Beer and egg yolks create a mild, protein-rich natural shampoo with loads of rich, creamy, bubbly lather, that adds shine, bounce, and body to hair. The well-known conditioning properties of beer and egg add to the cocoa butter to provide a moisturizing shampoo bar. This shampoo does not smell like beer! The honey and the hops give this bar a nice clean smell with a hint of sweetness.
- The proteins from malt and hops condition hair and help repair damage
- Vitamin B complex and natural sugars in beer add body and shine
- Vitamin-rich eggs revitalize dull and dry hair and improve texture
- Egg yolk works as a natural moisturizer and conditioner for dry hair
- Organic cocoa butter provides moisture and deep nourishment
- Organic honey imparts a lustrous shine to dull, dry hair
- Good for normal to dry hair
A sulfate free, silicone free, paraben free natural shampoo
We use beer from Great Lakes Brewing Company as part of their sustainability chain. Read more about Great Lakes in the FAQs on this page.
Why use shampoo bars? They are natural, gentle, environmentally friendly, cost effective and convenient. Customers tell us that switching to shampoo bars helps increase volume and shine and reduce shedding, dandruff, and frizz.
Made with Organic Oils, Honey & Eggs
Certified Organic By OEFFA
A USDA Accredited Organic Certifying Agent
How to Use
Technique #1: Use The Bar Directly On Your Hair
- Begin with thoroughly wet hair.
- Gently rub wet the shampoo bar directly onto your hair from scalp to ends in a combing motion.
- Cover each section of your hair. Gently massage scalp and hair, adding more water as needed, until a good lather forms.
- To prevent tangles, be sure to always work from the top down, don't pile your hair on your head and use your fingers like a comb, not a mixer.
- With this method, it is very important that you really build up a good lather on your head so there are no patches of soap left on your hair.
- Rinse, rinse, rinse!
- Repeat if desired
Technique #2: Create The Lather in Your Hands
- Begin with thoroughly wet hair.
- Rub the wet shampoo bar between your wet hands to create a nice lather.
- Using your fingers like a comb, smooth the lather along your hair.
- Gently massage it into the scalp and hair, as you would with a bottled shampoo.
- Work up a good lather
- Rinse, rinse, rinse!
- Repeat if desired.
If you have long hair, please check out the FAQ on the left titled, "Ida's Shampoo Bar Technique for Long Hair."
One of the many reasons we LOVE Great Lakes Brewing Company is that if you go to their website you will find categories like “Sustainability,” "Water Stewardship," and "Responsible Purchasing." How many breweries can boast all of that?
Being a staple of the Cleveland and Midwest craft brewing scene for 25 years now, Great Lakes is dedicated to a quality handcrafted product with socially and environmentally sound practices. They watch over our local water sources and work with the city on more initiatives than we can count. Oh, and they make AWESOME BEER.
They believe in repurposing everything they can. Spent brewer's grain find new lives as a soil amendment, feed for livestock and bread bakeries. Low-fill beers become sauces, ice creams, soups, sausage, and even soap (that's Chagrin Valley).
We are part of their sustainability chain. Since beer-making is both an art and a science, every brewery that packages its beer ends up with some bottles on the line aren’t filled to the maximum level, making them unsellable. These are called Low-fill beers. We use these low-fill beers to make our Honey Beer Soap and Honey Beer & Egg Shampoo which Great Lakes sells at their stores.
At Chagrin Valley Soap we believe in the power of small businesses and know they are the engine that drives our country. Small business owners and employees have expertise in their industry, passion for the products they manufacture and sell, value their customers and take a special pride in their trade.
Shampoo Bars Are One Of Our Favorite Discoveries!
The wholesome goodness of our handcrafted soap is available for your hair.
Shampoo bars are an all natural conditioning shampoo in a solid bar form. Yes, this is real shampoo in a solid bar. Shampoo bars are not a new idea.
They were commonly used before liquid detergent shampoos and conditions were invented in the 1940's.
Although the process for making a shampoo bar is the same as making soap, our shampoo bar "recipes" are specially formulated with natural plant oils, butters, botanicals and essential oils that nourish your hair and scalp.
Our shampoo bars contain no artificial fragrance, color, preservatives, detergents, alcohol, urea, formaldehyde, sodium lauryl sulfate, DEA, propylene glycol - or any of the other synthetic hair care additives.
Each of our shampoo bar selections contains a different blend of natural plant oils, essential oils, and herb infused oils. No two recipes are the same.
