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PINE TAR SHAMPOO BAR For Flakey, Itchy Scalp

(64 customer reviews)


PINE TAR SHAMPOO BAR For Flakey, Itchy Scalp


This Pine Tar Shampoo Bar is made in an old-fashioned way to wash hair with nothing but pure saponified vegetable oils including 10% Neem Seed Oil and 10% pine tar. At the end of the saponification process, I add Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil for extra conditioning of dry, sensitive scalps. It is a vegan product.

Pine Tar Shampoo Bar For Flakey, Itchy Scalp and Dandruff

Using Pine Tar in a soap or shampoo to help with dandruff is a very old fashioned method of helping itchy, flakey hair and scalp. In fact, Pine Tar has been used for at least 2000 years for skin conditions. It is thought that it works by softening the skin’s keratin and thinning out the top layer of skin which slows down overactivity at the basal layer. This in turn promotes the return of normal keratin growth, helping skin diseases like psoriasis. Not only that but Pine Tar has shown to relieve itchiness, inflammation, bacterial and fungal infections. For more information read: Topical pine tar: History, properties and use as a treatment for common skin conditions

This is a Traditional Shampoo

Please take a moment to learn about the difference between old-fashioned saponified shampoos and synthetic detergent shampoos as they are very different types of shampoos. I also make a gentler Salon Quality Pine Tar Shampoo that contains just as much Pine Tar but is made using more expensive Ph balanced and gentle modern hair cleansers.

People with flaky scalp, itchy head, dandruff, or eczema seek out pine tar shampoos because many find them helpful. However, keep in mind that the FDA not recognizing it as a treatment for any skin condition. Also, when selling a shampoo, it takes a rigorous application process to claim a product treats dandruff, eczema or psoriasis which most small makers can not do. Still, there are many people who use it to help their scalp issues and tell me it is the only thing that helped them.

I make a traditional Pine Tar Shampoo Bar for flakey, itchy scalp and dandruff because a customer begged me to. She told me pine tar soap was the only thing that helped her embarrassing dandruff and helped her husband’s itchy scalp. Yet, despite how much it helped, she couldn’t find anyone making it.

Many other people use it simply because they love the smell, which is strong and smells like a campfire.

I make my Pine Tar Soap from scratch, balancing the best ingredients with affordability.


Saponified Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Pine Tar, Neem Oil, Castor Oil, Sustainable and Organic Palm Kernel Oil, Sustainable and Organic Palm Oil, Babassu Oil, Cocoa Butter,  Fractionated Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Cedarwood Essential Oil, Sage Essential Oil and Thyme Essential Oil.

Directions Using Pine Tar Shampoo Bar for flakey, itchy scalp and dandruff

Use on scalp and body as you would use any other soap. Keep dry between uses will allow the soap to last much longer. I recommend using a Apple Cider Vinegar rinse after use especially for longer hair. Not only will it rinse out any hard water minerals, it flattens the hair cuticles. There’s also some evidence that ACV helps with eczema too. I advise using distilled water and no more than 10% ACV. Distilled water is like rain water and softens hair. You can also follow with your favorite conditioner, which might make it unnecessary to use an ACV rinse. If you experience any unwanted reaction discontinue use.

Pine Tar Sources

I purchase an extra heavy pine tar sourced from a Swedish pine. It is 100% pure pine tar and nothing else. According to the manufacturer, the Pine Tar process is proprietary.

I have a few people order it who report hating the smell. However, a few buy it for the smell alone. The best I can do to describe is it smells to me like burnt pine sap and road tar. If you can’t stand the smell and can’t use it, let me know?

Although most people say that modern processing of pine tar has eliminated any trace of creosote, I can not verify this. Creosote (not to be confused with the creosote bush or chaparral) is not a desirable ingredient.  For that reason, I do not recommend using this on children or pets. For children, I recommend my African Black Soap and for Dogs I recommend my Neem Dog Shampoo.

Additional information

Weight 6 oz

64 reviews for PINE TAR SHAMPOO BAR For Flakey, Itchy Scalp

  1. Kristen F. (verified owner)

    Probably my 4th or 5th purchase of this shampoo, it works so well for me. Thank you!

  2. Jaime S. (verified owner)

  3. Emily H. (verified owner)

    Love this stuff! I use it to wash my hair and face!

