I was excited to have an opportunity to try bar shampoo and conditioner, and had no set level of expectations. First, I was a little disappointed in the scent when in the box (smelled less natural than I expected) but that went away with use which was interesting. My hair is fairly thick and long at just above my waist, so I was a little anxious it wouldn’t clean thoroughly. However, the shampoo lathered well and cleaned all of my hair! Yay! The conditioner was interesting - it did not lather at all despite repeated efforts, and I found the advice to rub the bar on my hair impractical with how long my hair is - so that was a struggle. I think I ended tearing my hair in an effort to get products from the bar into the strands... despite that disappointing experience though, my hair was soft and smooth once it dried so I consider it mostly a success. One note though is that the lip balm and deodorant continue to have the weird smell, and I’m not convinced I will be able to use them. Overall while I wish the product was a little more user friendly, I’m for this step forward to no plastic.