Lathers quickly, cleans well, and rinses out easily, leaving you with healthy, beautiful, and clean hair.

Original Formula Shampoo Bar – 3.5oz

Original Formula Shampoo Bar – 3.5oz


100% vegetable oil formulation lathers quickly, cleans well, and rinses out easily, leaving you with healthy, beautiful, and clean hair. It will not strip the natural oils from your hair (there are no detergents). For this reason, most people do not need a conditioner!

The formula for this incredible and unique bar of shampoo was discovered loosely placed in an old New England Cookbook many years ago by J.R.LIGGETT. This is the cornerstone of our fine line of bar shampoos that over the years has proven itself over and over to a countless number of loyal users.

This is attested to by the number of years it has been on the market. Its 100% vegetable oil formulation lathers quickly, cleans well, and rinses out easily, leaving you with healthy, beautiful, and clean hair. It will not strip the natural oils from your hair (there are no detergents). For this reason, most people do not need a conditioner!

It just smells clean.



Olive Oil

The remarkable benefits of olive oil have been known for thousands of years. It is a natural conditioner that makes hair shiny and soft, and is loaded with antioxidants to keep your scalp healthy. Olive oil fights hair loss by helping control dandruff, fungi, and bacteria. It prevents hair follicle shafts from narrowing by preventing DHT hormone production, letting you hold onto your hair longer. It can also improve blood circulation to the scalp and stimulate hair follicles, giving you thicker, healthier strands.

Coconut Oil / Virgin Coconut Oil

The main component behind our luxurious lather, coconut oil works wonders on the hair and scalp. The fats present in coconut oil retain the moisture content of the skin, and help eliminate further losses. The antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties found within protect from microbial infections than can enter through the pores. Coconut oil also contains Vitamin E, and is fantastic with skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema.

Castor Oil

Native to Africa and India, this oil is well known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It accelerates blood flow to the scalp, thus increasing hair growth. It is very nourishing on the scalp and helps strengthen the roots with essential nutrients.

3 reviews for Original Formula Shampoo Bar – 3.5oz

I found these at a co-op store where non-members could also shop too and have been using them ever since never went back to using regular shampoo unfortunately I’m down to my last one so I need to stock up again. They make my hair feel cleaner then even those other all natural multi-use soap bars and I have never needed to buy or use conditioner though as an actress I do have to use some other products for my hair due to damage that occurs from heat tools and lots of products. Highly recommend this!!!

I am a 62 year old Boomer who should have gone Bar years ago. This stuff makes my hair feel fabulous, soft, silky and no adjustment period at all just boom, awesome!!! AND NO FRIGGIN PLASTIC!!!

We are so glad to hear that Jill, never too late to switch out the old with the new plastic free shampoo.

I started using this shampoo bar over the last month and a half. I have to say, I am wholeheartedly thankful!!

I don’t have a whole lot of hair and it tends to be flat and fine. Therefore, my search for volume/thickness has been going on for a long time. I’ve tried mousses and creams, different shampoos and conditioners, styling tricks. But I decided to try a totally natural shampoo in hopes that my hair would regain health after being damaged by dye/bleach and hot tools.

This shampoo bar has more than exceeded my expectations!! My hair has never, ever, had the natural volume and thickness that I get with this product. Whenever I see myself in the mirror it looks like I have a totally different head of hair. It even allows my slight wave pattern to show through(when I let it air dry). I liked it at the beginning of use but I have since come to appreciate just how great this product is for my hair. I switched back to my normal shampoo/conditioner routine a few days last week and it hit me then and there how much better my hair has been looking/feeling with J.R. Liggett’s.

When I first started using this shampoo I was going 4-5 days between hair washes in an attempt to let my hair regain its natural oils and health. However, in the last week or two I have fallen off the wagon when it comes to the “washing my hair once a week” deal. But despite that, my hair still has great volume and thickness without any other products but this one.

There are a few things that I feel I should mention though…
This shampoo leaves a residue. It’s not oily but it is a LOT of residue. (Make sure to brush through your whole head of hair once it’s dry. It will look much better). My hairbrush is covered in it and it looks really grimy. Sometimes it balls up into little flakes and can look like dandruff if I don’t catch it. But honestly, I think the coating that it leaves behind is what makes each strand seem thicker and makes my overall head of hair fuller. So, believe me, I am willing to live with it!