Which Shampoo Bar Is Best For My Hair?
Everything You Want To Know About Shampoo Bars!
Please read "Everything About Shampoo Bars!"
Conventional shampoos and conditioners, even some that claim to be natural, contain waxes, silicones or other additives that coat your hair to make it feel smooth.
Since our natural shampoo bars do not strip hair like detergent based shampoos, you may notice your hair feels different immediately after washing because your hair is accustomed to the squeaky clean feel of detergent based shampoo.
Switching from conventional shampoo to a natural shampoo bar often means a transition or adjustment period. While many folks have little problem with their hair adjusting to a new routine, some do.
Since everyone's hair is unique it is difficult to tell you exactly what your transition, if any, will look and feel like. Your hair may feel greasier than normal or it may even feel drier than normal. It may feel waxy, coated or just weird.
This transition period, which can range from a few days to a few weeks or even a month, is literally a time for your hair, which has been addicted to chemical-laden shampoos, to go through withdrawal, and learn to live a chemical-free life. It's not easy!
It may take some patience, but if you can persevere, your reward will be healthy, soft and silky hair.
We have been making shampoo bars for over 14 years and have received so many questions. Below are links to pages that may help answer your adjustment questions.
For more detailed information and great transition tips please read our blog "Tips Adjusting To Shampoo Bars."
Whether or not you need to use an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse depends on a number of factors.
- Your water: If your hair does not seem to be adjusting to the shampoo bars, it may be due to your water. Hard water makes it more difficult to rinse natural shampoo from your hair.
- Hair length: Many of our male customers and women with short hair have found that they do not need to rinse with vinegar, simply because their hair is short.
- Tangles: ACV rinses often help with tangles.
- Residue: If your hair has residue from previous products or you regularly use conditioners, styling gels etc., our shampoo bars are mild and may not remove residue from your hair like detergent shampoos. ACV rinses help remove build-up and product residue.
- Hair type: Everyone's hair is unique.
I wish I could use an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse very day. Besides creating tangle-free locks, I also love the way it makes my hair look and feel. As I have gotten older my hair has become drier and I can only use an ACV rinse 2 or 3 times week.
Ida's Shampooing Technique for Long Hair
Men and women with short hair seldom have hair adjustment problems. Folks with long hair have to tinker a bit with technique and bar type. I have found that often times the technique can make all the difference.
You have to experiment with your unique hair type. I have long, fine hair. Below is my technique for using a shampoo bar. I...
- thoroughly wet my hair
- tie my long hair into a loose ponytail
- wet the shampoo bar and rub the bar across the top of my head in strokes from front to back until I have covered the entire scalp area. (I have found that if I rub any shampoo vigorously in all directions, my fine long hair gets very tangled)
- massage my entire scalp in a combing motion to work the lather through my hair. I do not rub the bar or work the lather on the length of my hair.
- take out my ponytail and rinse allowing the shampoo to drip down the length of my hair. (I have found that this rinsing is enough to clean the length of my hair.)
- rinse for at LEAST one minute as I rub my fingers through my hair to be sure that all of the shampoo is rinsed away
- squeeze gently on the length to remove excess water and cover with a towel while I dry off the rest of me. I do not rub the towel over my wet hair because it causes nasty tangles.
- use a wide toothed comb and gently comb from the bottom up
Dry and style your hair as usual!
Some folks do, and some don't!
If you are using a conditioner because your hair is dull, lacks luster, and is dry--you may need a conditioner--that's another plastic bottle saved! Since commercial shampoos contain petroleum products which are actually drying to your hair and scalp, conditioners are usually needed.
Our natural shampoo bars will not strip the natural oils from your hair, so you will not need the typical moisturizing conditioners that people use to replace the natural oils stripped by detergent shampoos.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinses are an excellent addition to any natural hair care routine and can help bring back body and shine to dull, lackluster hair.
For Tangly Hair
Hair tangles result when individual hairs go in different directions and intertwine.
The outer layer of the hair, the cuticle, is made of overlapping layers of long scales that lie along the surface of the hair like shingles on a roof.
The condition of the cuticle scales in part determines whether you are going to have tangly hair. When you shampoo or even wet your hair, the cuticle opens making it prone to tangling.
The way you shampoo and your hair type can affect hair tangles. I have long, fine, thin hair that is very prone to tangling. Just imagine all of those little strands of hair as very thin strings—now put little burrs on the strings (the open cuticle) and you can see my problem.
