Awhile back, I posted about my splurge on Chagrin Valley shampoo bars (well not really a splurge because they weren’t expensive at all!) and I am posting the final bar. In case you are new to La Coco Bella (heeeeyyyy!!), shampoo bars are the ONLY shampoos I use to wash. I don’t use liquid shampoos..just bars. They are so much fun to use lol and much better for your hair. Less drying/stripping and more beneficial. Plus there are SOOOOOO many kinds out there and they are way cheaper than liquids and last much longer! All around win! :o)

Ok anywho, this bar is actually the one I was most excited about trying from CV, which is why I saved it for last (weird, I know, most people would try it first huh lol). This shampoo bar is the Honey, Beer & Egg shampoo bar. I bought the sample 1.5 oz. size which retails for $2.70. You can also get the full 7 oz. bar for $7.85.

I think the beer is what attracted me most lol and I love anything with honey ***SIDEBAR — I actually started washing my face (yup! Google it!) with raw honey and can for the first time say in years that I have not had a breakout in like 2 weeks. I almost ALWAYS have at least 1-2 pimples on my face on any given day. The honey in conjunction with turmeric powder and this ayurvedic facial bar, I am fading my acne scars as well!! Oh, and in case you missed the other bars I reviews, you can check them out at the links below (I also reviewed a couple of their complexion soaps which are tacked on to the posts below):

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Beer and egg yolk create a mild, protein rich shampoo that adds shine, bounce and body to your hair. The proteins from the malt, hops condition hair and help repair damage. Vitamin rich eggs revitalize dull and dry hair and improve texture. Enriched with cocoa butter to provide deep nourishment for the hair shaft.

Ingredients
Saponified oils of rice bran, organic palm, coconut, castor bean, cocoa butter, jojoba, mango butter; beer; organic free range eggs; raw honey; aloe vera; rosemary oil extract

This bar has officially made it to my top favs! Look at the ingredient list! I could almost go without conditioner which is amazing to me. I always use conditioner though because I never pass up a chance to use conditioner lol but I was amazed at how my hair felt as I was rinsing it out of my hair. Normally shampoo bars give you that “dry” feeling (which goes away right when you apply conditioner) but not with this! Of course it cleaned my hair really well, and as with all the other CV shampoo bars, I only have to lather up one time and the soap rinses out clear.

Now this shampoo is definitely protein rich due to the eggs and the malt from the beer, so if you have protein sensitivities just beware of that. CV does have an Extra Honey Beer bar without the egg in case you still want the beer and honey benefits without the extra protein from the egg. Since my hair tends to respond well to protein in moderation, this worked extremely well. For those of you who may not know, BEER works wonders for hair lol It makes your hair extremely shiny because it closes the hair cuticle. So in turn, your hair becomes vibrant as protein helps fill in any weak parts of the hair shaft. I also found this bar to be very moisturizing as well since it contains the honey and aloe vera.

LOOOOOOVE Chagrin Valley shampoo bars!!! OH and GUESS what kind of bar they just came out with??? HENNA!!!! DEFINITELY on my “To Try” list hehehe. I am still not sure how I feel about using henna regularly but if I can get the conditioning benefits without the “side effects” lol I am all for it….when I buy the henna bars ya’ll will be the first to know! :o)

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Cleanse : : Chagrin Valley Mud & Clay Shampoo Bar

Cleanse : : Chagrin Valley Mud & Clay Shampoo Bar

Ok, I know, I know….ANOTHER shampoo bar!! I don’t care! I am passionate about these things lol #DontJudgeMe :o)

I’ma jump right to it, this bar is from my last buy (well, my only buy so far lol) from Chagrin Valley (check out this post and this post in case you missed them!). So far, I have been extremely impressed with all the bars I bought from CV. Their ingredients are top notch and their customer service makes it that much better! I love supporting family-owned businesses like this :o)

So I got the Mud & Clay Shampoo Bar in the 1.5 oz sample size for $2.50 (now $2.70). I selected this one because a) the name sounded like it would be fun! I love playing with clay hehe and rhassoul clay is wonderful for conditioning the hair, so I figured mud and clay would make a perfect combination! Ironically, I had been doing research on the Dead Sea and how it’s known for so many things (historically, spiritually, medicinally, etc.), It’s one of my dreams to visit there one day :o) So I saw this bar contained Dead Sea mud so I knew I had to try it out!

