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.

51 reviews for Original Formula Shampoo Bar – 3.5oz

AJ (verified owner)

I love this shampoo! I was skeptical at first but wanted to eliminate single use plastics andI love how clean it gets my hair while leaving it soft and moisturized. I work out regularly, sweat, and wash my hair daily and so I put a lot of miles on my shampoo bar but it still lasts for months. I recently started coloring my hair and my stylist was shocked when I told her I used a shampoo bar; she was impressed with how healthy and moisturized my hair is.

Elizabeth (verified owner)

I switched to J.R.Liggett Shampoo bars several years ago to avoid all the chemicals in the shampoos I had been using. My hair is squeaky clean and shiny. Hubs loves it, too – no more itchy scalp for either of us.

I think this is my favorite scent of all of them.

The bars last a long time in a bamboo tray kept out of the shower spray, so it’s less expensive than the detergent shampoos we used to buy, too. We are very glad to be able to buy it here, instead of amazon.

Valerie Thomson

I have been using these shampoo bars for a couple of years. Trieda few different ones and they all work great, leaving my hair soft and shiny. The original formula seems to work bext. The only part I wonder about are the luttle white microbeads, the size of a small round seed. What are they? I find them in the soap foam and in my hair.


Great product unfortunately website won’t let you repurchase due to scams in 2021

Serena S.

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!!!

Jill Verna

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!!!

J.R.LIGGETT Orders Admin

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

Mikaela Pierce

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.

J.R.LIGGETT Orders Admin

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!

happy girl!

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!

Grease head

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.

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