Commercial liquid shampoos have been star of the haircare industry for decades, but with an increase in climate conscious consumer behaviour, that’s all about to change. Shampoo bars are stepping out of the shadows and making a massive comeback. Since Lush Cosmetics released their extensive range of luxurious shampoo bars, there has been an influx in demand for solidified shampoos across the globe.
If you’re still on the fence about shampoo bars, have a read about their fantastic benefits below!
1. Environmentally Friendly:
The beauty industry creates 120 billion units of packaging every year and 146 million tonnes of that packaging is plastic that cannot be recycled. Unlike their liquid counterpart, shampoo bars have zero plastic packaging. Switching to shampoo bars means that you can have fabulous looking hair and help save the planet, all at the same time – win, win!
A key ingredient in all traditional shampoos is water/aqua, making them extremely diluted and short-lived. Shampoo bars, however, are very concentrated. They last much longer than regular shampoos because you can use less per application. Typically shampoo bars last twice as long as standard 200ml liquid shampoos, which means they are the more cost-effective option.
3. Better for your Hair:
The vast majority of commercial shampoos are pumped full of chemical additives such as: parabens, formaldehyde and synthetic fragrances. These harmful ingredients are not only damaging to your hair but to your general health also. The great thing about shampoo bars is that they are free from chemicals and other carcinogens, making them much safer than regular shampoos.
4. Less Bathroom Clutter:
How many almost empty shampoo bottles do you have sitting in your shower right now? In my pre-shampoo bar days, I had quite an extensive collection of what I liked to call my ‘emergency shampoo stash’ – a sad army of practically empty bottles, standing by in case a terrible situation arose in which I hadn’t enough shampoo in one bottle to wash my hair. With all of these bottles cluttering up my shower, there was barely room to stand in it. Shampoo bars on the other hand, are so compact that they hardly take up any space at all.
5. Travel Friendly:
Shampoo bars are so convenient for travelling. Unlike bulky commercial shampoos, they don’t take up any space in your bag and there is no fear of them leaking onto your belongings. Also, because they are solid you can bring them in your carry-on luggage and not worry about them being over the allowed liquid limit.
Ecostore.ie offers a beautiful range of vegan shampoo bars, packed full of natural ingredients to moisturise and nourish your hair. Have a look on their website here.