Also, because this shampoo doesn’t need a conditioner (and I’ve found that using a conditioner with it takes away the volume) it can be squeaky clean, tangled and difficult to comb through when wet so be careful. My hair also looks super dry at the ends with this product so I’ve been putting oils in to help with that. Still makes me sad that my ends are dried out though.

Overall, this product has completely changed how I feel about my hair. I love it for giving me the hair I’ve always wanted. Just know that you hair will feel very different from what you’re used to…but be open minded and see if it improves the thickness/volume in your hair. It may not be right for your hair but it certainly is for mine.


I lose a lot of hair when I wash and comb my hair. I started to do an apple cider vinegar rinse which helps but I was not happy with my shampoo. I saw your product in our local grocery store and was intrigued with the ingredients and that it was a customer requested product. I was amazed as to how well it lathered and rinsed out. But what blew me away was how my hair loss diminished as I was combing it out after only I use. I am throwing out all my other shampoos and going to tell everyone I know how wonderful this product is.

Thanks for spreading the word Liz, so happy that our product worked so well for you. Our formula works with your hair to strengthen and add volume to damaged or sensitive hair.

Best Shampoo Ever!

Ive been trying to switch over all my household and beauty products to more all natural, organic alternatives for a while now and one step I really wanted to do was switch to an all natural shampoo or a no-poo method. I tried the baking soda method which left my hair like straw. I tried a Castile soap and couldn’t stand the smell of it or how my hair felt afterward. 2 years after these disasters, I recently decided to give it another go with this bar. Im so glad I did! I had prepped myself for dry, straw like hair or a greasy mess, but I was shocked even after the first use. My hair was beautiful, soft, and literally squeaked it was so clean. I have since converted my 3 year old and my husband to this bar. They both had amazing results from the first use and none of us had a transition phase like I expected. My mother’s birthday is coming up and I plan on adding a few bars to her gift basket. Thank you for providing such a wonderful, safe product for my entire family that I feel great about using for years to come.

Great product.

Solid shampoo bars are the way to go.
I started using them 2 years ago and won’t look back.
This brand is great but a touch pricy.
Sadly I will not be ordering it any longer as I make my own now.

2 Months in and Loving it!

I have been using this shampoo bar for two months now and I feel like I can finally leave a review. I have tried a few shampoo bars and all natural liquid shampoos in the past and I always faced the same problem- waxy build-up. I had also always read about the waxy buildup being the outcome of the adjustment period that happens when you switch from chemical to natural shampoo, but I would always give up using the shampoos after about two weeks because I just could not take it anymore.
The first time I shampooed my hair with this shampoo bar I LOVED it. My hair felt clean and more voluminous than it ever had before. It also left my scalp feeling normal and moisturized- my scalp is always itchy (no dandruff though) with regular shampoo.
On the second time I washed it however, I felt that waxy build-up start. After 4 more washes (I wash my hair every other day), the length of my hair was still waxy, but I was determined to stick with it. I read that you could help the adjustment period by doing an applecider vinegar/water rinse and lo and behold, that is exactly what my hair needed! The waxy build up went away little by little by following my shampoo with an ACV rinse a couple times a week.
Now I have that shiny, clean, voluminous hair that I had that first time, every time! This shampoo bar is the best and I will never switch back to normal shampoo again! If you start using this bar but are annoyed with the adjustment period just hang in there because it is worth it!

Great product

I stumbled upon this product in Whole Foods. I am now a fan, I use it for my hair, body, and face. My hair is much healthier, with less falling out compared to other shampoos. I’m a fan for life.


I really do love these Shampoo Bars! I have been using this company for about 2-3 years. I switch between the original, herbal, and moisturizing just to give some verity. My hair loves all three so I love them all too!!

Just as good as any fancy shampoo

There just isn’t much difference between this bar and an expensive shampoo formula that comes in plastic, except the cost and eco-friendliness! It doesn’t take much to lather your hair with this bar, and it smells nice. I would make extra sure to avoid getting it in your eyes, as bar shampoos tend to be concentrated. I would prefer if palm oil wasn’t used at all in this product, but I do appreciate JR Liggett’s transparency and effort to communicate that they only buy RSPO certified palm oil. Overall, I am very appreciative of this product.

