Shampoo and conditioner in bar form? What’s that all about?
Shampoo and conditioner bars are extremely concentrated blocks of moisturising oils, made without the nasties that commercial products usually contain, e.g. parabens, synthetic fragrances, SLS’s, preservatives, and other questionable chemicals.
The average bottle of liquid shampoo or conditioner can be made up of 80% water; it doesn’t make sense to pay for a big plastic bottle that’s full of water and packed with preservatives. Depending on your hair type and how often you wash your hair, a shampoo bar can provide the equivalent number of washes as three bottles of shampoo. A conditioner bar can last 6-8 months and save you purchasing five bottles of conditioner.
Transitioning to shampoo and conditioner bars is a cost-effective, planet-friendly choice. What’s not to love?
I’m willing to give one a try. What brand should I use?
At Flora & Fauna, we have some wonderful vegan and cruelty-free haircare brands that we’re proud to support. Amor Luminis, Ethique, Dirty Hippie and The ANSC all make some excellent shampoo and conditioner bars for all hair types. It can be trial and error and take a bit of getting used to, but perseverance is key. In the F&F office we've all tried a couple of different bars before settling on "The One", but it is worth it in the end.
I have [insert here] hair type. How can I find the right bar for me?
Amor Luminis has some fantastic hair care packs for Normal Hair, Oily Hair, Curly Hair or Toning & Brightening. Each pack contains one shampoo bar and one conditioner bar. You can also buy the bars individually. Ethique also offer a fab range, including Heali Kiwi - a firm favourite among those with super sensitive, flaky scalps, a super gentle oat based one for babies and even an anti-fungal shampoo bar for your dog!