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10 Best Zero-Waste Shampoo Bars Of 2022

Plastic Free Shampoo Bars For A Sustainable Hair Care Routine

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Shampoo bars are an awesome zero waste swap when it comes to hair care. They’re completely plastic-free and made with organic ingredients—making them completely biodegradable and eco-friendly.

The Benefits Of Using Shampoo Bars

Shampoo bars are actually multi-purpose! That’s right! Not only are shampoo bars an excellent hair care product, they’re also great for your face, body and hands. So if you’re somewhat of a minimalist or someone who’s always late in the mornings, a shampoo bar is your one stop shop for cleanliness!

Shampoo bars are also eco friendly and made with nontoxic and biodegradable ingredients like essential oils and butters that are free of phthalates, parabens and carcinogens. So you’ll feel really good about what you’re putting on your body and down the drain.

Shampoo bars are perfect for travel and vacations! Let’s face it, nobody likes to use those tiny hotel shampoos. They’re more of a keepsake than personal care item. That’s where shampoo bars come in handy.

They’re easy to pack, won’t go rogue and spill all over your luggage, and they’ll keep you from spending money on bottled shampoo that you probably won’t use up in time and will have to leave for cleaning service to dispose of.

Lastly, my personal favorite benefit of owning a shampoo bar: they’re plastic free and save space. Before trying and falling in love with shampoo bars, my shower would be cluttered with plastic shampoo bottles—taking up so much space and spending who knows how long in a landfill. But with a shampoo bar, all you need is a really good soap dish! For more info on how to store your shampoo bar, and some really cool soap dish recommendations, see my article here!

How Do You Use A Shampoo Bar


Shampoo bars are pretty simple to use. Whether you’re in the shower or prefer to wash your hair in the sink, you basically take your shampoo bar and rub it in a circular motion against your wet hair, creating a lather. The you simply rinse and repeat—or not. It’s up to you.

Some shampoo bars are so moisturizing that you don’t need to follow up with a conditioner. However, if your hair absolutely needs some extra lovin’, you can always get a conditioner bar as well. Some of the brands below even sell them in combos.

The zero waste shampoo bars below are also all cruelty free and ethically made with natural and organic ingredients.

Best Overall

Simply Shea Shampoo Bar


Apple Valley Natural Soap Simply Shea Shampoo Bar

Made In | The USA

Apple Valley Natural Soap is a shampoo bar company that not too many people know about! This hidden gem is a family owned business that hand-makes all of their shampoo bars and other fabulous skin care products with all natural and organic ingredients.

Their signature “simply shea” shampoo bars leave hair super soft and luxurious that you won’t even need conditioner! It also has a gender-neutral scent that both men and women will enjoy.

These shampoo bars are always shipped in compostable packaging and the full size bars are a very generous size compared to most shampoo bar brands (and cost less too!).

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Best Shampoo Bar For Men

BossMan

Boss Man 4-In-1 Shampoo Bar

Made In | USA

Perfect for washing more than just hair, Boss Man is the ultimate men’s multi-tasking shampoo bar that tackles hair, face, beard and body. And if you suffer from eczema, psoriasis, dandruff and acne, rest assured that this rugged yet gentle shampoo bar contains all of the essential ingredients that will minimize inflammation and get you feeling good as new.

Best For Babies & Kids

Ethique

Ethique Oaty Delicious

Made In | New Zealand

The eco-friendly kids’ shampoo bar by Ethique called “OatyDelicious” is made from oats, cocoa butter, and oils consisting of chamomile, lavender and coconut. The bar is pH balanced, plant-based, vegan, cruelty free, compostable and of course, zero waste! It’s mild, has a subtle scent and is great for kids with eczema because it’s so gentle on the skin (it can double as a body wash).

Best For Fine/Oily Hair

Good Juju

Good JuJu

Made In | Canada

The Good Juju Shampoo Bar is made from all-organic ingredients that are vegan, cruelty free and color-safe. Made with rich antioxidants, polyphenols, and anti-inflammatory ingredients, this zero waste bar leaves hair nourished while stimulating hair growth.

Best Travel Size

Ethique Hair Sampler Pack

Ethique Shampoo Bars

Made In | New Zealand

Ethique is a very popular shampoo bar brand headquartered in New Zealand and makes really wonderful shampoo bars with all natural and vegan ingredients—and they have a good range of bars for every hair type (including pets). Ethique’s sampler pack is perfect for travel. They’re small and compact, and include a couple of conditioner bars.

Best For Wavy/Curly Hair

Viori

Viori

Made In | USA

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Viori zero waste shampoo bars are handcrafted with ethically sourced Longsheng Rice from the Red Yao tribe in China. The creators were inspired by the women in the tribe, who, even at 70 and 80 years of age, had incredibly thick, long hair with zero gray. If you have damaged hair, Viori will moisturize, strengthen, rejuvenate, renew, volumize, increase natural shine, repair, and gently cleanse your hair and scalp.

