Solid Shampoo Bars .... Are they worth it?
Are you looking for the best Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) free shampoo and conditioner bar for your travels? Me too, and due to my dreadlocks, I actually just recently discovered that shampoo bars were a thing.
What are the different types of Solid Shampoo Bars. There are three broad categories of shampoo bars, although some will overlap categories.
Cold-pressed shampoo bars are typically made by home crafters and natural product companies. They are often full of natural oils to help condition your hair and are usually free of SLS.
Glycerin-based shampoo bars are oftentimes more gentle and pH balanced, but some people say they don't lather as well.
Solid surfactant shampoo bars lather the best and are more pH balanced but contain SLS which can be an irritant for some people.
Why switch to solid shampoo bars?
1. Plastic free solid shampoo is more sustainable than recycling
Many of us think that switching to a plastic free solid shampoo bar is no more sustainable than diligent recycling...Don’t be fooled. Shockingly, only 9% of all the plastic that has ever been made has been recycled. As production and consumption of plastic continues to soar, our planet and oceans are becoming more saturated by this toxic substance. In fact, we estimate that a woman is likely to use between 420 and 500 bottles of shampoo/ conditioner over the course of her life. That adds up to a scary amount of plastic.
According to environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage, plastic bottles last for about 450 years in the marine environment. They never fully decompose either, so your old shampoo bottle will eventually break down into microscopic pieces that will remain in our water system. Using plastic free solid shampoo bars and conditioner bars is one of the easiest ways to prevent this. So, switching to Wild Hare Solid Shampoo it will help you cut a huge amount of plastic out of your life.
2. Switching to solid shampoo bars will make your hair healthier
Would you like healthier, silkier and softer hair?
Solid shampoo bars and solid conditioner bars are as nourishing for your head and hair as they are for the earth. Good quality solid shampoo bars and conditioner bars, like Wild Hare Solid Shampoo, contain natural oils that bolster hair health and strength. We use ingredients like Hemp. Wild hare comes in handy recyclable aluminium screw top tins, ideal for travel. These shampoos do not strip hair.
These plant-based ingredients are much gentler on your scalp, compared to the harsh chemicals in conventional bottles of liquid shampoo and conditioner.
Many people find that their hair feels softer and looks shinier when they switch to our nutrient-packed solid shampoo bars and conditioner bars.
3. Save money when you switch to solid shampoo bars
Do you like to be thrifty? A single solid shampoo bar or conditioner bar will last 2-3 times longer than its liquid counterpart.
Are you skeptical? The reason solid shampoo bars are so much more economical is that they’re made from concentrated, active ingredients.
Bottled shampoos are 80-90% water. That means you’re paying a lot for plain old H20. When you switch to a solid shampoo bar, your shower will be more than enough. This all adds up to you spending less, enjoying healthier hair and building a brighter future for the planet. That’s a pretty good deal.
What is SLS & SLES free?
SLS & SLES free means that the product doesn’t contain SLS or SLES, but it can still contain a number of other sulphates or other chemicals which are nearly identical in their properties. If the product says that it is just SLS free, then it will more than likely contain SLES as although they are extremely similar, they are not technically the same chemical. This is also true for SLES free labelled products, which can contain SLS.
So that pretty much wraps up all about Solid Shampoo Bars.
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