Hey, you still using shampoo bottles? Just kidding, but also not, since shampoo bars are having a major moment RN. They may sound weird if you’ve never seen one before, but they are just shampoo packed down in the form of a bar. The unsung hero is not only great travel companions but they are also a super eco-friendly approach to beauty.
Typically made without sulfates and harsh ingredients that are common in liquid formulas, shampoo bars are also lauded for being gentler on the hair. And for so long, these little bars got a bad rap for stripping the strand or leaving a filmy residue. However, the new batch of bars delivers: They are power-packed with high-quality, hydrating actives, too. Plus, they skip the plastic packaging altogether. So if you are up for the idea of cutting down on waste, ahead find the best shampoo bars to snap up to show your hair and the planet some love.
Murumuru butter and vitamin E are the hero ingredients in this shampoo bar from the Earth Rhythm, both of which work to hydrate and soothe dry, flaky scalps as well as nourish curly strands. It’s also great for gently removing buildup. Think styling products and excess oil. It cleanses the hair while imparting mirror-like shine and without stripping it dry.
It’s basically impossible to use this shampoo bar and not get a billion “you smell so good” compliments, thanks to the formula’s peppermint essential oil, green clay, lavender, and grapefruit peel. The hair stays clean for longer and is left feeling light and fresh again. And can we take a moment to appreciate that clean packaging?
If you’re looking for a shampoo bar that’ll not only strengthen your hair but also blast it with volume, you can’t go wrong with this cutely packaged formula from The Switch. Instead of drying and damaging ingredients like sulfates, parabens, and silicones, this formula is spiked with kokum butter, acai berry, and onion extracts.
Not only does this contain nourishing ingredients, but it also contains amla and shikakai meant to keep your strands long and strong. It’s 100% soap-free and promises to help with scalp issues, users repeatedly comment on how well it works to fight hair fall as well as flakes. And, the zero-waste brand places a special emphasis on minimizing their environmental impact, always a good thing.
A trio of heavy-hitting hydrators – murmura butter, flaxseed oil, and coconut oil – make this extra creamy bar choice for parched hair. So if extra volume and shine is your goal, make this your go-to. While fenugreek and hibiscus promise to add body and boost limp locks, while two different types of oils are meant to keep your hair soft.
From the pros at Wella Professional comes a new eco-conscious brand, weDO/. This cute shampoo bare lasts a whopping 80 washes and contains argan oil and shea butter to nourish dry locks. All you need to do is massage on wet hair until it foams and spreads throughout your hair. Rinse like any other shampoo.
BRB, adding these to my cart ASAP.
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