Solid state shampoo

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 16 reviews
Lisa Anderson (Christchurch, NZ)
Great product!

Great product, hair feels super clean after use! Added bonus that I don’t have to use purple shampoo for my blonde hair!

Kirsten D (Auckland, NZ)
Best shampoo bar

My family and I have been using this bar for over a year now. I've tried many different ones and this is a keeper. I remember it felt nice from just the first wash. It suds up nicely too, unlike some other bars. I have a sensitive scalp so I use this bar along with the hedgewitch conditioner.

Grace (Sitka, US)
Does the job well

I have been using this bar for a few months and will definitely be purchasing it again. It leaves my hair feeling clean and not dry (I do use the conditioner as well). I have thick hair and it so takes a bit to get enough on my head but it works great after that.

Laura (Auckland, NZ)
Hair responded immediately

I love the way this shampoo feels to use and the impact it has had on my fine, graying hair.
I can tell within one wash whether a product is going to work with my hair or not, and I am impressed. Glad I was aware from other reviews that the charcoal colour does run. Doesn't concern me and doesn't stain. Must used well away from the shower spray for best longevity.

Z.P. (Midhirst, NZ)
Finally found one that works!

I love this shampoo Soo much. I have been seeking a more natural shampoo and conditioner for years but found they just didn't feel good. Well this product is game changer, it felt a little strange in the shower but when teamed with the amazing conditioner boy it's made my hair so smooth and shiny and seems to be improving with every wash. Also the charcoal is keeping my blonde colour from going brassy, win/win!!