One of the best shampoos I ever used was a shampoo bar I bought from someone on Nappturality. I loved it and how it made my hair felt but I just couldn't get with the application. It was too much work for me and I felt like I couldn't cut through the bush lol
The application does take some getting use to. I wonder if you dissolve it and make liquid shampoo from the bar, if it will give the same cleansing results. Maybe that will be more effective for you.