The Hydrating One - solid shampoo bar

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Shine enhancing Shampoo Bar for normal, dry, curly and coloured hair

Gently cleansing and infused with the power of shea, hemp seed and macadamia oils to restore and hydrate, leaving your hair soft, shiny and smooth

Soap free | Sulphate free | Palm free | pH balanced

Aroma: Fresh, woody and subtly floral

Product size: 80g 1 bar = 2 bottles hydrating

Click here for the discovery size of The Hydrating One - perfect to try or for travel


This bar is sulphate free, which means a gentle cleanse with a more subtle lather (particularly in hard water). If you prefer bigger bubbles or have been using products containing silicones, we recommend our Shampoo Bar The Rebalancing One.

Key ingredients:
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (coconut based cleanser), Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Chia Seed Oil, Shea Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Macadamia Oil, Rosalina Essential Oil (natural fragrance)

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Decyl Glucoside, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Theobroma Cacao (Seed) Butter, Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Illite, Montmorillonite, Melaleuca Ericifolia (Rosalina) Leaf Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Eucalyptus Radiata Flower/Leaf/Stem Oil, Limonene*, Linalool*.
*Naturally occurring in essential oils

No synthetic fragrances or colours.

There's no nasties hiding in our ingredients list. Find out more about all our ingredients here.


Certified Plastic Free Zero Plastic Inside



Solid Shampoo Bars

  1. Wet both the shampoo bar and your hair
  2. Apply the bar directly to your wet hair
  3. Massage the shampoo bar into your scalp until it forms a gentle lather, work into the roots
  4. Rinse your hair thoroughly before using your favourite KIND2 solid conditioner bar (if required)


Keep your bars cool and dry

When stored correctly, your shampoo and conditioner bars will remain solid, dry and keep their shape. Better still, they will last 2-3 times longer than a standard bottle of liquid shampoo or conditioner.


All KIND2 shampoo bars are pH balanced and have been created specifically to perform well in hard (alkaline water) with no transition period. If you prefer higher foaming shampoo bars or you live in an area with very hard water, then we'd recommend The Rebalancing One.

Avoid using soap based bars in hard water, as you will an unpleasant experience a waxy residue. Learn more about why here.

pH balanced shampoo bars are like concentrated versions of the liquid shampoo that you are probably used to. They include plant based cleansers which work to remove oil and dirt when combined with water. Wet the bar and your hair, apply the bar directly, massage into a lather and rinse. Depending on your hair, you may need to use a conditioner bar to detangle and nourish.

They might look like soap, but they’re not. Our solid haircare bars are made with gentle coconut cleansers and plant based oils, pH balanced to your scalp and hair. Soap is made by saponification which creates a bar that has a high or alkaline pH that’s not good for hair.

All of our shampoo bars are formulated to a pH level of between 5.0 and 6.5. This means they are close to the natural pH of your hair which minimises irritation and there is no “transition” period or vinegar rinse required.

You can read more about why pH matters for hair and scalp health here.

We’re happy to say that we don’t use any palm oil or palm oil derivatives in our shampoo or conditioner bars. If you want to avoid palm oil - look out for not just the word palm in the ingredient list but also Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate, as it’s commonly found in cheaper bars.

Learn more about palm oil in shampoo here.

Yes, all our shampoo bars are formulated to be colour safe and they won’t strip or fade your dyed hair. Coloured or highlighted hair can be dry or porous, so it needs gentler cleansing ingredients to prevent fading and oils to protect and smooth.

The Rebalancing One works best for oily or greasy hair with a combination of ingredients which help break the cycle of over-production oil that can be created by harsh detergents in some liquid shampoos. It’s formulated to clean without stripping your natural oils.

Curly hair tends to be dry and caring for it requires gentle cleansing, preferably without harsh sulphates or silicones. The Hydrating One shampoo bar is not only formulated with curls in mind, it is pH balanced (between 5.5 - 6) plus contains Cocoa Butter and hair loving oils of Coconut, Hemp Seed and Macadamia.

All KIND2 shampoo bars are formulated to be gentle and suitable for children aged 3 and over.

Children have delicate skin that can be irritated by fragrances (sometimes called parfum) and synthetic dyes, we don’t use either.

If you or your child have sensitive skin or scalp, we recommend our fragrance free shampoo bar The Sensitive One.

Customer Reviews

Based on 185 reviews
New to this brand

I have only used this shampoo bar twice- but seems excellent. It left my hair soft, clean and as shiny as it has been for some time. Better than any shampoo - solid or liquid for some time.

Yasmin Hossain
Dries my dry hair

Very disappointed. I had hoped this would help with my dry hair but it's made drier and more brittle than ever. 😢

Hi Yasmin, we are sorry to hear that the bar doesn't work for your hair. We've sent you an email to explore if using a conditioner bar and/ or another product may be helpful for you.

Katy Davis
Love this product

I love my shampoo bar from kind2. Makes my hair feel great, it’s good for the planet as no plastic is used or water and it’s supporting a UK business. What’s not to love!

Jo Moseley
Lovely shampoo!

I’ve tried lots of shampoo bars with little or frustrating success. This is the best I’ve found. It feels good and lasts a lot longer than other brands by far. With the conditioner it’s a winning combination! Jo @jomoseley Insta

Excellent shampoo

I have been using Kind2 shampoos for a while now and I wouldn't use anything else. They arel better for my hair, they lather well, and of course buying them means I am not buying plastic bottles of shampoo which is a big plus.