Chagrin Valley Shampoo Bar Journal
After hearing about shampoo bars and suffering from a touch of a dry scalp from time to time I decided to give them a shot. I have never done business with them before and did not get anything for free or at a discounted rate. I am going to use this thread as a way for me to keep track of my experience and thoughts and also a way to share information with others who are thinking of giving them a try.
Chagrin Valley seems to be fairly well respected around here so I thought I would pick up a few of their samples. I ordered :
Cafe Moreno - original weight on 1/20/12 is 52 grams/ 1.8oz
Ayurvedic Herb - original weight on 1/20/12 is 57 grams/ 2.0 oz
Chamomile & Citrus - original weight on 1/20/12 is 47 grams/ 1.8oz
Butter Bar Conditioner (a shampoo and conditioner in one from what I understand) - original weight on 1/20/12 is 52 grams/ 1.8oz
From their website:
"Sample bars are approximately 1.5 to 2 ounces"
The four samples and shipping cost around $16. I ordered them on 1/14 and they arrived on 1/20, I could be wrong but I think I ordered them very late at night on the 14th. Their website was full of information and easy to use. My novice nose agrees with their descriptions.
I get my hair cut high and tight normally once a month, I last had it cut 3 days ago. If I need to use a styling product when my hair gets longer I use Axe or Suavecito pomade. For the last several years I have used Irish Spring bar soap from head to toe. It has always worked well but from time to time I get a little bit of a dry scalp. I will not be using any sort of vinegar rinse or anything else like that (unless noted)
Below is a picture of all four of the samples with a quarter to give you an idea of the size. They came well packed in a small flat rate box from the USPS, in individual small brown paper sacks with additional brown paper filling the box so they were secure.
I will use one bar at a time and start with the Chamomile & Citrus. I am getting ready to jump in the shower so I will update soon!