Original Formula Shampoo Bar – 3.5oz

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

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.



Saponified 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.

45 reviews for Original Formula Shampoo Bar – 3.5oz

B. James

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!

Makin Faces

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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