STELLAR Readers Put L’OCCITANE’s New Solid Shampoo Bars To The Test

STELLAR PROMOTION: Do they get the thumbs up? Here's all you need to know.

We absolutely love a new product launch here at STELLAR. But what we love even more is finding a way to involve you in trialling and testing out some of the coolest products to drop on the market from the comfort of your own home.

So, we were thrilled with the response from you when it came to trialling this brand new and super clever product from L’OCCITANE.

As we’re all trying our very best to make conscious changes to how we live our lives for the betterment of the planet, brands like L’OCCITANE are also thinking about their eco footprint and ways in which it can create and do business sustainably. So, the latest product to drop from the brand is one which was has been made with the upmost care for the environment all while making sure you’re still rocking fabulous hair.

I mean, can it get any better than that?

Introducing the L’OCCITANE Solid Shampoo Bars made entirely free from plastic, sulphate and silicone and coming in a variety of three types to suit your haircare needs for €12 each.

Reducing waste massively, one solid shampoo bar not only requires you to use less product compared to its liquid counterparts, but one bar is actually the same as using a whopping two bottles of shampoo. So it’s good for the environment and good on your wallet.

Helping to fight plastic pollution globally, L’OCCITANE is committed to working hard to make a change with a Reducing Waste commitment. The brand works with TerraCycle to recycle all empties from any beauty brand. Giving customers 10% off full price products when they bring in 3 to 10 empty bottles to any Irish store.

Not only that, but now 25 L’OCCITANE products are also available in eco-refills. Eco-refills use 65% to 90% less plastic than regular bottles (and they’re cheaper too, like the gorge new Soild Shampoo Bars!)

So, what are the different types of Solid Shampoo Bars available?

For those with damaged hair, there’s the Intense Repair Solid Shampoo. Containing essential ingredients like vitamin E, sunflower oil and amino acids to intensely nourish the hair and help repair its overall structure, starting from within.

Then, for those with normal to oily hair, there’s the Purifying Freshness Solid Shampoo to keep the scalp clean, the hair soft and not greasy by removing any build up of excess sebum that occurs during the day.

And lastly, the Gentle and Balance Solid Shampoo, which is suitable for every hair type. This shampoo bar gently cleanses the scalp and tresses with a divine scent of lavender, giving the hair a total lift with softness and shine.

As for how our STELLAR readers got on trialling the product? Well, it’s safe to say they were impressed. Some of the key takeaway points included the beautiful scent of the product, how little product was needed compared to liquid shampoo and how gentle the product was on sensitive scalps.

Megan Matthews in Kildare says:

“Definitely even better than regular shampoo. I have a sensitive scalp, and this solid shampoo was really good. No reaction, no itchy heat. No harsh chemicals. Each solid shampoo smells amazing, makes your hair feel so light afterwards.”

With 8/10 readers saying they’d purchase the product again, everyone who reviewed the product said that the product’s environmental efforts is important, as we all try to think and act more consciously about our purchases these days.

Roisin Dennehy in Limerick added: 

“Absolutely love them! Feel like I don’t use as much product as other shampoos. Definitely going to be buying more, love how much more environmental friendly it is!”

While Keira Kennedy in Dublin agrees that she was a fan of the packaging being 100% recycled:

“It was definitely as effective as the regular shampoo, I was skeptical at first but it lathered really well and my hair felt so nice afterwards. I love the packaging it came in and I am trying to do more for the environment in any way I can.”

Plus, good news for STELLAR readers, you will receive 10% off* full-price products until 20th June 2021. Simply enter promo code STELLAR10 at check out or mention this code in stores.

You can find out more and shop the products by visiting L’OCCITANE’s website here.

*10% OFF on full price products. Valid from 13th May to 20th June 2021. Offer excludes all discounted items and gifts, Overnight Reset Serum, Overnight Reset Eye Serum. One redemption per person. Offer cannot be exchanged for cash. Not to be combined with any other discount, promotion or gift card purchase. Valid at participating L’OCCITANE Republic of Ireland boutiques (excluding Kildare Village, independent retailers, department and airport stores). Valid online with promo code STELLAR10.