Sensitive Bee Fragrance Free Shampoo Bar
Sensitive Bee Fragrance Free Shampoo Bar
Sensitive Bee Fragrance Free Shampoo Bar
Sensitive Bee Fragrance Free Shampoo Bar

Sensitive Bee Fragrance Free Shampoo Bar

SKU: 99
Regular price £11.00

Moisturise & Soothe Sensitive Scalps

Perfect for the most sensitive of scalps, our Sensitive Bee Shampoo Bar is gentle and free of essential oils and fragrance, making it the perfect shampoo to transform your haircare routine.

"I definitely recommend it, especially if you have sensitive skin"

"Lathers so easy makes hair super soft, need to wash hair less frequently" 

"Still hadn’t made my hair itch despite using it several time in a row. Which is a minor miracle!"

Our Sensitive Bee shampoo bar is:

  • 100% natural
  • free of palm oil, fragrance, lanolin and SLS
  • made from simple, easy to understand ingredients
  • cruelty free
  • sustainable & wrapped in fully compostable, recycled, greaseproof paper 
  • promotes bee welfare
  • gentle
  • moisturising and hydrating
  • handmade in small batches 
  • made by a small, independent Welsh brand that cares about you and about nature
Product Description

A generous helping of coconut oil works to naturally wash away dirt and bacteria from the hair and scalp. Together with the soothing and moisturising properties of argan and castor oils, you can be sure our shampoo will leave your hair hydrated and nourished without irritation.

Loaded with the moisture rich oils of argan and castor, our Sensitive Bee shampoo bar is designed to soothe the scalp and help promote soft, voluminous hair in harmony with your natural oil production.

Palm oil, fragrance and plastic free, it is as gentle on the planet as it is on your skin, allowing you to cleanse your hair and scalp naturally without a damaging chemical in sight.

PLEASE NOTE THAT SHAMPOO BARS DO NOT WORK FOR EVERYONE and will often depend on your hair type, length, condition, porousness, water type (hard of soft) and whether you have residue build up from silicone shampoos & styling products.  It can also depend on the method of use for the bar, whether enough of the product has been used, whether a lather has been created and whether there is adequate rinsing to avoid residue being left on the hair.

Our Sensitive Bee shampoo bar weighs approximately 95g and comes wrapped in fully compostable, recycled, greaseproof paper.  Please note that as our shampoo bars are hand cut their weight can vary slightly.  

Directions for Use

You do have to work a little harder with a shampoo bar to get the best results, but when it works you will achieve plastic free soft, shiny hair and are unlikely to need a conditioner.  You also usually need to wash less often with much less grease build up experienced between washes!

We would recommend following the directions for use: 

  1. Firstly ensure you give your hair a thorough brushing beforehand, This gets rid of any dust, grime and loose hairs so that the shampoo can work more effectively.
  2. Thoroughly wet your hair with fairly warm water (cool water will not cleanse the hair effectively) before rubbing the shampoo bar through your wet hands to start the lather and apply through the hair to the scalp. It would be beneficial to rub the bar through at this stage. AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES AS CAN IRRITATE.  If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water.
  3. Add a little water and gently massage the scalp with the pads of your fingertips in small firm circular motions. This will help to create a lather and to remove any dirt, grime and debris from the scalp. It is important not to ‘scrub’ the hair and scalp as this will only cause your hair to be damaged and tangle the hair. Massaging the scalp helps stimulate blood flow to the scalp, leading to healthier stronger new hair growth.  By regularly cleaning the scalp you are removing the old dirty oil and promoting new clean sebum which will protect your scalp and hair, encouraging it to remain healthy. 
  4. Next it is time to rinse. But before rinsing it all away, add some more water and massage gently to emulsify the shampoo product, which loosens it and it is then able to be rinsed away more easily. This is an important point especially if you have previously felt residue left in it.  Do not worry if you don’t get a good lather to start with, it means the shampoo is being diluted by, and working hard to remove, the oil/dirt and any build of previous products used.  
  5. In most cases you need to shampoo a second time. The first shampoo removes any debris or product from the hair, the second shampoo actually cleanses the hair, so again lather the bar and apply to your scalp, adding a little water. You will find it lathers more easily, massage your scalp and run the lather through your hair to the ends, this will gently cleanse and freshen the rest of the hair.
  6. Add more water, emulsifying gently before finally rinsing away all traces of the shampoo. Rinsing thoroughly is a very important step, as any product left in the hair will cause it to be lank, look, and feel greasy and be difficult to style effectively.
  7. When you rinse your hair it is likely to feel very squeaky as if it needs to be conditioned.  This is because hair has a pH level of around 4.5 - 5 whereas the shampoo bars have a pH of around 9, causing the cuticles of your hair to open.  This allows moisture from the naturals oils to enter the hair.  If your final rinse is with cool water this will help to close the cuticles again making the hair less likely to tangle.  When the hair is dry the cuticles will re-close and your hair should be soft and shiny.
  8. If you find that your hair is still tangly or if a residue is left on your hair, and the above technique is not helping, then you can use a vinegar or lemon rinse after rinsing away the shampoo lather.  This will re-close your cuticles as both vinegar and lemon have a very low pH.  Simply dilute with 3 parts water, pour over the hair after rinsing the shampoo lather, let sit for a couple of minutes then rinse out.

To read more about why sulfates are not so good for your hair or scalp, have a look at our blog HERE.

Initially it may you take a little longer to shampoo your hair than you are used to while following these steps, but it is worth persevering with it in order to get the best results out of your Shampoo bar. 

