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5 Common Myths About Shampoo Bars, Debunked

Shampoo bars have been gaining popularity in recent years as an alternative to traditional liquid shampoos. The awareness of how damaging plastic pollution has caused to our environment, animal life, and even our own health has us all considering how we can be less dependent on plastic. To read more about the adverse effects of plastic use, visit here.

One of the main benefits of shampoo bars is their environmental sustainability. Unlike liquid shampoos, which often come in plastic bottles that contribute to waste and pollution, shampoo bars typically come in minimal or recyclable packaging. They can last for several months with proper care.

However, with this rise in popularity have come many myths and misconceptions about shampoo bars that can leave people hesitant to try them. Here, we'll debunk 5 common myths about shampoo bars so that you can decide whether they are right for you.

5 Common Myths About Shampoo Bars, Debunked 

Myth #1: Shampoo bars don't lather well.

Many people assume that shampoo bars won't lather well because they don't come in liquid form. However, this is simply not true. Shampoo bars can produce just as much lather as liquid shampoos. The key is to wet your hair and the shampoo bar well before rubbing it onto your scalp and hair to create a rich lather. As Shampoo bars are in solid form, the absence of water means you are getting more active cleansing and moisturising ingredients. We actually experience more lather in our shampoo bars than liquid shampoo.

Man washing hair with shampoo bar

Myth #2: Shampoo bars are not suitable for all hair types.

This is another common myth that has no basis in reality. Shampoo bars suit all hair types, including fine, oily, curly, and colour-treated hair. The key is to choose a shampoo bar formulated for your specific hair type, just like traditional shampoos. For example, if you have curly hair, look for a shampoo bar that contains moisturising ingredients like shea butter or almond oil to help tame frizz and define curls. In fact, as to above Myth #1, as Shampoo bars contains less water, you are effectively applying more moisturising goodness into your hair.

To learn more about our shampoo bars and which are suitable for your hair and scalp type, read more here.

Myth #3: Shampoo bars are difficult to use.

Shampoo bars are actually effortless to use. Wet your hair and the bar, then rub the bar directly onto your scalp and hair to create a lather. Massage your scalp and hair as you would with liquid shampoo, then rinse thoroughly. It's that simple! In fact, many people find that shampoo bars are easier to use than liquid shampoos because they are less messy and more compact, making them ideal for travel. We also find that not having multiple plastic bottles lined on our shower floor or bathtub is such a welcoming sight.

Myth #4: Shampoo bars leave a residue in your hair.

Some worry that shampoo bars leave a residue in their hair, weighing it down and making it look greasy. However, this is not true if you use a high-quality shampoo bar that is formulated with natural ingredients. In fact, many people find that their hair looks and feels cleaner and lighter after using a shampoo bar. The key is to choose a shampoo bar that is pH-balanced and free from harsh chemicals like sulfates and parabens that can strip your hair of its natural oils and leave it feeling dry and damaged. 

Beware that you are not using Soap bars as Shampoo bars, as the natural alkali in soap damages both your hair and scalp. Our natural pH level for our hair and scalp is around 5.5. Shampoo bars are formulated to be around this pH level; we call this pH-Balanced. Using soap also causes soap scum, a waxy layer that sticks to your hair - this is probably where this myth originated. To read more about Shampoo bars versus Soap Bars, follow this link.

Hair quality after washing hair with shampoo bar

Myth #5: Shampoo bars are less effective than traditional liquid shampoos.

Shampoo bars are just as effective as traditional liquid shampoos, if not more so. They are often formulated with natural ingredients that can help to nourish and strengthen hair, improve scalp health, and promote healthy hair growth. Plus, a little goes a long way because they are more concentrated than liquid shampoos. With regular use, you may find that your hair is healthier, shinier, and more manageable than ever before.

We hope this has cleared up some common myths about shampoo bars.

Shampoo bars are a gentle and sustainable alternative to traditional liquid shampoos that offer a range of benefits for your hair and scalp. However, it's essential to be aware of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding shampoo bars to decide whether they are right for you. By debunking these myths, we hope to encourage more people to try shampoo bars and discover their many benefits for themselves while reducing single waste plastic from our lives.

We have a selection of pH-balanced shampoo bars to choose from. We use only natural essential oils and never with any synthetic fragrances. Our shampoo bars are free from parabens, sulfates and chemically produced perfumes.

Try our best-selling Sweet Orange Shampoo bar, infused with natural Sweet Orange essential oil.

Sweet Orange Shampoo Bars in 2 sizes

Check out our Hydrating Sweet Orange Shampoo bar here if you want something with a little more moisturising power.

We hope you find this article about 5 common myths about shampoo bars, Debunked. Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.


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