6 Vegan and Plastic Free Shampoo-Bars for Your Precious Hair

Common cosmetic products consist largely of water and, due to their liquid, creamy or gel-like consistency, usually require heavy packaging. Shampoos, lotions and creams therefore generate a lot of unnecessary plastic waste. Many hair-care products also contain microplastics in a wide variety of forms that people would rather not smear on their skin or hair.

The zero-waste alternative to conventional hair care products are hair soaps and shampoo bars that are easy to make yourself. If you want to buy the sustainable hair care ready-made, you can find plastic-free products in many unpackaged stores and online stores. Here are some natural shampoo bars.

Let’s have a look!

1. Stop The Water While Using Me 
Waterless Shampoo Bar

Ethics: The Shampoo Bar from “Stop The Water While Using Me”, is protecting our precious resource and completely producing it without water. Instead, the company rely on high-quality and 100% natural ingredients in the production of the soap-free piece of shampoo.

Effect: Cleansing

Hair Type: All hair types

Features: Mineral Oil Free, Paraffin Free, Cruelty Free, Vegan, Silicone Free

2. Sante 
Organic-Mango & Aloe Vera Shampoo Bar

Ethics: “Care for you and the World”. Sante is committed to the environment, the planet and the well-being of animals. The products, as well as shampoo bars are made with natural ingredients and certified quality standards.

Effect: mild and moisturizing

Hair Type: For dry hair

Features: Plant based, cruelty free, vegan, silicone Free, sustainable packaging.

3. Lamazuna Shampoo Bar

Ethics: “Lamazuna, avant-gardiste par nature”. The French company is producing innovative, natural cosmetics that combine quality, people and nature. All of their cosmetics are organic, fairly produced, vegan and plastic-free!

Effect: mild and moisturizing

Hair Type: For dry hair

Features: Vegan, Palm oil free, produced in france, organic.

4. BadeFee 
Shampoo Bar, Flower Garden

Ethics: “Bathe yourself beautifully”. Selected, natural ingredients, loving and an eye for details. Almost all products are made in their own small manufactory. Under strict German quality standards. BadeFee has the mission to produce without animal testing using natural, predominantly vegan ingredients.

Effect: Cleansing and moisturizing

Hair Type: All hair types

Features: Mineral Oil Free, Aluminum Salt Free, Animal Test Free, Vegan, Paraben Free.

5. Meina 
Shampoo Bar, lavender and Ylan-Ylang

Ethics: Meina is offering you high quality, handmade natural cosmetics with 100% natural ingredients. They achieve this through their unique manufacturing processes, long-tested formulas (of course free of animal testing), carefully selected ingredients, and with a lot of love and passion.

Effect: Moisturizing

Hair Type: Normal and dry hair

Features: Free from silicones, parabens, sulfates, microplastics, artificial fragrances and dyes. Handmade and Palm oil free.

6. Valloloko 
Shampoo Bar, “Pure” plant based oil

Ethics: Valloloko soap bars are handmade in Germany. The oils, clays, charcoal and other ingredients come from local suppliers. The company can’t stand plastic, neither inside their company or outside: Their packaging is made of paper or sugar cane.

Effect: Cleansing

Hair Type: All hair types

Features: Mineral Oil Free, Paraffin Free, Animal Test Free, Sulfate Free, Vegan, Preservative Free, Paraben Free, Dye Free

You can reduce packaging waste and other plastic products by reading the ultimate guide for a ZERO WASTE HOME:

Do you already have experience with Shampoo Bars? We are looking forward to your tips and recommendations in a comment below!

Break the shampoo habit – this is how the switch to natural hair care works!

Anyone who has recently turned their attention to the incomprehensible ingredients of their hair-care products has certainly landed informative websites and found skin-irritating, allergenic or even carcinogenic substances in body and hair care products.

The use of microplastics (hidden behind cryptic names), silicones or anionic surfactants also makes you think and leads many to the decision to fall back on natural products. But especially when switching to mild shampoos and cleansing methods, the oil release regulates only slowly.

Legacy silicone, polyquaternium or related substances with word syllables of “quat” are washed out only slowly.

In this article you’ll learn how a switch to natural hair shampoos is more enjoyable, prevents dehydration, and how the individual care you need gets to where it’s needed.

