At a time when we’re all trying to reduce our environmental impact, it’s hard to ignore the effects of plastic waste on the environment – and bottled shampoo is one of the biggest sources of plastic waste on the planet.
It’s estimated that around 520 million empty shampoo bottles go to landfill each year in the UK, each one taking roughly 450 years to break down. One thing we can all do to lower this figure is to make the switch to shampoo bars instead.
Zero sulfates, zero paraben and - perhaps most importantly - zero plastic, Friendly Soap’s all-natural shampoo bars have the power to lower your carbon footprint while taking care of your hair. Every product in the Friendly Soap range is packaged using recycled cardboard, is vegan and is cruelty-free. Switching to shampoo bars is also a great way to cut down on water wastage, as you add water to the product yourself and can use as little or as much as you need.
How is a shampoo bar different from soap?
The base formula of Friendly Soap’s shampoo bars is the same as the formula used throughout our natural soap bars range. However, we’ve also packed our shampoo bars with extra hair care ingredients to leave your hair feeling soft and nourished, as well as foaming agents so that you can work the shampoo into a soapy lather.
Every ingredient within our shampoo bars has been carefully selected for its replenishing factors and high quality.
Lavender & Geranium
Our Lavender & Geranium bars are made with castor oil and organic argan oil, which are both natural conditioning agents. We’ve also added coconut and olive oils, favoured for their rich, nourishing quality.
This bar features lavender and rose geranium essential oils, which we’ve picked due to their delightful scent and stress-reducing quality. Geranium is especially beneficial and can help to reduce inflammation, strengthen the immune system and improve the health of your hair overall.
Peppermint & Eucalyptus
The Peppermint & Eucalyptus bar is perfect for those looking protect a sensitive scalp and tame unmanageable hair.
We’ve created this bar using ingredients that are famous for their healing properties and being gentle enough for even the most damaged or sensitive scalps, such as argan, castor, coconut, peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils.
This bar doesn’t just work brilliantly but smells beautiful, too, with its menthol qualities perfect for clearing your air passages and helping you to breathe better following a hot, steamy shower.
Lavender & Tea Tree
Our Lavender & Tea Tree shampoo bar is the perfect choice for late night showers, with lavender essential oils that will help you to unwind, destress and prepare for a great night’s sleep. Of course, lavender has plenty of other properties, too, encouraging hair to grow both thicker and faster when worked into the skin.
Tea tree oil also has a multitude of antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an effective treatment for dandruff and encouraging better scalp health in the long term. We’ve also added castor, olive and coconut oil for triple richness and great moisturising qualities. This bar is certainly a treat for the hair and scalp.
Fragrance free shampoo is the ideal solution for those who have an extra sensitive scalp or simply don’t enjoy the scents that often come with haircare products.
While all our products are created using 100% all-natural ingredients, we know that essential oils aren’t for everybody. Some people might find that oils irritate their skin.
With our fragrance-free shampoo bars, you can embrace your natural side without sacrificing on the nutrients, nourishment and rich moisture offered throughout the Friendly Soap range.