Benefits of Using a Shampoo Bar, For Your Hair and For the Planet

Lately the trend of using shampoo bars has become a rage and rightly so. Due to a growing breed of environmentally conscious consumers, more and more people are choosing shampoo bars to reduce their carbon footprint. They are longer lasting than shampoo bottles and a great choice when it comes to saving space. They are multipurpose and can come in handy in many situations be it decluttering your space or travelling light. 

Why Choose Shampoo Bars?

Hot and dry weather leads to a lot of hair care woes. Excessive sweating during this time can lead to greasy hair and a host of issues like dandruff, oily scalp, hair fall, frizzy hair, and split ends. Shampoo bars have a slightly dense consistency that is usually made with natural oils. Since a shampoo bar is a more potent formulation sans water, it washes the hair without drying it out. 

The surfactant which gives a soap its lathering quality, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS, has the reputation of being a skin irritant. However, since most of the shampoo bars do not have it in their formulations, they lend to a non-itchy scalp and do not dry your hair as much. Though they might need a transition period (switching from a liquid shampoo to a shampoo bar) of about 3-7 days, they are quite beneficial to your hair and the planet in the long run.

How To Choose the Best Shampoo Bar For Your Hair Concerns?

Shampoo bars are becoming increasingly popular as a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional liquid shampoos. However, with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your hair. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice:

Curly Wavy Hair:

Healthy curly and wavy hair is a cynosure for all eyes. Yet due to their low porosity, caring for them can be quite a task. If not cared for well, they can be quite dry and difficult to manage. With its deeply hydrating benefits, Murumuru butter moisturises and smoothens hair to make them soft and manageable. Our Murumuru Butter Shampoo Bar effectively treats dry, fizzy, curly & wavy hair to provide lasting hydration and frizz control.

Dandruff Prone Hair:

Irrespective of the hair type, Dandruff can be quite cumbersome. Accompanied with itching and flaking, it can sometimes prove very tough to tackle. Known for its anti-dandruff, exfoliating and anti-acne properties, Shikimic Acid is mostly derived from the natural ingredient star anise which is used as a flavouring agent in many cuisines. The goodness of Shikimic Acid combined with healing and soothing ingredients like Arnica, Peppermint and Menthol in our Anti Dandruff Shampoo Bar to combat dandruff and itchiness, and give your hair a healthy and lustrous shine. A sweaty scalp can also lead to flaky dandruff that is quite bothersome. Our Exfoliating Shampoo Bar With 2% Salicylic Acid, White Willow Bark & Tomato Fruit Ferment, safely softens itchy flakes and soothes inflamed scalp to add shine to your hair.

Treated Or Damaged Hair:

Chemical treatments can be quite in trend but damage hair in the long run. Treatments like perms, straightening, hair relaxing, colouring, bleaching, etc., can lead to dry, brittle hair and split ends. Our Shampoo Bar with Biotin, Niacinamide & Ginseng Extract stimulates keratin production to reduce hair breakage. It strengthens hair follicles and boosts hair volume. A miraculous product for hair, silk protein is known to boost hair strength for bounce and shine. Our Silk Protein Shampoo Bar is enriched with the goodness of Silk Protein, Vitamin E and Coconut Oil that makes your hair soft, silky, and strong.

Normal Hair:Considered to be blessed, people with normal hair type rarely face hair issues. For such hair types, a gentle shampoo that cleanses without stripping hair of its natural oils works perfectly. Our Coconut Oil Shampoo Bar deeply nourishes hair to restore shine and boost hair growth. It has the goodness of virgin coconut oil as well as olive oil. Enriched with Milk Protein and Vitamin E, our Milk Protein Shampoo Bar not only improves the texture of hair but also reduces hair fall as it restructures and restores lustre to your hair. Reetha and Shikakai are revered as excellent cleansers. Amla is another ingredient that is known to add softness and shine. Packed with the benefits of these ingredients, our Shampoo Bar with Shikakai, Reetha, Amla & Curry Leaf gently cleans and nourishes an oily scalp to strengthen hair and encourage hair growth.

Shampoo bars are a better choice than their liquid counterparts as they do not require plastic packaging. Also, most of the plastic used in the cosmetic industry is non compostable and generally ends up in the ocean or in landfills. Shampoo bars are a great way to reduce this carbon footprint. The shampoo bars are longer lasting hence a single shampoo bar may last three times more than a liquid shampoo. Shampoo bars are also less wasteful as there is little chance of overpouring the product. So go ahead and invest in a shampoo bar that is better both for your hair and for the planet.