Our guide to vegan shampoo and conditioner bars

Our guide to vegan shampoo and conditioner bars

Shampoo bars and conditioner bars are becoming increasingly popular as an eco-friendly alternative to traditional liquid shampoos. Not only do they require less packaging and waste, but they also contain fewer chemicals making them a more sustainable choice for people who want to reduce their environmental impact. In this article, we'll discuss the benefits of haircare bars and how they can also help reduce our carbon footprint.

Shampoo bars - a more environmental choice

Every single product you’ll find on Little Green Basket is made right here in the UK. What’s the point in choosing eco products if they’re made in China? That’s why we celebrate our brilliantly British suppliers and the effort they are making to reduce our impact on the planet.

Most people probably wouldn’t associate Britain with making shampoo or conditioning products, but we have some great brands producing high quality products, and buying UK-made haircare products is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint.

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By using any product that has been made in the UK, you are reducing the amount of energy and resources used in transportation and manufacturing. This not only helps reduce your own personal carbon footprint, but also helps to reduce global pollution levels. Furthermore, British made shampoo or conditioner is often of a higher quality than those produced overseas, meaning you can be sure that you are getting the best product for your money.

Zero waste vegan shampoo is also an eco-friendly way to keep your hair healthy and clean without contributing to the plastic waste problem. It is made from natural, plant-based ingredients that are gentle on the environment and kind to your scalp. It can help eliminate harsh chemicals from your hair care routine. With zero waste vegan shampoo, you can be sure that you are taking care of both the planet and your hair!

Shampoo and conditioners in bar form, are also usually mostly plastic free. Users of plastic free shampoo can still get the same great results that they would get from traditional shampoos, but without the environmental impact of single-use plastics. These types of products offer an easy way for consumers to reduce their environmental footprint while still getting the clean and healthy hair they desire.

Will I get on with my new shampoo a bar?

Making the switch from traditional liquid shampoo to shampoo bars can be an adjustment for many. While your hair may feel different initially, and bars can lather less or produces less foam, don't be discouraged! The reward of lovely luscious hair in a couple of weeks are worth it! The longer you persist with your new shampoo bar the more your hair is cleansed of the complex chemicals found in bottled high-street brand haircare products. Hair is happiest when it’s left to its own devices, so all we need to do is give it a quick clean and not load it with lots of nasties you’d need a chemistry degree to understand.

Are all shampoo bars vegan and cruelty-free?

Cruelty-free shampoos provide a great alternative to traditional shampoos that contain animal-derived ingredients and are tested on animals. Not only do they offer the same cleansing benefits, but they also help to reduce the suffering of animals used in testing processes. Consumers can now opt for cruelty-free shampoos when shopping for personal care products, knowing that their purchase will not contribute to animal suffering.

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The PETA bunny mark is one of the most recognisable symbols for cruelty free products and it is used by many companies to indicate that their products are not tested on animals. Some smaller brands don’t necessarily prescribe to the PETA bunny mark or the alternative Leaping Bunny mark but that doesn’t mean they are any less reputable. Be wary though when purchasing products made overseas as many countries have less regulation than in the UK.

Are shampoo bars sulfate free?

Shampoo and conditioning bars an interesting alternative to traditional liquid haircare products. But one of the main concerns that people have is whether they contain sulfates or not. How do tell which shampoos have sulphates in and what’s so wrong with sulfates anyway?

Sulfates are a type of chemical surfactant that is commonly used in beauty and personal care products such as shampoo, body wash, and facial cleansers. While sulfates can be highly effective at removing dirt, oil, and bacteria from the skin, they are harsh on the skin.

Sulfates can strip away natural oils from the skin, leaving it dry and irritated. They can also cause redness and inflammation in sensitive skin types. In addition to this, sulfates can be toxic if swallowed or inhaled in large quantities. For these reasons, it is important to avoid using beauty products that contain sulfates if possible. The vegan haircare bars you’ll find on Little Green Basket are all sulfate free.

Storing your vegan shampoo bar

Keeping your haircare bars dry when not in use is essential to making them last as long as possible and getting the most out of them. By taking a few simple steps, you can ensure that your shampoo bar stays in the best condition possible. This includes storing it in a cool and dry place when not in use, avoiding contact with water, and using a well-drained soap dish or container to keep it from getting wet.

Additionally, you should also make sure to use just enough shampoo or conditioner for your hair, in order to avoid wasting any product.

Do you have (vegan) butter fingers? Keep a firm hold of that shampoo bar in the shower as simply dropping one can be one of the quickest and easiest ways to lose a chunk of product down the plughole, which isn’t what anyone wants.

With these tips, you can make sure that your shampoo bar stays dry and lasts for as long as possible.

Haircare Brands at Little Green Basket

Little Green Basket sells a fantastic range of UK-made and vegan hair care products from two great British brands: Nuddy and Earth Kind.

Nuddy haircare shampoos and conditioners are a line of products designed to give your hair the nourishment and care it needs. These products are made with natural ingredients that help to promote healthy hair while protecting it from damage. With their unique blend of essential oils, vitamins, and minerals, Nuddy haircare shampoos and conditioners will leave your hair feeling soft, shiny, and looking its best. Whether you need a daily shampoo or an intensive conditioning treatment, Nuddy has the perfect product for you.

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Earth Kind haircare shampoos and conditioners are a great way to keep your hair healthy and beautiful without compromising on the environment. These products are made with natural ingredients that nourish your hair while protecting the planet. They are free from harsh chemicals, parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, making them a safe choice for both you and the planet.

Alternative uses

Shampoo and conditioner bars offer a great range of benefits, including being kinder to the environment, and they can also be used as regular soap. The convenience of a solid bar and its ability to lather quickly make it an ideal alternative to traditional liquid soaps.

Summing up

If you are considering moving away from regular shampoo and conditioners then you should consider choosing a bar rather than a bottle next time. Bars are just as effective as liquid products but also benefit from being free of plastic. If you choose a haircare bar from Little Green Basket you can also rest assured that you’re also choosing Cruelty-free, vegan, and a British made product. Shop the full range here.

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