The Great Shampoo Bar Exchange: Tierra Verde Rosemary Citrus Shampoo Bar

And, now back to our regularly scheduled program! In case you missed it, background info on the Great Shampoo Bar Exchange can be found here, and I just reviewed the Heirloom Soapworks Pooh Bar here. This is my review of the Tierra Verde Rosemary Citrus Shampoo Bar created by Michele Lang.

Michele’s bar is unique in several ways. First, is its round shape, which was so easy to hold and work around my head:

Tierra Verde Rosemary Citrus Shampoo
Tierra Verde Rosemary Citrus Shampoo

Second is its lovely aroma. The essential oil blend is made with grapefruit, rosemary, orange and litsea cubeba. It’s so lovely, in fact, that I discovered that Hubby was using it and had to tell him to keep his hands off!

Third is the explosive lather. I do mean explosive!! There was no lack of bubbles when using this shampoo bar.

After using this bar for a week or so, I realized that my hair was very difficult to comb through. This shampoo bar is formulated to perform well in hard water, which made it seem drying for my hair. This was easily remedied, however, by increasing the amount of conditioner I was using in addition to the apple cider vinegar rinse. Now, I have an added benefit: beautiful body in my hair!

Even at the scalp, I have great body to my hair!
Even at the scalp, I have great body to my hair!
This is how the ends look - no styling products needed!
This is how the ends look – no styling products needed!

The best part about using Michele’s Rosemary Citrus Shampoo Bar was taking it to my hair appointment so that my stylist could experience the fabulous lather and see how it works. It was my intention to bring the bar with me to my appointment. However, in my haste to leave the house, I left it behind. My hair stylist (who is also named Michelle – only with two L’s) actually let me drive home with foils in my hair to get it! As I neared my driveway, my heart started pumping a little faster at the thought of my neighbors seeing me in such form. I was wishing that my garage was cleaned out enough so I could just pull the van inside and close the door behind me, but that wasn’t the case. Instead I was forced to take a quick look around to be sure no one was looking before I took a deep breath, and did a “duck and run” into the house! Well, I made it back to the salon without losing my dignity, and this is the only photo I can show you from that day:

Getting my hair washed with the Rosemary Citrus shampoo bar at the hair salon
Getting my hair washed with the Rosemary Citrus shampoo bar at the hair salon

Needless to say, Michelle (with two L’s) was impressed by how well it lathered and how healthy my hair was. I could tell it was difficult for her to wrap her mind around how that could be possible, since everything she was ever taught was that you cannot strip your hair down with “soap” every day and still have it be healthy.

I have completely used up my bar of Rosemary Citrus shampoo – that’s how much I loved it!

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  1. @Celine – There seem to be several schools of thought about what the best oils are for shampoo. It really depends on what type of hair you have, hardness/softness of your water, etc. My first post about shampoo bars has some research included. You might start there.

  2. Yeah! What she said! Explosive is the correct term for Michele’s lather -and the scent is enviable….so fresh and clean! Spot on review, Amy. Michelle (a.k.a “Miss Texas”) that is one FABULOSO treat for the hair -I hope you’ve got lots on your shelves -I have a feeling you’re gonna need ’em! ­čśë

  3. Oh, and p.s. Amy -I am so relieved to hear that someone else pulls those sort of whacky capers -running around with foils in your hair! LOL! My hat’s off to you for that one! (I could just see you looking over your shoulder in your driveway & scurrying into the house -thanks for a smile and chuckle so early in the day!
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  4. One best thing a hand made shampoo bar is with its uniqueness. Unlike other products that have been manufactured by machines, the one made by human hands has a touch of skill.
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