Are Shampoo Bars the New Substitute For Shampoo?

Posted by Jimmy Gould on


Shampoo is one indispensable beauty product, much like soap or body wash. As long as people have hair, it's here to stay. The average person is estimated to go through 800 bottles of shampoo. You do the math. There is no sign of this market slowing down, and you know what else is here to stay? Longer than all of us? Shampoo bottles. 

Although recycling shampoo bottles is something that everyone should be doing, some find it cumbersome to do so. You would need to wipe off the remaining shampoo inside the bottle and not rinse it before you can toss it into the recycling bin. And there aren't a lot of shampoo manufacturers offering a refill in local stores. Hence, the amazing alternative to this growing shampoo bottle problem is the bottle-less shampoo bar. 

Lush - the pioneers

It was more than 20 years ago that the first shampoo bars made it's way to the public, thanks to Lush co-founder Mo Constantine and cosmetic chemist Stan Krysztal. Lush is also credited for its naked revolution - a movement encouraging beauty products to be sold naked or without any plastic packaging. And just like that, shampoo bars became a household name.

Why switch to shampoo bars?

Aside from the obvious reason of waste reduction, there are other benefits of switching to shampoo bars. Most of these are made naturally, without the chemicals and preservatives that are present in liquid shampoos. Shampoo bars are usually made cruelty-free and of natural ingredients, it won't strip your hair dry as well. 

If you travel a lot, you wouldn't have to limit yourself to the airline rules of packing a certain amount of liquids. You can probably bring more than you need and it won't be a problem, it isn't liquid after all. It even won't leak and get clothes wet, oh, the wonders. 

Shampoo bars are also more concentrated than bottled ones. A shampoo bar can be equivalent to two to three bottles of liquid shampoo, just imagine all that money you will be saving. 

The Best Shampoo Bars

Don't know where to start? Here are some of the best shampoo bars in the market!

This shampoo bar is good for all skin types, though it is recommended if you have dandruff, eczema or very sensitive, dry skin and damaged hair. It is not scented and is 100% natural, handcrafted, chemical-free, and enriched with plant and nut oils.

It's Lush's bestseller for a reason - it has a sweet smell that will make people want to sniff your hair, plus it has honey which is known to add shine and softness to hair. 

Imagine, this bar can replace up to 6 bottles of liquid shampoo! The Shampoo with a purpose is manufactured in Sydney and use the triple mill process, and done twice which makes it really concentrated. Not to mention that it's vegan and free of palm oil and sulphates.