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Pure Simple Shampoo Bar Rosemary Tea

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Pure Simple Shampoo Bar Rosemary Tea

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Pure Simple Shampoo Bar Rosemary Tea
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Pure Simple Shampoo Bar Rosemary Tea is a totally plastic free solid bar shampoo to care for normal to oily hair and scalp. The Shampoo Bar Rosemary Tea is 100% natural and made with only plant based ingredients like olive oil, juniper, rosemary and sandalwood essential oils. Care for your hair with Shampoo Bar Rosemary Tea to control oil and give your hair a natural shine.

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  • Ideal for normal to oily hair
  • Rosemary helps to normalise oily scalp and encourages hair growth
  • Juniper helps to maintain a clear scalp
  • Sandalwood has excellent balancing properties and helps to treat both dry and oily hair problems
  • Makes a rich, creamy lather
  • Gently fragranced with natural, essential oils
  • Handmade in Cape Town
  • Free of synthetic colours, preservatives and artificial fragrances
  • Packaged in biodegradable cardboard boxes
  • Palm oil free
  • Cruelty free - Approved by Beauty without Cruelty
  • Vegan


  • Wash hair as normal and rinse thoroughly
  • Instead of conditioner, Pure Simple recommends a vinegar rinse to restore natural pH balance to hair and scalp
  • Use 1 tablespoon of vinegar to 1 cup of water (Use 2 tablespoons, in 2 cups of water for very long hair)
  • Rinse finally with water to remove the vinegar rinse
  • Dry and style as normal

Vinegar rinse tips:

  • Apple cider vinegar is a good all round choice, suitable for all hair types
  • Dark, grape vinegar is excellent for darker, brunette hair
  • Lemon juice is a recommended alternative to vinegar for fair blonde hair


  • When using soap based shampoos – it is a soap and soap stings if it gets in your eyes


  • Nett weight: 100 g


Country of Origin:

  • Made in South Africa
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Overall Rating
3.8 out of 5 stars from 63 reviews

