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Alternative by Suma Glycerine Shampoo Bar - Patchouli & Sandalwood - 90g

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Product code: 460993
3.0 / 5 stars based on 3 ratings


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Suitable for all hair types this Patchouli and Sandalwood Shampoo Bar deeply cleans your hair to leave it happy and healthy. Handmade using natural ingredients and an intoxicating refreshing blend of patchouli, sandalwood and ylang ylang essential oils.

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Free from parabens, SLS/SLES, phthalates, triclosan, certified cruelty free with no animal testing.

Handmade in the UK, packaged in plastic-free recyclable cardboard packaging.



Aqua, glycerine, sorbitol, sodium stearate, sodium laurate, propylene glycol, sodium oleate, sodium myristate, capryl glucoside, sodium chloride, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, glyceryl laurate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium citrate, citric acid, tetrasodium iminodisuccinate, tetrasodium etidronate, parfum, pogostemon cablin (patchouli) oil, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) oil, amyris balsamifera (sandalwood) oil, benzyl benzoate, linalool

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4/ 5 statrs
Submitted by   on 20th Jul 2020

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Both myself and my husband have been using this shampoo bar. I understand what a previous reviewer said about sticky hair after using it because it really does feel that way. The soap lathers up nicely but when rinsed out definitely leaves my hair, (and that of my husband), feeling sticky. However, I've found that if I then use the Alter/Native conditioner bar or a vinegar rinse then the sticky feeling completely vanishes. My hair feels, and looks, good after use. My husband doesn't bother with either conditioner or vinegar rinse but he has short, quite wiry, hair and he thinks that it feels really nice when dry and says it's in really good condition after weeks of use. So...it's a bit of a hard one to review. I read somewhere that some shampoo bars don't work well with hard water, (which we have), as they react and leave a greyish sticky residue which could be what we're experiencing but I definitely find that the vinegar rinse or conditioner bar works wonders for getting rid of that feeling and my hair, (naturally tends to be a bit greasy at the roots), looks great and isn't greasy or sticky in the slightest once dry. rnrnPerhaps give it a try and see what you think? At worst it could always be used as a hand soap if you don't get on with it :)

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4/ 5 statrs
Submitted by   on 16th May 2020

This is the first shampoo bar I have tried and have only used it 3 times but so far I am really liking it. My hair looks and feels thicker. It isnít as soft and smooth like it is when using my regular shampoo and kind of reminds me what my hair felt like when using mousse. I have really straight fine hair.

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1/ 5 statrs
Submitted by   on 2nd Feb 2020

Absolutely awful - would give it 0 stars if I could. As soon as I rinsed it my hair felt horrid to touch, stringy and sticky, then after drying was so greasy with thick residue it still looked wet! It has taken two further shampoos (with a different product!) to get rid of the horrible stickiness at my scalp. Just terrible.

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About Alter/native By Suma

Alter/native By Suma

ALTER/NATIVE by Suma is a handmade completely vegan, cruelty-free range of products, made with pure essential oils and free from any nasties such as parabens, SLS or plastic! This new body care range offers an alternative to highly processed shampoos and soaps, by harnessing the power of plants they’ve created products that are not only great for your skin and hair but also our planet. Everything is made in the UK, produced by local small craft makers wherever possible.

Suma is a worker co-op, they don’t have any bosses or shareholders, they are a business owned and run by the nearly 200 employees who work there who all have an equal say in what they do. They are also the largest equal pay worker co-op in Europe, all employees get paid the same wage, take responsibility and do a range of jobs each week from warehouse work, to truck driving, to accounts.

ALTER/NATIVE by Suma loves your skin and respects our planet.


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