Bare Shampoo Brick
A solid shampoo bar suitable for all hair types. Back to basics, this unscented shampoo brick does the job perfectly for men who have sensitive skin or who just want to keep things simple.
Containing a small amount of conditioning cocoa butter. Not too much. We understand that men’s hair often does not need a separate conditioner. If you are not a fan of any conditioning properties at all, our hair and body brick is the one for you. For those men who would like some extra softness, an extra conditioning brick will be added to our range soon.
All of our shampoo bricks are made with coconut oil, olive oil, water, castor oil and cocoa butter. The scented ones also have essential oils added.
How to use
- Wet hair
- Rub the shampoo bar directly into your hair
- For extra lather, rub the shampoo bar in wet hands and use the suds on your hair
- When you've given yourself a nice massage wash all over your head, rinse off with water
- Keep the shampoo brick somewhere dry and if possible on its own stand to allow it to dry out between washes (you could try one of these)
For external use only. If irritation occurs discontinue use.
Caution: avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs rinse with water immediately.
If you live in a hard water area (as our creator Jim does), you may need to lather up a little more to get the most out of your brick. You may also want to do a transition rinse.
Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Olivate, Glycerine, Aqua, Sodium Castorate, Sodium Cocoa Butterate
More information on our ingredients and process available here.
About Jim's Bricks
Our brick creator Jim was looking for a shampoo which did not irritate his scalp. Nothing was working. He tried 'soap' on his hair. That did not work either.
In recent times, Jim started becoming more aware of the climate issues the global community is facing. He hated all the plastic bottles that he consumed whilst washing himself every morning. Whilst these went straight into the recycling, he wanted to try to reduce his usage.
Faced with these two issues and as a natural problem solver, Jim got to thinking. What was it about the liquid shampoos and 'soap bars' that he had tried and which had left him with a sore and itchy scalp? With his food technology and science expertise, he investigated. He concluded that perhaps it was the way in which these were made and the synthetic chemicals included in the ingredients.
The shampoo and shower wash plastic bottle issue was one that others had already addressed. What Jim needed was a natural solid shampoo or soap bar with no synthetic chemicals added.
He started looking for such a bar. To his surprise, he could not find one that he liked the smell of. All that he found seemed to be based on floral fragrances which he did not want to use.
With his developing environmental consciousness, Jim also wanted to avoid using palm oil if possible and also wanted to use a UK made product. This ruled out some of the solid bars he had been considering trying.
Well, he thought, if I can't buy one, I will make one. Putting his 20 years of industry science to good use, he started to develop a recipe with essential oils producing a scent blend that he - and his product testing mates - liked and enjoyed using.
Eighteen months later and Jim's Bricks was born. We hope you enjoy the bold scents and feel of our shampoo and shower bricks as much as James does.
Our mission is to share the benefits of solid shampoo and shower bars with as many men as possible. We are deeply concerned about the environmental emergency that the world is facing and passionate about men's health and fitness.
We believe that everyone can do something to help the world and themselves. We actively continue to look for steps that we can take. Some are successes and many we are still working on. Join us on our progress in our blogs.
We are trying to reach as many men as possible by making our bars truly reasonably priced, enabling the lowest cost delivery option possible and offering to take all the hassle out of re-ordering by providing a subscription service, which comes with a permanent reduction in price too.
We are a new business and are exploring ways in which we can support and/or partner with causes which align with our values as our business progresses.
The environmental groups that we will aim to support include Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace along with other national and local climate change action groups which align with our personal values.
There are two diseases which are very personal to us.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK. Whilst it is possible for a man to get a test if he is considered high risk, there is not yet a national screening programme in the same way as for bowel, breast and cervical cancers. Prostate Cancer UK is a charity dedicated to funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men.
Alzheimer's Disease is a terrible and cruel illness which progresses slowly over a number of years and is fatal. It is awful both for those suffering and for their families and friends. The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity.
We pledge to donate 5% of our profits to these great causes once we hopefully reach that point with our new concept.
We are also community minded and want to be as socially responsible as we can. Where possible we will buy and sell locally, engage local advisers and become involved in community projects.