FIRST STEP: Removal of chemical reSIDUES!

In order for the changeover to the new cleansers or alternative methods, it is good to remove any remaining chemical residues from the old shampoos and conditioners.

As a quick method, three to five hair washes with sodium bicarbonate (e.g. Natron -> US shipping) with a wash interval of four days have proven to be effective.

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This sodium bicarbonate deep cleansing is applied as follows:

  • Dissolve one teaspoon of baking soda (US shipping) in 100 ml of lukewarm water (up to three times this amount is needed for longer hair). Alternatively, mix one tablespoon of baking soda (EU shipping) to two tablespoons of lukewarm water to form a paste. Wet the hair with warm water before applying so that the cuticle opens and the silicone stored in it is also washed out.
  • Gently massage the mixture on the scalp. In the process, the mass becomes slippery and can cause color changes even in uncolored hair. Chemically dyed hair may lose color with each wash of baking soda.

SECOND STEP: To neutralize the sodium hydroxide, an acidic rinse should follow each soda wash!

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Mix either one to three tablespoons of wine vinegar (-> EU-shipping), the juice of one lemon with one liter of cold water or prepare a tea extract from hibiscus flowers (-> US-shipping) (reddish coloring). This rinse is distributed cold over the scalp and hair lengths and can be left in the hair as a leave-in. However, a very cold final rinse is also beneficial, as the increasing cold ensures that the skin and hair scales, which were opened by the warm cleansing process, are securely attached.

A less drastic, but also much more tedious method is the prolonged use of a silicone-free or quaternium-free shampoo. Hair conditioner, hair treatment and care products should also be free of these substances.

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Vegan treasure for your fingertips

Having a manicure and pedicure is one of many peoples favorite self-care practices. But finding a nail salon that uses nontoxic and natural products isn’t always easy. 

Nail polish is a component of cosmetics that will certainly never go out of fashion. New trend colors come every season on the nails, usually they are oriented to de current catwalk looks. Unluckily, many of the ingredients include chemicals and toxins that can potentially damage the skin and the nail. But don’t worry, we found 6 non-toxic nail polish and lacquer brands that are vegan and natural you can use within your nail routine at home.

Let’s get started!

6 Vegan nail-polish brands for Your Nail Routine at home

1. Gitti

Vegan & animal-free: By producing Gitti’s vegan nail polishes and nail care, no animal is ever harmed.

Natural base: The nail polishes and care contain selected and innovative ingredients. Gitti’s claim is to use as many natural ingredients as possible.

Responsible: All gitti products are manufactured in an environmentally friendly way by certified partner laboratory in France.

2. Kia Charlotta

All Kia Charlotta nail polishes are vegan, animal-free and 15 Free.

This means that Kia C. don’t use the following 15 of the most commonly used harmful ingredients in their nail polishes: Phthalates (including dibutyl phthalate (DBP), diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP)), toluene (aka: methylbenzene), xylene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, ethyl tosylamide, styrene/acrylates copolymer, triphenyl phosphate, rosin, benzophenones, parabens, silicone, fragrances, animal ingredients. In addition, their nail polish colors do not contain Acrylates Copolymer or any other liquid or solid microplastics* or gluten.

3. ncLA

NCLA Beauty debuted in 2010 with a small collection of products that developed into an award-winning, cult favorite beauty line of lip care, nail care, body care, and more. The cruelty-free line is always made in the USA with clean, vegan ingredients.

4. Côte

Côte founders Mary Lennon and Leah Yari created côte to provide a safe, transparent, quality product and an elegant nail care experience that could be shared with their families and friends without worry. They set out to take the “toxins” out of the nail treatment experience

5. AILA

Gorgeous Color Without Common Ingredients. AILA, provides healthy alternatives to traditional nail products. All nail lacquers are Vegan, Cruelty-free, and Gluten-free.

6. Priti NYC

PRITI NYC  Nail Polishes are Vegan, Cruelty Free and Gluten Free. 
The polishes are free of Toxins and Parabens. All known to be harmful to human health. These luxury polishes are fast drying, chip resistant, contain a UV inhibitor, and are extremely durable and glossy. Available in over 80 different shades including metallics, mattes, bright neons, rich darks, classic nudes, and everything in between. 

Here are some of our favorite products you can use for your nail routine: