* There’s a reason why solid shampoos are making a comeback
* Less damaging than detergent-based liquid shampoos
* These are our best-selling recommendations under $20
It might come as a shock to some younger folks, but shampoo didn’t always come in a liquid formula packaged in a bottle. Back in the mid century, shampoo bars were the norm, and now they’re coming back into style — and they have some surprising benefits to boot.
The main benefit of shampoo bars is that they’re typically healthier than detergent-based liquid shampoos. This means shinier, more healthy hair, and less damaging stripping which can happen with chemical-based products. Plus, bars shampoos are much more convenient and long-lasting than liquid shampoos, making them ideal for travel.
If you’re thinking of trying out a bar shampoo, check out some of our recommendations below.
1. Solid Bar Shampoo Soap
Don’t be scared away by this shampoo bar’s look. It has a unique appearance because it’s genuinely all-natural, without any chemicals to make it look “silky.”
2. Tasmanian Clarifying Shampoo Bar
Apple cider vinegar is the unlikely main ingredient in this shampoo bar. It provides antibacterial and antifungal properties that cleanse the hair without stripping it dry, and even help combat dandruff.
3. Peppermint Shampoo Bar Soap
If you have a sensitive scalp, opt for this peppermint shampoo bar from The Yellow Bird. Plus, it’s one of the best bar shampoos for travel thanks to an includes recyclable box.
4. J.R. Liggett’s Old Fashioned Shampoo Bar
In terms of price, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better deal than this 3-pack of shampoo bars from J.R .Liggett’s. Each bar has a distinct leading ingredient, with options including virgin coconut and argan oil, tea tree and hemp oil, and jojoba and peppermint.
5. Ethique Solid Shampoo Bar
This Ethique shampoo bar comes very highly-rated with 4.5 stars and almost 500 reviews. It’s best for normal-dry to frizzy hair, utilizing Samoan Coconut and Cocoa Butter to nourish and rejuvenate a dry mop.