I've never used bar shampoo and conditioner before, but I really like it! You have to take a couple extra minutes to work the conditioner through the hair, but that's okay, because sometimes I feel like other conditioners don't really get distributed properly. I kind of takes it in sections and work it top and underneath the hair section. It seems to be lasting quite well also.
Great smell, good texture when i pick up the bar. Easy to cut the bar into smaller pieces. Application of the bar to my hair is average -- not the easiest, not the most difficult I've encountered in solid conditioner. I would recommend using a comb to comb the conditioner into the hair evenly.