If you're on a journey to living a zero-waste lifestyle, making a few tweaks to your beauty routine should be a top priority since we use these products daily. Your first step? Try switching to shampoo bars. Here's why.
Because of its packaging, opting for a solid shampoo can significantly reduce the use of plastic in your routine because you won't have to dispose of a bottle every time you run out. Shampoo bars also last longer than traditional shampoos and can be used 50-75, even 100 washes per bar. And if you're worried about moisture, don't fret. Switching might even be better for your hair as some shampoo bar brands use less SLS, the lathering agent that cleans the hair but also causes dryness. Instead, these bars are made with healthy oils and organic ingredients to maintain moisture.
Ready to try it out? Here are 10 brands where you can shop for new shampoo bars:
Ecobar has a vast selection of solid shampoos that can address basic hair concerns. So if you want a nourishing bar that's also free of sulfates, parabens, silicones, and synthetic dyes, they've got you covered!
TRY: ECOBAR Thickening Shampoo Bar, P150, Ecobar
Suds' all-natural and handmade shampoo bars are not only eco-friendly, each one also lasts for up to 100 showers.
TRY: SUDS Shampoo Bars, P180 each, Suds
3. Zero Basics
This zero-waste brand has shampoo bars made with essential oils that encourage hair growth and protect your scalp from dandruff.
TRY: ZERO BASICS Shampoo Bar, price available upon request, Zero Basics
Cut shower time in half with Paralúman's two-in-one shampoo/conditioner bars.
TRY: PARALÚMAN Flowerchild Shampoo/Conditioner Bar, P80, Paraluman
This brand packs its apple cider vinegar-based shampoo bars in eco-friendly soap pouches you can easily reuse.
TRY: PURE ACV Shampoo Bar, P250, Pure
6. Tree Maria
Say goodbye to dandruff and plastic bottles with Tree Maria's rosemary solid suds.
TRY: TREE MARIA Rosemary Shampoo Bar, P90, Tree Maria
7. Daniela Calumba
Daniela's bars are made in small batches in a span of three months. According to her, she uses rosemary and neem oil from her family's farm in Bukidnon, as well as raw, unrefined, and locally-sourced oils and butters.
TRY: DANIELA CALUMBA Shampoo Bar, price available upon request, Daniela Calumba
Lush is one of the big brands advocating the use of solid shampoo worldwide, thanks to its wide selection of scents and waste-free packaging.
TRY: LUSH Shampoo Bar, P495, TriNoma
9. Daila Herbal Community
Daila's bestselling gugo and aloe vera shampoo also comes in solid form and promises to promote hair growth after every wash.
DAILA Gugo Shampoo Bar with Aloe Vera, P145, The Artisan Gatherer
On top of selling other zero-waste goodies, ActivGreen also makes organic shampoo bars in lovely scents.
ACTIVGREEN Shampoo Bars, P220, Activgreen
With additional reporting by Alinea Hernandez
This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.