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    Default Would you spend 14$ on an argan oil conditioning shampoo bar?

    I've been looking for a shampoo bar with argan oil- one that's vegan and natural and it's really impossible to find one that seems like it fits the bill. Argan oil shampoo and condition sets run around 20+ dollars already and I tend to go through a lot of conditioner (I'm sure most long-hairs do, much moreso than me).

    My husband has used a few of Chagrin Valley's shampoo bars in the past and really liked them, but they don't seem to have an argan oil bar and I need one with quite a lot of conditioning power- so I wrote them an email, and in brief, their response indicated that it would be expensive to make a shampoo bar with proper organic, virgin argan oil in it.

    But they did say that if I thought people would spend 13-14 dollars on a shampoo bar, they'd be happy to try?

    So I am appealing to you, UTT- would you pay 14 dollars for a natural, vegan shampoo bar made with virgin, organic argan oil and no chemical additives?

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    I don't think I would. I'd buy the argan oil and just use it straight, instead. But I'm really, really cheap. And really, really broke, so in reality, I cannot afford either the oil or the poo bar!
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    I wouldn't either. That's *ridiculous*! There are plenty of oils that have the same kinds of properties, it doesn't have to be argan, surely! I don't buy into the argan-hype that's been going on lately, you know with the "Moroccan oil" and everything.

    I just have regular (cheap) shampoo and cheap conditioners. That's enough. My hair isn't that old of a lace that it needs expensive stuff. What the heck for, anyway?
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    No, I wouldn't. I bought a iny bottle of argan oil and I don't see what the hype is all about. I use Suave and buy it when its a buck a bottle on sale. The ends of my hair are pretty old....Nightshade's Panacea Does a much better job of keeping them soft for me than anything else.
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    Does it have to be solid shampoo? If using liquid shampoo (there are many natural ones) you can just add some argan oil to it, then shake it like crazy to mix up. The shampoo will turn a creamy and translucent texture. I did it with camelia oil or jojoba oil before and they worked great in making the shampoo more conditioning.

    I might be willing to pay that much for a poo bar, especially since I like CV bars, but not with argan oil. My hair doesn't like argan oil.

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    No: argan oil is primarily oleic acid and there are much cheaper sources of that, most will be flushed down the shower drain anyway. Alkaline soap is damaging, the oils are there to disguise the damage like silicones are in sulphate shampoo. I don't think a product that damages the hair can ever be truly conditioning, plant fatty acids are a poor substitute for our hair's natural protective lipids.
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    I love argan oil but I would not pay that much, not when I can get 4 oz of pure argan oil for less than $10

    ETA about the hype: my hair likes argan oil but my skin LOVES it and I do believe the anti-aging claims have some substance to them (not as much as they claim but I have definitely noticed a difference)
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    My hair loves argan but I have seen organic argan oil for less, so I would comparison shop first.

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    Try looking on etsy. I spent over 5 hours on there two days ago looking for almost the same thing as you are. If you find someone that sells something cheaper that you might like, ask them if they would possibly make a batch using the type of argan oil that you want. I think $14 for a shampoo bar is crazy (unless it included shipping). Good luck!

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    No, I wouldn't pay that much for an argan 'poo bar for two reasons: a) I'm trying to save as much money as I can and b) My hair prefers the argan oil straight and not mixed up with anything else.

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