All of the volunteers so far have been happy with the lathering and cleaning ability, the moisture level and the way it leaves their hair feeling and looking. Some have used their regular conditioner afterward, a couple tried the vinegar rinse and some have been surprised to find they didn't need anything at all following the shampoo bar wash. One lovely person who had been suffering skin reactions to chemical shampoos even wrote on my Facebook page:-
"Thank You Sooooo very much Lisa, 3 days in to using shampoo bar and olive oil soap and absolutely NO sign of dermatitis on my face for first time in what seems like forever. I'm officially hooked!!!" (Mel, NSW)
Ultimately, I have enough positive feedback and encouragement from others that I WILL be addding shampoo bars to my range of natural soap products. I still welcome ongoing feedback of course, as I do with any of my products. The basic shampoo bar recipe will be unchanged for now, and I will add some gentle essential oils to lightly scent them, and they will be suitable for all hair types and vegan friendly. Full size bars will be ready and available for sale by the end of the month!