  4. Oscar L. (verified owner)

    This is so far the best Pine Tar shampoo I have ever bought. It doesn’t dry my hair like others, and the smell is even good. I loved it

  5. Sara C. (verified owner)

    Good Strong Smell!

  6. Christian (verified owner)

    Love this pine tar soap for washing my hair and my beard!

  7. Emily (verified owner)

  8. Kristine S. (verified owner)

    My husband loves this!

  9. Desiree (verified owner)

  10. Mary Demos (verified owner)

  11. Desiree (verified owner)

  12. Wayne S. (verified owner)

    A friend recommended that I try the Pine Tar Shampoo Bar from Ziryab’s Body Brew. I’m glad that I took that suggestion. The scent is interesting. The day I received the package, I used a bar to wash up from head to toe. The lather was good, as was it’s slickness. It rinsed off nicely and left little to no residue on my scalp and skin. I’ll be purchasing more in future as well as suggesting this product to friends.

  13. Rebecca (verified owner)

  14. Kristen F. (verified owner)

    My third order of this shampoo! Love the smell and love how it works so well for my scalp!

  15. Marc Ramon (verified owner)

    Lathered well, effecient to use, long lasting as only a little is needed.

  16. Cindy Sheldon (verified owner)

  17. Carina Berthusen (verified owner)

    It’s for someone else but it has solved their issues

  18. Nicole A. (verified owner)

  19. Desiree V. (verified owner)

    The pine tar shampoo is absolutely amazing! My son has been using it for a few months now and it has cleared up his scalp.

  20. jovanna mendoza (verified owner)

  21. Adriana D. (verified owner)

    Has done wonders for my husband’s hair. Love the scent. He definitely approves.

  22. Kaitlynn (verified owner)

  23. qshg202 (verified owner)

    A few months ago, I discovered Zir Yab’s on Etsy and ordered this shampoo bar out of curiosity. Since then, I’ve re-ordered it twice. It’s one of my favorite hair products, and I’ve received so many compliments on my hair since switching. My partner loves it as well; they said it helps their dry scalp.

  24. Daniel (verified owner)

    It’s great and has already helped my girlfriends hair. Less dry patches

  25. Chase (verified owner)

    I love that the ingredients are clean and pure. This shampoo is amazing and will be my forever shampoo product.

  26. Augustina (verified owner)

    Always the best item for my hair!

  27. Georgette P. (verified owner)

    I’m a repeat buyer of this product (I’ve lost count at this point). I’ve been struggling with dandruff majority of my life and this feels like the first thing I’ve tried that has put a dent in my capacity to feel like a snow globe as far as my dander is concerned. I use it along with diluted apple cider vinegar rinse. Great product.

  28. Lesley (verified owner)

    I have had dandruff and itchy scalp most of my life. I’ve tried many OTC remedies and none work anywhere near as well as this does. I’ve been using this for over a year now, and, I don’t see flakes. I will never run out!

    I would recommend picking up another shampoo bar, especially if you wash your hair a lot. This is a deep clean bar for me, so I only use it about once a week. I use the Rosemary shampoo bar as needed in between.

  29. AUTUMN (verified owner)

    It works. Love this stuff.

  30. Georgette (verified owner)

    I am a repeat customer and for as long as I can remember I’ve struggled with dandruff. This is the only thing after what felt like an eternity of searching that helped ease my flakiness. It’s still there but not nearly as bad. It’s even better when coupled with a diluted apple cider vinegar rinse, but that’s just my personal experience. As long as this shop is open I’ll keep getting this shampoo. Thank you so much! It’s the best!

  31. Jeffrey R. (verified owner)

    definitely controlling the winter dandruff I get these days without the obnoxious aroma of some of the other products I have tried.

  32. Kristen (verified owner)

    My new favorite shampoo bar! It’s working great for my skin and the smell is AMAZING!! It’s like you’re working in an herb garden with deep, rich soil and trees nearby.

  33. Keir DeMars (verified owner)

    This stuff saved me from increasingly bad dandruff! And eliminated plastic in the batroom!

  34. Anonymous (verified owner)

  35. Caron (verified owner)

    I love this shampoo bar! I have atopic dermatitis so I am VERY LIMITED as to what I can use on my scalp and body. It lathers up really well and I actually like the clean scent! I did not even have to use a conditioner! Combined with the Pine Tar Soap I don’t dread the aftermath of itching after a shower!

