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People are ditching the shampoo bottles and switching to shampoo bars

by Nicole Arcano
Jun 24, 2018
Start your zero-waste lifestyle in the shower!

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.

For one, 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.

Ready to make the switch?

Here are 10 brands where you can shop for your new shampoo bars:

1. Ecobar

It 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!

ECOBAR Thickening Shampoo Bar, P150, Ecobar

2. Suds

Its all-natural and handmade shampoo bars are not only eco-friendly, each one also lasts for up to 100 showers.

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.


Want to be the first to try our shampoo bar? Then head over to @goodfoodsundays at @mandalaparkph tomorrow! We'll be there from 10 am to 5 pm. Free samples for our lovely dovey customers! No minimum order required, promise! These bars are made with cinnamon, rosemary and peppermint. These therapeutic-grade essential oils promote hair growth, prevent dandruff and smell SO amazing! This shampoo bar thoroughly cleans the hair and wont leave it dry and sticky and it actually gives nice volumnizing effect. Try it for free tomorrow. See you ?????????????? (Shampoo bars will be available soon) . . . . . . #ZeroBasics #shampoobar #packagingfree #plasticfree #zerowasteliving #homemade #handmade #madewithlove #localbusiness #vegan #crueltyfree #supportsmalllocalbusinesses

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ZERO BASICS Shampoo Bar, price available upon request, Zero Basics

4. Paralúman

Cut shower time in half with Paralúman's two-in-one shampoo/conditioner bars.

????Flowerchild Shampoo/Conditioner bars @ ?80 (52g) — Why need two when you can have both? Shampoo and conditioner in solid form, without the harmful chemicals. Our Shampoo/Conditoner Bars don’t come with nasty chemicals and SLS (those white needle looking things that hold Lush shampoo bars together!) Each bar is a secret mix of a shampoo base with glycerin, jasmine and ylang-ylang (using real flowers) and conditioning hibiscus-infused olive oil, golden jojoba oil, argan oil, macadamia nut oil and shea butter. Since no chemical surfactants were used, don’t expect a lot of bubbles! A little goes a long way, and best of all, no plastic bottles, no plastic wraps, only paper and jute twine. 52g ??Tip for first time use: rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar (as in the stuff from your local grocery!) to cleanse and rid it of shampoo and conditioner residue, which may make your hair greasy and heavy. Use shampoo bars by wetting your hair and working up a lather by rubbing the bar directly on your hair. Rinse hair as you would normally. Let your hair dry before combing! Shampoo bars will make your hair feel all “tangly” when wet. Cleansing your hair with apple cider vinegar at least once a week is recommended to really get those strands clean and to avoid gunk from hair products, excess sebum, and pollution. DM for inquiries // order form link in bio. Want to order? Shop online via Shopee (link in our bio!) or drop by one of our spaces (info in bio as well). #zerowasteph #ecofriendlyph #shampoobarph #shampoobars #solidshampoo #solidconditioner #breakfreefromplastic #notosingleuse

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PARALÚMAN Flowerchild Shampoo/Conditioner Bar, P80, Paraluman

5. Pure

This brand packs its apple cider vinegar-based shampoo bars in eco-friendly soap pouches you can easily reuse.

PURE ACV Shampoo Bar, P250, Pure

6. Tree Maria

Say goodbye to dandruff and plastic bottles with Tree Maria's rosemary solid suds.

TREE MARIA Rosemary Shampoo Bar, P90, Tree Maria

7. Daniela Calumba

Its bars are made in small batches in a span of three months.

According to Daniela herself, she uses rosemary and neem oil from her family's farm in Bukidnon, as well as raw, unrefined, and locally-sourced oils and butters.

It’s that time of the year again! My Shampoo Bar babyloves are now ready after 3 months of curing! ???? My last batch sold out in less than 24 hours so make sure to order before they run out (now limiting to max. of 5 bars per person). Next batch will be available in another two months (Why? Pls refer to my “Organic Plants Are Slow” post). For those that pre-ordered, your bars will be shipped out on Monday. Wee! ???? . These are lovingly and slowly handmade with a 3 months-long oil infusion of homegrown rosemary and neem from my family's organic farm in Bukidnon. Neem oil is ultra-nourishing and adds moisture to repair damaged cuticles (excellent for dry hair) while rosemary oil is great for reducing dandruff, itching, and hair-fall. . Added with raw, unrefined, hair and scalp-loving oils + butters such as Almond Oil, Golden Jojoba Oil, and yum organic Cocoa Butter sourced from local farm-partners. Naturally moisturizing, rich in antioxidants, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, strengthens hair + roots, and increases hair growth. Handmade in small batches with only premium vegan ingredients and a calming blend of sustainably sourced essential oils. ???????????????? . I make these babies not only because they're healthier for us but also healthier for the planet. Shampoo Bars are the green alternative to liquid shampoo. Commercial shampoo has 10x the carbon footprint of bar soap. It requires 5x more energy to produce, up to 20x more packaging (in wasteful single-use plastic), more storage so its carbon footprint in transportation is also larger, and piled with questionable chemicals which require far more wastewater treatment (and you wouldn't want those chemicals on you anyway). Be kind to yourself and Mama Earth with a Shampoo Bar instead. ?????? . ???? 0% Plastic, Chemicals, Parabens, Phthalates, Palm Oil, Synthetic Dyes and Fragrance . ???? 100% Vegan, Biodegradable, Cruelty Free . Wrapped in acid-free vegetable parchment (let me know if you'd like them package-free). Nationwide shipping with only 100% recycled and biodegradable materials (zero plastic courier pouches). ?????? . Green Body + Soul Care Powered by Plants, Inspired by the Elements ???? . . . #shampoobar #eco #organic #green

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DANIELA CALUMBA Shampoo Bar, price available upon request, Daniela Calumba

8. Lush

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.


LUSH Shampoo Bar, P495, TriNoma

9. Daila Herbal Community

Daila's best-selling 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

10. ActivGreen

On top of selling other zero-waste goodies, ActivGreen also makes organic shampoo bars in lovely scents.

ACTIVGREEN Shampoo Bars, P220, Activgreen

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