Rinse cleanly, follow with a conditioner, and repeat use every 2-3 days or as needed.
The Best Shampoo Bar Overall
Our top pick goes to the newest kid on the block: Church recently launched this shampoo bar (and a companion conditioner bar), its first foray into hair care after launching a trio of fantastic hair stylers. It’s got 20 active ingredients, including shea butter, argan, olive oil, and Vitamin E. With its San Franciscan state of mind, Church continues its example as an eco-friendly, natural- and organic-based hair care brand that rarely misses.
The Best Shampoo Bar for Different Hair Types
Superzero gets the gold for its assortment of targeted shampoo bars, like this one for thin and fine hair. (It uses keratin to boost hair strength and smoothness, and to build bonds that prevent breakage.) They’ve also got options for blonde/platinum hair, scalp stimulation, dry/damaged strands, and oily scalps.
The Best Value-Buy Shampoo Bar
Garnier also has an assortment for different hair types at drugstore prices. That includes this bar for dry, damaged hair, as well as options for weak hair, normal hair, and fine hair. They’re vegan formulas, free of preservatives and detergents, and use ingredients like oat milk, almond oil, aloe vera, and coconut oil, depending on the bar you choose.
The Best Multitasking Shampoo Bar
Hair, body, face—this shampoo bar covers ’em all. It goes against our usual advice of never mixing your body wash and your shampoo, but for Briogeo, the rules are meant to be broken. The colloidal oatmeal, aloe, shea butter, and panthenol give this bar a soothing and softening essence, so it gets our green light for universal use.
The Best Shampoo Bar for the Dandruff-Prone
Pyrithione zinc is one of the best defenses against dandruff, thanks to its ability to neutralize fungus and itching. This 2% formulation builds a formidable defense, and is especially great for individuals who only need dandruff defense every few months or less; you can store it away between uses, rather than letting a liquid option separate itself in the corner of your shower.
The Best Shampoo Bar for Co-Washing
Modern Mammals already makes one of our favorite liquid co-washes, and this is their solid-bar alternative. It’s a vegan recipe, with cocoa seed butter, argan oil, jojoba oil, and tapioca starch, to promote nourishment and strand strength throughout the cleansing process. This one is the best full hair care consolidation, away from liquids and standalone shampoos/conditioners.