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Ingredients
Saponified oils of olive, castor bean, coconut, sunflower, virgin shea butter, rice bran; Dead Sea mud; rhassoul clay; water; sea kelp; essential oils of lavender, lemongrass, lemon; rosemary oil extract

Product Description
A mineral rich spa treatment for your hair. Rhassoul clay and Dead Sea mineral mud stimulate and tone the scalp; help restore luster to over processed, overworked and dull hair; and clean by removing excess oils without removing natural protective oils. Absorbing unwanted residues and depositing natural beneficial minerals, restores volume and leaves hair soft, shiny and healthy.

This is my second fav bar so far from CV (my first is the Babassu and Marsh Mallow but I still have one more to try so we shall see if this is still in the #2 spot hehe) My hair and scalp of course felt super clean, only had to lather up once which helps reduce my shower time. My hair was soft and really shiny.  This is a great soap to clarify and “detox” your hair and scalp. It kind of “re-sets” your hair/scalp back to normal for those of us with temperamental scalps that like to act up from time to time grrrrrr. I’ve even seen that Dead Sea mud helps with hair loss, I imagine its because it creates a healthy environment in the scalp which in turn produces growth. I will definitely use this in the summer months when my scalp tends to get oily and itchy since it helps balance the oils levels. I love how all of the CV bars I have do not have overbearing scents and are not too “earthy”. They are actually really pleasant!

Fortunately, I have always found that products that contain minerals always work well in my hair and the Dead Sea mud and rhassoul clay are packed with all kinds of vitamins and minerals. Rhassoul clay contains silica which actually helps grow your hair stronger which I am ALL for! The sea kelp and lemongrass were also selling points for me (I now LOVE lemongrass tea!). A friend of mine put me on to the benefits of sea kelp (sea weed) and told me it makes your hair healthy and strong. I still have to find the courage to start eating sea weed as a snack but for now, I at least have my shampoo bar lol

Since I am obsessed with bentonite clay, this has gotten me SO excited to try rhassoul clay in its pure form (surprisingly I never have!) …some say it’s even better than bentonite!!! ***GASP!!!*** We shall see…..

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****BONUS — I wanted to briefly review one of Chagrin Valley’s complexion soaps while you’re still here :o)

I’ve been on a kick to try and naturally resolve this acne-prone/oily face of mine and I was lucky enough to get a free sample of the Dead Sea Spa Soap along with my shampoo bar haul hehe I figured it would be fitting to review the Dead Sea complexion soap along with the Mud and Clay shampoo bar :o)

Don’t mind the dried bubbles on the bar in the pic below, I had already started to use it by the time I took the pic hehe

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Product Description
Mineral Rich Dead Sea Mud stimulates blood circulation, rejuvenates skin, and deep cleans to remove impurities. The fine, natural grain of the mud softly, yet effectively, sloughs off dead skin cells and leaves the skin looking fresh and radiant. Experience a mini-spa treatment for dull, tired skin, with every bath or shower.

Ingredients
Saponified oils of sunflower, coconut, organic palm, olive, virgin shea butter, castor bean; water; Dead Sea mineral mud; Dead Sea Clay; sea kelp; essential oils of lime, litsea cubeba, lavender, rosemary, orange, eucalyptus; organic cornstarch; rosemary oil extract

I mentioned some of the benefits of Dead Sea mud above and the Dead Sea mud also has a ton of beneficial effects for skin as well. It helps with a ton of skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema and of course acne, which I unfortunately have to deal with. The minerals accelerates the speed that your skin naturally exfoliates itself and restores its pH balance. It also improves elasticity and minimizes pores, wrinkles and lines. I can see why people travel from around the world just to bathe in the Dead Sea and cover themselves with this amazing mud!

