mainelement:love shampoo bar and conditioner

Hey Gorgeous! I have a little natural hair goodness for you today. The good folks at mainelement:love were kind enough to send me their Herbal Shampoo Bar and Aloe Conditioner in Citrus Fusion to try and I’m so glad they did.


This was the first time I’d used a shampoo bar and I was a little skeptical at first but I immediately realized the benefits of the bar. You can completely control where the product goes and since I have really thick hair that’s also quite long, getting complete shampoo saturation is a task. Liquid shampoo requires more than a little agitation to get from root to tip and us curly girls know that agitation is not our friend. Using the bar was really easy and undoubtedly helped reduce tangling.


I lathered twice but really only needed one round as I found the Herbal Shampoo Bar to be both rich and clarifying. True to the product’s claim, my hair did feel clean and well nourished. Made with shea butter, coconut, hazelnut and grapeseed oils, the bar is low sudsing and has a lovely woodsy scent that pairs nicely with the Aloe Conditioner in Citrus Fusion.


The conditioner was a little thinner than I expected but worked well. It didn’t provide much slip but since I hadn’t done much agitating in the shampoo phase, I didn’t mind as much. The fragrance is strong and if you like citrus, you’ll love this. My bathroom smelled like a lemon grove when I was done. It was rather nice!

Shampoo Bar and Conditioner Results

After combing through with the Aloe Conditioner and rinsing, my curls were super soft, bouncy and really well defined without any manipulation on my part. I usually need a leave-in or other styling product to get as much bounce and definition. The conditioner can also be used as a leave-in and I may try that next time.

The Herbal Shampoo Bar ($8) and the Aloe Conditioner in Citrus Fusion ($16) are available at mainelement:love.

Have you tried any mainelement:love products or have any favorites? Sound off in the comments! Thanks for reading and sharing!




  1. 20 July 2014 / 5:42 AM

    Looks like a promising products. Would love to try this for sure once available in the country,

  2. 16 July 2014 / 8:52 PM

    A shampoo bar? Really? I have never heard of this before. Now I'm interested, for sure.

  3. 16 July 2014 / 3:27 PM

    I want to try this! The product looks so cute and I do love aloe. Thanks for sharing.

  4. 16 July 2014 / 2:24 PM

    I love the logo! 🙂 I have never used a shampoo in bar form. interesting.

  5. 16 July 2014 / 10:04 AM

    this looks great, I've been using the body shop volume hair shampoo for my straight hair.. but i have always loved naturals 🙂

  6. 16 July 2014 / 1:19 AM

    I'm always looking for something to give my curls shape and definition – and get rid of the tangles!

  7. 15 July 2014 / 9:39 PM

    Aloe is so good for everything. I love it in my hair too. It gives moisture and makes it soft. Looks like a good product.

  8. 15 July 2014 / 8:06 PM

    A shampoo bar? This is the first I heard one was available. Seem like a cool product ez peasy

  9. 15 July 2014 / 5:12 PM

    I have never used a shampoo bar before. This one sounds really good. I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  10. 15 July 2014 / 4:24 PM

    I can't wrap my head around a shampoo bar, I guess I would have to try it to see if it really works. But then again, I would totally get something like this for the kids who are forever wasting the bottles of shampoo haha

  11. 15 July 2014 / 3:45 PM

    The shampoo bar is so cool. I am interested in trying that. It's so different and sound like it makes your hair really soft and manageable.

  12. 15 July 2014 / 3:22 PM

    Looks like a good product. I love that it is in a bar. It seems like it would lather up better.

    • 15 July 2014 / 11:09 PM

      It's actually a low-lather cleanser which is much better for your hair. Lather is detergent, which you really don't want in your hair.

  13. 15 July 2014 / 3:12 PM

    Sounds like a great product that you really enjoyed. I would love to be able to use this soap and have really soft hair as well.

  14. 15 July 2014 / 2:57 PM

    I'd sure like the bathroom smelling like a lemon grove. 🙂 Citrus is a nice scent. I'm glad you liked the products.

  15. 15 July 2014 / 2:33 PM

    This product looks promising. I haven't tried using a bar shampoo. I bet the scent is divine for both since it's citrus. Hope we have this in our country.

  16. 15 July 2014 / 1:25 PM

    I was uncertain the first time I used a shampoo bar but now I love them! LOL I was like uhhhh… no. Not going to work. This sounds like a GREAT product line!

  17. 15 July 2014 / 1:04 PM

    I've never even heard of a shampoo bar before… sounds interesting. I'll have to check this brand out.

  18. 15 July 2014 / 12:44 PM

    Wow! This sounds like a great product. I love the idea of a shampoo bar. Just think how much easier travel would be without the amazing results. I will definitely have to try this!

  19. 15 July 2014 / 12:14 PM

    Oh sounds really nice. I love the herbal ingredients used. Pretty shape too!

  20. 15 July 2014 / 5:54 AM

    I have never seen a shampoo bar before. Awesome. I will have to try it. I have hair issues. Thanks.

  21. 15 July 2014 / 1:50 AM

    I've never heard of shampoo bars. Very interesting. I have really fine thin hair, I wonder if it would work with mine.

  22. 15 July 2014 / 1:35 AM

    I wonder how this would fare against coloured hair? Sounds interesting

    • 15 July 2014 / 6:33 AM

      My hair is colored, it works just fine!

  23. 14 July 2014 / 9:19 PM

    I have never heard of a shampoo bar either. Looks like an interesting idea. Thanks for sharing. ~ Don Purdum

  24. 14 July 2014 / 9:14 PM

    My hair needs some moisturizing lately, It's been pretty bad these last couple of months. Thanks for the recommendation.

  25. 14 July 2014 / 9:02 PM

    I have never heard of a shampoo bar before. It looks like a good idea. I would like to try that sometime. Does it get used up faster than normal shampoo?

    • 15 July 2014 / 6:32 AM

      No. Actually it lasts quite long because you can put it exactly where you want it instead of pouring liquid shampoo into your hand and hoping you get it onto the right spots versus onto the shower floor.

  26. 14 July 2014 / 7:54 PM

    I've never heard of a shampoo bar, but I'm liking the idea. I also like that the conditioner can be left in if desired.

  27. 14 July 2014 / 7:25 PM

    I have never even heard of a shampoo bar. How cool!

  28. 14 July 2014 / 7:14 PM

    Looks like 2 awesome products, I would definitely love to try them.

  29. 14 July 2014 / 4:55 PM

    I think the shampoo bar would be amazing. I must try this out.

  30. 14 July 2014 / 4:51 PM

    I haven't heard of a Shampoo Bar. Sounds interesting. I will have to give it a try!

  31. 14 July 2014 / 4:34 PM

    Those look like some great products. I love the packaging.

    Michelle F.

  32. 14 July 2014 / 3:26 PM

    I have never heard of a shampoo bar! What an interesting product. I don't use shampoo at all- just cleansing conditioners!

    • 14 July 2014 / 3:44 PM

      It was new to me too! I don't use shampoo much but when I do, this is it!

  33. 14 July 2014 / 3:07 PM

    I use a shampoo bar.. it was recommend to me, and i really like the way it cleans my hair.

  34. 14 July 2014 / 3:05 PM

    Cute products and cure branding. Thanks for sharing.

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