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solid shampoo ideal to travel

Clean hair on the road

Until a week ago I didn’t even know solid shampoo existed. Although the bar looks like and smells like soap, it works just like shampoo. I know this because I tried one with a lovely lavender scent, handmade by a friend no less.

This type of shampoo is more compact than regular bottled shampoo. Because at least 80 percent of the contents of a shampoo bottle is water. This is why a shampoo bar is so convenient whilst travelling. Even a small bottle is easily more than the permitted maximum 100 ml of liquid that passengers are allowed to carry-on a flight. Even worse is putting the bottle in checked baggage, running the risk the shampoo explodes mid flight, thus ruining your clothes.

Solid Shampoo whilst travelling

Solid shampoo definitely takes up less space, you can either take it in your hand bag or in your checked luggage, without running the risk of the bottle bursting whilst travelling.

But the advantage not only lies in the compactness, the product is also much more environmentally friendly than shampoo in a plastic bottle (source), as there is no need to pack the shampoo in lots of plastic, a paper wrapper will do the trick. Obviously the environmental impact of transporting the product is equally less because of its reduced size.

Compact and environmentally friendly

A regular size solid shampoo bar will last as long as three bottles. That’s a lot less plastic soup floating around. Count your environmental gains.

I would love to link to my friend’s website, regrettably she cannot offer her products commercially because of the vast amount of European legislation which she would have to comply with. Fortunately after a bit of googling there are different companies that sell the product online.

This product is available at various online stores and at some organic stores. If your local store doesn’t stock it, do yourself, the environment and your offspring a favour and ask them to supply it as soon as possible to their customers!

When push comes to shove you can always make it yourself. The recipe can be found here.

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