7 Shampoo Bar Benefits That Will Make You Want to Switch to Solids

August 09, 2021 3 min read

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When you’ve used liquid shampoo all your life, it can be difficult to imagine washing your hair with anything else. Liquid hair cleansers have been the norm for nearly 100 years, and they seem to work well enough. So, why bother messing with a good thing? Well, the reality is that liquid shampoos aren’t a good thing — not for your hair, your wallet and certainly not for the environment. 

The Problem with Liquid Shampoo

The main problem with liquid shampoo is that it comes in a plastic bottle. In the United States alone, we toss 552 million shampoo bottles in the trash each year. Plastic pollution is a massive problem, and if we don’t get it under control soon, scientists warn that we will cause irreversible damage to the environment. 

Another issue with using liquid shampoo is the ingredients. Traditional liquid shampoos often contain a parade of controversial ingredients — sulfates, parabens, silicones — that can have lasting effects on your hair, health and the planet. If you want to avoid these ingredients in a hair wash, a shampoo bar is generally a safe bet.

Shampoo Bar Benefits

More and more people are switching to shampoo bars, and it’s not difficult to see why. These solid sudsers are chock-full of benefits that will make you wonder why you ever wasted money on liquids in the first place. 

Don’t believe us? Keep reading for seven benefits of shampoo bars.

1. Plastic-Free

Trying to cut back on plastic waste? Shampoo bars come in solid form (just like your favorite body soap bar), eliminating the need for a plastic bottle altogether. By making the switch to bars, you can divert anywhere from two to three 16-ounce plastic bottles from a landfill!

Of course, you may stumble across a few bars that are needlessly wrapped in plastic packaging. To avoid unnecessary plastic waste, try ashampoo bar from The Earthling Co. We package and ship our products plastic-free!

Try One of Our Shampoo Bars

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2. No Toxic Ingredients

Traditional shampoos are awash in harmful chemicals that aren’t good for your hair, skin or the planet. Triclosan, artificial fragrances and preservatives are just a few on the no-fly list. Shampoo bars, on the other hand, tend to boast all-natural ingredients and are less likely to have SLS, preservatives, parabens, fillers or silicones. 

3. Waterless

It’s no secret that water (or aqua) is usually one of the first ingredients found in most shampoos.  But did you know that liquid shampoo is approximately 80 percent water? If you want to get more bang for your buck, opt for a nutrient-packed shampoo bar instead. Bars are concentrated with high-quality ingredients so you get more bang for your buck.

4. Cleanses Hair without Drying

Traditional liquid shampoo often contains harsh chemicals and detergents that strip your hair and scalp of its natural oils. If you’re tired of dealing with a dry, itchy scalp and dehydrated locks, give our shampoo and conditioner bars a try. Not only are they jam-packed with botanical ingredients, but they’re also pH-balanced to help reduce frizz and help your hair maintain its natural shine.

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5. Saves Money

If you want to save money, help the environment and get your best hair ever, replace your liquid shampoo with a shampoo bar ASAP. Shampoo bars are packed with high-quality ingredients and are just as effective as salon-quality shampoos, but a fraction of the cost. Plus, bars last longer than liquid shampoo, which saves you money in the long run. 

6. Travel-Friendly

Tired of traveling with bulky shampoo bottles? Whether you’re hitting the open road for the weekend or flying across the country, you won’t find a better travel companion than a shampoo bar. Compact, lightweight and TSA-friendly, our shampoo bars are up for any adventure you take them on. (Bonus: No more leaking liquids!)

7. Amazing Results

Considering all the nasty chemicals and additives found in bottled shampoo, it’s no wonder why so many people seem to struggle with troubled tresses. If you’ve been looking for a way to revive your dull, dry or damaged hair, a shampoo bar could be the hair game-changer you’ve been searching for. Thanks to their highly-concentrated formulas, shampoo bars can give all hair types — coily, curly, wavy and straight — a much-needed boost.

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Pick Up a Shampoo Bar Today

Shampoo bars are good for your hair, your wallet and the planet — what’s not to love? If you’re ready to make the switch, check out the shampoo bars from The Earthling Co. And if you need a quick refresher on how to use a shampoo bar, check out our blog!


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