  36. Nicole (verified owner)

    Since a teenager I have had issues with over the counter shampoos making my head itch and after years of dealing with this I decided to try looking into the more natural stuff. After trying different bars from Ziryab’s Body Brew this has become my go to. I was a little concerned about the scent (things that are too strong give me a headache) but it ended up being subtle and not a problem for me.

  37. Kathy (verified owner)

  38. Elizabeth GA

    The smell does take some getting used to because it’s not floral, but it makes my hair so soft and my scalp is no longer itchy. Wonderful product and very generous amount for the price. Will repurchase.

  39. Andrea CA

    ??WOW?? this shampoo is amazing! I have never seen my hair look so gorgeous and nourished after the very first use! And the shampoo smells absolutely divine. Also I appreciated such fast shipping. Love!

  40. Shelby OH

    Really fast shipping with a nice added personal touch on the card.

  41. Ophelia Hu ME

    Good lather, smells earthy and great, leaves my scalp feeling soothed

  42. Whitney D MO

    I have scalp issues and one of the only things that helps alleviate it is a tar based shampoo. I’m trying to phase out harsh chemicals in my body care products and use less plastics. This pine tar shampoo bar helped me achieve both! Traditionally, tar bas

  43. Catherine MA

    Service was excellent, but the shampoo just doesn’t work as stated.

  44. Michiru MN

    Love this shampoo bar. Will buy again!!!

  45. Pam Stacye Attn: Brooke MO

    Works great! Helps with dandruff, suds easily. Best shampoo bar I’ve tried!

  46. Mariah KY

    It really made a difference after one use!

  47. Destiny WA

    This shampoo bar came quickly. I wanted to use it for awhile before I reviewed. I have been getting some sort of rash on my head for awhile and it has completely gotten rid of the itchiness. I also tried this on my leg too which I had also gotten some som

  48. Joctan Acuna CA

    I love the soap! Shipping was super fast and the soap works great on my hair. Thanks!

  49. C Eric J PA

    Smells great & arrived quickly. Excited to see how it works on my scalp.

  50. Heather CA

    I love the smell. I had a three month spurt of having to use prednisone as a result of 3 months of giant hives due to a new allergy. The medication really dried my scalp which never is a problem (and I have dreads of 8 years). This bar assisted in helping

  51. Caroline NJ

    Works wonders on my dogs coat!! No more dandruff!! Thank you!!

  52. Sasha KY

    I’m very surprised by this. I suffer from scalp dermatitis. I’ve used it twice so far and my itchy scalp has been tamed and soothed. It has also helped with my dry patches/dandruff looking issues. I think it will be better the more I use it. It’s nice to

  53. Jennifer TN

    Ahh, I love this pine tar shampoo bar so much! While many people may not like the scent at first, I’ve grown quite fond of it since I associate it with a decrease in itchiness and psoriasis symptoms. I use it as an all over body soap too. One stop shoppin

  54. Kristin FL

    Absolutely love it! My hair stays fresh and clean longer and I haven’t had any issues with itch or flaking since using it. Highly recommend.

  55. Danielle CA

    I can’t tell if this actually works (after 6 weeks), but it was a huge bar for the price. It doesn’t foam like other shampoo bars and is a little hard to get enough of the product to feel like it coats my scalp but I don’t think it made my dry scalp any w

  56. Nadia FL

    Wonderful soap! Made my hair fuller and my scalp didn’t feel as itchy! Thank you for a great product!!! Awesome ingredients!n

  57. Kristina CO

    I actually really like the smell of this. Too soon to tell if it works for my flaky scalp but shipping was lightning fast!! Also, the personalized note is always a plus in my book!!!

  58. Virginie TN

    Love it! Will buy again!

  59. Sophia CA

    Came exactly as described. Just didn’t work for me. I tried it out for a couple months and really didn’t get any relief from my itchy scalp. The scent is very strong; I could smell it down the hallway from my bathroom.

  60. Josh NC

  61. Charlene FL

    Received package in record time. Smells wonderful haven’t used it yet

  62. Schutz WV

    I’ve tried many different shampoo bars for dry/itchy scalp and all of them have not helped and some made it worse. This pine tar shampoo bar is not only HUGE, it has really helped my scalp get some relief. Thank you for making a really great product!

  63. Angel CA

    So Far I like the shampoo and will buy it again.

  64. Denia NJ

    This has helped with my dandruff.nMaybe there is something stronger but worked great after using it for a month.

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