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How to Use a Shampoo Bar

What Is a Shampoo Bar?

You may be asking yourself, “What is a shampoo bar?” or “Does a shampoo bar really work?” The answer is, yes! A shampoo bar is basically a concentrated version of the shampoo you would typically use from a bottle, but in a solid bar form. The key difference is that the water and fillers have been removed, leaving a much more condensed and concentrated shampoo product with all the salon-quality shampoo ingredients your hair needs. Shampoo bars are the more environmentally responsible, effective and convenient choice to include in our weekly self care routine.

Why Choose a Shampoo Bar in the First Place? 

Shampoo bars have so many benefits, not only for your hair and convenience, but for the environment too! 

Shampoo Bars Last Longer and Are More Concentrated With Beneficial Ingredients 

You may be thinking, “How can shampoo bars replace a bottle of shampoo if they’re so much smaller?” Shampoo bars may look smaller, but because the ingredients are so concentrated, you’re actually getting much more active ingredients from a bar than a bottle of shampoo! You’ll be happy to know that one 2in x 2in x 1in shampoo bar can replace not 1, but 2 to 3 bottles worth of shampoo, and can give you anywhere from 50-75 washes depending on how often you wash your hair. The only thing a shampoo bar is missing is that one ingredient that most other bottled shampoos have - water. Simply add the water you already have from your shower to lather the bar in your hands, or rub a wet bar onto wet hair, and you’re good to go! 

At Duckish, we believe that skincare doesn’t need water as a filler, and that also includes our shampoo bars. Depending on the brand, a bottle of shampoo can be up to 80% water. This means that when buying a shampoo bottle, you’re often paying for water or fillers. This also requires more plastic packaging and more energy to transport. By switching to a shampoo bar, you can save money, get concentrated, salon-quality ingredients that cleanse, hydrate and protect your hair, all while minimizing your eco footprint. If you want to learn more about why choosing natural products are better for you in general, read our blog here.  

Shampoo Bars Help to Save the Planet 

Conserving The Earth’s Water Supply 

At Duckish, we stand for concentrated, waterless bath and body products that minimize packaging and fit your lifestyle. Filling skincare products with unnecessary water and fillers is not what we do. 

Did you know that only 2% of the world’s water is freshwater, and only 1.5% of that is accessible to humans. Due to population increases, our demand for water has gone up by 600% in the last 100 years. So why add it to shampoo when it doesn’t do anything? We want to be a part of a global movement to reduce our water use, so that future generations can enjoy the earth just like we’ve been able to. 

Producing Less Plastic Waste 

By switching to shampoo bars, you are also reducing plastic usage and waste, too. It’s estimated that over 552 million shampoo bottles end up in landfills yearly, which is enough bottles to fill 1,164 football fields per year. By switching to compact shampoo bars which can be packaged with more eco-friendly alternatives like a recyclable cardboard box, it’s easy to eliminate plastic from your shower care routine.

Step-By-Step Guide on How To Use 

Ready to make the switch to a shampoo bar? Great! Just follow these 3 simple steps:

1. Wet Your Hair and Shampoo Bar 
Wet your hair as per usual, and wet the shampoo bar. 

2. Lather
Create a lather by rubbing the shampoo bar between your hands. Or, you can rub the wet shampoo bar directly onto your wet hair to create a lather.

3. Apply
Apply the lather to your hair, wash as you would normally, and rinse when ready. You can repeat this process twice if you wish to do a double lather! It’s as simple as that! Follow up with a Duckish Conditioner Bar!

How To Make Your Shampoo Bar Last  

In order to get the most out of your shampoo bar, we recommend storing it in a zero-waste soap dish like this bamboo option with a cover from Duckish. Your bars will last much longer if they’re protected from excess water. You can get our soap dish with our Shower Care Gift Set, or purchase individually for $12.99!

Our covered eco-friendly soap dishes will help your shampoo bar stay dry and make them easy to travel with. The great thing about traveling with a shampoo bar is that it doesn’t take up much space, giving you more room to pack other things in your travel bag! 

Another great way to make a shampoo bar last, is to wash your hair less often! You really don’t need to wash your hair everyday or every other day. Washing your hair around 2 to 3 times a week will help to preserve your hair's natural oils and conserve more water, too! 

If you’re looking to make the switch to water-free skincare and bath and body products, take a peek at our other natural, water-free skincare options including our natural lip balm collection, our natural lotion stick collection, bath bombs, and more. 

Visit our website to view all of our amazing products and follow us on Instagram to learn more about our new product launch coming soon!

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