Hair care

In the soap Atelier in Amsterdam, the natural soap and shampoo bars are handmade according Artisanal methods. Every Nature Bar is hand-poured and hand-cut. Using the finest botanicals, butters and oils plus a repurposed ingredient.

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Shampoo bars: A sustainable and effective hair care solution

In the realm of hair care, shampoo bars have emerged as a popular and eco-conscious alternative to traditional liquid shampoos. These solid bars, packed with concentrated cleansing and nourishing ingredients, offer a multitude of benefits for both your hair and the environment.

Natural shampoo bars

A big difference between regular shampoo and a shampoo bar? Regular shampoo consists of approximately 80% water, making it liquid and is packaged in a sturdy plastic bottle. A shampoo bar is shampoo in a solid form – a block or bar – so little packaging material is required. You also save a lot of plastic, about 3 bottles per bar.

We even go one step further; all our shampoo and conditioner bars are 100% natural. So, they are completely free of (micro)plastics and hash chemicals.

A Shampoo Bar is plastic-free, lasts three times as long as a liquid shampoo, has a more natural composition and is also the ideal travel companion (no liquid!)

The Advantages of Shampoo Bars

  • Environmentally Friendly: Shampoo bars eliminate the need for plastic bottles, significantly reducing plastic waste and contributing to a more sustainable lifestyle.
  • Travel-Friendly: Compact and lightweight, shampoo bars easily fit into travel bags or carry-on luggage, making them ideal companions for your adventures.
  • Concentrated Formula: Shampoo bars contain concentrated ingredients, meaning they last longer than liquid shampoos, offering more washes per bar.
  • Gentle on Hair and Scalp: Formulated with natural ingredients, shampoo bars are gentle on the hair and scalp, reducing the risk of irritation and dryness.
  • Variety of Options: Shampoo bars cater to a wide range of hair types and concerns, from moisturizing dry hair to balancing oily scalps.

How to Use Shampoo Bars Effectively

  • Wet Your Hair Thoroughly: Ensure your hair is completely wet before applying the shampoo bar. This allows the bar to lather effectively and distribute evenly.
  • Create a Lather: Rub the shampoo bar between your hands or directly onto your hair to create a rich lather. Focus on the scalp, where dirt and oil tend to accumulate.
  • Massage into Hair and Scalp: Gently massage the lather into your hair and scalp, ensuring all strands are coated. This helps to cleanse and stimulate the scalp.
  • Rinse Thoroughly: Rinse your hair thoroughly with warm water until all traces of shampoo are removed. Avoid using hot water, which can dry out the hair.
  • Conditioner bars: If desired, follow up with a conditioner bar to further nourish and detangle your hair.

Additional Tips for Shampoo Bar Usage

  • Proper Storage: Store your shampoo bar on a well-drained soap dish to prevent it from becoming mushy or dissolving prematurely.
  • Allow to Dry: After each use, let the shampoo bar dry completely before storing it. This prolongs its lifespan and prevents it from becoming sticky.
  • Transition Period: If switching from liquid shampoo, your hair may require a brief adjustment period to adapt to the new cleansing method.
  • Experiment with Different Bars: Explore various shampoo bars to find the one that best suits your hair type and preferences.

Conclusion: embracing a sustainable hair care routine

Shampoo bars offer a multitude of benefits, from their eco-friendly packaging to their gentle yet effective cleansing properties. By incorporating shampoo bars and conditioner bars into your hair care routine, you can embrace a more sustainable lifestyle while maintaining healthy, vibrant locks. Make the switch to shampoo and conditioner bars and experience the difference they can make for your hair and the environment.

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