It took me a while to get the hang of using the shampoo bars, but after reading the FAQ section on the Beauty and the Bees website (I should have done that first - doh!) I finally got it right and now I love this shampoo. Not only has it reduced my plastic consumption drastically but I also have shiny, clean hair. It did take my hair a week or so to get used to it, and it does feel different, especially when wet (mine feels like straw - probably because it doesn't have the additional silicon normal shampoos contain) but after drying it is perfect. I use the apple cider rinse afterand love that too.