Solid state shampoo

  • $11.00

Struggling to find a shampoo that works for you that leaves your hair soft and shiny? Perhaps you suffer from a dry and sensitive scalp? Or maybe you want to ditch unnecessary plastic and do better for the planet?

It is finally here, what you have all been waiting for! 

A solid-state, plastic-free shampoo – our first addition to our water range that cleans and conditions in a healthy, natural way, leaving hair super smooth and shiny.

Our shampoo bar is pH-balanced, soap-free, and sulphate-free. 

One bar replaces at least approx. two 250ml bottles of liquid shampoo and packed full of nourishing ingredients for the hair and scalp.

It won't leave behind any residue (no transition period needed) due to the mild and gentle naturally-derived ingredients that clean effectively without stripping your hair.

What is in it?

Aloe vera plant

Aloe vera – renowned for reducing itch and dandruff while promoting hair growth. Highly nourishing, leaving hair smooth and shiny. Aloe vera is a protein compound similar to keratin which helps to rejuvenate and prevent further hair breakage.

Charcoal powder

Activated charcoal – this gives our shampoo its infamous colouring and helps to clean hair without stripping oils. Blondes, never fear; this shampoo is safe for you to use, too; it can also help tone down any brassiness, just as a purple shampoo would! 

Nothing in our range is complete without some essential oils to work their magic, selected for their scalp-loving properties.

Have you tried a plethora of solid shampoos before?

Us too. This two-year development journey stemmed from personally wanting a better haircare option and experiencing sensitivity to most hair products. After a decade of searching, I finally decided to bite the bullet and create something that didn't irritate my scalp. Have you ever tried soap bars on .your hair? If so, you've probably found, like me, that it just doesn't work, no matter how many different ones you try. In short, cold-process soap bars are made with lye (the chemical that turns oils and butter into soap), and while these are great for the body, they're not going to wash your hair. Instead, you'll be left with dry, brittle hair that's impossible to manage, and probably an itchy scalp to boot. Why is this? Soap, is not PH-balanced, in fact it's on the alkaline side (usually sitting around 8-10), while our hair is acidic and therefore needs acidic ingredients (between 4-6) to stay healthy and strong. 

Enter our correctly formulated shampoo bar. Not only will it clean your hair better than lye-based soaps can, but it can also help prevent further scalp irritation. 

How is this different from other soap-free alternatives? 

We have left the sulphates at home, which can trigger scalp irritation. And any other nasty ingredients are known for that. You know us - as close to nature as our parameters allow, is the name of our brand! Our formula is mild and gentle while still achieving the heaving lifting of cleaning your hair. 

Will it suit my hair type?

I had an extensive spreadsheet with various testers' scalp and hair types recorded during the development process. After copious permutations, this formula for Midnight Star came out on top for ALL testers regardless of hair type, much to my surprise, eliminating the need for many options to offer our customers. However, if you try this and decide it is not quite right for you, please email us at, and we will be happy to work with you to provide another solution.

We've put a lot of love into making the products, and we hope you love them as much as we do.

A shampoo routine is best followed by one of our solid-state conditioners to smooth and soften.  SHOP HERE 

50g size packaged in a cardboard box, with a compostable label. 


Wet hair and scalp thoroughly. Gently glide the bar on hair from the roots to the ends and repeat to work up a lather. Rinse hair thoroughly. Follow up with our conditioner for soft, luscious hair.


Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Panthenol, Carbo activatus (Activated charcoal powder), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe vera powder)*, Fragrance (Parfum)**, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol, GMO-free Tocopherol, Citronellol**, Geraniol**, Limonene**, Linalool**.  *certified organic  **from natural essential oils


External use only. Store in a dry area. If irritation occurs, discontinue use. Avoiding direct contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. May stain fabrics or surfaces.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Jess Baty (Christchurch, NZ)
Shampoo Bar

After using different ethique bars for a few years, this one makes my hair feel so much cleaner even if I've used hair product. Definitely a keeper 🙂

Grace (Auckland, NZ)
Solid shampoo virgin

Have been using this solid shampoo since it was released- two bars deep. I had loved all my baby related nude alchemist products so was keen to give this a go. I have oily hair and have found this shampoo great for daily use really leaves my hair feeling healthy and clean! Nice earthy smell. Plus I notice my shower drain is so much happier too. None of that artificial silicon build up you usually get. Great product. Will keep buying!

Linda McIver (Coatesville, NZ)

I was a bit skeptical about using a soap bar shampoo, but wanted to use a more natural product. I have used it twice now and love the way it makes my hair feel. My hair is softer and my scalp is calmer. I have also found that I do not need to wash my hair as frequently.

Thanks for your review Linda! I am so glad you have had great results. Just to point out too – it is not soap (which is why it exceeds results that soap typically delivers!).


This is the first time I've switched my hair care from traditional to a bar, and oh my gosh, so good! My hair is super soft and happy, even brightening up a wee bit. Super happy with this! Thanks again!

Replaces my Keune& Davines

Really love this - have used it on the whole family. I dye my hair blonde and it's just as good as the salon products I've used for years, doesn't overdry or lose it's ash tone. Husbands always used supermarket shampoo and his hair looks much better with this instead. Easy to use on the kids and no one's filling the bath with shampoo anymore. No tears either.