Saturday, 22 November 2014

Review: Klairs Hasuo Healthy Shampoo Soap

dear klairs Hasuo Healthy Shampoo Soap Hair Natural Shampoo Bar Korean

I won the Hasuo Healthy Shampoo Soap by the Korean brand Klairs in a giveaway a while back and was super excited to give it a go as it's a 100% natural hair product without silicones or other nasty chemicals that you don't necessarily want on your hair. It is very rich in laurel tree oil and targeted at a younger audience who are looking into non-silicone hair products or people who are fighting hair loss or dandruff. One bar has 100g after drying, The paper wrapping comes without an English ingredients list and the smell is something to get used to. So far, so good.

First impression: Oh my god. My scalp felt so greasy while I was still in the shower! It felt absolutely terrible so I decided to use a bit of my usual shampoo to fight the weird feeling. After reading up on shampoo bars, I found out that this was perfectly normal and that you need to give your hair a week or two to get used to the shampoo bar.
However, my take on the whole getting-used-to-a-product kind of procedure is that you shouldn't fix something that ain't broken. I wouldn't go through weeks of weird feeling hair just to see whether a product I'm sceptic of actually works or not. Besides, my hair has been heavily chemically treated in the past and needs silicones to shine.

What did strike me, though, was how waxy my hair felt even though I washed it with my regular shampoo after using the hair soap. The Klairs Shampoo Soap is very rich in oils, which obviously doesn't mix very well with my thin hair.

After clarifying, it definitely felt a lot better but the settling in period is still nothing I'd fancy going through.

Final Thoughts: I definitely think that this hair soap could be a good product but it's just not the right one for my hair type. I'd say it's targeted at thick hair, which isn't very surprising for an Asian product. To have a better experience than I had, make sure to clarify your hair with a apple cider vinegar rinse before you use it to get rid of any buildup your previous shampoo may have caused. Lather it up in your hands, don't directly drag it across your scalp.

What is your take on shampoo bars? Do you use them or do you prefer liquid shampoo?


  1. I've never heard of this before! The initial feeling sounds weird but the overall idea of natural shampoo bars is pretty cool - although the getting used to period seems annoying! haha!
    As I have thick hair, this seems do-able!
    Your review is really helpful! <3

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  2. Wow, As long as I remember, the weirdest shampoo shape was in powder but now this bar haha, sounds cool though I still pretty curious to try this shampoo out!

  3. I'm all for settling-in periods but shampoo bars just doesn't sound like something I'd be giving a try anytime soon... I have quite an oily scalp so yeah definitely going to stick to a normal clarifying shampoo as much as it is tempting to get an all-natural one! Xx

    Shaqinah // Shoes & Roses

  4. love the sound of this product! the fact that it's natural makes me want to try it out

  5. interesting item for hair :)

  6. Yeah I also have never heard about this soap bar until now! Hm, I don't know how I feel about oily hair, so thank you for the heads-up! But on the plus side, the packaging is super cute! ;)

    <(') Hoda | JooJoo Azad

  7. I only used a hair soap from lush once and in contrast to your experience I had the feeling that it made my hair too dry. Since I started to use a japanese shampoo (from Shiseido) and some korean hair treatments my hair feels much better than with the Shampoos I tried from local drugstores (even the ones specific for dry hair). I guess that you're right and that the asian hair products are much richer in oils, this would also explain my experience. A pitty it did not work out for your hair...but I heard a lot of people hav problems when they switch to natural, silicon-free shampoos :/

  8. From what I've heard that's because Lush's shampoo bars aren't that much different from regular shampoos with the exception that they're sillicone-free. :( They still use SLS and other harsh ingredients to clean your scalp as opposed to all-natural bars.
    I knew what I was getting into when I tried klair's shampoo bar, I'm still wondering why exactly I was surprised by it. :P

  9. Yeah, the settling in period for shampoo bars really are a hassle. That is, if you're using all-natural ones. It all depends on the ingredients. :) All-natural definitely is tempting but it's so much more work, too!

  10. It really is a cool idea! I hope it works better for you than it did for me. :)

  11. There really are quite some innovations in the shampoo market! I was really surprised when I first heard about shampoo bars, too, but they've allegedly been around for quite a while!

  12. I think if you get over the first couple of weeks, it is pretty cool to use shampoo bars. Especially since they don't produce waste like bottles do, they're super easy to travel with and they're good for your scalp as well. I couldn't imagine having an oily head for a month, though!
    Thank you for reading! :) <3

  13. I definitely don't think this would be suitable for my fine hair either! Don't think I could go two weeks with greasy hair while waiting for it too work aha!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty Blog


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