Imagine you’re packing for a big trip that you’re excited about. You and your best friend are going somewhere you’ve always wanted to go. It’s the night before you leave. You are packing later than you’d like because you worked late. It doesn’t matter too much, because you can’t wait to get to your destination first thing in the morning.
You walk over to the shower and pull out your shampoo and conditioner bottle. You start searching for your travel size bottles, but can’t find them anywhere. You’re digging through all your bathroom drawers and travel bags with no luck. They’re gone.
You’re embarrassed that you’ll have to make a run to pick up shampoo and conditioner when the plane lands. You text your best friend to tell them the tragic news.
Your Besty: You still travel with liquid shampoo and conditioner?!
You: Like there’s another option? You use the Airbnb stuff?!
Your Besty: There’s actually a WAY better option.
They send you a photo of what looks like two brightly colored conical soap bars. You learn later that your besty only travels with HiBar shampoo and conditioner. In fact, that’s the only shampoo and conditioner they use now. While standing in line at security you can’t help but notice their hair has never looked better. They travel for work and airport security has never confiscated the bars. They don’t explode and get product all over the inside of their back, either.
You use your besty’s shampoo and conditioner bars on the trip. The bars lather up just like liquid shampoo or conditioner. When you get home, you do your research and find the perfect bars for your hair. You love that you no longer pour your shampoo and conditioner into tiny bottles to travel. Your hair has never looked better. Airport security never confiscates your hair care products again.
This sounds like the perfect happily ever after, right? There’s actuallymore good news.
You’re also helping save the planet.
The Environmental Impact of Shampoo and Conditioner Bottles
We, as humans, have a plastic problem. That’s probably no surprise to you. Only 9% of our plastic waste is actually recycled. Let’s say that 9% was 100% shampoo bottles. Americans use roughly 550 million shampoo bottles a year. 91% of that total is 500 million shampoo bottles that end up in landfills, or worse, our oceans. Plus, shampoo and conditioners often don’t get recycled because, let’s be honest, who has a recycling bin in their bathroom?
In the United States alone, 550 million empty shampoo bottles are thrown away each year.
If you want to dive into the details, we recommend checking out our Shampoo & Conditioners - Going Plastic Free blog post. In said blog post, we break down all the issues that come with using plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles.
By choosing a zero waste product instead of a plastic product, you’re helping the planet in many ways. Here are some of the environmental benefits of switching to HiBar:
- You’re picking a compact, lightweight product that is easier to ship. This helps reduce Co2 emissions.
- You’re picking a product that comes in paper packaging. When you no longer need the package you can compost or recycle it.
- You’re picking a product made of ingredients that won’t harm you, animals, or the planet.
- You’re using a product that disappears in your hands rather than ends up in our oceans.
There’s no environmental downside.
The Right Shampoo and Conditioner Bar for You
Shampoo and conditioner bars are a lot like liquid shampoo and conditioner. Not all shampoo and conditioner bars will provide the soft, full look we all want. That’s why HiBAR has designed different bars for different types of hair and washing routines. Check out the options below to find the perfect fit for you and your hair!
The Shampoo Bar for an Itchy, Flaky Scalp
Imagine you’re headed out the door, taking one last glance in the mirror and you notice your dandruff is back. The tiny white flakes on your shoulders and in your hair fill you with frustration. Worse yet, your scalp is dry and itchy which only exacerbates the issue. You wish you didn’t have a dry scalp.
We have good news. You don’t have to have a dry scalp.
HiBAR Soothe is the right choice for anyone who suffers from an itchy and/or flaky scalp. It’s made with white willow bark extract and kukui nut oil to soothe and hydrate your scalp. You deserve the freedom to not double-check in the mirror if your dandruff has started up again. You deserve a scalp that you don’t actually notice. This shampoo and conditioner bar gives you that freedom and comfort.
The Shampoo Bar for Thick, Dry or Textured Hair
Life is hard enough. You don’t need to make it any harder on yourself by fighting against frizzy, thick, or hard to manage hair. You need something that moisturizes your locks. A conditioner that defines your curls. A conditioner and shampoo combo that gives your hair lift and definition without weighing it down. You know that this can be hard to find. Many shampoos dry your hair out, leaving it frizzy. Or weigh it down and you lose your curl.
HiBAR’s Moisturize gives your hair lift and definition. Your hair will feel full, without the frizz. Your thick curls will be defined just how you like them. Moisturize is the perfect bar combo for thick, dry or textured hair.
The Right Shampoo Bar if you Wash Frequently
To you, showering is an important part of every day. You wash your hair like clockwork. You love a good routine. So what you really need is HiBAR’s Moisturize shampoo and conditioner bars. Moisturize will keep your hair hydrated with coconut oil and rice protein. So shower away, friend! Not even plastic waste can ruin your routine and hair now!
The Right Shampoo Bar for Less Frequently Washed Hair
You are a once-or-twice-a-week hair washer. Maybe you tell people that. Maybe you don’t. Maybe you tell people you “rinse off” every day but only “wash your hair” twice a week. Regardless, your secret is safe with us. We recommend you purchase Maintain shampoo and conditioner. This product will remove product build-up and balance your scalp and roots. The best part? No one will ever ask how often you wash your hair.
The Right Shampoo Bar for Hair that Isn’t Greasy or Dry
You are one of those magical unicorns who doesn’t have greasy or dry hair. Shampooing and conditioning may be more of a luxury or tradition to you rather than a necessity. For hair that falls right in the middle of greasy and dry, we recommend Maintain. It’s the perfect bar combo for “normal” hair by maintaining what you’ve already got going on. Plus, it’s made with Honequat and shea butter for an added shine.
What Would Your Life Look Like with a Shampoo and Conditioner Bar?
Did you know that most shampoos and conditioners are actually mostly water? National Geographic found that most shampoos were 80% water, and some were as high as 95% water! Purchasing shampoo and conditioner bars is basically like distilling your plastic bottle hair care products back to the basics. After all, it’s the shampoo and conditioner that cleans and maintains your hair.
Since these shampoo bars are made of concentrate, they tend to last as long as two or three shampoo or conditioner bottles. Here are some additional benefits of HiBAR:
- 100% safe for colored hair
- No sulfates
- No phthalates
- No silicones
- No parabens
- No palm oil
- Made cruelty free
- Less grocery store runs
- Easier time traveling
- Saving money
- Reducing plastic consumption
- Less existential dread from our planet crisis
- Fantastic looking hair
This list of benefits is what your life could look like if you moved away from plastic shampoo and conditioner. And, as you can see from the list, there’s no reason to wait any longer to switch to HiBAR.