Oceans 8 Shampoo Bar


We promise that you will notice a difference in the softness and condition of your hair from the very first time you use our shampoo bars. 

Being rich and gentle, they work perfectly for all hair types.  Fine and flyaway or thick and curly? No problem.  Coloured and heat damaged? Again, no problem. 

Each bar is the equivalent to two plastic bottles worth of liquid shampoo and they should last for around 50 washes.

Their perfect hand-held size makes them idea to take when you are travelling or perhaps going to the gym as they take up very little space.  They won't leak in your bag and they won't add to your liquid allowance at the airport.


Are they vegan & cruelty free? 


Do they contain parabens, sulphates or SLS? 


How long will a bar last?

Each bar is roughly the equivalent of two bottles of shampoo.  With normal usage, i.e. washing your hair every couple of days, a bar should easily last a couple of months.

What is the difference between your shampoo bar and others?

Many of the really inexpensive shampoo bars, especially those that look like glycerine soap, are made using a pre-bought base.  They might work for a short period of time, but after multiple uses, you often find that they start to dry your hair.  Some customers have mentioned to me that their hair felt like straw after using this type of shampoo bar.

Some shampoo bars are simply modified soap.  These are the ones you are told will need a transition period and that you should use apple cider vinegar afterwards.  Think about it, if something is good for your hair, why should  you need to pour acid over your hair to make it work?  Well that is because soap has a pH of around 8-9.   It has to, otherwise it can't retain its chemical composition as soap.  Well your hair needs a pH of 4.5 -5.5 - hence why this type of shampoo bar tells you to use apple cider vinegar, because it is the wrong pH for your hair in the first place.

Our shampoo bars are pH 4.5-5 which is perfectly formulated for hair.  You won't need a transition period with our shampoo bars.  We promise you will notice a difference in your hair from the very first use. 

Which bar is best for curly / thin / treated hair? 

We use the same base recipe for all our shampoo bars, the only difference is the fragrance and colour.  So any of the fragrances will work with all types of hair.

Will I need a conditioner?

We include a small amount of high quality conditioner in each shampoo bar.  So if your hair is already in a really good condition then you may be fine with just the shampoo bar.  Or you may find that you just need to use conditioner every now and again.

However, if your hair is heat treated, coloured, thick, long etc, you will probably find that you benefit from using our conditioner which has been specially formulated to work alongside the shampoo bar.

How do you package your shampoo bars?

They are packaged in biodegradable, eco-friendly glassine bags.

I'm finding that the bars don't lather as much at home as they did when I was on holiday in North Wales

Here in North Wales, where our shop is, we have very soft water.  This means you get maximum lather and bubbles.  If you live in an area with hard water, you will still get lather, but just not quite so much as you did in a soft water area.  Don't worry though, the shampoo bars will work just as well.

Rub the Shampoo Bar over wet hair & work into a lather. Rinse thoroughly. 

Please allow the bar to dry completely between uses.

If irritation occurs, discontinue use.

Suitable for ages 3 years & up. Please note that this is NOT a tear free formula. 

INGREDIENTS: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (this is NOT SLS), Cocus Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Parfum, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Panthenol, Sodium Lactate, CI 77891, CI 77861, CI 77007. Allergens: Coumarin

Because every shampoo bar is pressed into shape individually and by hand, it is normal for there to be some crinkles, dents and divits on the surface.  This are just aesthetic and do not in any way affect the performance in any way.  As soon as you have used the bar once, it will have a smooth surface.

Minimum Weight: 50 g

It is important to make sure that all skin care products are safe for use by the public.

In the UK, it is a legal requirement that every product, every colour option and every fragrance is assessed by a qualified cosmetic chemist and certified as safe to use.

All of our products have a valid cosmetic safety assessment.  

The UK portal number for this product is:  UKCP-964439051

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Best shampoo bar ever

I’ve tried a lot of shampoo bars-all the others I’ve tried lead to problems with build up and after a few washes my find hair looks dull and lank but not this. This one is FANTASTIC and I have none of those issues. The fragrance is beautiful too. I wish the whole world knew about this product and we could eliminate all those pointless plastic bottles. Give it a try.

Lovely gentle fragrance

The scent on this one is hard to describe, very mild and fresh scent and reminds me of the ocean.

Lovely product, this lathers up well, one bar lasts me a long time (around 4 months). Gets hair clean and no greasy product residue. These are great for dyed hair as they don't dry out the ends and hair feels very soft after washing.

Oceans 8.

Reviewing on behalf of my husband who I purchased this bar for as he kept stealing my pear and freesia one! Lathers brilliantly just as they all do and smells super fresh! It's not a manly smell at all it's just the one I chose for him. My 9 year old son also loves this. My husband waxes lyrical about how great it is and how long it lasts! I'll make sure he always has one so he keeps his mitts off mine!

Soft and clean

Omg I love this shampoo bar, it lathers up well, smells really great and my hair feels soft and clean. Won’t be going back to using normal shampoo


I purchased this after trying the one I bought for my housemate. I have thick untamable hair but this, combined with the conditioner, has given me wonderfully soft hair and the fragrance is lovely. I won't be going back to commercial hair products after using this.