51 out of 63 people would recommend this product

06/07/2024, By Elsje
Nice subtle smell but I struggle to get a good clean with this. I have fine straight hair on the more greasy side and need to wash a couple of times to get it clean. Even after a few weeks of letting my hair adjust to the product
30/11/2023, By Chevaun
I decided to try a natural shampoo bar after noticing that my regular shampoo was thinning my hair out. I was surprised at how well it foamed up and how it got rid of build up. I usually have about two palm fulls of hair shed on wash days but it has now reduced significantly I've had about less than a palm full of hair shed. My hair also looked super shiny and healthy after heat styling.
08/03/2023, By Lizé-Mari
Very nice product, foams like a normal shampoo but rinses super easy. Makes hair a bit oily if you wash it more than once so maybe stick to one wash. Not as conditioning or smoothing as store bought shampoo, but I like it. Definitely recommend.
22/09/2022, By Flower
Love this ! pure and natural
08/12/2021, By Ka
Like other users, I struggled with this product leaving a sticky residue in my hair (fine, straight, product-free). I eventually used a normal shampoo to get rid of it, but that defeats the object of using a shampoo bar.
My solution is to put the bar into a container (I use a 1 litre yoghurt tub) and run warm water into it. I roll the bar around in my hand a few times to create soapy water, then remove the bar. I then use the soapy water to wash my hair, followed by a vinegar rinse (about 1/4c regular vinegar in the same container, topped up with warm water) and then a quick rinse under the shower head.
This has largely solved the residue problem, except for when I make the water too soapy. My latest approach is to make it slightly less soapy than I think it needs to be, which works most of the time. When it doesn't, I wash again with another not-too-soapy solution.
I have to say that when I use this product, my hair is soft and tangle-free, without having to use conditioner. I have also found that it needs washing less frequently (about once a week); it gets dirty, but not greasy like it used to.
19/05/2021, By Adri
Ok, so I bought this to try and eliminate toxins. I have normal, straight hair. I know they say you should try and use it for a few weeks so that your hair can get used to it, but I just couldn't. I managed two weeks of washing my hair with the bar. It left residue on my hair, so bad that my hair felt waxy and it was hard to brush/ comb. I made sure that I rinsed my hair a lot, but it still didn't help to remove everything. Whenever I brushed my hair there was blueish residue stuck on the bristles of my brush. It's a great idea, but I feel that I end up using PLENTY more water to try and rinse it out of my hair properly. I'll try using it again at some point, but for now I've stopped as I couldn't handle the way my hair looked and felt.
02/02/2021, By Tiisetso
19/01/2021, By Luke
My hair is so much softer and my scalp isn't so itchy anymore. I haven't needed conditioner since i started using it.
11/01/2021, By Desire
Lathers really well and has a lovely smell, keeps my curly hair cleaner for longer.
27/11/2020, By AnnaD
Lovely shampoo bar! Love that my hair care is plastic free. Takes about three to four washes for your hair to adjust to the new shampoo. Leaves my hair soft and shiny. No more frizz hair!
12/10/2020, By Mahlatse
It lathers really well and cleans my hair and scalp
25/09/2020, By Heddi
Lathers well and smells great. I used to use head and shoulders for oily dandruff hair but this works just as well. Doesn't leave hair heavy, you just have to rinse it well which requires a little more effort. And I seem to lose less hair in the shower
16/09/2020, By Angel
Love this smells great and works really well
26/08/2020, By Nicole
Great alternative to shampoo bottles, love the fact that i now reduce my waste output. Lasts longer than expected, cleans hair really well. Very nice scent to it. But you need to use conditioner with it as well, otherwise hair is very dry.
16/08/2020, By Angie
It cleaned my hair well and the shampoo bar itself smelt great but my hair was left feeling very dry.
16/08/2020, By Sharon
Cleans really well. Smells great. Only using the shampoo bar for several months now. Feels great to be doing good for the environment.
15/07/2020, By Ferial
This was my first time using a soap shampoo and I am fully impressed. The smell is great and it creates a wonderful lather. It left my hair shiny and squeaky clean!
08/05/2020, By andrea
Works so well
26/04/2020, By Tiffany
It was just OK. My hair got clean but no longer had that shiny and silky feel.
02/04/2020, By Lisa
I love the smell of the bar. It did take some time for my hair to adjust but I found keeping it in a small container and filling it with water and using the soapy water as a hair rinse helps to even out the shampoo.
09/03/2020, By Tas
I was very excited to use a shampoo bar however this one left my hair and my husband's looking more dirty. I thought never mind, will use it as soap... But it made my skin dry out.
22/02/2020, By Eco
Real stuff
07/01/2020, By Helper
Well done
16/12/2019, By Tanja
I was really disappointed with this product. My hair felt squeaky clean and was so soft, but after a few hours it was already so greasy. I also tried the vinegar rinse but that didn't help at all. I'm still trying to find a shampoo bar that works with my hair
13/12/2019, By karien
I've only been using this for 2 weeks and my hair is still adjusting after using organics for a few months. But it cleans well and gives my hair more volume. I definitely need to use conditioner with it though otherwise my hair is impossible to brush
04/11/2019, By Danielle
Absolutely love this shampoo bar
28/09/2019, By Roux
I love the Pure Simple Shampoo Bar, this is the first time I'm using the Rosmery tea one tho and it is drying out my hair. Great for oilyer hair but not for normal hair.
08/09/2019, By sm
Did the job but did leave my hair feeling rough and dry.
05/09/2019, By Ju
I love this shampoo bar, its so easy to use, has no nasty chemical and I also have peace of mind knowing my am reducing my carbon foot print by not using plastic bottles
27/06/2019, By Lyn
Happy with how easy the bar is to use and how well it lathers and seems to be lasting. But not sure if my hair is going through an adjustment period, despite me using an organic liquid shampoo prior to switching, or if this bar is not suited for my hair type, because my hair is really greasy and I have to wash it daily now. Also now have dandruff, which I didn't have with my organic liquid shampoo. Nevertheless, for the sake of plastic free and in the interest of giving this a good go, will finish the bar and see if my hair improves.
13/06/2019, By Aimee
Great 'shampoo' bar. I have been trying to go shampoo-free for a few months and this has given me the best results. I can already extend my wash by an extra day and hope to extend it more and more with time. The bar lathers up plenty enough for my below shoulder-length hair. Sometimes I do need to repeat if it's extra dirty/sweaty. It does have a waxy (kind of squeeky) feel immediately after rinsing, but this is gone once dry. Sometimes I use the apple cider vinegar rinse but not always. Leaves my hair clean and soft and feeling moisturized (no need for conditioner but I use some argan oil on the ends every now and then). I expect it will last a long time, so it's really good value! Love it!
09/06/2019, By Noemie
The shampoo smells nice and foam when cleaning the hair. My biggest problem is with the rinsing part.
My hair are a middle length, just passed the shoulders.
Despite the shower, rinsing in the sink, shower again, do layers by layers and finally rinsing with the mixture water+vinegar I cannot get clear hair without shampoo on. I have to rinse them at least 5 times and they stay dirty and sticky. Maybe is there a specific way to rinse it that I do not know about? I really want to use it as my daily shampoo but I cannot afford the amount of time, energy and water required to rinse it...
08/06/2019, By Elizabeth
It smells strongly of castile soap, but larthers and cleans well. I have been looking for a no-plastic option and this works well.
31/05/2019, By BELINDA
I'm sorry not a fan. If you have long dreadlocks, than definitely a workout. It doesn't lather as quickly as a shampoo, hence it feels like a workout.
27/05/2019, By Michelle
Love it! Was skeptical at first about using bar but it really works!!Lathers like a normal shampoo and cleans very well. I also like the fact that it is so light to take travelling with you!
13/05/2019, By Tivvy
Prior to this purchase, I had never tried a bar shampoo before. Today it's been almost three weeks later, and I'm never going back! I LOVE this shampoo, it lathers almost just as well as regular shampoo, smells delicious and lasts a REALLY long time. Nearly three weeks of using it almost everyday and I still haven't made a dent in it.

