Overview of haircare bars
You’re probably familiar with both liquid soaps and soap bars. You might have both types of soap in your home.
But you’re probably less familiar with shampoo and conditioner bars while you probably use liquid haircare products almost daily.
So why are shampoo and conditioner getting so much hype lately?
Let’s look at what you can expect if you’re looking to adopt solid shampoo and conditioners as part of your haircare routine.
Why the Surge in Interest over Haircare Bars?
The main reason that you’re seeing shampoo and conditioner bars on more store shelves is for environmental considerations.
First, most of these bars are made with natural ingredients and no phthalates, parabens or sulfates. So they are better for you and good for the environment.
Perhaps more importantly, they don’t contain water. So more compact to ship and produce less of an environmental footprint.
And because they are shipped in cardboard instead of plastic, their containers are more readily recycled.
Differences Between Shampoo and Conditioner Bars
Shampoo bars are created to clean the scalp and remove build-ups, while conditioner bars are designed to moisturize your hair and reduce frizz. Shampoo and conditioner bars are made up of different ingredients.
CleanO2 created the world’s first carbon capture bar soaps, shampoos and conditioners, and our products are made of natural ingredients such as essential oils, coconut milk, glycerin and aloe leaf extract.
6 Common Concerns about Shampoo & Conditioner Bars
When using certain shampoo bars, some people have reported experiencing residue or build-up in their hair.
This is often the result of the ingredients used in the shampoo bars such as surfactants, silicones and preservatives.
The residue can make the hair feel weighed down or look dull. With CleanO2 shampoo bars, you don’t have to worry about build-up because our formulas do not contain silicones — the main culprit in build-up — and only contain earth-friendly ingredients.
For some individuals, shifting from conventional liquid shampoos to shampoo bars may require an adjustment period. Y
our hair might feel heavy or greasy as it adapts to the new cleansing method. Sometimes you’ll need to adjust how you use the bars.
For instance, if your hair is very fine, using the conditioner bar first and then the shampoo bar may benefit your hair. Let your hair get used to the new methods and allow time for the transition.
Difficulty in Lathering
We don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a nice bubbly lather when they shampoo. If you are struggling to generate enough foam and lather with bars, you might be using the wrong shampoo bar for your hair.
CleanO2 shampoo bars are loaded with sud-supercharging ingredients that produce large bubbles and fluffy lather with a plenty of frizz-managing goodness.
Hair Texture and Scalp Sensitivity
Some customers may find that shampoo bars make their hair feel dry and frizzy, causing scalp irritation.
Some haircare bars on the market have high alkalinity and may damage your hair or strip the naturally occurring oils from your scalp. CleanO2 shampoo bars are pH-balanced, meaning they won’t dry your hair out or make it frizzier.
Longevity of the Bar
Shampoo bars require different handling compared to liquid alternatives. Left in a puddle of water, bars will dissolve quickly and shrink.
A best practice is to dry bars between use and keep them on a soap dish that drains well. Also, the longevity of your shampoo bar depends on your habits and the specific brand that you are using.
Shampoo bars are perfect for travel as they are convenient, compact and easy to carry. However, it is important to store them properly, so they don’t get messy or stick with other items in the toiletry bag.
Ideally, pack them in a breathable container before putting them in your luggage.
What effects do shampoo bars have on hair?
As shampoo bars are created with natural ingredients, they may promote hair growth, create volume and improve hair follicle health. They don’t damage your hair and will make your hair feel soft, light and bouncy .
Are shampoo bars safe for your hair?
Yes, shampoo bars are safe for your hair as they are soap-free, pH-balanced and made with natural ingredients.
What are the pros of shampoo bars?
A perfect alternative to liquid shampoo, shampoo bars are effective, long-lasting, plastic-free and adorable. They are sustainable and eco-friendly, made with natural essential oils and plant-based oils.
Final Thoughts on Shampoo and Conditioner Bars
The benefits of shampoo and conditioner bars are real. They offer an effective, cost-efficient and sustainable alternative to liquid hair care in plastic bottles.
They are good for your hair and better for the planet.