We are so thrilled to announce that our shampoo and conditioner bars are BACK by popular demand! (And for good reason, if you ask us!) You may have heard people talking about using shampoo and conditioner bars as opposed to traditional liquid products, but is it worth the hype?
Here are our top seven reasons why making the switch to solid shampoo and conditioner may be the best beauty decision you ever made:
1. They’re eco-friendly
Using solid shampoos as opposed to liquid removes the need for excessive packaging and plastic bottles. As the bar can be easily contained in a small recyclable box, there is no need for plastic. The minimal packaging means less waste entering our landfills.
2. No water filler
Liquid shampoo is made up of 75% - 95% water. That means the majority of what you are paying for is the plastic bottle, a small amount of harmful detergent, and, of course, water. What’s the benefit of that? We couldn’t find one, either. This level of excessive water usage creates a larger carbon footprint with no added benefit for you or your hair. Ditch the water waste and get your money’s worth for your shampoo.
3. Travel friendly
Create more room in your duffle bag or suitcase by swapping your bulky plastic bottles with a small, easy-to-store solid shampoo bar. Shampoo bars are easy to store in nearly any nook or cranny of your bag, and won’t leak or explode all over your clothes and valuables. The days of worrying about spillage in your suitcase are no more! Travel light, and travel with peace of mind.
4. Great for the gym
Like we said above, solid shampoo and conditioner bars are perfect for travelling, and that includes trips to the gym! Leave more room in your gym bag for your clothes, shoes, and reusable water bottle by packing a small and compact shampoo bar instead of a large, bulky, (and potentially very messy) plastic shampoo bottle.
5. More concentrated
Shampoo bars are more concentrated than liquid shampoos. This allows you to use less per application, lasting you longer over time. Why do they last longer? As we mentioned in reason 2, liquid shampoos and conditioners are jam-packed with water. This means you need to use a lot more of the product in order to achieve your desired result. By applying the shampoo bars directly to your head, you will notice a luxurious lather almost instantly while using less product!
6. Take up less space in the bathroom
If your shower is starting to look more like a storage unit and less like your bathroom oasis, you may want to consider switching to shampoo and conditioner bars. Plastic bottles can take up a massive amount of space in your bathroom, and can often look bulky and unappealing. Given their small nature, shampoo and conditioner bars can be easily stored and moved out of the way so you can enjoy the look and feel of your clutter-free bathroom once again!
7. There is no benefit to liquid over solid
Why are the majority of shampoos and conditioners in liquid form, anyway? Simply because that’s just the way it’s always been done! There is no added benefit to having liquid shampoo over solid shampoo. It is simply a habit developed by the beauty industry that we have grown accustomed to. At Oh My Garden!, we’re about innovation and breaking the status quo of beauty standards. We make our products because they are sustainable and beneficial, not because it’s “how it’s always been done.”
Bonus OMG! shampoo and conditioner bars benefit
Our shampoo and conditioner bars don't contain soap! Due to their shape and texture, it can be easy to confuse the OMG! shampoo and conditioner bars with soap bars. However, our bars are soap-free. Why is this so important? Soaps are typically very alkaline with a pH of 9 or higher. Our bars have a ph of 6, which is much more neutral and balanced.
While other shampoo bars might not lather well, OMG!’s shampoo bars are designed differently providing a gentle and fun foam while you wash.