6 Eco-Friendly, Vegan, Solid Shampoos and Conditioners Making Waves for Animals

There’s a new beauty trend taking hold, and it’s cruelty-free, vegan, and sustainable. Companies such as Lush and Ethique are running with the idea. So what is it, you ask?

The term is “solid shampoo,” or “shampoo bars.” Picture a block of concentrated shampoo (or conditioner) that mixes with the water coming from your shower, instead of being diluted with water and then packaged in a plastic bottle.

Solid shampoo bars: not just a summer fling. 💁🏽

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Raise the bar and change the way you think about shampoo! These mighty bars are small, long-lasting bundles of concentrated shampoo that will do the job of two to three bottles of liquid shampoo. They’re also packed full of effective ingredients and essential oils, so you can lather, rinse and repeat up to 80 times for gorgeous hair every time. #lush #lushshampoobars

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Here are some of our favorites:

1. Avocado Co-Wash Solid Shampoo by Lush

Avocado co-wash gently cleanses the hair without stripping it of its naturally protective oils.

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2. Clements Solid Shampoo Bar by Ethique

Our bamboo biodegradable in shower containers keep your Ethique solid beauty bars in top condition. #giveupthebottle #veganbeauty #solidshampoo #ethique

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3. Jungle Solid Conditioner by Lush

Jungle Solid Conditioner: tame your mane.

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4. Healy Kiwi Solid Shampoo Bar by Ethique

Do you have an itchy or flaky scalp? Our Heali Kiwi shampoo bar is packed full of oats, kiwifruit, neem, karanja & lime oils. Neem & karanja are ancient ayurvedic remedies whilst oats and kiwifruit are both soothing & hydrating. The perfect combination. #dandruff #ethique #solidshampoo #shampoo #shampoobar #ayurvedic #crueltyfree #veganskincare #palmfree #palmoilfree

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5. Sugar Daddy-O Solid Conditioner by Lush

Sugar Daddy-O Solid Conditioner: linseed infusion, extra virgin coconut oil and argan oil will keep your hair in top condition.

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6. Damage Control Solid Shampoo Bar by Ethique

3 months worth of shampoo and a handy container to keep it in. All of it compostable & totally waste free. #thinkgreen #nzmade #solidshampoo #shampoobar #crueltyfree #crueltyfreebeauty #vegan #palmfree #ecochic

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Lush have stores worldwide and Ethique ship internationally.

If you’re ever curious as to whether a cosmetics or personal-care company is vegan or tests on animals, search PETA US’ cruelty-free database.