Marshmallow shampoo? Bring it on, babe. The marshmallow herb is incredibly moisturizing. To get the most benefit from the herb, we let it sit in oils for a while until we get a mucilage that makes a fabulous vitamin and mineral-rich detangler for curly hair, this is what goes into our soap. Marshmallow root also nourishes and rehydrates dry cells, making this a great bar for dry hair, scalp and skin.
We added aloe because it rhymes with marshMALLOW and sounds cool. Actually, Aloe vera contains something called proteolytic enzymes which repairs dead skin cells on the scalp. It's fabulous for skin because it's rich in vitamin C, E and beta carotene which nourishes skin and scalp deeply. Also, due to its antifungal and antiviral properties, it prevents itching and reduces dandruff and flaking, it also has very potent anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce redness and inflammation. If that isn't enough, it also acts as a great conditioner and leaves your hair all smooth and shiny, plus it promotes hair growth. What more could you want?
Maybe you are wondering how it smells? Earthy, warm, and sweet. Haunting. Delicious. It's sort of hard to explain, so I recommend trying one just to find out.
Ingredients: saponified oils of a marshmallow infused olive, organic shea nut butter, organic coconut, castor bean, grapeseed, mango seed butter, and organic jojoba, organic aloe vera extract, rosemary oil extract, and essential oils of orange, ylang ylang, patchouli, and eucalyptus, fragrance*.
*Please be aware that this shampoo bar does contain a blend of pure essential oils plus less than .01% of a phthalate-free fragrance oil too boost the natural scent, find out more.
- Gentle, Plastic-Free Shampoo
- No SLS, Parabens, Or Harsh, Stripping Ingredients
- No Behentrimonium Methosulfate (found in many other shampoo bars)
- Great For Those With Dry Hair, Skin & Scalp
- Cruelty-Free & Made In The USA
- One Bar Replaces 2+ Bottles of Regular Shampoo
If you've never used a solid shampoo bar in your hair, you may wonder "how do I do that?" It's easy. Just get your hair wet, take the bar and rub it all over your scalp and hair. Put the bar down and work it into a wonderful lather. You may find that the first time you use a shampoo/body bar in your hair it feels different. Using natural ingredients is not going to give you the same feeling chemically laden choices do because the natural oils are not being stripped away. In addition, your hair may require a transition process before it is fully free of all the other chemicals and residues from prior hair products. You can read more about this transition process HERE.
All of our Shampoo, Body and Facial full sized bars are 5oz in weight, with dimensions of 2.75H x 3.4W x 1D.
Purchase sample sizes of our shampoo bars HERE.
Other great choices for dry, textured hair include the Jojoba Silk Conditioning shampoo bar, Latte Brunette shampoo bar, Wheat and Honey Almond shampoo bar, Simply Shea shampoo bar, and Bamboo Shampoo bar.
Remember that our 100% natural shampoo bars need soft water (read more about that HERE). Also, check out our Citric Acid Hair Rinses or our Herbal Vinegar Hair Rinse - an important step when you are using natural shampoo bars (read more about that HERE).
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Love love love. Literally every product from AVNS. This one makes my hair so soft and lathers nicely. Soft water is a must.
The Marshmallow Aloe bar is by far my favorite. I kind of understood it to be for coarser hair and bought it initially for my husband who has very ethnic hair. I've since adopted it and purchased another when I ran out. I have fine, bleached hair that is dry with oily roots (a lot going on I know). My hair gets weighed down easily, but is still dry and in need of moisture. This bar is perfect for that. If I lather it up, and let it sit on my hair for a while, it seems to work better. The fragrance is amazing too!
My first soap purchase was a shampoo bar. I worked through various samples, and when I tried the Marshmallow and Aloe, I knew I got a winner. Shampoo bars really fit my minimalist nature, but because of my hair type, I almost always use a rich, deep conditioner. For the first time, I did not need to use a conditioner, maybe just a little argon oil. And I have virtually no tangles. Unbelievable! I always order an extra bar with an order so I'm never without. And I'm grateful for the lack of conditioner bottles cluttering up my bathtub! Thanks!
I was so disappointed in all of the products I ordered except the argan oil. I ordered over $50 in products my first time(my mistake.) I ordered the acne bar which was alright. I should have just tried samples. I have soft water and used this bar and the jojoba silk bar along with the citric acid rinse and they made my hair feel disgusting wet and dry. I used the bar for almost two weeks. I really didn't like the smell of either bar. I thought maybe I was using the products wrong I had emailed apple valley twice but never got responses. I was really hoping this stuff would be all its cracked up to be. Unfortunately I think this order and the service AFTER I received my products has ruined appley valley natural soaps for me. I was way too happy to go back to my normal shampoo and conditioner. AVNS Response: I'm so sorry you were unhappy with your selections. I'm afraid I didn't get any emails from you, but I'm eager to answer any of your questions or concerns. I make it my aim to answer emails within 12 hours, and I'm usually able to answer in much less time. Send questions or comments to: email@example.com
Very rich lather & great moisture for thirsty hair! Scent is subtle, but nice - a nice compliment to the herbal vinegar hair rinse, too. 4 stars only because it's got a little too much moisture to be used more than 1-2x a week (I shampoo every other day). A nice part of my rotation!
Yet again, AVNS has made a stellar shampoo bar. I used it to clarify after a couple of weeks of conditioner-only washing and holy crackers is my hair soft and shiny. The scent is nice and clean smelling, but not soapy. To me, there is a tiny bit of citrus to it, but it's very subtle. Yet one more bar to work into my rotation!
This one was a great product to use as an all over hair, face and body bar. It lathered wonderfully and was great to use shaving as well. I really liked the way this one just worked with so many different uses
This is the second soap that I have tried from AVNS. My hair was sort of dried-out (and winter weather is not helping!), so the Marshmallow Aloe soap looked great for me. I have been using it over a week now, and my hair really does seem softer. The only reason that I am not giving it 5 stars is that my roots seem to look oily earlier than with the other bar that I was using. This might be just my imagination, but it has been my experience. It's not enough to keep me from using the soap, I just know that I have to wash a little sooner than before. Thanks for a great bar!
Really like this! As with lavender buttermilk, makes your scalp happy and hair look and feel great and full! I have thinning hair with dermatitis to boot. This means my scalp is always angry and thin hair, thin. With AV shampoo bars, there's no waxy or any feel of residue once your hair is dry that I'd get with Chagrin Valley. The scent is kind of woodsy-ish. Not my type of scent but it works great!