Kelpie Shampoo Bar for Curly Hair

(50 customer reviews)

£7.80 / 6 weeks£8.00

Kelpie Shampoo is a pH-balanced solid shampoo bar made with gentle and biodegradable surfactants that will clean your hair and nourish your curls or waves without irritating your scalp. No nasty sulphates or parabens.

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Kelpie Shampoo bar. How does it work?

This pH-balanced solid shampoo bar is made with gentle and biodegradable surfactants that will clean your hair and nourish your curls without irritating your scalp. No sulfates or parabens.

How does it care for my hair?

Argan and Jojoba oils gently condition your hair. Wheat protein and neem oil moisturize and nourish curls. Tiny flecks of dark green you see in the bar are pieces of seaweed. Seaweed adds gentle exfoliation to the skin and scalp. This Kelpie shampoo bar is luxuriously fragranced with Bergamot and Cypress essential oils with earthy, nutty tones from the neem oil.

Why make these shampoo bars?

I want to use a shampoo bar that lathers well, nourishes waves and curls, and is made using sustainable ingredients that do not damage the planet. I looked at how Kelpie Shampoo Bars compare to saponified shampoo bars from a competitor at Plymouth University Microscopy Centre (PEMC). Check out my blog.

How long will it last?

Approximately 40 washes or as long as 2 standard liquid bottles of shampoo. Kelpie shampoo bar is 50 grams, compact, mighty, and plastic-free. Store the bar somewhere it can dry out between uses. If you’re keeping it in the tin it may not stay totally solid. I keep a kelpie shampoo bar in my swim bag that is in a tin. I put a little water in the tin with the bar, swirl the water around to dissolve some product then use this on my hair.

How to use solid Shampoo?

Rub the bar directly on your hair or lather it in your hands and use the lather to wash your hair. Try washing your roots first, rinse, then do another wash all over to thoroughly wash your hair. To make the most out of the conditioning ingredients in the Kelpie shampoo bars try applying some lather on your hair lengths and ends, and leaving it for 1-2 minutes like you would with a traditional conditioner. Leave longer if you need extra conditioning, and then rinse

This shampoo bar doesn’t need an acid rinse and it doesn’t have a transition phase!


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Additional information

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SCI, SLSa, Decyl Glucoside, Iota Carrageenan, French Pink Clay (1318-93-0), Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Ascophyllum Nodosum (seaweed), Hydrolyzed Wheat protein, Melia Azadirachta Seed (Neem) Oil, D-Panthenol, Parfum, Citrus bergamia risso (Bergamot) Oil, Cupressus sempervirens (Cypress) Oil, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool

50 reviews for Kelpie Shampoo Bar for Curly Hair

  1. Lottie

    Smells great, lots of wonderfully natural ingredients and my hair is loving it. Moisturised and bouncy curls for days!

  2. Sophie Yeates

    I am a total convert after using this product. I have really thick wavy hair and to be honest I just didn’t think a shampoo bar was going to cut it but I’ve been really happy with it. It’s easy to use, it lathers really nicely and my hair feels clean with absolutely no residue which was one of my concerns. Honestly, its brilliant, I’d absolutely recommend it and one of the best bits is that it feels really good to be ditching another plastic bottle I’d otherwise be using! It lasts ages but I will definitely be buying these from now on.

  3. Rebecca

    So many shampoo (and conditioner) bars just aren’t made for curly hair, so was very happy to find one that is! Another plastic bottle not produced. The bar smells beautiful and a couple of passes through my hair creates a lovely lather. Would reccommend, my hair has never been healthier!

  4. Becky

    I have so much love for this shampoo bar! Smells good, soaps up beautifully and leaves my curls looking bouncy and defined. Even my sis asked what I’d been using on my hair! Would def recommend and would make a great little stocking filler

  5. Gemma

    Love this! It’s so nice to find a shampoo bar that my curly hair loves too! Can’t wait for a conditioner 🤞🏼

  6. Nicky

    Love this shampoo bar, had tried others but had not been impressed! This bar is amazing, easy to use, leathers quickly and lasts ages. My hair feels soft and clean and the curls are more defined with less frizz, which was a pleasant surprise. Couldn’t recommend this shampoo bar enough.

  7. Issy

    Absolutely flawless shampoo bar, best one I’ve ever used. I bought it at a stall and had a long chat with Sophia about all her products, and she was lovely. The bar lathers up so so well and a little goes a long way. It smells divine and my hair feels amazing. I am massively impressed. Will definitely be coming back for me once I’ve used mine up!!

  8. Katie Score

    I have tried a lot of different solid shampoos and I am very impressed by this one, it quickly covers your hair, lathers nicely, and leaves my hair feeling clean without residue and with feeling too squeaky. The smell is an acquired taste but luckily doesn’t linger on your hair

  9. Marie L. (verified owner)

    Long lasting and great for my hair. No greasy build-up!!

  10. Amanda J. (verified owner)

    My hair seems to love this shampoo bar. I previously used a high end shampoo for curly hair but this gives better results.

  11. Lindsay (verified owner)

    A lovely shampoo bar. It smells good, lathers really nicely and my hair was definitely smoother than normal.

  12. Sarah (verified owner)

    This is amazing! It lathers really well and leaves my hair soft but not frizzy and encourages my curls. I am converted!

  13. Sarah (verified owner)

    This is perfect! My hair is wavy and this encourages the waves, no frizz. It lathers really well.

