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

18 reviews
Regular price$12.00
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Hair Type

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.

Ingredients

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.

Origin

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
Vegan
Washington Local

Customer Reviews
4.7 Based on 18 Reviews
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PH
12/21/2021
Peter H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Absolutely love this shampoo bar!

I have been using this shampoo bar for a couple of years now and absolutely love it. The bar lathers effectively, has a fresh smell, cleans my hair well, is all natural and comes with no packaging. It is a wonderful product!

C
07/05/2021
Christine
United States United States
I recommend this product

I wanted to love it but it’s an all over fail for me!

I’m only writing this review because before I purchase this product I purposefully read all the reviews to make sure that through things we’re not gonna happen. 1.) I wanted to Make sure the bar didn’t smell super “crunchy”. 2.) Wanted to make sure it actually does what it says and cleaned the hair. 3.) I I wanted to make sure there wasn’t gonna be a bunch of oily build up on my hair. The reviews promised 5 stars on all these issues. NOPE. I’m sure many people of the snow, I can’t stand it… Very reminiscent of my grandmas perfume products… maybe lavender? Not my jam. Also I can’t say if I did or didn’t clean my hair… But it doesn’t feel like I did. However, it left my hair so oily and greasy and I instantly angry, and wanted to rehash my hair with my tried and true shampoo. I did leave it though just so I could See how my hair reacted when dry and it’s not better. Very weighted down, very oily, dry limp looking. I don’t get it. I don’t think I used it wrong…. But how can all the reviews be good and my experience be so bad!! Can’t wait to rehash my hair tomorrow. Sucks that it was $20 down the drain.

07/14/2021

A Drop in the Ocean

Hi Christine - I'm sorry to hear the shampoo bar isn't working for you. As with any hair care product, sometimes what works for one person's hair won't work for another's; but the good news is we do have two types of shampoo bars and a liquid shampoo, so ideally we've got something for everyone! A couple of suggestions: (1) Try using less shampoo. I find that with the bar I only need a small amount to work. (2) Give it a few days to a week or so. I find that my hair takes some time to adjust when I switch between liquid and bar shampoo, in either direction. (3) Our clarifying conditioner might be a great addition to your hair care routine, too! I didn't even know I needed a clarifying product until I tried it, and my hair has never felt so healthy in my life. If you could add some detail about the type of hair you have, that would also be really beneficial for future EcoWarriors who are looking at this product in the future.

RK
06/09/2021
Robb K.
United States United States

Great Shampoo/Conditioner

After ditching shampoo in plastic bottles, I was using baking soda/apple cider vinegar. It was fine, but I felt my hair drying out. I decided to try out the shampoo and conditioner bars as another non-plastic alternative. I love them! They feel and smell great, and my hair feels a lot softer.

TS
06/08/2021
Tamara S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great shampoo bar

I love this shampoo bar! I love the smell and how it cleans my hair. I have oils straight hair, so I have to be careful about adding too many oils to my hair. This product keeps my hair healthy, yet not oily

A
05/27/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Ideal for fine hair

Paired with the Conditioner Bar, this shampoo works better for fine hair than ANYTHING I have ever found in a store or salon. The bars took some getting used to, but I notice a nicer, more controlled texture with my very fine hair. (Other shampoo / conditioner combos leave it limp and I often reach for extra product to get lift / control). Such a good find, and plastic-free! I'm a convert.

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?

Learn more about zero waste shipping + delivery

Don't take our word for it...

Let's go to the real winner in my eyes. Honestly, I could have purchased this exact razor 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.

Samantha
your purchase gives back

1% for the Ocean

We're on a mission to use business as a force for good. That's why we donate at least 1% of your purchase to our ocean conservation partner, Vermilion Sea Institute.

In 2021, we donated $1,304 to VSI.

Learn more about VSI

You've got questions. We've got answers.

We ship worldwide!

If you're in the Tacoma, Washington region, we probably deliver to your doorstep. Check out the Delivery FAQ below!

Shipping costs are determined by weight and travel distance, and automatically calculated at checkout.

If you're in the continental US, we offer free shipping for all orders over $50.

If you're in Alaska, Hawaii, or any of the US territories, we offer free shipping for all orders over $75.

A Drop in the Ocean is an online zero waste and sustainable living boutique based out of Tacoma, Washington. We do not have a brick-and-mortar shop, but we do offer local delivery around the South Sound region, including refills of your household essentials.

We do all of our deliveries on Tuesdays. Orders must be placed by 5pm on Monday for guaranteed Tuesday delivery. At checkout, select the "South Sound Local Delivery (Tuesdays)" shipping option, and we'll add you to our route.

Note that we do have a $20 order minimum for delivery, and a $5 delivery fee for orders under $50.

For full details on our delivery system, check out our Local Delivery page.

We do not, and that decision is highly intentional for the planet. Check out our post on the impacts of online shopping and why we don't have a local pickup option for the full details!

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