When I first tried a shampoo bar, my immediate reaction was, “Why isn’t this the norm?!”
Bars are such an easy, logical solution to the plastic crisis we are currently in since they virtually eliminate the need for plastic packaging.
Packaging makes up nearly 30% of the total waste we generate.
That equates to 78 million tons of packaging waste that go to landfill every year!
If you aren’t quite sure how zero-waste shampoo bars work, why they are so great, or which one to get, keep reading.
Let’s get to it:
Your Field Guide to Shampoo Bars
If you have never heard of a shampoo bar, you may be a bit confused. Imagine if conventional shampoo and bar soap had a baby, that’s basically what it is.
Here’s the deal:
This product is a solid bar alternative to the more common liquid shampoo.
By being solid, it is more sustainable because it requires little to no packaging. Your hair will still feel moisturized and clean after being washed.
No compromises have to be made when it comes to making the switch from liquid to bar shampoo.
These products are available in many different scents and formulas, so you are bound to find the right one for you and your needs.
It’s so simple to use! Wet your hair and gently massage the bar into it. Simply rinse and follow up with a conditioning bar if you so desire. Once you are done, be sure to allow the bar to air dry so it is ready for its next use. It’s so easy!
My favorite part is that once I finish a bar, I am left with nothing.
No waste to worry about sending to landfill or recycling. Reducing our material usage is the most straight-forward way to living a more sustainable life.
Okay, now that we understand what a shampoo bar is, let’s get into the details:
Five Reasons Why EcoRoots Shampoo Bars Are the Best Choice For Your Hair:
Here at EcoRoots, we are a one-stop-shop for all the sustainable products that you might need in your life. Shampoo bars are no exception! Do you want to know why I think that we carry the best shampoo bars on the market?
Here’s the scoop:
We strive to make sure that all of our products are plastic-free.
When you choose one of our shampoo bars, you are eliminating the unnecessary plastic bottle that most beauty products come in.
We do not sneak in ANY plastic when it comes to shipping.
I have seen products that advertise themselves as being “eco-friendly” just to arrive in my mailbox covered in plastic wrap. That’s not the case with EcoRoots!
All of our packing materials are 100% biodegradable.
We use craft paper tape, cardboard, and recycled paper to package our materials. We provide thoughtful, plastic-free products that are safe to both our customers and the planet!
2. Cruelty-Free & Vegan
None of our products are tested on animals because they do not have to be. We use all-natural, organic ingredients that we know are healthy for humans and for the Earth.
When we promise to be cruelty-free, we do not just stop there. All of our zero-waste shampoo bars use all vegan ingredients, as well.
Finally, beauty products that work great and are guilt-free!
Best shampoo bars ever!
All of our shampoo bars are free of Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS). You may be wondering:
What the heck is that?
Well, It’s an ingredient that is commonly found in body wash, face wash, and you guessed it, shampoo. Here’s what it does:
SLS is used to make beauty products foam. Although SLS isn’t explicitly toxic, it is very common for people to develop a sensitivity to it. Many people with psoriasis, eczema, or just generally sensitive skin may have a reaction to it.
We do not want to take any chances when it comes to our customers, so we choose not to use SLS in any of our products, including our shampoo bars.
4. Palm Oil-Free
We do not only vow to make safe products for humans but for the planet, too. That is why our shampoo bars, are free of palm oil.
Palm oil may not initially seem like a bad guy since it is derived from plants, but swallow this:
Palm oil is contributing to the rapid deforestation of rainforests in Malaysia and Indonesia.
When we destroy habitats, there are extremely environmental and social consequences. Species such as the orangutan, Asian elephant, and tiger can not continue to exist if they do not have a home to occupy. It gets worse:
More than 50% of all products in any supermarket contain palm oil.
It is important to be aware of how the products we consume affect the world.
You can make a change by avoiding brands that are not committed to sustainability.
