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Shampoo Bar v/s Shampoo Bottles

Updated: Jan 18, 2022

Did you know that shampooing hair started long before even shampoo bars & shampoo bottles come into the picture?

From our favorite Shikakai & Reetha decoction to dry shampoo powder to liquid shampoo, everything was there in the market decades ago. A few of those market segments couldn’t cope with the packaging cost as it was mostly glass & metal at that time but shampoo bars continued because it was cheaper to produce. But in the early 1900s after the invention of plastic, the economy saw a huge fluctuation in terms of demand & supply of all kinds of goods.

It was fine then, to choose a plastic shampoo bottle because it was cheap, but we need to see & realize that in just some 100 + years humans went berserk and have lost it in terms of plastic consumption.

Well, this is not a climate change post. So, let’s come back to our baby step towards sustainable living. Without further ado, let’s learn what is better Shampoo Bars or Shampoo Bottles?

What is the difference between a Shampoo Bar & Liquid Shampoo in a bottle?

Process: Shampoo Bar is a solid form of shampoo that is gentle both on your hair & scalp. Apart from squeezing a bottle and rubbing the bar on your palm or head, the shampooing process is quite similar, you must wet the shampoo bar, lather and rub it on your hair till it lathers. Massage your scalp and rinse.

Efficient: It takes time for your scalp to get used to the transition from synthetic shampoo. But believe me, it is worth it. Your scalp will get oily or sticky for a week or months but rest assured, it is just a transitional phase. The scalp takes time to produce oil naturally because synthetic shampoo has damaged the oils glands. Shampoo Bar being gentle, helps the glands to restore the cycle of oil secretion, hence oily & sticky hair in the beginning. Give your scalp the time to repair itself.