19 Shampoo Bar Options That'll Help You Shrink Your Carbon Footprint
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- Waterless shampoo bars are formulated without water in order to reduce plastic packaging.
- They're also said to last twice as long as liquid, bottled shampoo.
- Some of the best shampoo bars are safe to use on all hair colors and types.
If you've spent most of your life using liquid shampoo and conditioner, you've been missing out on the greatness that is shampoo bars — and with there being a growing emphasis on conscious shopping in the beauty industry, we can't think of a better time than now to finally make the switch to a waterless formula. There's so much plastic waste in the world — the beauty industry alone produces over 120 billion units of packaging a year — that it's no longer enough to just recycle. Even though there's so much more we can all do to limit our carbon footprint, purchasing sustainable products is a good place to start. One way to limit plastic waste is to switch from liquid products (usually packaged in large, single-use plastic bottles) to solid shampoo bars, which are sometimes sold without any packaging at all.
Some of the best shampoo bars on the market are made with special formulas that are safe to use on blond hair, curly hair, dry hair, and more all while cleansing your hair and scalp sans the creation of more plastic waste. Check them out ahead.