I recommend using this in conjunction with either the vinegar rinse, as is recommended in the product description, or a good natural conditioner. It can leave your hair feeling dried out if you use it alone. Another thing is that the rosemary fragrance does not last long, and is especially potent when your hair is still wet, but other than that I have nothing but good things to say about this soap!
12/05/2019, By Andrea
This shampoo bar left my hair clean and healthy looking, I even got some compliments praising how natural and healthy my hair looks.
Good choice for people who care about the environment.
07/05/2019, By Cecilia
I thought that it would feel strange washing my hair with a bar of soap, but to my surprise it works great. The soap lathers nicely and I love the Rosemary smell. I also rinse with the Faithful to Nature ACV, which leaves my curly, frizzy hair soft and shiny. Will definitively be buying again.
24/04/2019, By Sam
Took some getting used to, to use a bar of soap for shampoo. But it works really well! Haven't used any conditioner since using the bar and my hair feels great. Also very few ingredients which is a massive plus for sensitive skin. It does get a bit soggy when travelling, thinking to half the bar so that the whole bar doesn't get soggy. Ordering another one though, will still figure the travelling part out.
18/03/2019, By the_canz
Great for my kids and husband with short hair. Mine is quite long and really does need to be rinsed out with vinegar. My kids,husband just lather and rinse. Lathers really nicely, even with my long hair.
13/03/2019, By Stella
Just about to order two more! This is wonderful. I was skeptical of buying it because of the "leaves hair waxy" reviews, but I am very pleased with it. A new favourite.
13/03/2019, By kathryn_what
Unfortunately this shampoo bar made my hair sticky and oily - it was great a few times but the product build up was terrible.

