Shampoo and conditioner bars have been one of the best and easiest swaps I’ve made since leading a more low waste lifestyle. They’re so convenient and last forever making them cheaper than any other shampoo and conditioner bottle out there. Seriously, a shampoo and conditioner bar can easily last me 6 months meaning I’m only purchasing them twice a year.
To learn how to use a shampoo bar and all the other amazing benefits they offer, read my post here.
I make it my goal to try out new brands each time I finish up with my bars so that I can recommend the best of the best to you. Since this is a swap I made about 2 and a half years ago, I’ve tried out my fair share of shampoo and conditioner bars. And let me tell you, no two are equal. I’ve narrowed down my top 3 picks that I think are the best shampoo and conditioner bars to share with you today.
I’d also just like to say before we get started that my hair is thick, straight and often pretty dry/dull. So while I’ve been thoroughly impressed with these bars and feel comfortable recommending them t you, if you’re hair texture isn’t like mine they may not wow you. That being said, there are so many shampoo and conditioner bars on the market and if you’re not sure where to start, I think this can be a great jumping-off point.
The best shampoo and conditioner bars that I’ve tried (so far):
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Most shampoo and conditioner bars are either in the shape of a bar or in a circle. But Hibar has a totally unique shape. This makes it especially beginner-friendly because you can get a good grip on it when first starting out.
Hibar is cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulphate-free, phthalates free and of course, plastic-free. They come in little cardboard boxes that are recyclable and that’s it! They’re also biodegradable so they won’t clog up our water systems when they run down the drain.
The bars are really easy to use which is one of the biggest appeals. I used the volumizer bars and I have to say, they actually did something for me. Like I mentioned my hair can be quite dull sometimes and I’ve sought after volumizing shampoo and conditioners for a long time. Hibar is the first product that has actually made a difference. I can’t recommend it enough!
Unwrapped life is hands down, my favourite on the list. Never has any shampoo and conditioner bar made my hair feel so silky and soft. I can’t wait to repurchase these bars again! By 2025, unwrapped life is set to have prevented 20 million plastic bottles from entering our oceans.
Their bars come in little brown paper sleeves that can be recycled and absolutely no plastic. They’re also 100% natural so you don’t have to worry about any nasties harming you or the environment!
These bars truly are a great investment, they have lasted the longest out of all the bars I’ve tried. I seriously love them and think everyone should try them at least once!
3. Bottle none
Bottle none is the shampoo and conditioner bar I’m currently using. I’ve heard o the brand before but didn’t get a chance to try them out until a zero-waste store opened up in my town ad this was the brand they were carrying!
And I have to say I’m quite impressed. The shampoo and conditioner bar I was using before didn’t do a thing for me. They left my hair very tangly and unmanageable. So going from that to bottle none was quite refreshing.
They contain no SLS or SCS and they’re salon-grade pH balanced and it shows! While I haven’t yet used them in their entirety, they have been working really well and leave my hair tangle free and soft!
The earthling co has completely taken over the sustainability space on instagram. So naturally, I had to try them out. I was pretty impressed. They’re bigger than some other round bars and lather up really nicely. They also smell delicious and have left my hair feeling incredibly soft and tangle-free. My only complaint was the price/shipping/exchange rate being a Canadian customer. I know that’s not always preventable but it’s the only thing that would keep me from repurchasing the bars in the future.
6. Dip bars
Dip has been my latest shampoo and conditioner bar try. And I have to say, I’m thoroughly impressed. Especially by the conditioner bar. Most often when I get a set, the shampoo bar is the stand out and the conditioner is just fine. This has been the opposite. The conditioner bar is also an after-swim detangler but regardless of whether you’ve just been swimming or not, it’s an excellent detangler and makes my hair so smooth. My only concern is the price. Both of them came in at almost $90 CAD which is ridiculous. One day when I’m made of money, I may repurchase. If you have the means, I highly recommend, but if not, stick to one of the others on this list!
There are so many shampoo and conditioner bars on the market. I truly hope this helped you narrow down a few that you could try. The first bar you try may not be the one, but don’t let that stop you from trying again! I’ve tried at least 8 different brands and only these 3 stuck out to me as the best shampoo and conditioner bars. You’ll find the one for you, I promise.
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