It's September and I'm getting back in the swing of things. New routines, new beginnings, and the beginning of my favorite time of year at Trader Joe's: Holiday Season. While the pumpkin/fall items aren't slated to land until the 7th (although some are starting to...hello pumpkin empanadas), I've finally got a chance to catch up on some reviews.
But if you are looking to cut down on your impact, or just hate lugging bottles of stuff around then Trader Joe's Shampoo bar should be a welcome addition.
Now, if you live alone, please disregard what I'm about to say. If you live in a household of more than 1, please be advised that you should probably warn people about this. It looks like a bar of soap. That being said, I put it into the shower area not thinking anything of it.
My husband came to me complaining about the bar making him feel overly tingly in various places. A sensation he wasn't expecting. I had a good chuckle at his expense.
And yes, the shampoo bar has tea tree oil and peppermint so there is that refreshing feeling and aroma to this bar. And while the directions say to more or less wet the bar and rub it on your scalp. I found it easier to get a little lather in my hands and then rub the suds into my hair.
In either case, it was a pretty good shampoo minus the bottle. I didn't find it too drying, but at the end of the day, this might be better for people whose hair is more oily. I'd still want to use conditioner after this bar, but it seemed pretty on par with regular shampoo minus all the extra water.
Frequently asked questions
The following questions are commonly asked by readers about this product
Yes, Trader Joe's sells shampoo bars. They are sold as a 4-ounce bar and cost $3.99.
As long as you enjoy the tingly sensation of Tea Tree oil then yes your hair will be clean after using this.
Now, in terms of price this 4-ounce bar will set you back $3.99, which is actually a pretty good deal when compared to Lush. While they have way more varieties, their shampoo bars start at $12 but are under 2 ounces in size. Which makes these a pretty solid value.
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Shampoo Bar again.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The box of Trader Joe's Shampoo Bar:
The ingredients and instructions
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Out of the package you get:
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Trader Joe's Shampoo Bar
Product Name: Trader Joe's Shampoo Bar
Product Description: Trader Joe's Shampoo Bar is a decent sized shampoo bar for the price.
Trader Joe's Shampoo Bar is a new shampoo that reduces waste.
- Refreshing tingle
- Hair is clean without feeling too stripped.
- Might be better suited to oily scalps
- Warn your family members who might mistake this for soap. Or not...and wait for their feedback.
- You'll probably still want a conditioner.
Chief Winehound says
Thank you. I needed a little break. How are thing with you?
These would make excellent travel item or camping item. And the aroma of peppermint can help to relax for sure.
Claire Haas says
I have very oily hair, but it is also very long. I wash every other day or every 2 days, and use dry shampoo as needed. I need a good shampoo to wash the oil and shampoo build up away. I LOVE this stuff. It works great. I absolutely still need conditioner. I never will be able to get away without it, but as a shampoo this is good stuff. My boys use it too and they smell so good!
Quintin Siemer says
Just used it for first time. It really lathers you up! I like the smell and the ease of use. I also like not using all the extra chemicals that big box shampoos have. It left my hair squeaky clean (literally) and it felt good. I would recommend this.
Thanks so much for sharing!