Spring & Vine x Mommy Gone Healthy
You know our thoughts on what switching to a shampoo bar is like, but we wanted to bring in an outside perspective. We partnered with Amber Battishill, a 30-something year old wife and mom, so she could give you the honest scoop on her experience transitioning from the bottle to the bar. Read on to learn about her experience and check out her extended thoughts here!
Why she made the switch
“A few months ago, I was working on an “empties” post to highlight the skin/makeup/hair care products I had used within the month. At the end of the month, I was struck with how much plastic and waste there was. It was the momentum that I needed to really push my clean beauty and eco-conscious habits into overdrive to make some major changes. Seeing all those plastic bottles made me take a look into more sustainable options for beauty and led me to giving shampoo bars a try.”
How she uses her shampoo bar
“After using conventional liquid shampoos for so long, there was a bit of a learning curve to using bar shampoo. The first time it felt so weird to use a bar for my hair, but after a bit of experimenting I found that they were simple to use, lathered well and left hair feeling smooth and clean. When it comes to shampoo bars there are 2 different options for how to use them:
Create lather in your hands Once you’ve wet your hair and scalp, rub the bar vigorously between hands to create lather. Massage lather into your scalp and use your hands as a comb to move the lather through your hair. Continue to massage and rinse very well.
Use bar directly on hair Wet hair and scalp well and gently run the shampoo bar on scalp and over hair in a smooth motion from roots towards ends to avoid creating tangles. Continue on each section of hair until a thick lather forms (you may need to add small amounts of water). Massage into scalp. Rinse well.
My personal preferences is to use the bar directly on my scalp/hair and to move the lather through my hair from roots to ends. I get a nice, thick lather that easily washes out.”
Amber’s top four reasons to make the switch
“More Sustainable Mother Earth is drowning in plastic use and this is such an easy way to decrease your plastic use. Spring & Vine supports sustainable beauty by using up to 95% less plastic* and up to 90% less water* in the packaging and production of their shampoo bars.
Concentrated Formula Each Spring & Vine shampoo bar lasts as long as a traditional 12.6 ounce shampoo bottle. To prolong the use of your bar, make sure to get a well draining soap dish and keep out of shower spray.
Travel Friendly Shampoo bars are so convenient to travel with! There are no worries about them leaking in your suitcase and not having to worry about TSA liquid limits.
Cruelty-Free And Natural Ingredients Spring & Vine shampoo bars are made with natural ingredients, PETA certified cruelty-free and vegan! They’re free of sulfates, parabens, silicones, dyes, phthalates, mineral oils and synthetic fragrances to provide a natural beauty experience. Many traditional hair care products contain chemicals and preservatives that can have detrimental effects on our environment and that can also be abrasive to hair and scalp. Instead of using synthetics fragrances, they use essential oils for more natural and responsible shampoo bars.”
We hope Amber’s experience helps you if you decide to make the switch! For more tips and tricks on transitioning to a shampoo bar, or for more experiences from real women, head over here.