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Amazing Facts About Using Shampoo and Conditioner Bars

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People are choosing to stop buying shampoo that comes in a bottle to reduce the amount of plastic waste they generate. Instead, they are opting for shampoo bars made of natural ingredients that come in compostable packaging. Not only does this help reduce carbon footprint, but it also helps to keep plastic out of landfills and oceans.

When we used shampoo bars, we found some interesting facts about them that changed how we view hair care. If you're thinking about trying out shampoo bars, this is the post for you as we will share some of the important things to know about them. Read on.

Your Hair Needs Time to Adjust 

When transitioning to shampoo bars, it's essential to give them some time before deciding if they're suitable for you. Refrain from making a judgement call during the first week; give your hair an opportunity to adjust to the new shampoo and its effects.

Using a new shampoo may cause your hair to appear greasy for up to a week as your hair adjusts to the product. Don't give up too soon, it's only temporary and the greasiness should go away in time.

Shampoo and Conditioner Bars Are Inexpensive

Shampoo bars cost more initially than liquid shampoo, but they last much longer. Depending on how you care for it, a single bar can provide 50 to 75 washes, which is equivalent to two to three bottles of regular liquid shampoo. Using a conditioner bar can also be a great way to save money and reduce waste, as they often last longer than bottled products.

You Can Use Your Hands

A shampoo bar is a solid soap-like product that can be used to wash your hair. You can either directly rub the bar on your scalp or create a lather in your hands and then apply the lather to your hair. Whichever method you choose, the shampoo bar will help to clean your hair.

Some like to get the most out of their shampoo bar, so they create a lather in their hands and then apply it to the hair. That way, you can ensure that you use just the right amount of shampoo. 

Bars Must Be Rinsed Well

To get the best results, make sure to thoroughly rinse your hair after washing it with shampoo or a conditioner bar, ensuring all of it is washed out. If you don't, the residue may leave your hair feeling greasy.

You can begin your shower by lathering up shampoo and conditioner into your hair. After washing it out, let the running water rinse your hair while you complete the rest of your shower. This ensures that your hair is adequately cleaned while you take care of everything else in the shower.

Proper Storage Is Vital

To make your shampoo and conditioner bars last longer, store them in a dry, cool place. Keep it away from moisture and direct sunlight to protect it from spoiling. You should allow your shampoo and conditioner bars to fully dry out before you use them again. This will help them last longer and keep them from becoming mushy. 

To protect the bars from damping, try to keep them in a designated dish beneath the sink. Decide what type of storage system will most suit your needs and ensure the space is kept dry to prevent damage.


Making the transition to shampoo and conditioner bars is an easy, effortless move towards a zero-waste lifestyle. It is one of the most beneficial changes you can make for the environment. You can always obtain a hair care product that is entirely free of plastic packaging and more economical than other available choices. 

Are you interested in shampoo with a purpose? Check out The Living Co. We are an eco-friendly store offering premium, low-waste, plastic-free, organic food and natural cleaning products to help you shop consciously and live sustainably. Shop today!


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