The number one reason that you should convert to shampoo bars is that you won’t be contributing to the use of those pesky plastic bottles. This is by far the number one reason as to why you should make the switch to shampoo bars and conditioner bars. These little pucks don’t require plastic packaging. You can add the wrapping paper or box to your compost heap or recycling. They are just so much better for the environment than their bottled counterparts.
Although switching to shampoo bars and conditioner bars may seem insignificant in making an impact on the environment, I promise you it is not! As more people convert, more and more bottles will be diverted from landfills and water ways. The world needs all the help it can get. So think about it. Also Shampoo bars are super concentrated so you can use less per application. These bars are super portable for you holiday trips, you can even use some of them for washing your body, clothes while traveling or camping and even your beloved pets, so you are getting a pretty good deal. Just remember to look after them by not letting them soak in water and they will last longer. The overall carbon footprint is less with shampoo bars and conditioner bars. As these solid bars are more lightweight and compact than their bottled counterparts they require less space during transport relative to the same amount of washes with liquid shampoo. Roughly ten to fifteen transport trucks of liquid shampoo would be needed for one transport truck of solid shampoo bars to get the same number of washes! Amazing Right?
Of course there are more natural options on the market (using only saponified oils) which can leave your hair feeling like a sticky mess or way too dry. However soap bar shampoos leave your hair feeling fresh and clean. All you need to do is find the brand that suits your hair the best. You could maybe buy a shampoo bar soap on Amazon until you come across a local supplier or the right brand for you.