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.
In the year we are living in, it seems that environmental concerns have been tossed out the window. Here in New York, you can find shopping centers littered with used masks and the return of plastic bags with an added splash of discouragement of using reusable bags.
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 to regular shampoo minus all the extra water.
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!
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The box of Trader Joe's Shampoo Bar:
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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.