Benefits of Natural Shampoo Bars vs. Commercial Shampoos

There are indisputable benefits to shampoo bars that can never be matched by bottle shampoos.
Approximately 80 percent of traditional bottle shampoo is comprised of water.  Therefore, the product we all have been using for decades has only 1/5th of active ingredients.
Shampoo bars take the water out of the equation. This creates a product that lasts far longer, no filler. Shampoo bars are generally comprised exclusively of nourishing oils and active hair care ingredients.

Researchers say, the potentially dangerous chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), created as an estrogen supplement, and found in plastic bottles, has been linked to developmental problems in infants and children, and cancer, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease in adults.

Additionally, many commercial bottled shampoos are harsh on hair. They use strong detergents that strip the hair of its natural protective oils.  Harmful silicones are then added to give hair the appearance of shine but the shine is the silicones, not the hair. Over time conventional bottle shampoos strip the hair causing hair to become thin and break.

When switching to an organic shampoo bar some people experience heavy, dull, or greasy hair for a period of time. These are the chemicals (silicones, detergents) deposited by commercial bottled shampoos. Continued use of organic shampoo bars washes away chemical residue and buildup. Additionally, the scalp learns to adjust and regulate its proper oil production. Many people experience very little if any issues transitioning to organic shampoo.  Others may have to endure one to several days.  But the effort to remove harmful chemicals from the scalp and hair is more than worth it.  Following shampooing, rinsing with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed in a cup of water greatly expedites the melting away of chemicals.
Last but not least, plastic is an environmental nightmare.  Scientists estimate that more than 11 million metric tons of plastic are entering our ocean every year.  From tiny plankton to enormous whales, countless animals across marine ecosystems are affected by plastic pollution.  It’s found in 59% of seabirds like Albatros and pelicans, 100% of sea turtle species, and over a quarter of fish sampled from seafood markets around the world.   If we don’t help stop the pollution, who will?