This website provides a comprehensive guide to shampoo and conditioner bars – what they are, how they work, what to look for and recipes if you want to try to make them yourself.
I have blonde, curly hair. It’s hard to manage, and I’ve tried so many different commercial shampoos, conditioners and products. I hated the amount of waste my hair care regime was creating. So many plastic bottles!
Then I discovered shampoo bars – they changed my life! I hope that I can inspire other people to choose this zero-waste hair care option too.
What is a Shampoo Bar?
Shampoo and conditioner bars are all the rage these days, and for good reason. They are a zero waste, plastic free shampoo, with natural ingredients. They are the best shampoo for the environment and your hair.
A shampoo bar is just shampoo, in solid form. A shampoo bar is NOT a soap.
- With regular shampoo, you pour some into your hand, massage it into your hair and rinse.
- With a shampoo bar, lather it in your hands, massage it into your hair and rinse.
Why should you use a Shampoo Bar?
It is simply a more environmentally friendly, natural way to care for your hair. It’s zero waste shampoo!
- Most of the time, they are zero waste!
- One small shampoo bar is equivalent to 3-5 regular bottles of shampoo.
You don’t need to wash your hair as often
- How often do you need to use your shampoo bar? Once or twice a week is fine!
- They last for a long time. One bar is equivalent to 3-5 regular bottles of shampoo.
As far as I know, shampoo bars have no animal testing.
- Shampoo bars are less likely to be tested on animals.
- Regular liquid shampoo is often tested on animals in horrific conditions. We should not be supporting an industry that does this!
Shampoo bars have natural Ingredients
- Generally, the ingredients in a solid shampoo bar are much more natural (click here to see common shampoo bar ingredients).
- Shampoo bars are free of sulfates and silicones, and are made from moisturizing oils and gentle cleansers.
Shampoo and condition bars are easy to transport
- No leaking bottles
- Because they are not liquid, you can take them on planes – they are the best shampoo for travelling (click here to read more).