Shampoo bars; once just a travel companion, now an everyday staple.
These little bars of genius have been around for years and finally we can see what all the fuss is about. They’re travel-friendly, sustainable and leave your hair squeaky clean. The fact that they won’t spill all over your favourite coat mid-flight (yes, we have all been there) is enough for our tick of approval. But, the real reason why you should use a shampoo bar is because they cut down on plastic and product!
It’s no secret the beauty industry has had a major impact on the environment. From toxic chemicals and sunscreens snuffing out our coral reefs, to surplus packaging and microbead overload, it’s clear something needs to change. 80 billion shampoo and conditioner bottles are used worldwide every year, destined for recycling facilities or landfill. Plastic in are oceans is increasing at an alarming rate, scientists estimate that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish!
Shampoo bars not only completely cut out plastic (often placed in compostable cardboard), they last longer. On average, a shampoo bar will outlast two or three bottles of liquid shampoo, meaning more money for your coffee obsession, right? Flowing with their nature, they’re also usually vegan, cruelty free, palm oil free and sustainable, win-win.
We wouldn’t turn you to awful products for environmental sake, the shampoo bars listed below are seriously good. Gone are the days of bars causing limp, starchy oiled up hair and hello to a new era of nourished and heavenly locks. These are our top 3 picks:
1: Ethique Damage Control Shampoo Bar
This is a crowd favourite and their original shampoo bar for normal-dry hair. Mixed with coconut oil, cocoa butter and peppermint, this beauty won’t weigh the hair down. Just add water and your locks will be singing in the shower with you!
2: LUSH Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar
Jumping Juniper is perfect for a deep clean. Juniperberry works to regulate sebum production, clearing the scalp. It works well for all of you who get a little oily from time to time. The lemon and lime oils work to give shine so you’ll look like a diamond in no time.
3: Christophe Robin Hydrating Shampoo Bar with Aloe Vera
This hydrating shampoo bar is mixed with aloe vera, shikakai and coconut extracts to gently sweep away impurities. This hand-made, all-natural bar will complete change your cleansing regime. Bonus, you can also use it as a body wash (sold!)