I’ve been using ayurvedic facial masks and treatments (Reshma multani mitti, Reshma ubtan, turmeric, lemon peel, rose, etc.) about 3 times a week lately and they sometimes don’t rinse off well by themselves so I have been using this to lather up and help get rid of any residue (ESPECIALLY turmeric!) and this soap has done a great job with that. I figure since I am doing a treatment already, the Dead Sea soap is like the icing on the cake. It also helps remove eye make-up as well.

My skin is really starting to clear up since I have been using these all natural soaps!

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Cleanse : : Chagrin Valley Babassu & Marsh Mallow Shampoo Bar

Cleanse : : Chagrin Valley Babassu & Marsh Mallow Shampoo Bar

Hello!!!!! :o)  reading over some of my older posts, I realize how much I use exclamation points and lol’s!!!

I guess I type as if I am really talking to someone. I’m one of those “excitable” talkers lol I used my hands and all that (got that from my mom lol)

Anyway, I have another Chagrin Valley shampoo bar I have to put ya’ll on to (did you read about the Carrot Milk & Honey bar?).  I’m going to just jump right into it because you don’t need to hear me rant and rave about my obsession with shampoo bars again (at least not right now hehe).  ***Sidebar–if you are wondering if I ever use up all my stuff, I really do! I have a rotation system lol everything gets used! Trust me! :o)

So this is the Babassu & Marsh Mallow Shampoo Bar. I bought the 1.5 sample size bar for $2.50 during my lil shampoo bar splurge back in December hehe (now retails for $2.70). They have a HUGE 7 oz regular size bar for $7.80. Ok, maybe it’s just me but my brain always makes me feel like anything that has marsh mallow root in it is yummy, sweet and gooey lol it’s usually NEVER the case my I guess its just my brain conditioned to associate anything “marshmallow” with warm, melty smores lol I know I know, it’s my inner phat girl coming out lol

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Product Description
Nourishing babassu oil, a great hair care oil for thick, coarse hair, moisturizes and restores hair strength and elasticity, for shiny, healthy-looking hair. Marsh mallow root softens, soothes and hydrates the hair and scalp, providing relief from scalp irritation. A natural moisturizer, marsh mallow helps detangle hair for increased manageability.

Ingredients
Saponified oils of babassu, grapeseed, coconut, avocado, castor bean, jojoba, mango butter, walnut, shea butter, rice bran; organic marsh mallow root tea; aloe; essential oils of ylang ylang, lemon, ginger; rosemary oil extract

I just can’t go wrong with shampoo bars. I have yet to find one I don’t like lol and this one may be in my top favs now :o) I selected this one from their huge selection because it’s good for thick, course hair plus I know how marsh mallow root is a natural softener (and slip!) so i figured I’d give it a shot. It lived up to my expectations!

My scalp had been rather itchy the week prior to first trying this and this definitely relieved the itch most likely due to my beloved essential oils. I love how the lather felt and I only had to lather once because it did a great job at cleaning. I was actually able to do quite a bit of detangling while in the washing process (normally I can’t really do that until AFTER I condition!) I would definitely credit that to the marsh mallow root :o) I read that some people say they dont even need conditioner after, but you know me, I don’t miss a chance to use a conditioner lol My hair was very smooth and soft. This didn’t lift my hair cuticle as much as some of my other shampoo bars which was a nice surprise. It didn’t give me that “waxy” feeling that some bars give so if that is a factor turning you off from trying shampoo bars, maybe give this one a shot :o) You can always do a rinse with ACV if your hair still has that feeling.

Now, I have never used anything with babassu oil but I did do a little research and found out that it’s pretty much a rival of……coconut oil!! I was like OMG how could this be?! (I LOVE me some coconut oil so I got kind of defensive lol) but I guess babassu is a good thing! It has restorative properties for the hair (just as coconut oil does) and it apparently doesn’t leave any greasy feeling once it’s applied. It nourishes, moisturizes and increases elasticity. I would love to get my hands on the oil to see what its like in that form. It’s even solid at room temp just like coconut oil. It’s an emollient so I imagine that’s why this shampoo bar made it easy to detangle my hair and didn’t open the hair cuticle as much.

I really like this bar!! I have 3 more to try from CV so stay tuned!

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