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Hair bars: all the performance, none of the waste!

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Solid Hair Bars: all the performance, none of the waste.

What are solid shampoo + conditioner bars?

Simply put, they are solid bar form of traditional shampoo and conditioner, not unlike a bar of soap. We take all the ingredients that cleanse and benefit your hair and scalp, remove the water and make them into concentrated bars! These solid-form cleansers and moisturizers, do everything a liquid shampoo and conditioner can do - cleanse, add volume and shine, protect, add moisture - but without the plastic packaging!

Why make the switch?

Plastic waste (often found in packaging) is a BIG problem, and something as consumers, we need to start taking very seriously! Did you know that only 9% of plastics are actually recycled and that over 79% of plastics ever produced are still accumulating in landfills and waterways (that should be reason enough, but let’s keep going!). In the US alone, more than 552 million shampoo bottles are estimated to end up in landfills annually, which could fill 1,164 football fields… let that sink in!

How do hair bars make a difference?

Our bars typically provide 50-75 washes (with proper care and storage), which replaces 2-3 16oz bottles of traditional liquid product. That means that for every set sold, at least 3 plastic bottles are being diverted from landfill!

Another scarce resource, to not be overlooked, is water. Liquid shampoo and conditioner products are generally at least 60% water, if not higher. So, using solid bars eliminates the dependence on water, as well as reduces carbon emissions during transportation as the bars are smaller and lighter.

Our "Unwrapped Life" community!

Over the last 12 months, YOU, our community have diverted over 800,000+ plastic bottles from landfill, by replacing them with our solid shampoo + conditioner bars! That’s over 8 tons (16,000 pounds) of plastic waste that was completely avoided, bravo!

Shampoo Bar Animation (one bar replaces 2-3 bottles)

Don’t believe us?! Checkout what our community has to say…


I've been wanting to dip my toes into more sustainable products but Shampoo and Conditioner always scared me. Could a solid product really work as well as a liquid shampoo and conditioner? This was especially worrisome because I was raised on a conditioning balm that I find difficult to replace with other liquid conditioners. However, I was pleasantly surprised by these products and how great my hair feels. The scent is so strong on the bars, but it's surprisingly nice when in my hair. I am so excited to have found a sustainable, hair-cleansing option that works well. Now the test will be the effect of the product on my hair after multiple washes! – Brandi


I've been using bottle shampoo my entire life, and I tried these bars for the first time at my friend's house. I was confused after because my hair looked so much nicer than usual and was extra soft/bouncy with no oil. I realized it was her shampoo bars, and I've ordered myself the stimulator bars as well. I have straight long hair that doesn't frizz, so I've been looking for a shampoo exactly like this that reduces oil and moisturizes your hair. They do an amazing job on your hair and are well worth the price, as they will last a very long time. Love it! - Victoria

Solid Shampoo Bar - lathers easily!

As we participate in the “Plastic Free July” challenge, we are reminded that even the smallest of changes helps. That if only choosing to replace your hair care, or body care, with a few simple swaps, significant positive changes are possible, and the Earth thanks you!

Unwrapped Life, xo


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