Our award-winning shampoo bars are manufactured in the UK. They are pH balanced with gentle, foaming, vegan ingredients to form a convenient solid bar undiluted with water and without the need for plastic. They will reduce build-up without stripping the hair, leaving it shiny and clean as washed hair should be. Follow the shampoo bar with one of our conditioner bars for soft, tangle-free hair.
What’s the difference between the shampoo bars?
Luxury Shampoo Bars
The ‘Luxury’ shampoo bars all have the same base and come in four different scents which slightly affects their outcome. They each have SEVEN foaming ingredients (the more you have, the milder the bar) along with a plant-based foam booster (great to help with foaming in hard water areas), as well as salon ingredients such as oat protein, pro-vitamin B5, and a silicone plant-based alternative. This makes all four excellent for tackling frizzy hair, for humid control, and locking in moisture.
The ‘Woodland’ shampoo bar is by far the heaviest and most moisturising for the hair due to the essential oils used in that bar. It is great for thick hair, straight or very curly hair as well as dry hair, and frizzy hair. The Orange shampoo bars are the lightest and have the most limonene content (a good cleaner).
The Botanical shampoo bar has relaxing Geranium and Patchouli, musty with a slight floral tone, and is the most popular scent of the luxury range (also available in our soaps and deodorants). The Botanical bars are a little lighter than the Woodland but a good moisturising shampoo bar that isn’t too heavy, even on fine hair.
Our Purple shampoo bars are also made with the ‘Botanical’ scent and are excellent for silver hair and lifting highlighted hair. However, if your hair doesn’t suffer from frizz then the ‘Essential’ or '2-in-1 bars are also a good option.
Choose either the shampoo bars UK for normal/dry hair or the shampoo bars UK for normal/oily hair formula to suit. Follow with our detangling conditioner bars.
Just like the luxury bars, they also contain oat protein and pro-vitamin B5 which add both protection and shine to the hair. They don’t contain a silicone alternative so if your hair is prone to frizz, then we would suggest the ‘luxury’ shampoo and conditioner range.
Otherwise, the essential bars are a great every day bar that beat 350 liquid shampoos in the Top Sante awards, and whilst being a simplified version of the luxury bars, they are offered 30% cheaper.
Choose either the UK shampoo bars for normal/dry hair or the UK shampoo bars for normal/oily hair formula to suit. Follow with our detangling conditioner bars.
They are available in the family favourite 'Orange' scent as well as the precious 'Frankincense' blend, working well as a convenient bar that saves on time, money, and water.
They will feel a little different from using separate bars but the outcome is fantastic, giving you soft, shiny, and manageable hair. They are suitable for all hair types and don't require additional conditioning.
TheSolid Bar Company natural shampoo bars contain some great vegan and natural ingredients; we’ve combined Oat protein and plant-based silicon alternatives with Pro-Vitamin B5 for a gentle and nourishing cleanse to leave your hair soft and shiny.
Allour ingredients are 100% natural and in our range of scents we have included an essential oil blend of Geranium and Patchouli for a refreshing scent; Sweet Orange essential oil for a stimulating scent; a six herbal essential oil blend, including Rosemary, Bergamot, and Eucalyptus for an energizing scent; Vetiver and Patchouli for a calming earthy scent.
Theywill all leave your hair feeling, looking, and smelling heavenly and incredibly soft, shiny, and free from build-up too.
Thecetyl alcohol we use in these best natural shampoo bars is plant-derived and palm oil-free and helps add moisturization and enhances viscosity in our hair care bars.
Ourformulations ensure that all shampoo bars are safe for both coloured hair and all hair types. They are fully pH balanced and salon-approved with ‘Easy foam’ for hard water foaming.
With the multiple variants we offer, our natural shampoo bars are the best shampoo bars for hard water, the best shampoo bar for normal or dry hair, the best shampoo bar for greasy hair, the best shampoo bars for curly hair, and the best shampoo bars for coloured hair in the UK!
