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'Shinier, healthier hair with less fallout and breakage': This innovative bar shampoo/conditioner set is down to $22

If you're trying to cut down on the amount of waste you toss into the garbage (and thus straight into landfills), going all-bar for your shampoo and conditioner situation is a great idea. But it can be hard to make the switch after using liquid haircare products all your life, especially without having any experience with bar shampoos and conditioners. Are they as effective? Do they foam up as well as the squeeze-bottle varieties? We took a look at one popular offering, Kitsch Rice Water Protein Solid Shampoo and Conditioner Bars, on sale now at Amazon's Big Spring Sale for just $22, down from $30 ... and we're convinced to give 'em a go!

These shampoo and conditioner bars contain rice water protein, which helps boost hair's volume and leaves it looking and feeling absolutely fabulous.

$28 at Amazon

Why is this a good deal?

At 25% off now, this is the best savings we've seen on this haircare set since Black Friday. For only $22 (down from $30) you can get on your way to happier, more volumized hair — and there's also the fact that each bar is estimated to last around 100 washes, so you're truly getting a lot of bang for your buck with these.

Why do I need this?

No plastic or bottles are involved with this shampoo/conditioner set — they're just reusable solid bars, which can be utilized much like bar soap, only, well, in your hair. Along with that bonus, you'll get 100% compostable, zero-waste packaging and the assurance that the bars are Leaping Bunny certified, guaranteeing no animal testing was used whatsoever to develop the products. So you'll feel great while looking great, too!

The Kitsch Rice Water Protein Solid Shampoo and Conditioner Bars are made with rice water protein to assist in repairing damaged hair follicles and help prevent split ends. Rice water also contains proteins and starches that coat the hair to help make it look thicker and shinier, and hair volume saw a 20% total increase after five washes in surveyed users. The bars are specially formulated to gently cleanse, moisturize and nourish hair, with all of the goodness and none of the extras — they're paraben-free, sulfate-free and free of artificial fragrances or dyes, as well as being perfectly pH balanced for the happiest, healthiest possible mane.

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This is one of the most unique haircare pairs we've seen in a while, bar none. (Amazon)

What reviewers say

Nearly 3,000 Amazon reviewers have given the Kitsch Rice Water Protein Solid Shampoo and Conditioner Bars a five-star rating, with many raving about the results after using the pair consistently.

"I'm 73 with damaged hair and thought that this was just the way it is at my age. I've shampooed and conditioned my hair twice [with these] and I can [see] a huge difference," raved a newly-minted fan.

"Purchased for the ingredients, stayed for the results. ... This was my first time using bar shampoo and conditioner so I was a little skeptical about application and use — but it's awesome! Just follow the package instructions and you're good to go," assured one shopper. "Results after using this combo for the last few weeks: Shinier, healthier hair with less fall-out and breakage; silkier hair texture; healthier scalp. This is a new go-to product. I've purchased more already."

Some users have even found that they need to wash their hair less with the Kitsch bars in their routine. "I'll start by saying I have very coarse dry naturally curly hair," shared one. "Never in a million years did I think that a bar shampoo and conditioner would work for my hair but after being dissatisfied with every high-end shampoo and conditioner and deep conditioner I tried and seeing so many posts on Facebook about bar shampoo I thought heck, I'll give it a try. This stuff has worked miraculously for me! I went from having to wash my hair every other day because, although it's dry, my roots would get oily; now I only wash once every 4 days."

"If you're thinking about trying but on the fence, just do it!" promised a reviewer. "Hands down, this is the best hair product I've ever used. ... This product combination left my hair smooth, easy to brush, and incredibly soft. ... Another thing I noticed after the first couple washes is the reduction of frizz and an improvement to color vividness."

"I was a little concerned with how my hair would feel after I rinsed it out because it felt like I put too much on," confessed a user. "It did take a while to rinse out, but my hair felt so nice and soft so I decided to diffuse it dry without any product. I was literally amazed. I have lift, I have body, and it is so so so soft."

The shampoo and conditioner bars are helpfully constructed in 'S' and 'C' shapes, as well as with different colorings, to assist in keeping track of which product is which. Smart!

$28 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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