Hello there and welcome along to today’s post. I have been asked an awful lot from people ‘Where can I buy Shampoo Bars from?’ I have used shampoo bars now for nearly 8 months and have purchased them from different places. I will go into details about shampoo bars, the benefits of them and where you can purchase them from.
What are Shampoo bars?
Shampoo bars are exactly what they suggest. Like a bar of soap but for your hair! These products have a fantastic amount of Eco-Friendly benefits too, this is what initially drew me to them. The idea of a shampoo bar isn’t new, it has been around for a long time. In fact, before liquid shampoo’s the bar was what people used. The bar is like soap but specially formulated for your hair. This ensures that they do not dry out or damage your hair. You will be suprised at the amount of different bars available on the market today and that they are available for different hair types too.
Previously, I have written about the different chemical free options out there. This article does include shampoo bars too and can be found here. If you are still uncertain about the bars after this article, you can read my soapnut shampoo bar review here.
The main benefit for me personally is the plastic reduction. These bars come as they are, a bar of shampoo and nothing else. Some companies like ‘Living naturally’ the product does come in a hessian type bag and not plastic! Woohooo! If we take Lush as an example, in one year alone, selling these bars instead of liquid shampoos saved 2 million plastic bottles being made and going into landfill! Most of these shampoo bars offer around washes per bar which is equivalent to roughly a 250ml bottle of liquid shampoo.
Now if we think of the size of the plastic bottles that are produced for shampoo alone, the size of them compared to a shampoo bar… You can fit more on lorries for shipping due to their smaller volume, which in turn reduces the companies carbon footprint.
A lot of these shampoo bars are nasty chemical free and a lot more focus has gone into using more natural ingredients. This is another win for us! Have you ever taken a look at the back of your shampoo bottle and read the ingredients? I have and I can honestly say it scared me. I do not claim to be an expert however, even after a simple google of some ingredients I was shocked. I have even written about Parabens and the research that is going on with them, the article is based around cosmetics but I have delved into Parabens too here.
Where to buy them
You will be pleasantly surprised! As the world becomes more switched on in regards to wastage and harmful chemicals, the business are getting smarter and offering these great alternatives. The main places that I have bought these products from are Amazon.co.uk, Wikaniko.com and lush. However, you can also buy them from Ebay, funkysoap.com, friendlysoap.co.uk and more. The main place for buying in store is lush, however if you are looking to stock on more than one Eco-Friendly product then I would recommended Amazon as they have such a wide variety of products available! If you have a scan through my other posts, you will see there are cosmetics, shower gels, cleaning products and so much more available.
Want to be ‘Green’?
Great! Get cracking! Read your labels and look for better alternatives! I have a handy list to get you started on what the option are out there for cleaning supplies here. I have also gone into baby products, plastic free shaving, my current top 10 products and loads more!
Keep me posted! I would love to hear from you! Let me know in the comments below what you have switched, tried and what’s worked for you. Do you have a product you would like to swap for a more Eco-Friendly alternative but unsure what to get? Let me know, I will probably have a solution for you 🙂