The Low Waste Trails: Shampoo Bar by Zero Waste Path

Flat lay image of a shampoo bar, with box. Hair brush to the right of shampoo bar. Leopard print material in background on the right and page magazine to the left.

Shampoo Bars. It’s been a love/relationship for me; love the idea, hate how my hair has felt. I previously tried a shampoo and conditioner bar by B&S and hated them. No matter how long I persisted, my hair was greasy and wouldn’t clean. So, I begrudgingly moved back to bottled shampoo…

But, leaving this in 2020, fast forward to this year and I wanted to try again. As the continuous buying of plastic bottles was making me more and more guilty. And the result this time? Success. It worked!

The shampoo bar I tried this time was by Zero Waste Path, paying £7.50 for the one bar. A small business I found on Peace in the Wild. I bought their ‘Normal Hair’ shampoo bar and to my utter shock, it lathered amazingly and worked.. the first time.

Us Brits, on average go through 520 million shampoo bottles a year. That’s a lot of plastic. By switching to a shampoo bar you’re reducing your plastic consumption tenfold.

I’ve heard endless blogs, websites and tweets about shampoo bars needing time to adjust to the hairs natural oils. With it taking weeks, if not a few months to adjust. But, I kid you not, my needing-a-wash-hair was as soft as anything the first time using the bar!

I’ve used it three times now, so can wholeheartedly say it was not a fluke. The bar, which is incredibly fresh-scented, when rubbed into wet hair creates an incredible lather with a small amount going a long way. It’s a 2-in-1 meaning you can ditch the conditioner too, with my aired hair feeling so soft after use.

Us Brits, on average go through 520 million shampoo bottles a year. That’s a lot of plastic. By switching to a shampoo bar you’re reducing your plastic consumption tenfold as well as saving some pennies too. The average shampoo bar lasts three times longer than a bottle.

So, the latest edition of my Low Waste Trails can be deemed a success, on this occasion. I have found a shampoo bar that washes my hair incredibly well and reduces my plastic consumption in another part of my home. If you’re in the market to switch to solid bars, may I highly recommend Zero Waste Path!

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