4 Reasons to Ditch Your Shampoo Bottle for a Bar

Shampoo bars are greener, cheaper, and much more travel-friendly.

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These highly concentrated shampoo bars come sans plastic—and last longer than their bottled counterparts.

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Shampoo bars—hair cleanser in bar soap form—are the latest trend in hair care products. Usually made of natural ingredients to promote hair health, they’re also easier on the environment and great for travel. Here are five reasons to make the switch from bottle to bar.

Reduction of Plastics

Currently, about nine million tons of plastic get thrown into the ocean annually, which breaks down to one garbage truck full of plastic being dumped into the sea every minute. Shampoo bars cut out the need for plastic bottles, and most come wrapped in recycled paper or in paper boxes. They’re also convenient for traveling—just pop them in a metal tin available for that purpose.

No Worries About TSA Limits

A traveler’s nightmare is having TSA agents raid your bag, asking if you’re over the 3.4-liquid-ounces limit, or worse, opening your suitcase after a flight and finding that your shampoo bottles leaked all over your favorite outfit. Shampoo bars eliminate both scenarios, as TSA isn’t going to take soap that’s in bar form and a shampoo bar won’t ruin your clothes. It might make them smell good, though.

Concentrated to Last Longer

Most shampoos are 80-percent water and conditioners can be even more—up to 95-percent water. Why pay for water when you can add it in yourself? Shampoo...

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