I wish I could use an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse very day. Besides creating tangle-free locks, I also love the way it makes my hair look and feel. As I have gotten older my hair has become dryer and I can only use an ACV rinse 2 or 3 times week.
I have perfected a washing technique that helps with my tangles (see FAQ) but sometimes I need a tiny bit of conditioner on the ends or I use our Organic Herbal Hair Rinse Detangler blend.
Helpful hint: If I comb through my hair length while it is still lathered and continue to comb as I rinse, the tangles comb out more easily.
I love every product I try from your company but the honey, beer, and egg shampoo is by far my favorite. It has completely changed my hair, and my life! I used to suffer from dry and damaged ends and had to wash my hair daily in order for it to look okay. I've always had thick hair but it never felt or looked healthy. I would always want to grow it out but had to end up cutting it time and time again because my ends were so damaged. Well enter your shampoo and my hair has never looked and felt this incredible. I now only wash my hair 2 times a week and my hair looks thick, shiny, full, and healthy every single day. I have been using it for a couple months yet I still can't believe how great it looks. I now have the long, thick, and flowing hair I had always dreamed of. Thank you so much for everything you do and especially this shampoo bar! Annie, Washington
I just wanted to contact you to rave about your honey, beer, and egg shampoo bar! I've tried 8 or so samples of your shampoos, and this is by far my favorite. I will be buying a full bar when I finish off the sample. While I do love the fast growth the neem and tea tree gives me, the honey, beer, and egg shampoo is my #1. It lathers so fully without much effort (even in hard water) and it rinses pretty easily. After just two uses, my hair is soft and silky, something it has never been for as long as I can remember. I do a light after rinse with diluted Apple Cider Vinegar due to my hard water, and my hair nearly glows upon drying. I have NEVER been able to run my fingers through my hair without it snatching and knotting up, even with leave in conditioners (which make my hair really oily). Thank you so much for your products! I have fine, frizzy, dry hair nearly down to my waist with a very oily scalp. I've been using this egg shampoo for a week now and I can suddenly skip washes with no problem, again, something I've never been able to do before. Keep up the amazing work, and thank you so much for your amazing products with a lovely price tag! I have found my soap and shampoo creators for life. Kristen, Florida
Hi Ida Just wanted to send you this short note to tell you how your soaps have helped me so very much and how grateful I am for that. I have had a difficult time pinning down one that I believe has helped me most . . but I am getting there. For years I have had problems with not being able to use anything to wash my scalp without it coming up with lesions and itching and extreme discomfort with bad headache too. I tried a lot of stuff that was listed as natural but none seemed to solve my poor miserable scalp problem. Now I find I can use some of your shampoos bars and find my scalp is comfy and hair lovely with the Honey Beer and Egg sample so am ordering a large one I also loved the Rosemary, Lavender and Aloe sample and will order that as soon as you have it available. You may not believe this, but after I used your shampoo bar I had such relief with my poor abused scalp that I actually went around with goose pimples and tears the relief I felt was so overwhelming. I also really love the face bars and went ga ga over the Rose Clay bar. Thank you more than words can convey! Jewel, Missouri
While I LOVE the coconut milk shampoo, the honey beer egg shampoo is SO AWESOME! I have seborrheic dermatitis, which means very angry scalp. I had heard of the benefits of these 3 ingredients have on such a scalp but had never mixed a batch to see. Putting honey and egg on my scalp is way too messy. This way I experience the benefits without the mess and it works! My hair has never been so shiny and my scalp is even better off than it was with coconut milk shampoo! DO NOT EVER discontinue the honey beer egg shampoo bar. I see there is a honey beer bar and always worry why that is there, and if maybe it means this one isn't as popular and may be going away. Please don't discontinue it. It really works well for such a difficult scalp condition that I have while leaving my very thinning curly hair full of body, curl and shine! Shonta, California
I also read on your website that customers say the Honey Beer and Egg shampoo adds volume to their hair. This I have noticed also, and I have very very fine textured hair. I have tried all sorts of expensive professional salon products that claim to add volume with no luck at all. After a couple months of using your egg shampoo bar, I look like I have thick hair. I don't even have to try to pump up the volume of my hair midday. It looks full all day long. I just really wanted to let you know how much I love your products. They are truly the best beauty products I have ever bought in my whole life. I have to add also, that my skin is so soft from using your products that there is no need to use lotion anymore. Even my elbows and knees are soft. That's amazing!!!! My husband even says that my skin feels smooth as butter. I caught him using my soap too!!! Cassie, Indiana