Choosing to make the switch to one of our zero-waste shampoo bars is a step in the right direction.
Do not underestimate a shampoo bar because of its size.
Although it might be smaller than your typical plastic bottle of shampoo, you really get your money’s worth. One EcoRoots shampoo bar will last anywhere between 50-75 washes.
Since you lather the bar onto your hair, you do not have to worry anymore about accidentally pouring too much shampoo out. You will use the exact amount you need every single time.
Another thing I love about shampoo bars is how easy they are to travel with. They are easier to get through airport security since they are not liquid. Also, their compact size makes it so easy to tuck away into any bag. Love it!
Best Shampoo Bars
Are you on board with the shampoo bar now? They are easy, sustainable, and work great!
If you are scoping out which EcoRoots zero-waste shampoo bar may be best for you, stay tuned.
Here they are:
Summer Breeze Shampoo Bar
If you want to be reminded of summer all year round, opt for this shampoo bar. Warm coconut, sweet vanilla musk, fresh roses, cherries, and caramel will turn your everyday life into a beach.
The scent of the Summer Breeze Shampoo Bar is incredible, but I also love it because of how moisturizing it is. After a long day in the hot summer sun, this bar will revitalize your hair with coconut oil and sunflower oil.
Moroccan Oil Shampoo Bar
Moroccan oil is notorious for being ultra-moisturizing, which is why this Moroccan Oil Shampoo Bar is to die for. Full of fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E, this bar will easily repair damaged hair.
I love the musky scent of Moroccan Oil. Although all of our shampoo bars are unisex, I always recommend this one to my guy friends since it is not flowery or feminine like some of our other scents.
Earthy and clean, I sure do love this Moroccan Oil Shampoo Bar.
CocoLime Colada Shampoo Bar
Some people love tropical scents and others despise them. If you fall into the first category, consider trying our CocoLime Colada Shampoo Bar.
Lathering this amazing mix of fresh coconut and sweet lime into your hair will transform your shower into a tropical oasis. What a dream!
This shampoo bar’s amazingness goes way beyond just its scent, though.
The coconut oil and lemon peel will leave your scalp feeling nourished. In addition, vitamin C and lime oil will help fight dryness.
What’s not to love?
Citrus Fresh Shampoo Bar
If you are the type of person who loves feeling fresh and clean, I think that you will like the Citrus Fresh Shampoo Bar. This uplifting scent is a mixture of apricot, mandarin, grapefruit, and orange.
I also always recommend this bar if you typically wash your hair in the morning. Citrus scents are very awakening and are an amazing way to start your day.
Here’s what this bar can do for you:
Grapefruit extract purifies and promotes hair growth. The pro-vitamin complex that is infused into this bar will add shine and strengthen your hair.
Orange you glad you heard about this bar?
Hair & Body Neem Soap
Minimalists will love our Neem Soap. Why have a shampoo bar and a soap bar if they can just be combined into one? This bar is simple, yet powerful.
Here’s the deal:
Our blend of neem oil and tea tree oil has amazing properties. Being anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and having awesome skin healing properties makes this soap great for those with dandruff, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
This amazing soap will help with dry, irritated skin and scalp! I love the idea of having one bar for both my hair and body. It also makes traveling a breeze!
Shampoo & Conditioner Bar
If you are a fan of efficiency, try this 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner Bar. Enriched with organic cocoa, shea, and mango butter, this formula is super nourishing.
When you lather this bar, you will notice that it goes on much richer and creamier than others. This is why this bar is especially great for very dry, damaged hair. The coconut milk in this recipe will deep condition your hair and bring it back to life.
Simple in its design and minimal in its ingredients, this super moisturizing 2-in-1 bar is an absolute must-try!
I hope that you will now consider trying an EcoRoots Shampoo Bar.
We are committed to providing safe, high-quality, and sustainable products for all.
Opting for a shampoo bar over plastic-packaged shampoo is just one easy step towards becoming more zero waste.