Monday, April 11, 2011

Chagrin Valley Soap & Shampoo Bars

My shipment from Chagrin Valley finally arrived! I haven't tried all of them, so I will add the reviews as I use them.

Here was what I bought:

Shampoo bars:
Herb Garden
Neem & Tea Tree
Nettle
Chamomile Citrus
Babassu and Marsh Mallow
Olive Babassu
Summer Sunshine

Soap bars:
Dead Sea Spa
Shea Rose Clay

Others:
Squalane Face & Eye Mousse

Reviews

Nettle Shampoo Bar
After reading all the rave reviews about this bar, I decided to start with this bar from my CV stash. It lathered very well, and did not dry out my hair. I lathered and rinsed three times in total. None of the squeakiness I got from my previous bars. My hair was easy to comb through when wet, when dry it did not feel rough, just a tad dry but that's because of the chemical damage. I did not use an acid rinse, but I don't think there is a need to at all with this bar. Very gentle cleansing. Only problem is that my hair is starting to feel a little oily, and it has been less than two days.

Olive Babassu
I love this bar even more than I do the Nettle bar; this bar is even gentler than Nettle in terms of cleansing capability, which makes for softer hair but also hair that gets oilier quicker. It has a very, very faint scent that goes away minutes after washing,

Neem & Tea Tree Body and Hair Shampoo
I bought this to use on my face and not on my hair. It gives off a very strong smell that I initially found off-putting, but I have gotten used to it. It has worked wonders for my complexion and I am very happy with this bar. It can be a little drying though, so combat the dryness with a good moisturiser.

Dead Sea Spa Soap
It is a dark grey colour which is a little scary but it doesn't have a strong smell at all. Didn't lather very well even after I softened my water. I guess it is an okay bar but I will not repurchase.

Squalane Face & Eye Mousse
It has the texture of whipped cream, it melts easily upon contact with the skin and gets absorbed very quickly. I have been using this as an eye cream and night face cream and I love it. It keeps my skin super moisturised. The only drawback is that this product has a shelf life of only two months so constant repurchase is necessary.

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