SoapWorks Virgin Coconut Oil SOLID SHAMPOO Bar

Jul 29, 2019

Solid Shampoo Zero Waste Bathroom India Review

I have been using sulfate-free shampoo for years now. My favorite is The Body Shop Rainforest shampoo and I have said that a million times here. But, I heard the news that it might be discontinued. I still have a bottle and half left but I was aware that I need to make a switch.

Over the years, I have tried random shampoos - anything that cost less than TBS and is sulfate-free. However, none of them made a mark. I returned to TBS every time.

Luckily, awareness for sulfate-free is growing so, there are more options now. In fact, I get to try a plastic-free option - SoapWorks 100% Virgin Coconut Shampoo Bar.

SoapWorks Virgin Coconut Oil SOLID SHAMPOO Bar Review India

Price: ₹447

Ingredients: Cetyl Alcohol, Dipalmitoylethyldimonium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium PEG-7 Olive Oil, Carboxylate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, Sorbic Acid

Packaging: They initially shipped in a hexagonal tin box. However, when I ordered, they had an issue and shipped it in a cardboard box. Now, they retail it in a cube tin box. There is an option to go with or without tin box. The price is different for both options. So, if you buying for the second time, you can opt for no tin box option.

The soap was wrapped in a butter paper.

The outer packaging was completely plastic-free. I hope you have seen the SoapWorks haul.

Fragrance: coconut. However, very mild. I won't have minded if it was stronger.

How I used it: I usually cut my soaps to a smaller size for ease of use but this is shaped appropriately. It is easy to hold and use. But, I do not use it directly on my scalp. I use around half a cup of drinking water and work with the shampoo bar in it. I get a white diluted shampoo from that. I use it on my scalp and work if up for lather. It lathers moderately. Work with the lathers till the ends. If needed I use the bar on my ends.

If you use too much or are not used to sulfate-free shampoo then you might face drying. No need to use conditioners. Use apple cider vinegar rinse ( 1 part ACV with 2 part water as a rinse or as hair spray). Keep your wet/moist hair covered for some time in a head towel for softer smoother hair.

The bar is well cured - does not get mushy or soft easily. It has still maintained shape after a month of use.

Efficacy: It cleans without drying hair and giving me itchy scalp. In addition, I noticed that I had to shampoo less when I use it though it is rainy and quite humid (This can also be because I installed a shower filter recently). 

In case you are new to sulfate-free then do not skip oiling before shampoo. If needed, use a drop on two on your ends after ACV and before head wrap. 

Overall: I love it. I did not miss my rainforest shampoo. I used TBS only once in three weeks when I was pressed on time. Otherwise, I find this shampoo good. Not a great pick if you just transitioning from sulfate-free but do not give up. You will be surprised by how little products you hair needs - SLS free shampoo, ACV, oil, and good water.

Did it work on hair fall? This is a yardstick that I am not going to measure this shampoo on for now. July and August is my annual hair fall month. It is usually little more than average and I understand it is a natural process. I do feel that it was slightly less than other years but it can also be the water filter in play. I still have the shampoo bar with me. If I suspect anything then I will update you for sure.



SoapWorks Virgin Coconut Oil Solid Shampoo Bar Zero Waste Bathroom
SoapWorks Virgin Coconut Oil Solid Shampoo Bar Zero Waste Bathroom


  1. Was waiting for this review �� I have been using this shampoo bar since last two weeks and my hair really feels soft and loved the fact it’s not bottled in plastic. However when I used it without their bar conditioner my hair was really rough and frizzy so went back to the bar conditioner from the same brand. While I will wait for some more time to form my judgement but THANK YOU so much Shayoni, your blog is really awesome - simple yet full of information.

  2. This sounds so so good! Shall definitely try :) I think once we’ve been sulphate and silicon free for a while, going back is not an option at all. Now silicones just feel tacky!

  3. Hi Sayani , I am also worried for my hair after the news of discontinuation of TBS rainforest shampoo, I think i am going to try this Shampoo bar. Thanks for the review :)

  4. I'm waiting for my TheMomsCo and Mamaearth shampoos get over to try Solid shampoos,.. Thank you for the review,..


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