While solid shampoo and conditioner bars are great alternatives to hair care products in plastic bottles, soap bars are a bit harder to care for. If stored improperly, bars can deteriorate and lose their shape. We’ve compiled a list of tips to help prolong the life of our shampoo and conditioner bars so you can get plenty of washes out of them!
If soap bars cannot dry out, the bar will retain too much moisture and become a soggy mess. Airflow and drainage is key to retaining the bar’s form! Leave your bars in a dry place, far from the shower head, so the bars can dry in between washes.
Be careful to not apply too much pressure on your bars during each wash. Our shampoo and conditioner bars lather very well with light circular motions on your scalp! Although the bars are solid, they are not unbreakable.
To use up the last pieces of your shampoo and conditioner bars, check out our Sisal Soap Saver Bag! Simply apply water to the bag to work up a lather and massage onto your head as usual. The bag holds shampoo bar pieces inside so you don’t have to worry about bars slipping out of your hand!
If you’re looking to get creative, take your soap bar leftovers and place them inside an old plastic bottle with water. Let the bars dissolve in water overnight and use the mixture in the shower!
Before placing a new soap bar in the shower, cut the bar in half and save half in the original Earthling Co. packaging. Be sure to store the bar in the cool, dry place to prevent heat damage. This method allows the smaller pieces of soap to dry out faster and is a great solution for travelers who don’t want to bring an entire soap bar with them!
Soap bars are a greater investment than typical bottled bathroom products. With proper care techniques and bathroom accessories such as soap dishes and soap saver bags, your bars will last months longer than traditional shampoo. Trust us, you’ll be glad you made the switch to a low-waste shower routine!
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