Beauty Debate: Should You Use Liquid Shampoo or Shampoo Bars?June 16, 2020
The Argument for Shampoo Bars
I have a lot of hair and I’ve always found that when using liquid shampoos, I have to use a lot of product in an effort to evenly distribute the formula throughout my hair and scalp. With shampoo bars, I don’t have that problem. The solid formula allows me to apply the formula directly onto my hair and scalp, covering every inch. I also stand by shampoo bars for their sustainability efforts. Shampoo bars usually offer more washes than a liquid bottle and don’t come in plastic packaging. For example, the Ethique Frizz Wrangler Shampoo Bar (one of my faves) is the equivalent of three bottles of liquid shampoo. I feel like if you have the ability to use a product that works just as well as the original and it also is better for the environment, why wouldn’t you want to use it?
The Argument for Liquid Shampoo
I definitely understand the appeal of having a shampoo bar, from taking up less space in the shower to reducing packaging, but I’m a tried-and-true liquid shampoo stan. One of my favorites is the Kiehl’s Amino Acid Shampoo. With the shampoo bars I use, I feel like I’m never able to get enough product with a single lather. I have a lot of hair, so I need a decent amount of shampoo to get a deep cleanse, and bars just don’t lather and give me the amount I need. When I’ve tried them out, I always run through them way quicker than a typical bottle of shampoo and end up spending more because I have to keep replacing it. To top it off, I find them messy. I prefer an organized shower, and it’s easier for me to avoid soap scum or getting random other products all over my shampoo if I use a liquid formula in a bottle. It’s a small grievance but if it (it being liquid shampoo) ain’t broke, don’t fix it.