Wanted to love it

Did not work for my hair (really skin) as it made my scalp and skin around hair break out. Tried several different times. Now not sure what to do with the $7 bar. Wondering if another formula would work. . .

Wanted to Love

I wanted to love this soap SO badly! The price point is excellent (especially compared to many other shampoo bars) and the smell is absolutely lovely. However, no matter how little I tried to apply, it left my hair feeling very heavy and greasy after each use. I have shorter hair that leans towards the fine and slightly oily side, so perhaps that’s a contributing factor for why this didn’t work out for me.

Awesome shampoo!

I’ve been using this shampoo bar for over 2 years! I love, love, love it! As someone else said, in the beginning I had to use a ACV rinse, but after about 4 -5 uses, I find I don’t need the ACV. I have shirt, corse, thick, curly hair that is often frizzy in my high humidity climate, but with this shampoo bar, I don’t have friz issues! My hair is soft and manageable, even without the ACV or any other rinse or conditioner! Great product!

The best shampoo ever!

My partner and I have been using this shampoo for over a year now and we just love it. This is the first shampoo that has EVER made my hair bouncy! I don’t need to use any conditioner with this shampoo either which is nice. I have silver gray hair which is delicate and this shampoo bar is perfect for it, no harsh chemicals. Does not take a lot of it to work up a good lather either. We use the original formula, but may try the other varieties too. We are customers for life!

Cleanest scalp ever

This shampoo bar is truly something else I used to use dr.bronners Castile soap s shampoo but without a acv rinse it leaves your hair waxy oily and stuck together .but this bar is leaving my scalp squeaky clean and it feels weird when it’s wet but when it drys it is smooth shiny clean

Excellent product!

I’ve tried almost everyone except Moisturizing formula, the best for me is the Original formula, followed by Coconut & Argan oil, Herbal formula, Tea tree & Hemp oil and Jojoba & Peppermint. The Tea tree & Hemp oil and Jojoba & Peppermint dried my hair and caused some dandruff. The Original formula is very good, undoubtedly the best shampoo I have used until today.

This simple shampoo bar broke my addiction to expensive hair-care products

When I was in primary school, one of my well-meaning parents convinced me that I needed to use a dandruff shampoo of the highest order to avoid the embarrassing condition that my siblings and I often experienced. I alternated between Selsun Blue, Head and Shoulders, and other types of ‘medicated’ products through college and well into my adult life. I gave JR Liggetts a chance when I found it in a general store while we were vacationing in New Hampshire a few years ago, and I haven’t used another product since. After about a week of using the bar, I noticed that I wasn’t experiencing any dandruff at all. Perhaps it is my body chemistry, or perhaps I never needed dandruff shampoo in the first place, but this bar works for me. The “original” bar is my preferred shampoo, though the coconut and argan oil bar is also a favorite. I’m not able to make it up to New Hampshire as often as I’d like, but I found a local tobacconist that keeps a few bars in stock. When they don’t have what I need, ordering from this website is straightforward and the products are promptly shipped. Read the other reviews and give it a try.


I am of black/mexican/white mix. Tried the original formula bar, and was amazed at how well my hair turned out without conditioner. It was easy to flatiron afterwards. My hair and scalp doesn’t feel like there’s a build up nor does my hair feel yukkie. I definitely recommend the Shampoo Bar!

I love this bar!

I was looking for a shampoo that was easy on the scalp (no toxic chemicals) since I have to shampoo every day. I tried making my own from Castile soap but it gave my hair a weird texture, even with a vinegar rinse. So I tried this bar and was delighted immediately. I don’t even have to use a rinse. I especially love that it’s packaged in paper. It’s ideal for travel. I love the Rose scent! I have fine hair and I can shampoo every other day. The packaging is pretty. It doesn’t take much to wash my kind of long hair. Thank you for this wonderful product. I am telling everyone about it.

