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The Problem With Bottled Shampoo

November 02, 2020 4 min read

The Problem With Bottled Shampoo

By now, I am sure you have seen shampoo and conditioner bars as an alternative to the traditional liquid shampoo. But, what is the problem with bottled shampoo? 

Unfortunately, bottled shampoo can be quite detrimental to your hair, your health, your wallet, and the planet. Don't believe me? Keep reading to find out why you should make the switch and learn more about the best zero-waste shampoo and conditioner.

The problem with bottled shampoo

1. Traditional Hair Care Products Are Full of Harsh Chemicals 

We encourage all Earthlings to read labels and to be conscious of what they are putting in and on their bodies. There are many ingredients in personal care products, such as SLS, parabens, phthalates and formaldehyde releasers, that can have lasting effects on your hair, health, and planet. 

Skip the hassle of researching hundreds of ingredients and try out our sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner bars  that are jam-packed with botanical goodness! Instead of harsh chemicals, our products are made using all-natural ingredients, including coconut oil, natural fragrances, apricot seed oil, moisturizing glycerin, cocoa butter and vitamin B5. They’re suitable for all hair types, too. Even people with curly hair, dry hair or oily hair can use our plastic-free shampoo. It leaves any type of hair feeling great!

The problem with bottled shampoo

2. Plastic Packaging Is Far From Eco-Friendly

Did you know that less than half of Americans consistently recycle bathroom products such as shampoo bottles? And for those who do, only nine percent of plastic ever created has actually been recycled. The rest of that plastic is sitting in our landfills and littering our oceans. 

Take the environmental stress out of your bathroom routine and opt for plastic-free shampoo and conditioner bars instead! Every one of our moisturizing shampoo or conditioner bars replaces two to three plastic bottles per year. Making this simple switch could help you keep up to 15 bottles out of landfills annually. The first time you lather up one of our shampoo bars for yourself, you’ll wonder why you didn’t make the change sooner. 

The problem with bottled shampoo

3. Traditional Shampoos and Conditioners Are a Waste of Money  

When purchasing liquid shampoos, you are essentially paying to wash your hair with water. That’s because 80-90 percent of traditional liquid shampoo is water. How ridiculous is that?! You are also paying for those unnecessary plastic bottles that are almost guaranteed to find their way into a landfill or waterway. 

Our shampoo bars and conditioner bars do not look like your average hair care routine and that's because they aren't. They are compact, nutrient-dense bars filled with nourishing and moisturizing ingredients, with no room for excess water. Every single ingredient serves a purpose. You can’t say that about traditional bottles of shampoo! 

The problem with bottled shampoo

4. Bottled Shampoo and Conditioner Have a Larger Footprint  

Considering the added water, weight, and waste that comes with bottled shampoo, switching to shampoo and conditioner bars is a great way to reduce your environmental impact and overall footprint. The average shampoo bottle weighs over 5X more than our shampoo bar and racks up quite a large water and carbon footprint. Transporting products without added water or packaging is much more energy-efficient and earth friendly. 

Shampoo and conditioner bars are lighter, more compact and carbon-conserving. Not to mention, they are easier for you to travel with as well! Our bars are TSA-friendly and keep you from worrying about spills or liquid limits. You really can't go wrong! 

Making the Switch to Plastic-Free Shampoo Bars and Conditioner Bars

Change your hair care routine and reduce your environmental impact by switching to plastic-free shampoo and conditioner bars. Each of these hair products is packed with nourishing ingredients and free from things that could damage your hair or cause an itchy scalp, like SLS and silicone. Plus, our entire product lineup is cruelty-free, which is something that cannot be said for many leading hair care brands. 

Investing in the right accessories is a great way to make sure you get the most out of every bar. Use one of our wooden soap dishes to keep your bars dry between uses. They are made from untreated poplar wood that was sustainably grown and harvested in the United States, and each one is unique. We recommend replacing your plastic comb with a bamboo comb, too. We even sell convenient starter kits containing everything you need to switch up your hair care routine. 

Did you know that we offer dry shampoo, too? Filled with hair-loving ingredients, our paraben-free dry shampoo comes in a compostable paper tube. It contains bamboo powder to absorb natural oils and keep your hair from looking (and feeling) greasy — along with essential oils to keep your locks smelling great. It’s super easy to use, too! Unlike most dry shampoos, ours is an aerosol-free powder that you simply need to sprinkle on your roots and brush through your hair. We have options for light and dark hair, so it’s suitable for all colors. 

Change Up Your Hair Care Routine Today!

With our solid shampoo and conditioner bars, you’ll be rocking incredible hair while producing less waste. What’s not to love about that? We’re passionate about sustainability and are thrilled to offer these simple swaps to help you live a more eco-friendly life. Ready to make the switch? Hop on over to our website to find a variety of shampoo and conditioner bar options, as well as a variety of other plastic-free, low-waste alternatives!