A Drop in the Ocean Zero Waste Shampoo Bars
A Drop in the Ocean Zero Waste Shampoo Bars for All Hair Types
A Drop in the Ocean Zero Waste Shampoo Bars for Fine Hair
A Drop in the Ocean Zero Waste Shampoo Bars for Curly Hair

Shampoo Bar

Regular price$12.00
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✨ Complete the Routine

Give your hair care an eco-boost! Package-free, travel-friendly, and all-natural, our signature shampoo bar is one of our all-time faves. With three different formulas designed to suit all hair types, we think it'll be one of your faves, too.

Please note that all of our soaps are made by hand and therefore may differ slightly from those pictured.

Pairs perfectly with our unpackaged conditioner bar for a full zero waste hair care routine.


All Hair Types: Saponified Oils of Coconut, Olive, Castor, Argan; Shea Butter; Coconut Milk; Alkanet; Bentonite Clay; Essential Oil Blend for scent

Fine Hair: Saponified Oils of Olive, Shea, Castor; Buckthorn Extract; Kaolin Clay; Aritha Powder; Essential Oil Blend for scent and Indigo Powder for coloring

Curly Hair: Saponified Oils of Shea, Jojoba, Argan, Castor; Kaolin Clay; Yellow Clay; Ginseng Extract; Essential Oil Blend for scent

To Use

Lather the bar in your hands, and use your hands to massage the soap into your hair. Or, lather the bar directly onto your hair.

Packaging + End of Life

This shampoo bar will either be completely naked, or wrapped in reused kraft paper, which can be home composted.


Handmade right here in Tacoma, Washington. Get to know the face behind this product: Soap & Clay.

Ethical Guarantees

Give-Back Program
Made in the USA
Palm Oil Free
Washington Local

A Drop in the Ocean Shop Sustainable Packaging
sustainable packaging

We ship ugly boxes

Our commitment to sustainability doesn't end when you press that checkout button.

We pack all of our orders in reused boxes and envelopes, with reused paper packaging, post-consumer recycled paper labels, and even paper tape.

You may not get an IG-worthy unboxing, but you will get the most sustainable packaging we can possibly find.

Oh and did we mention our shipping is always carbon negative?

Let's go to the real winner in my eyes. Honestly, I could have purchased this exact product many other places, but the packaging A Drop in the Ocean uses to ship will have me coming back time and time gain.

My first purchase from them was some floss a while ago and it arrived in a reused tea box with a hand written note that was written on scrap paper. I was blown away.

I had never seen a company who claimed to be sustainable ACTUALLY prove to be sustainable through and through. The fact that every piece of the packaging was reused and minimal will have me come back over and over again. If I can purchase it here, I will purchase it here.

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Erik O.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Shampoo Bar

I have been using it and it is great. I hope it lasts as long as it is advertised to.

United States United States
I recommend this product

I have curly 2B hair and this did not work for me.

My initial experience with this product was the overwhelming smell. I could smell the package in my mailbox as I was walking up to get it. Upon opening the package, I noticed that the conditioner bar had partially melted, and I thought perhaps that was why the smell was so overpowering. I immediately took the bars into my bathroom so I could use when I showered the next day. They could be smelled throughout the house (1200 square feet home) even with the bathroom door closed. I was a little worried but thought nothing of it. Unbeknownst to me, my partner and child also were overwhelmed by the smell, but they thought a neighbor must be using really strong drier sheets (that is what these bars smell like). Nonetheless I was so excited to use them and did so the next day. Yes the smell was extreme and overpowering and did not fade at all in my hair, but I was willing to put up with it if I found a curly shampoo and conditioner bar that I could use instead of making my own. I am not sure what type of curl this would be good for, but these bars made my hair feel like I hadn’t washed it in two weeks. It weighed down my curls and just made them look lanky. (I have 2B hair down to my waist, and generally I call it my lion’s mane). I thought maybe it was the conditioner bar (and I blamed it for being the super smelly one anyway), so I decided that my next shower I would only use the shampoo bar. Well, it was slightly better just the one bar, but not enough for me to ever recommend to anyone else. I’m trying to think of who I can give them away to, and trying not to think of how much money I just dropped on something I’m trying to give away. I’ve got the curliest hair I know, I don’t know anyone with curlier hair that I can give used shampoo/conditioner bars to. There’s my two-cents, and I wish I would’ve read feedback like this before making my purchase

Royce W.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Not for all hair types

I bought these earlier in 2021, and I have frizzy oily hair. I though that I could switch to these bars but when I did, my hair felt as greasy and oily as the day I stopped using store bought shampoo and conditioner. The bar didn’t lather us at all and left my hair thick, oily, gross. After this I tried some other shampoo bars and none seemed to work for my hair, I finally found a liquid soap that I could use that was sustainable and suited my hair, leaving it clean. Not for oily hair.

United States United States
I recommend this product

Works Great

Really lathers and leaves my hair clean. Great for travel too!

Alma H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great Shampoo and Conditioner!

These shampoo and conditioner are great. My hair feels soft and nourished, I'm subscribing to these with my next purchase!

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