Friendly Shampoo Bar

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A palm oil-free, hand-luggage friendly, shampoo bar that is perfect for everyday use and travelling for work, pleasure or holidays. Just use like normal shampoo, but without the disposable plastic bottle mountain to recycle or bin.

The What?

Friendly is a handmade palm-oil, SLS and parabens free 95g shampoo bar that is vegan friendly, cruelty free and ethically produced in the UK. It is effectively used in the same way as normal shampoo, it just lasts longer than a bottle shampoo (up to three times) and comes in a recycled and recyclable cardboard box, rather than a single-use plastic

Just as with normal shampoo this will suit some people and not others. We have found people with longer hair find the transition harder than those with short hair. But Gareth along with several friends and family have been testing this for months and are really happy with it, in fact Gareth is happier with this than his previous shampoo of many years.

There can be a transition from the previous shampoo because this is made differently to “normal” shampoo and cleans and conditions hair without stripping out the natural sebum oil. This usually settles down in a week and not everyone experiences this, but regardless your hair will feel different (in a good way, Gareth found his easier to manage). If you do or have suffered with dandruff you may find this works well for you too as it is less harsh on the scalp. 

We recommend using a soap dish with drain holes or soap rack to keep this from sitting in puddles of water, it is also worth keeping it out of the direct stream of the shower to make it last as long as possible.

Ingredients: Sodium cocoateSodium olivateAquaSodium castorate, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil contains linaloollimonenegeraniol, Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) essential oil contains limonene.


The Why?

Shampoo is one of the things that generates the most plastic in the bathroom and its bottle, which will float if it ends up in water, has the potential to be long-distance litter if it is incorrectly disposed of or falls out of the waste disposal process somewhere.

The solid nature of this also means it makes the perfect travel companion as it means you don’t need to worry about squeezing this toiletry into the tiny (single use!) plastic bag for airport security and it can’t pop open at 30,000 feet and fill your shoes with shampoo while they are in your suitcase…

While we were getting the plastic content out with our choice we thought we would also find one that didn’t contain palm oil since that is one of our least favourite ingredients, due to its tendency to be grown on bits of land that used to be rainforest. Yes, we are all about getting rid of single-use plastic and our name is all about the beach, but this is where our personal ethics come into the business too!