Having said that, I did not wash my hair through with vinegar because I was skeptical of the smell and also trying to be waste free I didnt want to buy a plastic bottle of vinegar.
07/03/2019, By Celina
So simple and just loved this soap. Easy to use, no waste, works out so cheaply and hair feels super clean. I have oily hair but now after using the soap only need to wash my hair once a week and can even stretch it out to 10 days if i wear it in a pony regularly.....
07/03/2019, By Bern
I have very sensitive skin and unfortunately can’t use this product because I developed eczema on my scalp after a few washes.
It also leaves a residue on my hair.
01/03/2019, By Christine
I love this product, it took a few uses to get it right, need to build up a good head of lather and rinse thoroughly and your hair is squeaky clean. I don't even use a vinegar rinse. We have borehole water so I suspect that the type of water you have makes a difference.
07/02/2019, By Meghan
Smell and packaging is good. Product leaves my hair looking like I haven't washed it and dumped oil in it. Used twice and took it with to the sea. Humidity turned it into a gooey mess
06/02/2019, By archilulu
Love this! Those who complain about the waxyness it leaves, clearly didn't read that it's recommended to rinse with vinegar...
It works well for my hair most days, and when it does start feeling waxy, I alternate with a different shampoo for one day and then back to my bar
03/02/2019, By Kayla
Sometimes it leaves my hair clean and sometimes it leaves my hair feeling oily. It does have a nice smell and is well priced, but unfortunately doesn't clean my hair as well as I hoped. Personally, I would rather splurge on a bar from Lush.
21/01/2019, By Beth
This soap smells amazing. It did however not clean my hair very well. It left it with a funny texture and oily. I have been trying to go 'no poo' as well as cut down on my plastic usage and waste so am at a bit of a loss as what I should now do.
17/01/2019, By Alisjia
Unfortunately, I spoke too soon. I was really hoping to like this product as I want to reduce my use of products packaged in plastic. The bar does lather but leaves a weird waxy look to your hair. Hair looks oily and even worse if you use a hairdryer. I will not use this again.
01/12/2018, By Samantha
This is a repeat order. I also use this bar to wash my dogs and they feel so soft and smell so great. More effective and so much cheaper than commercial dog shampoo
15/11/2018, By Eshaana
I have very curly hair and this worked wonderfully. It foams really well and left my hair super soft without using any conditioner.
13/11/2018, By Cayley-Jade
I can't use this product, it leaves a waxy/oily residue on my hair that if I press my hair it sticks to my fingers. I have washed it 3 times with normal shampoo and swam in the pool and I still cant get it out. Really upset!!!!
03/11/2018, By Nina
This shampoo bar works fantastically well and lathers brilliantly. My only reservation is with how to keep it looking pleasant... tends to get slimy if you don't take a lot of care to prop it up in a soap dish that drains well so it dries out between washes. Difficult when the whole family uses it.
29/10/2018, By Sam
I agree with some other reviews that this is a great soap bar more than a shampoo
11/10/2018, By Sarah
Really wanted to like this product but it did not work very well leaving a residue and my hair did not stay clean for long.
09/10/2018, By WW
At first this shampoo didn't last well - my hair was greasy again by the next day. It took a few weeks for my hair to adjust and to get used to getting it into all the right places. I have really thick hair so it's quite a job. But now I am a convert - it works well, especially with apple cider vinegar "conditioner"
08/10/2018, By Alisjia
Great product!!! and the prices doesnt hurt either. Works well and lathers enough. My first shampoo bar and I am hooked.
07/10/2018, By Dani
Awesome Shampoo Bar! It works just like normal shampoo and delivers the same results, without the plastic and toxic ingredients! I also, prefer it to the Lush shampoo bars which still have some synthetic ingredients that end up leaving my scalp itchy. Highly recommended, especially for oily hair like mine!
02/10/2018, By Giulia
I loved the smell of this product, but I bought it as a shampoo, and didn't really work for me. The "suggestion" of using a vinegar rinse is more like a necessity: without it, my hair stayed extremely waxy.
So I decided to use it as a normal body soap, which actually works wonderfully.
30/09/2018, By annette
I love this shampoo bar. Makes my hair feel like brand new hair.
21/09/2018, By Ruzanne
This is my new best friend.
I just love this! The apple cider rinse is definitely recommended though for best results, don't skip the rinse ;) . My hair has never felt and looked as good as it does since I started using this and the the rinse. Being in plastic free packaging, vegan AND cruelty free makes it even better.
18/09/2018, By sarah
Has an odd smell and left a waxy feeling on hair

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