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KinKind Review: The Best Shampoo Bars For Curly Hair?

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Do you have curly hair and want to switch to a more eco-friendly shampoo?

pebble experts review KinKind's Give Me MORE! range to see if it's the best shampoo bar for curly hair.

Francesca Brooking

Thu 28 Apr 2022

Shampoo bars are a trend that’s here to stay. They’ve fast become the eco-friendly, wallet-saving and economical choice for our hair.

Luckily, formulas have also come on heaps and bounds so there’s now a shampoo bar for every hair type - including curly hair.

The problem?

Choosing the right shampoo bar for your hair type can be a gamble if you’re making the switch.

And let’s face it, life is too short for bad hair days - or a two-week settling in period…

White and pink shampoo bars for curly hair from KinKind

Finding the right shampoo bar fo curly hair doesn't have to be a challenge

So, to help you limit that trial and error stage, the expert team at pebble reviewed KinKind’s Give Me MORE! shampoo and conditioner bars for curly, damaged and frizzy hair.

Are they the best shampoo bar for curly hair? Keep reading to find out.

Woman with curly hair wearing a hoody

Read our KinKind shampoo bar review to see if it's right for your hair

Why try a shampoo bar?

Shampoo bars are essentially solid shampoo made from plant-based ingredients like oils.

The good ones are free of sulphates and other harsh detergents that are typically found in liquid versions. This makes them gentle and more hydrating for your hair.

The shampoo bar’s non-liquid form makes them a handy choice for travel. Plus a good one can last up to four times as long as a bottle so they can save you money too.

Better still, shampoo bars are eco-friendly because they save water as they’re in a concentrated form rather than watered down.

They don’t come in plastic bottles either.

Removing single-use plastic is one of the biggest challenges when it comes to adopting a more sustainable lifestyle.

In fact, while 90% of plastic waste from kitchens is recycled only 50% is recycled from the bathroom.

On average, a single person uses 10 bottles of shampoo and five bottles of conditioner a year.

Approximately 520 million bottles of hair care products are thrown away every year in the UK.

It then takes plastic bottles around 450 years to break down.

That’s a lot of avoidable plastic waste.

Two shampoo bars from KinKind in a white dish
“Approximately 520 million bottles of hair care products are thrown away every year in the UK”

Curly hair and shampoo bars

If you have curly hair, you may know that it can easily become dry and coarse without the right products or routine.

The coiled nature of curly hair reduces the natural oil’s ability to get absorbed into each strand, leaving them parched.

Dry hair can then become brittle and easy to break.

As we’ve already mentioned, shampoo bars are free of harsh, drying out chemicals.

The reduced amount of water also helps to prevent moisturising ingredients from becoming diluted so they can function to their full potential.

Not every shampoo bar is equal though, which is why we’re looking at KinKind’s Give Me MORE! range that has been specially designed for curly hair.

Woman with an afro sitting in a white dress with her back to the camera

It's important to use the right hair products for curly hair

Who is KinKind?

KinKind is an award-winning British brand on a mission to banish plastic from UK bathrooms.

It specialises in a range of personal care products from moisturiser bars to hair care.

All products save approximately 3-4 plastic bottles too.

The Give Me MORE! range in particular lasts up to 50 washes. That’s saving approximately two 250ml bottles from becoming plastic pollution.

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KinKind's products are vegan friendly and handmade in the UK

What’s in KinKind’s Give Me MORE! bars?

Just like all of KinKind’s personal care products, the Give Me MORE! range is vegan-friendly and handmade in the UK with natural, ethically-sourced ingredients.

What’s more, they’re cruelty free, silicone free and paraben free.

Key ingredients in the Give Me MORE! shampoo bar includes:

  • Geranium for fragrance and to improve scalp health

  • Ylang ylang to improve hair texture and reduce breakage

  • Wheat bran for smoothness, hydration and shine

Key ingredients in the Give Me MORE! conditioner bar includes:

  • Cocoa seed butter to nourish the hair

  • Coconut oil to tame frizz and prevent breakage

  • Geranium

  • Ylang ylang

Two shampoo bars for curly hair by KinKind

KinKind is one a mission to banish plastic from the bathroom

KinKind Review: The best shampoo bar for curly hair?

We asked pebble expert Becky Mason to review the KinKind Give Me MORE! range. Here’s what she thought:

"I was so surprised. I've got a lot of curly hair and I usually struggle with any shampoo and conditioner.

This KinKind bar is the first shampoo bar I've tried.

“It was brilliant. It looks great, smells amazing and my hair smelled nice all day. The shampoo was so soft and lathered really well.

“The products were really moisturising - although nothing is too moisturising for my hair.

"It gave my hair a better, softer texture and didn’t leave it greasy. I was pleased to find there was no awkward breaking in period.

“They’re great for travel too.

I highly recommend it to other curly-haired people!"

Woman with curly hair flicking it back looking happy
“I highly recommend it to other curly-haired people!”

How to Buy KinKind Give Me MORE!

The KinKind Give Me MORE! range is available to buy directly from KinKind online rather than in supermarkets.

This allows the brand to minimise the carbon impact through distribution from factory to family letterboxes.

The great thing is you don’t have to be in for your delivery as the products can be posted through the letterbox.

Choose from individual bars or get the shampoo and conditioner bar set.

Currently, KinKind is only available in the UK.

View the Give Me MORE! range on KinKind.

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