Its is a simple question why plastic free shampoo bars are needed. Because it’s estimated that over 500 million empty shampoo bottles are thrown away each year in the UK alone. The time to break down and decompose shampoo bottles could be between 100-400 years. Back in 2015 over 5.2 billion tonnes of shampoo was consumed by the world, imagine how many bottles that is. In 2015 we were 13th in the shampoo consumption list, the number 1 on the list was China, 2nd USA and the 3rd India. These 3 countries combined have a 41% share of the consumed shampoo of the world.
Surprisingly the highest shampoo usage per person is Russians at 2.73kg per person. Then Canadians 2.49kg PP (source)
Reduce the Carbon Footprint
Shampoo bars have a lower carbon footprint than the liquid versions simply because of their size. A lorry full of bars holds roughly the same amount of washes as 15 lorries carrying liquid shampoo bottles. That is 15 times more burnt diesel released into the atmosphere, 15 times more break dust and 15 times more wear and tear on rubber tyres for the lorry.
Save Money Using Plastic Fee Shampoo
A typical shampoo bar can last 2 to 3 times longer when compared to liquid shampoo because the bar is concentrated. After all liquid shampoo is made up mainly of liquid, and that liquid is just water which could be 70%+
All of our bars are made from natural cruelty free ingredients and are all handmade. Ethically sourced ingredients that work with your hair to help it look better. A much better compared to the liquid version that use silicones, sulphates and SLS that strip out the natural oils from your hair.
How Do You Use A Shampoo Bar
Before applying any product, wet and detangle your hair as normal.
There are 2 ways you can use the bar
You can either lather up the bar in your wet hands and massage the suds into your wet hair.
Or, gently wet the bar and apply it to wet hair, rubbing it in circular motions until you have enough lather to massage into your hair and scalp. Remember that you will probably need less than you think so use sparingly as you can always rub again.
How To Store Your Shampoo Bar
Once upon a time we had soap bars and you need to store your shampoo bar exactly the same way.
To make sure the shampoo bar lasts, keep it out of direct water flow and sunlight.
Put it on a soap rack that has holes to allow it to air dry. You can get racks that sit by the bath, or you can get ones that suction onto the wall or clip onto your shower. If you want to keep with the environmentally friendly then go for a bamboo shampoo bar holder.
Top Producers Of Liquid Soap (2015)
- China (1.1M tonnes)
- US (699K tonnes)
- India (418K tonnes)
Source of top 10 producers.
Do more to protect the environment and try our handmade soaps and reduced the amount of liquid soap bottles.