This was my first attempt at using bar shampoo, and I have nothing bad to say! I did a fair amount of research before trying this particular product first, and I didn't have any of the problems I have read about with bar shampoos such as sticky residues. My hair is waist-length so I was a bit worried about enough lather but there was plenty! Haven't used long enough to comment on long-term issues like dryness but so far I am loving it. Fewer chemicals on me, and so much less plastic waste.