Shampoo Bars – Pros and Cons

Shampoo bars have been my latest obsession 🙂 they are great for someone like me that cares about the environment and avoids plastic, travels often, prefers to use natural products and only buys vegan products. Most of the Shampoo Bars will tick all those boxes easily.

A bar shampoo is basically a solid shampoo in a bar form, often made from just a few and more natural ingredients plus they are Plastic packaging-free

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pros & cons
PROS
  • Travel-friendly (lightweight & compact size)
  • Most shampoo bars don’t contain SLS and use more natural ingredients
  • Cost effective (lasts longer than the liquids)
  • Plastic packaging-free
  • Reduced carbon footprint (because of their smaller size, more can fit into the lorries that transport them)
  • Affordable (lots of options under £6/€7/$10)
  • Shampoo bars can also be used for other purposes like washing your body, or clothes while traveling.
  • Great smell
CONS
  • Some companies might try to hide their ingredients and try to make it sound better than it really is
  • They are made of natural products, most expire within 6 months (unless otherwise indicated on the product)
  • Build-up can make adjusting to natural shampoo bars especially frustrating
  • If you live in an area with hard water, the bars shampoo may not perform as expected
  • You may have to play around with different bars to find the one that works for you.
  • Some people need an adjustment period before the scalp becomes used to the new shampoo.

If you’re interested in giving one a try look carefully at the ingredients, and keep in mind that for most people there is an adjustment period of about 1 month on chemically treated hair when using a natural bar shampoo.

Do you use a bar shampoo? have you ever tried one?  Please let me know if you have any questions and comments!

As always I would love to hear from you 💚

Love Ana x🌱💆🏻x

13 thoughts on “Shampoo Bars – Pros and Cons

  1. Sian

    I tried a shampoo bar, vegan and plastic free, it didn’t offer a good result for me. I have long hair and a scalp that can get itchy. The shampoo didn’t really rinse out enough for my hair to be clean and shiny after the wash and the buildup was evident on my brushes and comb. I’d love to try again if there are any good/reliable suggestions for rinsing

  2. healthyfoodandme

    Eu adoro! Neste momento uso em formato sólido: sabonete de mãos, desodorizante, champô e gel de banho e adoro! Devia ter começado mais cedo :p

    Ótima partilha! Um beijinho*

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