There is a lot of interest in our shampoo bars from our Hoylake store. Personally, we love them!
They’re not only great for hair.
Buying a shampoo bar is just another one of those small steps to saving this lovely planet of ours.
1. Our shampoo bars are naked - zero packaging
There’s no shortage of eye-popping and scary information on the use of plastic bottles that package even the most healthy-sounding products.
As Sandra Laville and Matthew Taylor write in their article, 20,000 plastic bottles are bought every second. More than half a trillion will be sold every year by the end of the decade.
More than 480bn plastic drinking bottles were sold in 2016 across the world, up from about 300bn a decade ago. If placed end to end, they would extend more than halfway to the sun. By 2021 this will increase to 583.3bn, according to the most up-to-date estimates from Euromonitor International’s global packaging trends report.
Clearly, converting to products that have no packing will start making a difference.
2. Shampoo bars last longer
You can easily regulate how much of the shampoo bar you use, rather than inadvertently squirting out more than you need from a bottle - maybe that’s one of the reasons big companies like packing their products in plastic bottles?
3. Shampoo bars are great travelling companions
Small and lightweight, your shampoo bars take up less room and you don’t have to worry about carrying liquid on flights. Shampoo bars are ideal for campers and music festival fans.
4. Declutter your life
Make room in your over-stuffed bathroom cabinet and shower; shampoo bars are small, flat and stackable.
5. Aesthetically pleasing
Banish bottles from littering your shower. Replacing bottles with Shampoo bars gives your shower a cleaner look, as well as making it easier to clean.
6. Lowers your carbon footprint
Some of the benefits of shampoo bars are invisible but no less important. It takes 10 to 15 more trucks to transport bottled shampoo than the equivalent amount of shampoo bars.
7. Versatile - not just for shampoo
Shampoo bars can also be used as soap for your body.
8. Your hair feels clean and great
Compared to most bottled versions, shampoo bars leave your hair feeling clean and manageable. This is purely anecdotal, but after using our shampoo bars, we feel our hair stays cleaner for longer.
9. Concentrated to last longer
As Amanda Ogle writes in National Geographic, most liquid shampoos are 80% water (conditioners even more). Because shampoo bars are so concentrated, they last 2 - 3 times longer than the bottled versions. Again, those invisible benefits come into play; fewer visits to the store and you save money.
10 All-natural and cruelty-free
Our shampoo bars are carefully sourced. We make sure only the finest, natural ingredients are used, all free from palm oil and animal testing.
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