So what is a shampoo bar? Basically, it is a slab or solid puck that lathers up just as well as the liquid stuff and often lasts a lot longer! Are shampoos bars worth it? I absolutely think so, especially if you are looking to make your showering experience a little greener and a little more plastic-free. I have been a convert for a few years, and even my husband Will loves his shampoo in puck form these days! I wanted to share some of my favorite with you, all of which I have personally tried and enjoyed! In my option, these are the best out there, and most are natural shampoo bars to boot!
My Favorite Shampoo Bars
The Brand: ByHumankind
The Cost: $15.00, but save 15% on future orders if you subscribe to an auto-ship plan.
Why It’s Great: These bars feel basic in the best way, and with scents like Citrus-Lavender (my fave), Lemongrass, Peppermint, or Unscented you are sure to find one you and your hair love. I also love the super easy subscription option if you want to make sure you never run out of your fave shampoo bar.
The Product: HiBar
The Cost: $13.95
Why It’s Great: This was my most recent shampoo bar thanks to Grove Collaborative! I tried the Maintain formula, which I loved except I wasn’t totally sold on the scent. Will is absolutely obsessed with this stuff though, and I have to admit I liked the scent of the Volumizing formula much better. They also have a Moisturize formula if your tresses need a little hydration. Each variety has a corresponding conditioner bar too, so you can go completely plastic-free for both steps in your shower. Already a Grove Collaborative member? Buy it through Grove here!
The Brand: Lush
The Cost: $11.95- $14.95 depending on formula.
Why It’s Great: Lush has made some of my absolute favorite shampoo bars for years! I remember the first time I wandered into a Lush shop when I lived in Boston, MA, and how amazing everything smelled! They have loads fo different formulas to choose from (my top picks? The Posh bar or the Seanik bar) and they are package free. I do recommend that you make sure you buy a tin if you don’t already have a place to store it between showers to keep it dry and make sure you get the most out of the bars up to 80 wash potential!
The Brand: Love Beauty and Planet
Why It’s Great: This is the most affordable option on my list and it is also arguably the easiest to find since it is sold at Target. Any excuse to go to Target, right? There is a rose shampoo formula as well as a coconut shampoo + conditioner combo bar. Also, this 50-wash bar is heart-shaped. CUTE!
5. Package Free
The Brand: Package Free
The Cost: $14.00 as a one time purchase, but save 10% with a subscription!
Why It’s Great: There are multiple formulas to choose from (Balancer, Detoxifier, Hydrator, Stimulator, Fixer, and Cleanser) based on your hair needs. I love the round puck shape and how healthy but clean these formulas make my hair feel. They also have a natural clean scent that I can’t get enough of! The Fixer is my personal fave, because it smells like lavender, cedar, and herbs!
The Brand: Meow Meow Tweet
The Cost: Shampoo is $18.00, conditioner is $29.00
Why It’s Great: In addition to being so lathery and marvelous on hair, you can also use this bar on your entire body. Multi-purpose at it’s finest (and cleanest!). They also have a Lavender Coconut Milk formula that smells heavenly.
Are you a shampoo bottle or bar enthusiast? What are your favorite brands?