I told y’all a couple of weeks ago that I’d received this lovely Sparkle Bar of dog shampoo from The Honest Kitchen, in exchange for an honest review.
Some of y’all know that I have a mild soap obsession, and that I’ve been using Chubbs Bar dog shampoo on my own hair for a couple of years. But this last two weeks I’ve been using the Sparkle Bar from The Honest Kitchen. I’m going to break the comparison down as simply as I can, but for use on my hair, not a dog’s. First, I’ll explain my hair, since everyone is unique, and dog shampoo bars are not the best choice for everyone.
Sparkle Bar Dog Shampoo from THK
- Smells amazing, full of essential oils, with a nice wake up perk in the shower
- All natural, botanical (we at Jones Natural Chews just LOVE all natural!)
- Goat’s milk
- Smaller, lighter than a liquid shampoo
- Rinses clean quickly
- Lathers well
- Expensive – 12.99 a bar
Chubbs Bar Dog Shampoo
- Smells good, with a much lighter scent than the Sparkle Bar, but pleasant to use
- Degreasing shampoo, which is nice for oily hair
- Brightening and whitening shampoo, which is actually more than perfect for my grey
- Rinses clean quickly, not leaving any scent
- Always coming out with fun new scents, including seasonal packages (the nutmeg bar is my favorite)
- Vegan, organic bar
- Not so pricey, at 8.50 a bar, or 28.00 a pound (four bars – equaling $7 a bar)
What do both bars have in common? Weight (four ounce bars), shape (rectangular), rinsing clean, made for pet grooming. Sparkle Bar looks like it’s marketed to the individual, or pet owner, while the Chubbs Bar is marketed to groomers, making it less expensive.
Which do I love more? That’s really tough to say. They both do a great job on my coarse, thick, wavy, greying hair. They both rinse clean and get my hair squeaky clean. For those of you reading this dog bar shampoo review because you’re thinking about using it on your own grey hair, I love the Chubbs Bar for the brightening and whitening of my grey. I’ll break down the routine I’m currently working on, that seems to work best to moisturize and tame my wiry grey.
- Dog bar shampoo, lather, rinse, sometimes twice
- Conditioner (I use Tresemme)
- While damp, a little glossing product run through my hair, concentrating on the ends, not the scalp
- I only wash my hair every three days, and I almost never use a drier or flat iron – or brush
And for dogs? Y’all, I just love the dog bar shampoo for dogs. Period. It lathers up nicely, targets everywhere with no shampoo waste (I HATE liquid dog shampoo all over the tub or ground! And so much lather!). It rinses clean quickly. The dog is clean and smells good. The Sparkle Bar from THK does have some diatomaceous earth in it, which probably helps kill fleas. I’d honestly suggest getting a bar of each and trying it for yourself, see what you think. Both are excellent value.
Now go give your dog a Jones Natural Chew! And apologize for that bath you’re going to give it this weekend. 😉
Until I write again …