  14. Sarah (verified owner)

    Was skeptical about using a bar but it lathers brilliantly, smells lush and my hair is squeaky clean.

  15. Dawn Aggett (verified owner)

    This is my third shampoo bar and I love them all. It lathers up really easy and cleans from root to tip. My hairdresser has been complimenting me on how healthy my hair is looking and how fast it is growing, and that is because I have stopped putting in all the wrong products and started using natural ones. It is also perfect for traveling as my bag is no longer taken up with multiple bottles. I highly recommend.

  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

  17. Katie S. (verified owner)

  18. Sonia (verified owner)

    Bought for a friend & she loves it.

  19. Sarah (verified owner)

    A wonderful shampoo that lathers well and leaves my hair feeling clean and soft whilst promoting the curls!

  20. Angela (verified owner)

    The best shampoo for curly & wavy hair!

  21. Katie S. (verified owner)

  22. Juanita Dellaway (verified owner)

    lovely shampoo , it takes just a few rubs to get a lather and it covers my whole head, I have a lot of hair. I am rally looking forward to seeing the long term change in my hair from using this

  23. Jordan F. (verified owner)

    My hair is naturally dry and curly and left unattended makes me look like Tarzan fallen on hard times – after discovering Sophie’s products I won’t use anything else! Now I look like Tarzan moved to the city with a high flying job in investment banking 🙏

  24. Sarah (verified owner)

    Lovely to use, lathers nicely, I like the scent and my hair is soft after using it!

  25. Hollie

    I absolutely love this shampoo bar, it lasts ages and lathers up really quickly. Beautiful product

  26. Dominique (verified owner)

    This absolutely is the best shampoo i’ve ever used and always makes my hair feel re-nourished and bouncy which is such a tricky thing when it comes to curly hair! I’ve had so many compliments about how healthy it looks since using it xx

  27. Justine Wise (verified owner)

  28. Clare (verified owner)

    Smells and feels gorgeous

  29. Trish (verified owner)

    First shampoo bar that I’ve tried and I’m converted, hair has never looked better!

  30. Eve (verified owner)

    Fantastic product, gorgeous smell, decent price and quick delivery

    • Sophia (store manager)

      Thank you Eve. Great to know you’re happy with the product and service.

  31. Joanne M. (verified owner)

  32. Holly (verified owner)

    Love this product. Smells lovely and leaves my hair soft and shiny.

  33. Laura F. (verified owner)

    Bought for a gift for a family member. She loves the sustainability of the packaging and the bar leaves her hair lovely and clean with her waves bouncy.

  34. Greta

    Me and my partner both have curly / wavy hair and this is a fabulous shampoo that doesn’t dry out our hair.
    It’s our favourite shampoo can always be found in our bathroom.

  35. Paula Foster (verified owner)

  36. Rowena Tallis (verified owner)

    Absolutely love this stuff. Ideal for those that are on the move. No drama with liquids and flights etc. Leaves my mental curly hair tangle free. I work on ship where the water is treated and normally my hair gets so dry and brittle. This has been 3 months of using this at work and it’s amazing. No dry scalp and no dry hair.

  37. Maryanne Mcardle (verified owner)

    It’s brilliant for my curly haired family.

  38. Sarah H. (verified owner)

    I’d given up on shampoo bars, but this works!

  39. Claire (verified owner)

    Makes my wavy hair very soft, shiney and manageable. W

  40. Emma (verified owner)

    I love the Kelpie shampoo bar! This is now my second time purchasing it. It leaves my hair feeling great! I also team it with the conditioner, which is also lovely. Thank you!

  41. Carolina (verified owner)

    Amazing shampoo bar, really foamy and nice.

  42. Angela (verified owner)

    Absolutely love this shampoo. It’s a wonderful ethical choice, washes my curly locks beautifully and smells gorgeous!

  43. Sarah H. (verified owner)

    LOVE all of these products. The shampoo bar and conditioner especially are amazing!

  44. Anonymous (verified owner)

  45. Tessimo Mahuta (verified owner)

    Perfect shampoo! Leaves my curls soft and luxurious. I’ve tried so many without sulphates in and have been trying for ages to use shampoos that are healthier for my damaged hair. This is the only one I’ve found that actually lifts the grease and doesn’t dry out or leave my hair feeling damaged. On top of that it smells amazing every time I open it and only takes a tiny bit to lather up and shampoo my whole head. 100% recommend!

  46. Sarah (verified owner)

  47. Nathalie (verified owner)

    I’ve been using Tappermade hair products for over a year now. I’m using the shampoo bar for curly hair and the conditioner. My hairdresser has been complimenting me about the quality of my hair and my scalp. My friend’s hair gets greasy very quickly. She’s tried and tested on her hair the products that i have purchased from Tappermade. She’s noticed a considerable improvement. She’s now a regular Tappermade customer.

    • Sophia (store manager)

      thank you Nathalie. it’s fantastic to know you enjoy my products and have shared them with friends.

  48. April (verified owner)

    This is really gentle on curls and a little goes a long way.

  49. Jane (verified owner)

    Suits my curly hair perfectly

  50. Jeanne H. (verified owner)

    Very happy with this shampoo bar, my hair is thick and dry with a wave. I purchased one previously at a local event, it lasted for ages, I often use alone, but also combine with the conditioner diluted in a spray bottle.

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