Love This Stuff

I can’t believe how wonderfully clean this soap leaves my hair after shampooing. I have very fine hair, but after using this soap the first time, my hair’s volume felt like it doubled. Also, the soap did not weigh my hair down with oily conditioners. My hair looks healthy and I don’t have to wash it everyday. The soap does last a long time; I keep it on the shower rack so it stays dry between washes. Great stuff!

Truly fabulous

Thank you JR Liggett company. I did not believe it was possible, but using your shampoo bar followed by an apple cider vinegar rinse has transformed my hair. It no longer looks like a bird’s nest. My hair is now shiny, healthy looking and best of all frizz-free. I am a customer for life.

its great!

I don’t really understand why conventional, bottled shampoo still exists. That stuff’s bad for you and bad for the environment! Am a huge fan of ligett’s bars and have been using them for about 2 years. I’ve found it depends a bit on the water quality (in hard water the bars don’t work quite at their usual standard), but generally my hair is clean, doesn’t require conditioner, and stays super soft and manageable (I have fine hair that gets oily very easily, with these bars I only have to wash it 2 or so times per week). Great! Bottled shampoo should be made illegal!

I swear by this product!

I love this shampoo bar! Cleans the scalp without drying out the hair, and restores hair’s natural beauty.

I’ve read comments on how this shampoo bar may leave the hair waxy – that can happen if you don’t “lather up”. My solution is to “shampoo twice” when my scalp is specially oily (due to stress or hormonal changes). This always works, and no trouble at all for me, as the smell of this shampoo (from the rose essential oil) is divine!


My hair is happy with this shampoo. In the past, my hair has felt thin and a bit oily – I kept it cut short. Now it is full of lightness and softness and it is prettier. The bar is surprisingly easy to use.

Burns the eyes!

The shampoo bar works pretty good on my fine oily hair but that is the worst sting my eyes have ever had from soap getting in them. Be really careful!

The Best Shampoo Ever!

I have a classic, chin-length bob. My hair is fine, strait, and I have a lot of it! For MONTHS I’ve dealt with some kind of eczema/dandruff flare up. My scalp has been flaking and peeling. The skin behind one of my ears became red, inflamed, and weeping. I tried all kinds of natural shampoos and conditioners. They were expensive! None of them worked. I tried medicated shampoos (against my better judgement out of desperation) and they didn’t work. I tried using essential oils and olive oil, but my skin kept flaring up. I stumbled across this shampoo in Whole Foods in my quest for some kind of relief. I bought it, not knowing that it would help or not. I AM SO GLAD I BOUGHT THIS LITTLE BAR OF SHAMPOO! It has been amazing! What has it done for me???

-calmed my crazy scalp (no more big flakes or weeping, red skin) so thankful!!!
-given my hair AMAZING body and volume (I don’t use any root booster or hairspray anymore)
-eliminated chemicals from my head/hair
-makes styling a breeze
-cut my hair drying time down a bunch (which I found interesting)
-made my hair soft and clean

Here’s a little tip! The first couple of weeks, my hair went through a detox of all the product I had been using. I used the cider vinegar rinse and it helped a lot! In the beginning, your hair can feel waxy and maybe oily too. Just keep using the shampoo and watch your hair transform to the best hair you’ve ever had!!!!
I will never buy anything else! I’ve used it now for about one month. Thank you so much J.R. Ligget’s!!

Curly Hair Godsend

I picked up a bar almost four months ago and think I have about three uses left so I need to buy another bar. I have coarse curly/wavy hair that used to take TONS of conditioner. Now, I simply use this original formula Shampoo Bar and I do not need conditioner at all! My hair is actually soft! The smell is subtle but wonderful and I now will never go back to regular shampoo again!

Try it!

If you’re unsure just give it a try! This bar lathers so richly and lasts longer than you’d expect (especially if you let it dry after your shower). I could go on about how much I love this bar but here are just a few reasons:
-Great for short or long hair
-Removes hair products
-Keeps hair strong and healthy looking
-Great for kids and adults
-Lovely mild rose smell
-No plastic bottle
-Great for travel!

For the price it’s worth a try!

Shampoo Bar

Flat. Out. AMAZING. I tried to go “no poo” and couldn’t handle the way my hair felt, but did not want to return to commercial shampoo’s. I tried other shampoo bars, to find they left my hair very “hay-like). Then I found this in a local natural store and decided to give it a try. So happy I did! I get complimented on my hair almost daily. It’s soft, shiny and never weighed down. It styles so easily now. I will never be without this bar!

