Shampoo and conditioner bars are changing the haircare world. They’re eco-friendly, work well, and there are so many options. And for this brand spotlight, we’re choosing to higlight HiBar and their shampoo and conditioner bars specifically.
We found HiBar when we reached out to our Resident Mermaid, Marissa, who is all about being sustainable and keeping toxic ingredients out of the environment. She recommended the brand, one we’d mentioned in previous articles.
After reading up on the brand and their mission, as well as their sustainability and eco-friendly practices, they were undoubtedly necessary to spotlight. So, without further ado: the innovative, earth-saving shampoo and conditioner bar brand, HiBar!
As we all know, shampoo and conditioner bottles are kinda sorta destroying the planet. Single-use plastic is filling up landfills and the ocean – did you know that 552 million shampoo bottles could be ending up in landfills every year? Or that the number of shampoo bottles could fill 1,164 football fields? Our need for clean hair is understandable; our use of plastic is embarrassing.
Which is where HiBar comes in.
The brand was started by four friends who were sick of single-use plastic – especially those in the bathroom. So, they founded a company dedicated to fighting those bottles by creating shampoo and conditioner bars that work… and have plastic-free packaging.
None of that huge-bottle-BS you throw away after two weeks because you double-wash. One shampoo bar lasts as long as one 16-oz. bottle of liquid shampoo in a huge plastic container. The thing is, there’s no plastic involved in your purchase of a HiBar shampoo or conditioner bar.
HiBar’s shipping packages are also 100% plastic-free, with every bit of the package on your doorstep being compostable, easily recyclable, or both. There isn’t even a piece of plastic tape.
What will you find in these bars? No soap or silicones, no parabens or phthalates. The ingredients are good for your hair and good for the environment (it’s entirely biodegradable thanks to the natural ingredients).
The bars are gluten-free and, with the exception of honey used in their Maintain bars and Soothe bars, completely vegan. On top of this, they’re cruelty-free with a Leaping Bunny certification.
HiBar is a company with a mission, something QUILL admires. We included them in our article regarding best-smelling shampoos, but we just had to spotlight them as well. Here are the sets they offer, which we recommend scooping up for your dream hair.
Use the Maintain set every day (or however often you wash your hair) – they’ll get rid of that oil without drying your hair out entirely. Honeyquat and shea butter add shine and soften, giving you hair that lasts until your next wash.
Dry hair is no match for this shampoo-conditioner set. Moisturizing is also fantastic for thick hair, because you won’t miss a single strand. Coconut oil and rice protein are the driving, nourishing forces, and they smell like citrus – a nice, fresh, pick-me-up scent.
Looking for a little oomph to flat hair? Preparing for a big event and want a base for your blowout? Go with the Volumize set. African dates and B5 fight frizz, so even if you go big, it won’t look like lightning hit you. It’s also perfect for waves and curls that need a little lift.
Soothe has a lower pH (about a 3) than the others, making it perfect for scalps that need a little TLC. Get rid of itching and flakes with white willow bark and kukui nut oil to soothe irritated scalps and stop the shedding.
We mentioned them in our fragrance-free conditioner article because there’s no scent. None. You will not smell like a single thing. This is thanks to coconut oil and rice protein to nourish, and 0 essential oils or natural fragrances. It’s currently sold out, but sign up for the waitlist and keep checking the site — they’re ridiculously quick at restocking.
Have you heard of HiBar’s shampoo and conditioner bars? Do you use them? Do they work? Share with us below!