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Why Choose a Solid Shampoo Bar?

Posted by Carrie Mick on

You've probably seen shampoo bars in beauty blogs or in stores and wondered what the appeal is. After all, do they work as well as traditional liquid shampoo? To help you decide if you should give a solid shampoo bar a try, we're breaking down some of the benefits!

Save Space in the Shower

Tired of bulky bottles crowding a tiny shelf or picking up a shower caddy that's always falling on the floor? Shampoo bars are compact and lightweight, so even if you have a small shower with limited shelving, you can easily use a simple suction cup soap dish to keep your bar out of the way (Just make sure to get one that drains or is out of the way of the shower spray).

Solid Shampoo is Cost Efficient

Did you know that between 70 and 80 percent of liquid shampoo is just water? That means only about 20 percent of what you're using is actually doing anything for your hair. With a solid shampoo bar, you're getting 100% active ingredients, whether it's a cleansing agent, moisturizing ingredient, or ingredients that help the bar last longer. This means that if you're buying a good quality bar, a little goes a LONG way so it will, use for use, last significantly longer than the equivalent amount of shampoo. This is especially true if you take care of it (let it dry between uses is the main thing), so you're getting a lot more bang for your buck. Our 3 oz bars typically last over 75 washes. 

Shampoo Bars Are Eco-Friendly

Another fact: One million plastic bottles are purchased around the world every MINUTE. How many of those are recycled, upcycled, or reused compared to how many end up in a landfill or in the ocean? Sadly, only around 10 percent of those bottles are recycled, and plastic recycling comes with its own problems, including carbon and chemical emissions.

Fortunately, you can do your part to eliminate plastic bottles and packaging, and shampoo bars are an easy way to do it. While some shampoo bars are shrink wrapped, most are either in a paperboard box, or, like our bars, wrapped in paper  and labeled with a biodegradable paper label. Look for ones that don't use plastic, and you'll be making a great step toward reducing waste.

Eliminate Travel Hassles

If you're packing a carry-on, do you really want to take the time to transfer three ounces of shampoo to a separate bottle or go out and buy travel sizes? No. Do you want to use the hotel shampoo and conditioner that leaves your hair looking and feeling like straw? Also no.

Even worse, what if one of the caps on the bottle breaks or gets loose and leaks all over your suitcase? Traveling with shampoo bottles and conditioner bottles is just one more hassle that can be eliminated by using a solid shampoo bar. No weight restrictions, no messy leaks, just toss it into a little box, tin, or bag and you're ready to go.

Solid Shampoo Isn't Just for Hair

Our shampoo bars are made from gentle, plant-based ingredients like rice protein and cocoa butter along with gentle sulfate-free cleansers. This means you can use them as a body wash bar that will leave your skin feeling clean, and the awesome lather you get makes them fantastic for shaving! One shampoo bar can get rid of a bottle of shampoo, body wash, and a can of shave gel.

Shop Our Solid Shampoo Bars

Ready to give solid shampoo a try? Check out our selection of shampoo bars and conditioner bars! Our sulfate-free shampoo bars are handmade using natural and plant-based ingredients including essential oil blends and are also free from parabens, silicones, and phthalates so you can enjoy soft, healthy, shiny hair that you can feel great about.

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