We have been sold the myth that all our hair problems can be solved by a dazzling array of products: shampoos, conditioners, serums, mousse – ones that strip oil, others that restore it. What if there was another way?

The shampoo bars that we stock in No Plastic Shop are not only better for the environment, but they can also be much better for your hair and scalp too.

Here are 5 reasons why you should make the switch from bottle to bar:

All-natural ingredients
Unlike commercial shampoos that strip away your hair’s natural oils along with the dirt, shampoo bars gently cleanse with natural ingredients leaving your hair and scalp clean and balanced.

They contain no SLS
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, or SLS as it is more commonly known, is the ingredient that makes most shampoos lather. However, it is also an irritant that can exacerbate conditions like eczema and psoriasis and it is way too harsh for most people’s skin.

They are economical
Although shampoo bars may be more expensive than your normal shampoo, they are surprisingly long-lasting with less product needed per wash. You may also find that once you adjust to a shampoo bar, you can go a lot longer between washes too as your hair finds its natural balance.

One product is all you need
Many people who switch from commercial shampoos to a shampoo bar find that once their hair adjusts to this new way of cleaning, that it starts behaving itself without the need for styling gels and serums. All those bottles of hair products are no longer necessary now that hair has restored it’s natural shine and condition.

They are plastic free
The shampoo bars that we stock in No Plastic Shop have been carefully selected for their environmental impact as well as their effectiveness. Sustainable and handmade in small batches, both Funky Soap and the Dartmoor Soap Company shampoo bars contain no ocean damaging ingredients and come in plastic free wrapping.