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Soap bars?

ValcurlValcurl Posts: 300Registered Users
Need you guys to help me with your recommendations on a good soap bar for low-pooing. Suggestions, where to order, prices would be awesome!!!

Curl Pattern:2b Texture: medium
Porosity: med to high Density: med Elasticity: normal
Lowpoo: (2x/wk) Shea moisture retention/ Mop C
Cowash: Mop C/ AHRC
Deep cond: Darcy's pumpkin seed condish/ SS deep
Leave in: CJ curl assurance condish
Stylers: SS CEJ, CJ Aloe Fix Lite
Hair hates: JC rockin' ringlets/CJ CIAB/AG recoil
Hair loves: super soaking/ protein/ ACV rinses
mod CG since 7/09 :love7:


  • wavy wonderwavy wonder Posts: 3,061Registered Users
    Kathymack sells them. I would recommend that route. Also, when i was actually using soap bars (can't anymore) I thought KBB charm bar was really good:)
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    I might try one today for shiz and giggles:happy6:.
    I found my charm bar on the swap board.
  • Curls=BeautyCurls=Beauty Posts: 1,781Registered Users
    Like wavy wonder said, kathymack sells them. They are reasonably priced and I love them!
    Chagrin Valley has shampoo bars as well, but I haven't tried them yet. They are more expensive.
    Cleanser: Liquid Castile Soap diluted in a foaming soap dispenser
    ACV rinse
    Oyin Handmade Greg Juice or Juices and Berries
    Stylers: Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd, KCCC, Honey Rinses and BRHG, Crack Leave-in Hair Cream when straightening

    Tools: Silk pillowcase, Floursack towels, Jersey T-Shirts, Wide Tooth Comb, Velecta Paramount TGR-VQX Hair Dryer (for when I straighten) and BaByliss PRO Ionic Rollabout Hard Hat Dryer
  • curlykeycurlykey Posts: 1,540Registered Users
    +1 about Kathymack. A lot of us also like Chagrin Valley soap and shampoo bars...there's a lot of info on their site about their soaps and ingredients. Their soap bars are a little more expensive but also a bigger bar. HTH.

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    $5 off first order at iherb use code KEY066
  • bunniee23bunniee23 Posts: 228Registered Users
    The soap bars Kathy Mack sells are really nice, I use them on my body too. I also like the J.R. Liggett shampoo bar, which I can buy locally for around $7 at Wholefoods and other health food type stores.

    The Chagrin Valley shampoo & soap bars left my hair feeling waxy and coated, even with using a vinegar rinse. I haven't experienced that problem with other soap/shampoo bars.
    Type 2b. Wash: WEN pomegranate or fig. Leave-in conditioner: Alaffia beautiful curls for wavy hair, Spiral Solutions Protein spray. Style: Curls In A Bottle, Ecostyler, or KCCC.
  • kamagukamagu Posts: 165Registered Users
    Another vote for the ones kathymack sells...the Chagrin Valley ones are nice, but have mineral oil in them, which your hair may or may not care for. HTH :)
    Wavy/Curly Hair (2b, 2c & 3a)
    Hair Texture: Fine
    Hair Porosity: Low to Normal
    Hair Density: Medium
  • goobernutgoobernut Posts: 2,317Registered Users
    I don't think the CV bars have mineral oil in them, but they do have castor oil. That can be problematic for some people, but not all.
    Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

    Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.
  • kamagukamagu Posts: 165Registered Users
    Oooops, that's what I meant, castor oil, not mineral! Thanks for the correction. :help:
    Wavy/Curly Hair (2b, 2c & 3a)
    Hair Texture: Fine
    Hair Porosity: Low to Normal
    Hair Density: Medium
  • mosunamosuna Posts: 94Registered Users
    Sorry if this is a super-dumb question...but do the soap bars have sulfates?

    Fotki: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fcurlymomo%2F" class="Popup (password curly)
    Currently loving: Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee, Alba Soft Hold Curl Cream, KCCC
    Striving for: Length!
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    mosuna wrote: »
    Sorry if this is a super-dumb question...but do the soap bars have sulfates?


    Actually, it's not. Some of the Lush shampoo bars do have sulfate. I have to be careful with my soap ingredients. The Chagrin Valley bars made my hair dry and frizzy, I think it was the castor oil. My hair hates castor oil.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
  • SusieQinSusieQin Posts: 212Registered Users
    I just used Kathymack's soap bars for the first time last week. A+++ I loved them and for someone like me with extremely fragile hair that means a lot!
    CG Since 2010
    Hair Attributes: Mixed 2 with 3A undergrowth & no root curl.
    Fine, Thin, Easily Manipulated, Easily Styled, Easy to Frizz, and Easy to damage.

    Favorites: CJ Daily Fix, CJ Rehab, Anything Spiral Solutions, Darcy Botanicals Pumpkin Seed

    New Goals To restore my hair after dying it twice in two weeks. Learning more about products found in the stores to fit my tight budget. I'm still working on trying to grow out my hair.
  • wavy wonderwavy wonder Posts: 3,061Registered Users
    I just got one of those shikiai ko-ka-ke-ki LOL, bars yesterday. I think i'm off to soak my aching bones in the bath and will try out this bar;) will of course post results, jeez, I'm for something;)

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