Not A Strip Bar ACV Clarifying Shampoo Alternative

(8 customer reviews)


Keep your curls on with “Not A Strip Bar” ~ All Natural ACV Shampoo Bar. Gently remove build-up and deep clean your scalp. 100% Natural. Clarify your curls without stripping them.

Clarified curly hair.

Want your curls to pop like our Curl Expert Adina? She formulated this shampoo bar to be gentle on curls like her’s and your’s! Wavy, curly to coils “Not A Strip Bar” will do the trick without stripping your curls! Love what you use and use what you love but when your curls loose their bounce and shine our bar will reset your hair so you can start fresh.

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Keep your curls on with “Not A Strip Bar” ~ 100-% natural shampoo bar. Gently remove build-up and deep clean your scalp. Clarify your curls without stripping them.

Bar none this is the best clarifying shampoo alternative you’ll ever use!

Instead of using a clarifying shampoo for curly hair or apple cider vinegar rinses try this 100% natural shampoo bar alternative! Shampoo bars have been around since the beginning of time and what better way to help you embrace your natural waves and curls than to clarify naturally!

Apple cider vinegar is the primary liquid used in our formula because of its ability to create a lovely lather, chelates (clarifies) minerals and hard water and most importantly oils trapped on the hair and does so gently.

Not A Strip Bar is also clearly a gentle option for co-washers who typically don’t shampoo often but prefer a more natural option. Try our shampoo bar and you will find it’s the best clarifying shampoo for curly hair option.

You will use a shampoo bar a little differently than a clarifying shampoo for curly hair.

Steps to Clarify: Rub bar in palm of your hands  to create lather. Put the bar soap aside and rub your palms together to create lather. Use fingertips to cleanse scalp. Scrunch lather in curls ends to roots. Repeat the lather process by rubbing soap together into your palms as many times as needed to create the lather to wash all of your hair. Gently finger rake lather through hair and pinch lather into ends to remove any buildup resting on those ends. You will find where the hair is the driest is where oils and buildup will rest the most. To preserve the ends from fraying and splitting and promote healthy growth and preserve your length—don’t forget this step!

Rinse well and repeat if necessary; follow with your conditioner.

Original Formula Ingredients: Sodium canolate, acetum, glycerin, sodium castorate, sodium mango butterate, sodium lactate, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, hydroxypropyltrimonium honey and sodium sunflower seedate.

Aloe & Activated Charcoal: vegan formula. Sodium canolate, acetum , Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut oil, Caustic Soda,Castor oil, Mango Seed Butter, Sunflower oil, Meadowfoam oil, Glycerine, Sodium Lactate, Activated Charcoal, Aloe.

Oil based ingredients properties alter during the soap making process and do not leave buildup on waves & curls.

Contains none of these: Sulfates, parabans, silicones or phosphates.

Shape: Round puck now bigger and better at 105g!

I follow all the curly rules…why are my curls still a frizzy mess?

When curls are frizzy more tangles and limp, it’s time to clarify!

What happens over time is products, environment, hard and soft water will leave a layer of buildup on hair. You need to clarify and deep clean to remove this. If you don’t, your moisturizing products (conditioner and leave-in) will layer on top of the buildup and therefore unable to penetrate to provide the moisture your hair needs to provide frizz control!

We recommend clarifying once or twice a month to keep those curls popping! Perfect time for deep conditions is right after clarifying so the moisture can penetrate unfettered by buildup.

“Not A Strip Bar” is 100% natural. Clarify your waves and curls gently without stripping them! Your hair will feel hydrated and nit stripped. Our fragrance free formula is free of silicones, parabans and sulfates. You can’t ask for more! Bar none, “Not A Strip Bar” is second to none!

Short recap:

Remember to clarify your hair at least once a month. This will keep your hair always receptive and responsive to conditioners, treatments and your stylers! Less is more so rub the shampoo bar between the palms of your hands 3-4 times then set aside. Rub palms together and see the lather multiple. Wash roots, mid shaft to ends always. Rinse well and repeat as necessary. This is the healthiest way to clarify your curls with a kick of ACV to help remove all hard water, mineral deposits and oils.

Weight .425 lbs
Dimensions 3.5 × 2 × 1 in
Buying Options

105g Not A Strip Bar, 2 x 105g Not A Strip Bar, 105g Not A Strip Bar Aloe & Charcoal, 2 x Not A Strip Bar Aloe & Chatcoal, 1 x 105g Original 1 x 105g Aloe & Charcoal, Sample Size 12-15g One of Each Not A Strip Bar Sample Size (Limit 2 samples – 4pcs. Per Order)

8 reviews for Not A Strip Bar ACV Clarifying Shampoo Alternative

  1. Pooja

    I have made sure I always have a Not A Strip Bar on hand for a few years now. It’s an important but infrequent part of my curl care routine. When my hair and scalp are feeling like I can’t get them clean no matter how vigorously I massage my roots, I know it’s time to clarify. I scrub up with my Not A Strip bar and use the lather all over my hair and scalp to break down all the buildup left behind. The bar doesn’t produce a lot of lather and foam, but I consider that a plus as a bubbly cleanser would be very drying to my hair. The bar does an excellent job of clarifying. I also appreciate the lack of added fragrance because fragrance is mostly just an irritant. My rating is 4 stars instead of 5 because I have inadvertently gotten some of the cleanser in my eye occasionally and it stings a lot for quite a while and it’s difficult to rinse the sting away. The sting is infrequent enough that I still use the Not a Strip bar regularly and will continue to do so.

  2. Kelly Spence

    Changed my curls instantly for the better! So happy to have this clarifying bar in my new and improved routine, it’s made my curls perk up and allowed moisture to get in – build up is gone!!

  3. Kim

    I have been using this strip bar for a number of years as it does a great job making my hair super clean.

  4. Emma Bertram

    My hair has never felt better! This is the best clarifying product I’ve experienced on my curls and there’s no turning back. I use mine once every week and a half-2 weeks and I’ve been so happy with the results. Less frizz, more touchable soft bouncy curls!

  5. Audrey H

    This little bar is gentle on my hair, and yet tough on buildup. After using it, my hair feels lighter, bouncier, and has less tangles. I use it every couple of weeks, depending on how much I’ve been using product and it always feels better after.

  6. Siobhan O’Sullivan

    The not a strip bar was a game changer, I had been loading my hair with heavy products and my hair was going limp, this bar made them bounce back up

  7. Lailah Inayeh

    I’ve been using the bar for about 6 months and love it. Cleanses without stripping my hair which makes a big difference from regular shampoos since my hair is so fine.

  8. Ava

    I love this product it helps remove product buildup and doesn’t have a strong scent.

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