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.
UPDATE: We changed our Aloe to an Organic Aloe Extract and with it the color of the bar changed. We are in process of getting new photos, but the bar is now quite a bit darker, it actually looks very similar to our Bamboo Shampoo bar.
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.
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.
Don't forget to check out our Citric Acid Hair Rinses or our Herbal Vinegar Hair Rinse - an important step when you are using shampoo bars (read more about that HERE). In addition, you'll want to enable your soap to dry out properly between uses. Try one of our soap mats!
I use demi permanent hair color so I need a bar shampoo that keeps my color from fading. This shampoo maintains my color and gives my hair great body.
I’m disappointed :/ it didn’t feel like the bar washed out of my hair at all, leaving it feeling gross and greasy. Maybe I’m doing something wrong but the bars I’ve had in the past never felt as if they couldn’t wash out. I spent a good three rinses in the hottest water I could manage trying to get it out.
I will never go back to regular shampoo again! I purchased 3 sample bars and cannot wait to try the other two. My scalp does not feal sripped like regular shampoo does. Even sulfate free shampoos left my scalp dry. The whole texture of my hair feels strong and healthier than it has in a long time. I do have hard water but did a final rinse in distilled water and will do a vinegar rinse once every 2 weeks. I am so grateful to have found this product site. I will definitely be a happy customer!
I was really skeptical about trying a bar shampoo, so I just ordered a sample of the Marshmallow Aloe. After the first use I've already decided I'm never going back to bottled shampoo and conditioner. The lather was incredible and my hair already looks so much healthier! I can't wait to try some of the other products.
This bar is AMAZING for grey hair. Marianne recommended this for my husband, who has grey hair, and was not happy with the drying aspect of a bar from another company. His hair is soft and feels thicker, and I will definitely buy this again.
I love these shampoo bars! I have very long, curly hair and they work well for me. They last longer than shampoo in bottles and are better for the environment.
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!
I am not a fan of anything with chemicals. I have naturally red hair so I stay away from anything that can make my hair look dull and lifeless. My regular shampoo bar was killing my hair, tons of split ends and it was dry. Within one use of this bar, my hair was shinier and felt so soft and healthy. I was even able to go 2 days without washing it (which sounds gross but is so much better for your hair!). I would suggest this bar to anyone with dry hair or hair that lacks luster.
I LOVE this shampoo!!! It makes my hair feel amazing, and looks so shiny! IT smells wonderful, lathers perfectly and a little goes a long way. It doesn't double as shaving cream the way some bars do, but that's ok- its not advertised to! I do wish that it helped the frizz a little, it would be an added bonus. But for what it claims to do and what it actually does.. it far exceed my expectations. I have a ton of bounce, shine and softness thanks to this bar!!
I was using another popular company's shampoo bars and they were leaving my hair,tacky,waxy and my bangs feeling dirty on my forehead. I used this bar tonite and I after I washed it out my hair felt squeeky clean and firm but no residue and heavy waxy feeling on it. I did not even use a ACV following my shampoo,just towel dried and let air dry and my hair was full ,wavy and soft and free of any waxy feeling. I did buy a Cullligan water softener shower head as suggested though to use with my shampoo bars and wow,Im so happy! Amazing results. No conditioner,no ACV rinse,just big full soft hair!
This bar is my favorite scent of all ! I do not have curly hair so the shampoo side of this bar does leave my hair feeling weighed down but it's my favorite for my body.
I love how this shampoo bar makes my daughters normally uncontrollable frizzy hair, soft and manageable!
I have extremely dry, tightly coiled hair and this shampoo bar works perfectly. The smell is good, but the effect on my hair is outstanding. I've used it at least four times now and it has left my hair in great shape: moisture, detangled, curls defined, the works! This is another bar rated as one of my favorites. Honestly, I could only use this bar and an ACV rinse for my hair regimen and be happy.
I loved the marshmallow and aloe bar! I was nervous to use it too for the first time because my hair is so dry & brittle & prone to breakage. But the bar was surprisingly gently and I hardly had any breakage!!! Worked great from day one! Loved how gentle it is on delicate hair!!
This shampoo bar was my first order, and I am so pleased with the results. I love the way it makes my hair look! The shampoo bar helps maintain my hair's natural oils, while at the same time removing excess oil. The final result is that my normally super-fine and static-prone hair is soft, clean, and actually has some body! I would highly recommend this product.
I was hesitant about a shampoo bar, but was pleasantly suprised. It's great!
This was my first attempt at a shampoo bar... after a few weeks of adjustment (maybe 2?), my hair has changed dramatically! It's super soft and went from a few kinks / waves here and there to very wavy and corkscrew curls underneath. In that adjustment period, I did have to do the ACV rinse to get rid of the build up from commercial shampoos. But it was definitely worth the adjustment! I thought the scent was very potent to begin with, but I ordered several bars too. Now I LOVE the smell of this one!
My hair feels so soft and it does bring out the curls in my hair. It gives my hair a nice sheen also. Thanks for another great soap.
I have REALLY thick wavy hair. I've used another shampoo bar from AVNS and really like it, but I **love** this one. It leaves my hair very shiny and soft. Normally my mane is unmanageable but this makes it a lot easier to handle.
My daughter has thick curly hair and this makes it so soft.
i really like the light fresh scent and the hair repair properties as my more then waist long hairs neat a lot of moisturizer
I bought this for my daughter who has curly hair. Even with hard water it worked great. We used an ACV rinse every so often to make sure we removed any extra buildup that may occur.
I have curly hair and this shampoo bar works great to keep them soft and managable.