With the recent surge in environmental awareness, many people are joining popular movements whose goals are to help out good old Mother Nature. Most everyone has heard of the #StopSucking movement that has emerged in recent months—many major companies, several American cities, and even celebrities have pledged to ditch their plastic straws because of the increasing amount of plastic in our oceans. Oakland, Seattle, Berkley, and Miami Beach all have passed local laws banning plastic drinking straws. Tom Brady, Theresa May, and Jane Goodall have stated their allegiance to stop sucking. Additionally, Alaskan Airlines and Starbucks are just a couple of the thousands of companies that have revoked plastic straw usage.
One thing that’s up and coming on the market, that is along the same lines, is bar shampoo. Beauty product hoarding affects many women, more than would like to admit it, and the plastic packaging from empty products almost always ends up in a landfill. Shampoo bars eliminate the waste
of plastic shampoo bottles that take nearly 1,000 years to decompose in an average landfill. Bar shampoo is physically similar to bar soap, like the classic Dove or Irish Spring brands, but they replace shampoo. Most companies who have taken charge in selling these bars use completely organic, natural ingredients to further exemplify what it means to live sustainably.
These bars are concentrated blocks of shampoo that can outlast two to three bottles of liquid shampoo a piece! According to lushusa.com, one shampoo bar will last up to 80 washes, which is double the average 12 ounce bottle. They’re also packed full of essential oils and fresh ingredients that don’t harm your hair, so you’ll have flawless hair every wash. Why not save the earth, save some money, and have gorgeous hair all at the same time? These mighty bars have the potential to take the world by storm these next few months with companies like Lush and Chagrin Valley taking the lead in bar shampoo research. In June 2018, Lush sold over 12,000 bars of shampoo over a span of two days simply because of a viral video on Facebook that was continually shared.
Tell your friends, family, neighbors, and anyone that will listen to jump on the bandwagon to create a cleaner, healthier, and happier Earth.
Photos from: allure.com and lushaholic.com