Best For Daily Use

Tangie Rose Geranium Shampoo Bar

Tangie Shampoo Bars

Made In | USA

Tangie shampoo bars by Zero Waste Products give your hair luxurious lather and softness, and they come in a lot of various fragrances. This shampoo bar is ultra concentrated and won’t irritate your scalp—making it safe to use everyday. This shampoo bar brand also has a 30 day money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied with your purchased, which is very cool.

Best For Dry Or Damaged Hair

HiBAR

HiBAR Shampoo Bars

Made In | USA

HiBAR is another one of my favorite shampoo bar brands that I got to sample a while ago and it does indeed live up to the hype when it comes to hair softness. Each bar contains high-quality, naturally-derived ingredients like nutrient-dense coconut oil, moisturizing shea butter, and fragrant essential oils. No added water means they’re super concentrated and a little bit goes a long way. Plus, all HiBAR products are also cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny Certified, meaning they’re never tested on animals!

Best For Itchy Scalp And Dandruff

Turmeric Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo Bar

Chloe Mason Shampoo Bars

Made In | USA

The Chloe Mason Soap Company has the most beautiful hand-made soap and shampoo bars that I have ever seen! They’re beautifully designed with flowery and shimmery decor, and full of natural ingredients that do wonders for your scalp and hair!

One of their most popular hand-made shampoo bars (shown above) is made with goat milk, apple cider vinegar and turmeric—two key ingredients that fight dandruff and oily hair. It’s also works great as acne treatment because of turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties.

Best For Pets

JR Liggett’s

JR Liggett’s Pet Shampoo Bars

Made In | USA

These all-natural shampoo bars are made especially for pets with pet-safe ingredients. They’re hypoallergenic, made with organic ingredients, and infused with essential oils and added hemp, aloe vera and colloidal oatmeal to help sooth dry, itchy skin. These natural shampoo bars have excellent reviews, and pet owners love that they don’t leave a lingering scent like most bottle shampoo tends to do.

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Best Vegan Hair Dyes

These Ethical And Cruelty-Free Hair Dye Brands Will Leave You Feeling Fun And Flirty This Summer!

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Have you ever dyed your hair with traditional at-home hair color and almost had to call 911 because the fumes nearly killed you? I think we all made that mistake one time or another. Unfortunately, vegan hair dye wasn’t always available on store shelves. But, these days, they are plentiful, and some of the colors are incredibly fun, flirty and vibrant.

So what are your plans this summer? No, really! Let me know in the comments!


Last summer was a dud due to Covid, but this year, you get a chance to go out and actually live. And what better way to celebrate than to give your hair a little makeover with some ethical vegan hair color that’ll turn heads!

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Vegan hair dye is:

  • PPD Free
  • Paraben Free
  • Ammonia Free
  • GMO Free
  • Cruelty Free

And I wish that all hair dye consisted of these qualities, but unfortunately, they don’t. Not only is traditional dye horrible for your health, it’s also bad for the environment, because you’re rinsing it out in sink, and all of those chemicals go down the drain.

Vegan hair dye on the other hand, is nontoxic and eco-friendly, so you won’t feel bad about using it. And many are semi-permanent, which is great because you get to experiment with different shades without damaging your hair!

So this summer, change it up a notch, and enjoy life! Metallic type of shades like greys and silver are tending this year—and you’ll look great at the beach, raves or wherever else life takes you. Take a look below for some inspiration and have fun responsibly!

Punky Semi-Permanent Vegan Hair Colour

Punky

Punky semi-permanent hair dye has beautiful vibrant colors that can be applied to both light and dark hair—it actually leaves awesome highlights and shine on dark hair! This vegan dye lasts up to 35 washes and looks great with ombré hair!

INH Vegan Hair Dye

INH

This semi-permanent vegan hair dye by INH deep conditions as you dye your hair! It’s great for all hair types and all shades, and leaves your hair feeling soft and nourished, instead dry and unmanageable. It’s available in many colors and has really good reviews!

Brite Vegan Hair Dye

Brite

The Brite vegan hair dye comes in fun and flirty pastel colors—like this pastel pink! It lasts from 5-30 washes, depending on hair type and leaves your hair feeling hydrated! This vegan hair dye works particularly better on light colored hair, but the great news is that they also sell a vegan and ammonia free bleach kit if you’re wanting to go that route!

Arctic Fox Vegan Hair Dye

Photo Cred: Arctic Dye & @mermaidcat_prr

Arctic Dye is another great semi-permanent vegan hair dye that deposits insanely vivid color! It nourishes as it sets and fades out gracefully. The cool thing about this brand is that 15% of all profits go toward charities who work to end animal abuse.

Smart Beauty Vegan Hair Dye

Smart Beauty

Unlike most vegan hair dyes which tend to be only semi-permanent, the this Smart Beauty hair color is permanent. It’s perfect for achieving a metallic pastel shade that looks fun and vibrant!

Manic Panic Vegan Hair Dye

Manic Panic

Manic Panic is a really fun hair care line and they have awesome vegan hair dyes as well! Their formula lasts for about 4-6 weeks and gradually fades. They have many shades available that are fun, vibrant and easy to apply!