7 of the best shampoo bars for all hair types

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 7 of the best shampoo bars for all hair types

Shampoo bars are the new must haves for your beauty routine.

Everyone is wanting to help the planet, and one way to do this is by swapping out your plastic bottle shampoos for your plastic-free shampoo bars - improving the planet and improving your hair.

These shampoos are plastic-free, SLS free and silicone free. No more irritation or problems from washing your hair, whilst giving you the luscious locks you've always wanted.

Here is everything you need to know before transitioning.

The benefits of using shampoo bars

There are many benefits to using shampoo bars, and here are a few of them...

The main perk of using a shampoo bar is that it is better for environment. The packaging is plastic-free unlike many liquid shampoo. It is also made with natural ingredients which is beneficial to the planet (and for your hair).

The shampoo being made with all natural ingredients means it is less damaging to your hair. There is no chemical used in them, meaning you will feel the full benefits of the shampoo. It is good for the scalp, helps with growth, reduce dandruff and rebalances the natural oils in your hair.

Another benefit is it will save you money, it will reduce the amount of money coming out your bank each month for your hair routine. The bars are cheaper than most bottles of shampoo, but on top of that, the bars last longer so you will be buying less bars than you would liquid shampoo.

The other pro to using shampoo bars is they are smaller, making it easier to pack them in your luggage to take on holiday with you.

How long does a shampoo bar last

As previously stated, using shampoo bars is cheaper alternative to shampoo in a bottle. This is because shampoo bars last three times longer than a liquid shampoo. They can be used for 80-100 washes per bar, so even if you were to wash your hair every other day the bar will last you for at least four months.

Transition from bottle to bar

One thing that needs to be mentioned about starting to use shampoo bars is the transition period from a liquid shampoo. Your hair can become used to the ingredients in the liquid, therefore it needs to adjust when using natural ingredients in the bar. This can change the condition of your hair, depending what condition it is in before transition.

But stick with it, it will be worth the wait and a few bad hair days.

After the transition period you won't need to wash your hair as often - sounds good, right?

How to store the shampoo bar

Shampoo bars can be stored in the same way as soap bars, but if you want to make it last longer than make sure you place it on a soap dish that can drain the water. The bar needs to be left to air dry in between washes - both of these things will help to prevent the shampoo becoming gooey.

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The best shampoo bars

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Eco Warrior Shampoo Bar

The ideal shampoo bar to 'deeply nourish' your hair and works for all hair types. It is a simple sample that does exactly what you need it to do. It is scented with orange and ginger essential oils, giving your hair a citrus smell.


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Ethique Shampoo Bar

The 'Frizz Wrangler' is your solution for dry and/or frizzy hair. It will become your go-to shampoo if you use a lot of heat on your hair or if you are blessed with curly hair.




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LUSH Flyway Hair Shampoo Bar

Used to having fine hair and wanting to experience what it is like to have thick hair? Well this shampoo does exactly that. It is made with sea salt which helps texture your hair to give you thickness. 




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Earth Kind Shampoo Bar

This shampoo is made from Tea Tree and Eucalyptus, a great duo to sooth and calm irritated scalps. Overall it helps to improve the health of the scalp.


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Object Shampoo Bar

The 'rebalancing' shampoo does exactly what it says. This bar will rejuvenate your hair and balance the oil levels - so no more oily scalp.




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Faith in Nature Shampoo Bar

Faith in Nature shampoos are perfect if you want to be kind to the planet and kind to your hair. They are 100% natural, suitable for normal hair and will leave your hair nourished. The lavender in this shampoo is a bonus to make you feel relaxed after washing your hair. 


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Love Beauty and Plant Shampoo Bar

The 'Blooming Colour' shampoo is vegan, free from silicones and colourants. This bar is perfect for giving your hair shine and protecting coloured hair.