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If you buy liquid shampoo, go grab that bottle and turn it over to read the ingredients.
The first ingredient was water, right?
I don’t know about you, but I have water at home, I don’t need to buy a product that is mostly water.
Ingredients aside, have you ever stopped to think about how many plastic bottles you use through your lifetime just on your shampoo and conditioner?
In order to cut down on both spending money on water and repeated plastic use, I switched to shampoo bars over a year ago and I. Am. HOOKED.
How To Use A Shampoo Bar
I had never used a shampoo bar before last year when I decided to switch to using them exclusively (I do strange things like that), and I was initially apprehensive because I had no idea how to use them.
I’ve found the easiest way to use a shampoo bar is to rub the bar directly on wet hair and work it into a lather with your fingers.
When your bar gets so low that it starts breaking into small pieces, it might be easier to just lather it up in your hands and then work it through your hair.
Depending on how oily your hair might be, you might need to wash your hair twice (but we were always taught to lather, rinse, repeat anyway).
What Types of Hair Can Use a Shampoo Bar?
Like regular shampoo, there are different shampoo bars for different hair types. Additionally, some brands also offer conditioner bars.
My hair is thick but super super fine and conditioner is too heavy for me, so I don’t use a conditioner bar.
Where To Buy Shampoo Bars?
As “eco-friendly” comes more into vogue, more stores are carrying shampoo bars both in the store and online. You can find shampoo bars at Whole Foods, Lush, Target, Walmart, and Amazon.
My Favorite Three Brands of Vegan Shampoo Bars
This brand is honestly my favorite, because the lather is honestly just like a daily spa treatment for yourself. This is the most expensive brand of the bunch, but one bar lasted almost five months for me.
This brand is super affordable and widely available at retailers like Target and Walmart. It smells really good and lathers well. I personally noticed that I needed to use more product to get the same results, and my clean hair didn’t last as long as with other brands.
The HiBar shampoo is incredible. It is shaped ergonomically to be easy to grip in the shower (I have not dropped this one once). My hair is clean and stays clean for at least two days. I buy my HiBar deeply discounted through the Alltrue quarterly marketplace, but you can also find them in Whole Foods, on Amazon, and I’ve also seen them at Sprouts/Fresh Thyme.