Here at Ode to Earth, we love our shampoo bars. They’re lightweight, easy to transport and contain nothing but the best ingredients for your hair. They are free from propylene glycol, parabens, phthalates, SLS, SLES, silicones, artificial fragrances, colourants and preservatives. Best of all, they’re entirely plastic-free! Our shampoo bars replace two to three traditional plastic shampoo bottles.
It can be difficult to know which shampoo bar will best suit your hair so I have created this blog post to help you choose the perfect bar for you!
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How do I know which shampoo bar will best suit my hair?
Best Shampoo Bar for Hair Growth
Maca & Rosemary Shampoo Bar from Three Hills Soap is another great bar to help promote hair growth. Maca Root stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss. Rosemary, Peppermint & Sweet Orange also stimulate hair growth.
Dagda Shampoo Bar from Janni Bars - Baobab oil, which is a powerful oil packed with omega 3 fatty acids as well as vitamin A, D and E, seeps deep down in to the hair follicle and helps to trigger hair growth, as well as leaving hair moisturized yet not greasy.
Apollo Shampoo Bar from Janni Bars - Castor oil acts as an humectant to lock in moisture, leaving hair smooth and shiny but also promotes hair growth together with the glorious Ylang Ylang. Please note that this bar contains goats milk and is not vegan.
Best Shampoo Bar for increased Volume
Lir Shampoo Bar from Janni Bars contains seaweed powder. Seaweed is a rich source of vitamins and minerals including vitamin B12, vitamin E, amino acids and minerals which help to soothe dry hair and scalp and helps to rebuild damaged hair, creating thicker and healthier hair. The added sea salt helps to put volume in your hair, giving your hair lots of volume!
Best Shampoo Bar for Oily Hair
Nettle & Lavender from Three Hills Soap contains nettle & French Green Clay which help to absorb excess oils. Lavender, Tea Tree & Lemon Verbena refresh your scalp and hair.
Dagda Shampoo Bar, Janni Bars - Baobab oil, which is a powerful oil packed with omega 3 fatty acids as well as vitamin A, D and E, seeps deep down in to the hair follicle and helps to trigger hair growth, as well as leaving hair moisturized yet not greasy. Together with Lemongrass and Eucalyptus which give a fresh scent, it is a good bar for moisture control, as they leave hair shiny but helps to reduce the production of excess oil.
Best Shampoo Bar for Sensitive Scalp & Dandruff
Rosehip & Cedarwood Shampoo Bar from Three Hills Soap contains Rosehip, Citronella, Cedarwood & Fir Needle to help soothe a sensitive scalp and help with dandruff.
Apollo Shampoo Bar from Janni Bars - Goats Milk is great for a problematic scalp. It gets right in there and helps to prevent dryness, itchiness or dandruff, without leaving it oily. Please note that this bar is not vegan.
Dagda Shampoo Bar from Janni Bars is packed with omega 3 fatty acids as well as vitamin A, D and E and has an anti-dandruff effect on the scalp.
Best Shampoo Bar for Dry/Damaged Hair
Freya Shampoo Bar from Janni Bars is packed with argan oil which helps to create silky, soft hair and repairs damage caused by styling. For tired, frizzy and hair that gets a lot of styling, Argan oil really can do wonders. With high levels of vitamin E and essential fatty acids, Argan oil helps to create silky and soft hair that is more manageable.
Athena Shampoo Bar from Janni Bars is packed with Shea Butter, Pink Clay & Raspberry Seed Oil to repair and restore hair and to promote shine.
Best Shampoo Bar for Normal Hair/All Hair Types
Orange Peel & Ylang Ylang Shampoo Bar from Three Hills Soap promotes shiny, soft, strong hair. Our most popular shampoo bar at Ode to Earth.
Amla & Sweet Marjoram Shampoo Bar from Three Hills Soap is suited to normal hair and is great if you prefer a woody scent.
Best Shampoo Bar for Curly Hair
Freya Shampoo Bar, Janni Bars contains argan oil which is great for frizzy and curly hair.
Athena Shampoo Bar from Janni Bars is great for people with curls or coarse hair.
Best Shampoo Bar for Coloured/Blonde Hair
Orange Peel & Ylang Ylang Shampoo Bar from Three Hills Soap has added turmeric powder to brighten up blonde hair. Orange Peel Powder leaves hair shiny and soft while strengthening it at the same time.
All of the shampoo bars are suitable to use on coloured hair, with many people noting hair colour often lasting much longer than conventional shampoo.
Lemon Tea Conditioner Bar, Three Hills Soap - Shea butter, apricot oil and panthenol bind moisture and de-tangle and make hair happy.
Spiced Rose Conditioner Bar, Janni Bars - Here is your best friend for dry and curly hair! Loaded with Plant Keratin and Broccoli oil to really help moisture up those locks!
Oat Silk Conditioner Bar, Janni Bars - Peppermint and Rosemary essential oils give a fresh scent but also helps to grow longer healthier locks.
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