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A guide to shampoo bars

A guide to shampoo bars

According to a House of Commons report back in 2017, Brits throw away about 13 billion plastic bottles a year and of this amount, only 7.5 billion are recycled. Yes, the majority of these bottles are disposable water bottles but many of them are also shampoo and conditioner bottles. So, what’s the alternative? Shampoo bars!

At Suusco, we love shampoo bars because of how kind they are to the planet in comparison to regular shampoo bottles. Our shampoo bars contain no plastic packaging which is great if you’re aiming to go plastic-free.

The pros and cons:

Just like everything, shampoo bars have a lot of pros but they also have a few cons. These cons may depend on the type of shampoo bar you’re using, look around and ensure you are using the right one before giving up and going back to the bottles!

Pros of shampoo bars

  • Completely plastic free, meaning no waste ends up in our oceans and landfill sites - plastic waste creates plastic pollution - shampoo bars avoid adding to this.
  • Shampoo bars are very concentrated meaning they tend to last longer than regular shampoos and are better value for money. This is because shampoos that come in a plastic bottle have water as the main ingredient - ultimately, you have to use more product for it to work but not with our ones!
  • Great for travelling - with these shampoo bars you don’t have to worry about lugging around huge bottles that take up lots of space and can be quite heavy. The bars fit nice and easy into your toiletry bag and allow you to make room for other beauty products! You also don’t have to worry about any potential spillage which is a great bonus!
  • Shampoo bars offer a low carbon footprint. Due to the size of the bars, they require less space when being transported meaning, more can fit in!
  • Shampoo bars come in lots of different scents and for all different hair types, this ensures you find the perfect one for you.
  • Most shampoo bars avoid harsh chemicals.

Cons of shampoo bars

  • Rubbing the shampoo bar directly on your head can create lots of knots and tangles. The best way to use a shampoo bar is by rubbing it in your hands and then running your hands through your hair. This is especially better for those with curly hair that is prone to knots.
  • Shampoo bars need proper storage - if you leave them in a damp place or in a container that allows no air the bars may become too soft.

How to use a shampoo bar

Using a shampoo bar is nice and easy and not too different from the liquid form. Simply detangle your hair before showering, once in the shower ensure your hair is nice and wet and lather the bar up in your hands, run this lathered shampoo through your hair and scrub as you would with a regular shampoo. Rinse through and you’re all good to go! We advise you to use a conditioner bar to finish with.

Now you have all of the information you need, why not make the simple eco-friendly swap today? You can find all of the shampoo bars we offer here.
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