Months ago I watched a young man named Benjamin Stern pitch his eco-friendly shampoo balls on the TV show “Shark Tank.” I was intrigued. The Nohbo shampoo balls aim to reduce waste. Soon afterward I purchased them in advance via Indiegogo. I finally received my order three weeks ago and was thrilled to try them out.
Check out the unboxing and excuse my mispronunciation of Nohbo:
I have used up almost all of my first order of 15 shampoo balls by now. Some of them were broken during shipping, but I still was able to ball pieces them up and use them. I paid $11 for the order and shipping was free. The balls come in a clear plastic bag that is biodegradable. I would order more than one set of 15 in the future to reduce use of recycled boxes for shipping. It would be nice if stores started carrying Nohbo so that you can cut out the boxes altogether.
One ball is for a single use. You simply wet your hands and your hair and dissolve the ball in your hands by rubbing them together. Work with it to make sure it dissolves completely so you don’t get residue in your hair. The lather becomes creamy like a normal shampoo does. Rinse thoroughly; a couple of times I left a tiny bit of residue in my hair. Overall I like the concept and the scent of the cherry blossom Nohbo shampoo balls.
Nohbo balls are plant derived, cruelty-free, sulfate-free and paraban-free. It’s also made in the U.S. I tried the cherry blossom scent, which is pink and has a nice scent that isn’t overwhelming. Other options are Smoky Sandalwood and Unscented.
These currently are out of stock on the website but you can sign up to be notified when they are back in stock. The website also says that conditioners are coming soon.
Would you be interested in trying these?