If you have hard water consider fitting a filter to your shower head to prevent mineral build up on your hair.

If you have been using chemical SLS style shampoos, your hair and scalp may need to go through a detox to remove the layers of plastics on the hair surface and to allow your scalp to settle into a regulated pattern of oil production.  This may last for a week or up to a month.  Be patient.  After repeated use you may find that you no longer need to wash your hair so regularly and/or that you no longer need conditioner.  The SLS (the foaming agent) in chemical shampoos dries/damages making conditioner necessary.

If you have any questions about your hair just get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Please note even though the ingredients in this product are all natural, some skins can react to natural ingredients, so it is advisable to test the product first on your inner wrist/arm to check compatibility with your skin before use.

When using this product avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.

If you would like a natural sisal shampoo bag to store your shampoo in between use or for travel CLICK HERE for more details.

Ingredients & Allergens

Read below for an easy to understand list of ingredients:  

Sodium Olivate, Sodium Cocate, Sodium Castorate, Sodium Arganate, Sodium Shea Butterate, Sodium Beeswax, Honey (Mel)

If you have any questions about the ingredients we use just ask us in our Live Chat box or email us at 


"Great shampoo bar

I found this shampoo bar when looking for alternatives to bottled shampoo when trying to cut down on my single-use plastic consumption. When I used to use bottled shampoo, after a while my hair would become greasy and dirty more quickly, and the only solution was to use an alternative shampoo, not easy when it's got to practically be ingredients-free! Since switching to the sensitive bee fragrance-free shampoo bar I haven't had that problem. My hair always looks and feels clean, and the shampoo bar itself is very easy to use. The instructions say to lather it in your hands before rubbing it in your hair, but I just rub the bar directly onto my head, which works well for me, but then I have quite short hair - that might not work so well for someone with longer hair. My skin can be quite reactive, which is why I have to be careful what products I use, and I have never experienced an problems using this shampoo bar - I definitely recommend it, especially if you have sensitive skin."

"Great for sensitive scalps!

The shampoo bar still hadn’t made my hair itch despite using it several time in a row. Which is a minor miracle! Especially for something which smells nice and works well. Love the product and the service. I’ll deffo be back for more!"

"The best

Excellent shampoo bar lathers so easy makes hair super soft, need to wash hair less frequently. No chemicals would recommend to anyone to give it a try you won't be disappointed."

"Very nice product

This shampoo is for my husband who is sensitive to harsh chemicals, and having tried other shampoo bars with some success, this one seems to be the better, only time will tell."

If you would like to let us know how our shampoo bar has helped with your haircare routine, please scroll down to the end of page and let us know.

Our Credentials (Why Buy From Us?)

Click HERE to find out more about our environmental, ethical and other credentials.

Product Matches

Performs best with our fragrance free Sensitive Bee Conditioner Bar for sensitive scalps:

If you would prefer a 'non-soap' style shampoo that is easy to lather and won't leave residue, why not try our pH friendly Gentle Bee Shampoo & Conditioning Bar:

For gently cleansing the whole body, have you had a look at our Sensitive Bee Honey Soap. Click HERE.

Money Back Guarantee

30 day 100% money back guarantee if you are not happy with your product.  For further details of our return policy see our Terms & Conditions Page.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Brilliant find

I use this with the sensitive conditioning bar. Love it. My hair and scalp are no longer dry or itchy, after a bad reaction to other products. So quick and easy to use. Love the gentle clean scent, never been a fan of perfumed cosmetics etc. And it leaves my curly hair clean, shiny and easy to manage. It seems to protect from our Welsh winds and sunlight too.

Works incredibly well

Hi lovely ladies, now that I have use your shampoo bar for a considerable time I can safely say that this product seems to work incredibly well, and I will be reordering the proper full size bar and no a sample. Thank you so much. 😊 Antony.

Not for me, unfortunately

I have tried to get on with this, I really have. On paper it looks so good - fragrance free, no plastic, pure ingredients. But, it leaves my hair greasy to the point of having to wash it every day,(which I have never done) and which I thought was exactly the opposite of what it is trying to achieve. I have followed the instructions as best I can, rinsing with lemon juice or vinegar diluted in boiled and cooled water (honestly, who's got time for all this faff?) but after 4 weeks of using it, it's going to be repurposed (stuck to a bar of soap!). PS whatever happened to the 'Gentle Bee' shampoo?

Thank you, Julia, for your feedback. We are of course disappointed to hear that this shampoo bar was not suited to you but thank you so much for your patience in persevering with it for a considered review.
Everyone’s scalp and hair has different needs and, although loved by many, this style shampoo bar can, for others, especially those in hard water areas, prove more tricky to use.
We would recommend opting instead for our bestselling pH friendly and easy lather Queen Bee natural shampoo bar – no transition period, no faff, no rinses!
Formulated with very gentle oils and, as a result of proving so popular, our Queen Bee Shampoo has now superseded the Gentle Bee shampoo bar you mentioned.
Julia, we would love to send you one out to try – we think this one will be much more suited to you for soft, grease free, healthy hair without any fuss? x


Bought for my 16 year old son who wants to do his bit for the environment. He has also been reading up on how traditional shampoos strip hair of natural oils etc. He loves the result and his hair is definitely improving in condition. Essential for a style conscious teenager

Pam Chettle
Love these natural products

I'm allergic to lots of the preservatives in toiletries and it is wonderful to find natural products. I'm very happy with this shampoo bar. It lathers well and makes my hair feel very clean and soft. I use it together with the fragrance free sensitive conditioner bar.