Review: Chagrin Valley Coconut Milk Shampoo Bar

Coconuts, coconuts, coconuts. Where would we be without them? We certainly wouldn’t have coconut water, ice cream, hair oil or things to lobby at our ex-boyfriend’s hard head.

Ah, coconuts. They truly are Mother Nature’s gifts to us.

I recently tried out a coconut milk shampoo bar.

Photo courtesy of Chagrin Valley

From the website:

“A double dose of rich moisturizing organic coconut milk, a deep conditioning treatment, imparts silkiness, softness and shine to your hair. Used in India to soothe dry skin and scalps, coconut milk has anti-frizz properties that help with manageablilty. Woman in India often use coconut milk to prevent hair loss.”

Imparts silkiness, softness and shine? All these are somewhat true, but I didn’t see a drastic change in my mostly-normal-slighty-oily hair. The changes were slight. The softness I experienced was minimal, to say the least.  But this wasn’t my major beef with Coconut Milk Shampoo Bar.

The “rich moisturizing” promised to me never manifested. On the contrary, my hair felt a little dry. It’s fortunate I don’t have dry hair, because it would have been screaming for a conditioner after being washed with this. A “deep conditioning treatment” should offer more than what I saw.

I was surprised at how little conditioning this provided. Coconut milk sounds to me like a darn good conditioner! I was so disappointed. I had hoped this would be a great alternative to Lush Trichomania.

Ingredients: Saponified oils of sweet almond, coconut, sunflower, rice bran, castor bean, jojoba, organic palm, canola; organic coconut milk; water.

Pros: Affordable, sufficiently cleans hair, adds a little shine and silkiness.
Cons: Does not provide much conditioning or moisturizing, and this is the shampoo biggest selling claim.

Grade: C

The grade above reflects my dissatisfaction with the promises that were made. If it was advertised as a “deep conditioning treatment”, it should be one.



About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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6 Responses to Review: Chagrin Valley Coconut Milk Shampoo Bar

  1. Sunny says:

    Oh nooo! I thought the name looks SO promising!!! I’m a BIG fan of coconut myself. I do use a deep conditioning mask every time after I shampoo (especially now that my hair has grown SO long and I won’t get it taken care of till I go home this summer), so maybe I could use this. You’ve given me the biggest coconut craving now!

  2. I have had a love hate relationship with coconut, I think my body loves it immensely but my hair does not. it’s funny i fell upon your post because i just recently made a soap with coconut oil in it and pleased with the outcome. I will remember your post and one day create a coconut hair bar….
    Kudos on the review!


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