I received a lavender coloured sample bar of Ethique’s Oaty Delicious shampoo with my last online order from Ethique. Oaty Delicious is made with oats, coconut oil, lavender and chamomile oils, all packaged into a perfect mild and gentle bar that is foamy and sweet smelling. It has been formulated for use on little ones hair and body, to make bath-time easy. Now, as I don’t have children to test this on, and I do have naturally oily hair, I wasn’t expecting much from this little sample bar.
The packaging says to “Wet the bar and your hair. Swipe the bar down your hair from root to tip. Put the bar down and lather shampoo into hair – it will foam! Rinse and repeat if necessary.”
The first few nights after opening this bar, I used it as a body wash, and the lavender scent is just heavenly! It foams up wonderfully on a shower pouf, and the lather feels really soft and gentle on my skin, yet cleans effectively. After using Oaty Delicious as a body wash for a few nights, I started to wonder how well this would work on my oily hair. I know that Ethique’s St Clements Shampoo Bar is supposed to be great for oily hair, but I haven’t tried that yet (I have purchased a bar though, and will be trying it soon), so I gave Oaty Delicious a try on my hair, not expecting much from it.
I wet my hair and the bar, as per the instructions, and I swiped the bar down my hair before lathering up, and rinsed with warm water. I honestly wasn’t expecting much, but I’m amazed! This little bar of kiddies shampoo worked better on my very oily hair than my current store-bought bottle of shampoo. So well that I’m actually considering buying a full sized bar because I love how it works, and the lavender scent is divine. The only downside is that the chunks of oats can be difficult to rinse out, but if some of them do get stuck, they simply brush out afterwards.
Update: As of June 2019, Ethique began the process of reformulating all of their bars, so the new bar’s formula may be quite different to the old one that I reviewed above.
Read my review of Ethique’s St Clements shampoo bar here