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Plastic Free July is a great way to practice being your best self by trying out different ways you can live without plastic in your life. Often these little shifts in the way you do things magically become part of your everyday routine so it’s a great time to try new things and see what works for you.
The bathroom is a good place to start looking at your habits: picture all those shampoo bottles that have sat in your shower over the years. If you’ve never tried a shampoo bar, the ecostore Smoothing Shampoo Bar is where you want to start. And if you’ve already cycled shampoo bars into your hair-washing routine, it’s one you’ll want to try!
ecostore’s Smoothing Shampoo Bar looks after your locks thanks to the luscious addition of flaxseed oil. On top of cleansing and nourishing your hair, the flaxseed oil in the bar will smooth and soften your hair leaving it shiny and healthy-looking.
All of these factors together mean ecostore’s Smoothing Shampoo Bar won’t leave your hair and scalp feeling stripped but instead both will feel healthy and soft. There’ll be no need for too-tight buns or slipping pony tails – instead you can let your hair down thanks to ecostore’s Smoothing Shampoo Bar. Those of you with curly hair also need look no further as the ingredients have been specially formulated to protect and maintain your curls.
As well as being a positive step for the planet, your wallet will be pretty happy with the Smoothing Shampoo Bar too. There are around 60 washes in each bar (depending on your hair length, type, and how you use and store your haircare bars). By comparison, your average plastic bottle of shampoo lasts between 25 and 35 washes, working out to around one bottle a month in your recycling bin (if you remember to put it in there).
Another magical thing about shampoo bars – they are fantastic for travel. Now that the world is opening up again and Instagram accounts are flooded with influencers, celebrities and work colleagues sunning themselves around the idylls of picturesque European seaside towns, travel is definitely back on the menu.
Shampoo bars are the best thing for travel – non-liquid, portable and they get smaller and smaller as you travel while everything else seems to take up more and more room. Hot tip: for mini breaks and weekends away, chop a little piece off your ecostore Smoothing Shampoo Bar and pop it in your toilet bag – it will guarantee you great hair for the whole trip. Those of you with curls are once again covered as curls air-dry beautifully with the Smoothing Shampoo Bar thanks once again to the addition of flaxseed oil.
The flaxseed oil will also ensure you won’t need to pack your hair straightener. All those delicious omega-rich fatty acids in flaxseed oil that do such good things for your insides, are also amazing for your hair. Flaxseed oil also contains Vitamin E and B vitamins, all of which are known to be great for hair health, rounding out the recipe for beautiful hair.
But what of the most important thing to any prospective shampoo consumer – the smell? The macadamia vanilla fragrance is like a party in the tropics every time you use the Smoothing Shampoo Bar.
It's not just the recycling bin the shampoo bar is protecting either. ecostore’s products are all made to the highest quality and environmental standards, meaning that the Smoothing Shampoo Bar is safe for septic tanks and greywater – and for the environment.
It’s also vegan and cruelty free, giving it the big tick from our animal friends too. The packaging also remains true to the plant-friendly ethos and is made from recyclable cardboard (suitable for kerbside collection).
This July, walk straight past all the plastic bottles of shampoo and grab an ecostore’s Smoothing Shampoo Bar. Your hair – and the planet – will thank you.