Wash Your Hair With Care
If you’re thinking about beginning your Zero Waste journey, or even if you’ve already started but may be wondering “what’s next?” ...The first thing to highlight is that while you embark on your zero-waste adventure, you don’t need to rush it. You don’t need to start buying things you don’t need yet or throwing out things that haven’t been used up just to speed up the process – it is very much a journey and not a race.
However, having said that it is great to learn more about the stages coming up in your journey and finding out more about what it will involve. So, we are going to talk you through the process of changing your hair washing routine.
Why make the change?
When talking to our fellow zero-wasters, it was clear that one of the first swaps people look to make is shampoo and conditioner. Did you know that nine million tons of plastic get thrown into the ocean annually! But, by changing to shampoo and conditioner bars, you are helping cut down on the use of single use plastic bottles and therefore reducing the negative impactive on our oceans.
Now, ditching plastic is a great move in itself, but we also have to mention the other amazing benefits that come with switching to these bars. We absolutely love solid shampoo and conditioner because they’re so compact. You can pop them into your backpack or luggage before you head out on your next trip. Although they are small, they are still powerful! Many shampoo bars will allow you to get almost double (if not more) washes when compared to a plastic bottle of shampoo. And, if your still not sold, they are totally natural – so your hair really is getting the best care you can give it.
Not only do we offer a wide range of shampoo and conditioner bars suitable for all hair types, we also understand that using a bar may seem like a big jump for some so, we also offer shampoo refills, meaning you can bring your old bottles and refill them to still help cut down on the use of single use plastics.
What changes can you expect?
The shampoo bar experience is truly an expression of self-love but, you may notice a transition period of change whilst your hair adjusts to using a fully natural product. Natural shampoo bars cleanse the hair using only natural ingredients - gently removing dirt and impurities without stripping the hair of its natural oils. However, some people do find that it takes time for their hair & scalp to detox from chemicals and begin to self-regulate on a natural cycle. This could result in a slight waxy feel or heavy feel to your hair, but rest assured this is only temporary and it’s a great sign that your hair is on its way to a healthier, more balanced condition, your hair will soon feel fresh and beautiful!
If you normally wash your hair daily then maybe think about going longer between washes. This will help your body find the natural balance a bit quicker. Just remember, you are doing a great thing for both your hair and the planet and it will be one of the best changes you make!
We couldn’t recommend our Zero Waste Path 2in1 bars enough as they are PH balanced which means there’s no transition period from switching from a synthetic shampoo to a natural bar!
So, now what?
Now it’s the fun part! It’s time to choose your bars – the great thing is that there is a wide variety of options for all hair types. To see a breakdown of each of our bars, read our shampoo guide here.