I have been looking for eco-friendly alternatives for the last few months. I started by using bamboo toothbrushes then metal straws and now, almost a hype, shampoo bars. I went crazy shopping for shampoo bars so expect a few of these reviews.
Starting off this series with HONEYBUN COSMETICS.
well this one is a bit tricky to get your hands on, I got this from a Facebook group I’m a member of. They sell korean skincare products and lately they have been producing their own product line. I have their EO blends which I love to use when I need to calm my nerves. They also have perfume imitations and lately the ever famous shampoo bars.
This came in wrapped in cling wrap with a printed sticker on top. I wish it was wrapped in paper or a more eco friendly alternative although I kinda get why they had to put it in plastic.
Mine came in crushed. I was even scared that it might spill in my bag. The seller advised me to wet it and mold it back again.
Unfortunately, I do not have anything to compare it with yet. It definitely needs some getting used to. It feels different than regular shampoo that is readily available in stores. It felt a bit rubbery and way too squeaky clean. I also got annoyed since I initially used it crushed (before I talked to the seller). It is hard to rinse off that way and crumbs of the shampoo bar got stuck to my hair. I had to wash my hair again and took me thrice as long to wash my hair.
A month into it
I’ve been using it for a month and I’m loving it so far. I found out tricks on how it will work. The molding it back helped a lot and I figured that you just have to rub it on your hands first before massaging it on your hair.
The rubbery feeling is still there but it feels less and just the squeaky clean feeling.
The time that I allot to hair washing was back to normal already when I got the hang of it.
I figured that you just have to use conditioner from time to time (in my case at least once a week).
Pros and Cons
- Affordable (i remember buying it for 50-70 pesos)
- Long lasting (given I have short hair, this could last me 3 months)
- Smells good
- Helps with dandruff (I did not have dandruff even if I switched)
- All naturaL
- Packaging – plastic (although the seller might sell it in plastic tubs next pre-order)
- Not that durable- mine came in crushed but it’s moldable.
- Smell is not long lasting but it keeps you smelling okay not fragrant but not foul either.
Would I recommend it? Definitely!
It’s the cheapest that I’ve found in the market so far and it works just fine. The seller is also nice and she takes in comments and improves all her products.
FB group name: Vizago Beauty Hub ❤️ (HJDSL Vizago Beauty hub)