Additionally, there is no transition period when switching to these UK-made eco-friendly shampoo bars.
Furthermore, as part of our commitment toward a zero-waste footprint, we now offer our shampoo bars in cardboard containers or as bar-only refills.
Nexttime you travel, take a shampoo bar with you instead of a regular plastic bottle. They last for months and as they are so small so they save you so much money and space, and you don't have to worry about replacing it! Perfect to take with you on your travels too!
The packaging is the obvious factor that people hone in on when they ask what waste these bars can help to reduce. But that's only the start. In most, if not all, liquid shampoos right at the top of the ingredients list you will see the word "aqua" - and that, quite simply put, means that water is not only the first but also the greatest by percentage too.
It will come as a surprise to many of you when you discover that the average liquid shampoo consists of around 80% water.
You may think, judging by the amount of rain we suffer here in the UK, that water wastage isn't a huge issue. But in other parts of the globe not as lucky as us, and according to Unicef, four billion people - almost two-thirds of the world’s population - experience severe water scarcity for at least one month each year.
Our shampoo bars change that barren landscape. No water is used in the manufacturing process nor in the ingredients; you add the water yourself when applying the shampoo to your hair. As a result, less is used and less is wasted.
Despite their lack of water, they still produce the foamy lather we all associate with a salon-quality shampoo and, due to their special formulation, they are gentle on your hair, unlike a traditional soap bar. Not only that, these are some of the best shampoo bars for hard water in the UK.
We have even developed conditioning bars to complement the shampoo bars, and they assist with moisturization and hydration.
How is a shampoo bar different from soap?
The base formula is similar to a body wash bar but hair care ingredients and extra foaming agents are also added. These ingredients help leave the hair feeling soft and allow the product to spread more easily too.
Should you always use a conditioner after a shampoo bar?
Without a doubt, it is best if you do. Using a conditioner after a shampoo helps replenish moisture and smooth down the hair. The shampoo step has already washed-out excess residue and build-up, but the conditioner helps the conditioning ingredients soak in.
- Then allow drying in a well-ventilated space, out of direct sunlight.
How to use a shampoo bar?
Before applying the shampoo it is best to get rid of tangles and knots with a tangle-teaser brush and then wet it. Then you can apply the shampoo as follows:
You could lather the bar between wet hands and apply the lather to your wet hair (as you would with a liquid shampoo). Or you could wet the bar and apply it to wet hair, rubbing in circular motions down the hair strands.
Rinse out and repeat as needed. This short video below will show you how!
How Natural Solid Shampoo Bars Are Kind to Our Planet
Discover our range of natural shampoo bars that are all handmade with vegan, cruelty-free, natural ingredients. They are all supplied in plastic-free, eco-friendly packaging that can either be reused or recycled to help minimize waste and help reduce plastic pollution.They provide all the benefits of liquid shampoo but with none of the drawbacks, and they’re suitable for all hair types.
Natural shampoo bars are a great, eco, plastic-free, zero-waste alternative to commercial shampoos. Natural shampoo bars are wonderful! They are healthier for you and your hair in comparison to commercial shampoos, and are also a lot kinder to our planet. Natural shampoo bars are made with all sorts of remarkable, vegan, cruelty-free, palm oil-free, and natural ingredients, that are soft and gentle for your hair and the planet.
The key difference between other commercial shampoos and these natural shampoo bars is that they are solid and do not come in plastic bottles!
Studies show that the UK discards over 500 million plastic shampoo bottles every year and only a very small percentage of those are actually suitable for recycling.
That means the majority will either end up in landfills or head to incineration plants; either way, they will be spoiling the environment around us. Not only is this detrimental to our planet, our oceans, and wildlife, but when plastic eventually does biodegrade after many years, it breaks down into microplastics! These microplastics then find their way into our waterways and cause harm to aquatic life.
Now it is easier than ever to say goodbye to plastic bottles and hello to natural shampoo bars that are kind to your hair and to our planet with The Solid Bar Company!
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