1 - No plastic
This is probably the strongest of all reasons why one should make the switch to shampoo bars: no more plastic. A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number is projected to jump another 20% by 2021. This equates to about 20,000 bottles being bought every second. A shampoo bar doesnít require a bottle and only uses minimal packaging to be stored and transported. You may be thinking: what difference will it make if I switch to shampoo bars? Think of it this way: as more people convert, more and more bottles will be diverted from landfills and our waterways. Our planet needs all the help it can get and every small gesture counts.
2 - Less water for production
Shampoo bars only require a fraction of the water to be manufactured when compared to the traditional liquid shampoos. Some traditional shampoos are up to 80% water, while conditioners can consist of up to 95% water, so this is also another big tick for the environment. Water is a finite commodity which, if not managed properly, will result in shortages in the near future. So any water conservation can go a long way to help alleviate these impending shortages.
3 - Great for traveling
Shampoo bars are great to travel with as you don't have to worry about any potential for spillage or any liquid restrictions. The bars are perfect for your carry on luggage because they are small and lightweight, and they are TSA approved so you donít have to plan your packing around your hair care products. Also, they help prevent using the individual-sized shampoos and conditioners at the hotels, which goes back to reason number 1 about reducing packaging waste.
4 - Lasts for longer
Because itís so concentrated, shampoo bars last for way longer than your traditional liquid shampoo. Our One & Done shampoo bar, which weighs 115g lasts for more than 100 uses and itís equivalent to, approximately, 3 shampoo bottles of 250ml. So think about the plastic and carbon footprint reduction youíll be making. Roughly ten to fifteen transport trucks of liquid shampoo would be needed for one transport truck of solid shampoo bars to get the same number of washes!
5 - Simple and convenient
Just grab it and rub it in your hair! Really, how simpler could it get? No hard to remove lids and slippery bottles, no waste at the end of every bottle that we canít squeeze out. Just place it on any soap dish on your bath or shower and use it until it completely disappears.
What product would you like us to launch next? (no wrong or right answers)
- conditioner bar
- face cleansing bar
- body wash bar
- soap dish