*I have fine, thin hair. It looks full and lush since switching to this shampoo bar.

Feels terrific!

My husband and I picked up a bar of your shampoo while on vacation and found a traesure. This shampoo leaves our hir feeling healthy and our scalp, itch-free.

Awesome Stuff

I have tried all of the formulas and I love everyone of them. The size of the bars fit easily into the hand. They lather nicely and rinse quickly and cleanly. I use the bar as a total hair and body bar. My hair is fuller and stay looking nice all day. No flat hair by the end of the day. I don’t need root booster and hairspray any more.

Excellent product

I love this shampoo bar. It’s gentle on my hair and easy to use. I have thick, coarse wavy hair and since using this product my hair is so much more manageable. I cant wait to try more of your products.

Fan for life

I’ve been using this shampoo bar for nearly two years and I absolutely love it. I sometimes alternate with baking soda and vinegar, if I want to lighten up my hair texture, and I sometimes use the peppermint shampoo bar (feels so fresh!). But this bar is my staple. When I use it, I don’t need conditioner. If I’m traveling, I don’t even need an additional face/body soap (at home I use the J R Liggett’s liquid face wash). So simple.

great stuff

I’ve been using this for over a year. I’ve used each of the formulas & are all good but I like the original the best. I actually use this as a full body soap – from hair to toe, even my face. Hair: I have long curly hair. This bar has helped reduce frizz. It does not dry out my hair at all – it seems to moisturize some but I still do use a separate conditioner (My curly hair loves/needs conditioner). Don’t rub it all over your head – that would be too much and unnecessary – a couple of swipes will do. Rubbing it on your hands then rubbing your hands on your hair doesn’t really work FYI. Face: It removes mascara very well (keep eyes closed well or there will be some stinging). It has evened out my skin tone, reduced pores, and has helped my red irritated cheeks. (For my face I do rub the bar on my hands & then wash my face with my hands). Body: What to say? It works just fine as a body soap. Not drying at all. I also use it to shave my legs and arm pits & it works just fine. I used to be a major product junkie with 10-12 bottles of goop in my shower. Now I only have 4 items in the shower: this bar, a slotted soap holder, a bottle of conditioner, and a razor. About the size of the bar: If just using for the hair, it lasts a really long time. Since I use it every day from hair to toe, it lasts about as long as a regular bar of soap. Advice: Don’t keep it in a non-slotted soap dish. Just like with any soap, water will accumulate in the bottom of the dish and will melt/soften/dissolve the bar faster. A slotted soap holder, that lets water drain, will make the bar last longer. I also don’t keep it on the built it soap shelf in my shower as it is directly in the path of the water spray from my shower head. I keep it on a shelf that is out of the water spray. Bottom line: I love this stuff. It works great for hair & for face & for the entire body. Great to take traveling/camping & since I use it multipurpose, I’m packing light (when traveling/camping, I do carry it in a travel soap box but I let it dry out on a cloth after each use if possible). I’ve saved a lot of money by using this bar.

Great Product!

I am trying to not use harsh chemicals on my body and both JR Liggett’s Old Fashioned Shampoo Bar on a whim. I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly it lathered and how great it cleaned my hair. My hair almost reaches my waist and can be challenging. I had someone tell me today that my hair looked fantastic and full of body. Thanks JR Liggett’s!

Pretty good stuff!

Am I really the first to review this product? Wow. I’ve been using it for years. Back then, I spent a lot on hair products. Head and Shoulders for dandruff, then Pantene conditioner to restore the oils I stripped out with the H&S. Plus some alcohol-based styling crap. Then I talked to an old barber who told me I should treat my hair like the fringe on an expensive leather jacket. No more commercial products. No more detergents. No alcohol!! Today it is just Liggetts soap followed by a dab of beeswax/lanolin. Dandruff disappeared (Barber said I was burning my scalp with detergents). And I couldn’t be happier. If you are reading this and trying to decide, take my advice. Buy a few bars. You might be half way through your second before you realize how your hair has changed (for the better). It’s good stuff

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