I love the concept of shampoo bars. It is a compact bar of soap that you use to clean your hair. You don't have to worry about storing it, you can use it , rinse it and set it off to the side to dry until the next time. Heck , you can even cut slivers off of it and use it that way in order to make it work for you. I have tried a lot of shampoo bars and surprisingly they all work for me, my hair winds up being soft and spongy like. I just get tired of rubbing the bar in my hand to lather it up or against my hair. I guess I'm so used to pouring something in my hands and letting it slide down my hair. I cant commit to buying shampoo bars on the regular, lol. I have tried Chagrin Valley, Anita Grant , Afroveda, and Darcys Botanicals, no dice. Well guess what Afrovedas Carrot& Rice Bran poo bar makes a FAB face wash. It goes on so smooth, lathers up wonderful and leave my skin feeling amazing. There isn't a harsh coated feeling after, no tightness of the pores, its just spectacular if I do so. So the best thing about natural products for me is , if it doesn't work in one way I can make it do what it do in another way.