Shampoo & Conditioner Bars: Here’s some solid answers.News
Solid beauty is the next big thing. An amazing development, if you ask us. All in favour of mother earth, as this saves our planet from a lot of plastic waste.
Is solid beauty good for the environment?
Many beauty and personal care products come in liquid form. Luckily for us and for the planet, some companies are reimagining these products as solids, decreasing the need for plastic packaging. Conventional liquid products are made up of around 80% water. Yes, that much! Totally useless as long as you have water on hand. Leaving out the water, makes it possible to leave out the plastic bottle as well.
Next to that, solid beauty bars have a much smaller carbon footprint than their liquid counterparts. They take up way less space and they’re much lighter than bottled products. Companies like HiBAR don’t just make waterless products, they also make their products plastic-less. We mean, who needs plastic in their shampoo, right? And if cutting Mother Earth some slack isn’t motivating enough to switch to bars, we’re throwing in the easy-to-travel argument. No worrying about moving liquids here. Nobody want their toiletries leaking and spilling in their suitcase, and solid shampoos & conditioners are the answer.
What about my hair?
But still, these bars might be good for our planet, but are they good for your hair too? Switching to a solid product after a lifetime of bathing your precious locks with liquids, might feel a bit scary. We understand. Especially if you’ve tried some other brand before and weren’t a big fan. Believe us, HiBAR has truly raised the bar on this one. HiBAR is completely different from the blocks of soap you might have tried before. In fact, soap and shampoo are chemically very different. Soap is pretty bad for your hair. HiBAR is genuine shampoo and conditioner, just like the good stuff you use right now, only with the water removed. Consider it a concentrated bar of goodness.
Concentrated bar of goodness
So, what ingredients does HiBAR use? Well, they leave out all the ingredients that aren’t doing your hair (or the planet) any favours. Things like sulfates, phthalates, parabens, silicones, and plastic too. What is all this goodness we're talking about then? Below we've mentioned some of the active ingredients you do find in HiBAR.
White willow bark extract is a natural and gentle exfoliant that removes dirt, build-up, and dead skin all while controlling oil, and calming itchy or flaky skin.
Shea butter is a moisturizer that contains vitamins A and E, used to nourish your scalp, and give your hair a healthy shine.
Kukui nut oil is a moisturizing oil that contains vitamins A, C, and E, regenerating skin cells for a healthy scalp.
Vitamin B5 is a vital vitamin for healthy hair that strengthens hair follicles and promotes growth, water retention, and elasticity.
Rice protein is enabling increased moisture retention, resulting in more hydrated and strengthened skin and hair.
And let’s be honest, these are the ingredients you actually want to see in your hair products, not the water. These actives make your scalp and hair healthy and lustrous.
So. See you at the bar?