Updated: Jun 12
1) Shampoo bars are toxin and chemical free!
This is by far the number one reason to make the switch to shampoo bars. There are over 12 toxic ingredients to avoid in commercial shampoo and conditioner, mainly because they have been linked with causing cancer, and other disease and illness. They do nothing but strip your hair of natural oils and infuse it with harmful chemicals.
2) Shampoo bars are package free!
They don’t require packaging, so they are much better for the environment than their bottled counterparts.
A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number are projected to jump another 20% by 2021. This equates to about 20,000 bottles being bought every second.
It’s better for the environment (and ultimately for the future of our species and all species on earth to try to reduce packaging across the board where possible. While switching to shampoo bars may seem like it can barely make a dent in these numbers, think about it this way: as more people convert, more and more bottles will be diverted from landfills and our water ways.
3) Shampoo bars are very concentrated!
The bars are more concentrated than traditional shampoos, so you can use less per application and they will last longer. This is especially true with proper care. Don’t let your bars soak in water, and don’t store them in travel tins for any length of time!
Why do they last longer? Look at a bottle of shampoo or conditioner in your shower or on the shelves in stores and the first ingredient you will see is water. This explains why you typically need a healthy dollop of product to get the performance you want. With the bars, it’s a lot more difficult to use too much, especially when you are applying the bars directly to your head (which is what we recommend). With the shampoo bars, you will find they lather up right away, so you’re able to tell quickly when you’ve reached your desired lather.
4) Shampoo bars are great for travel!
Shampoo bars are great to travel with as you don't have to worry about any potential for spillage or liquid restrictions. The bars are perfect for carry on as they only are they small and lightweight, they are TSA approved, which means you don’t have to plan your packing around your hair care products! And best of all, they help prevent using the individual-sized shampoos and conditioners at your hotel, which goes back to point #2 about reducing packaging waste.
5) Shampoo bars are space savers!
Shampoo bars are great for saving space. Being much smaller and more lightweight than their bottled counterparts relative to the number of washings you can get from the same amount of product, shampoo bars help you save space. This comes in handy in a variety of situations, from keeping your bathroom cabinets decluttered, to packing for an upcoming camping trip!
6) Shampoo bars offer a low carbon footprint!
The overall carbon footprint is less with shampoo bars. As mentioned, these solid bars are more lightweight and compact than their bottled counterparts, so they require less space during transport relative to the same amount of washes with liquid shampoo. Roughly ten to fifteen transport trucks of liquid shampoo would be needed for one transport truck of solid shampoo bars to get the same number of washes!
7) Shampoo bars are multi-purpose!
Shampoo bars can also be used for other purposes like washing your body, your pets or your clothes while camping or travelling!
8) Shampoo bars leave hair feeling clean!
Shampoo bars clean your hair without the addition of toxic chemicals. They will, in a short space of time, rid your hair of the residue built up from commercial products. Follow up with a rinse of a 4:1 Apple Cider Vinegar to water in a re-usable squirt bottle. This will detangle and smooth your hair, leaving it with the perfect Ph balance. Rinse again with water.
The vinegar smell will fade quickly. Avoid getting this vinegar rinse in your eyes though.
Buy your Rosemary and Mint Conditioning Shampoo bar here.