Zero Waste Shampoo: Here’s Why You Should Make The Switch


Plastic, we’re drowning in it. It’s in our homes, workplaces, oceans and forests – and recent studies show that it’s also in our food. The zero-waste revolution is upon us – and it’s no longer a hippy thing, it’s a straight-up survival thing. And one way that savvy consumers are tackling the problem is in their bathroom…

Enter, zero waste shampoo.

On average, Australians use 130kg of plastic per person each year. That’s the weight of a small panda. Or a large human. Or 19 bowling bowls. You get the idea – it’s a lot. And what’s more frightening only 9% of that is recycled!

So it may come as no surprise that recycling alone is not the answer, it’s reducing. And one simple way you can do this is by ditching the bottles in your bathroom…

What Is Zero Waste Shampoo?

For those that are just jumping on board the bandwagon – plastic-free shampoo bars are redefining hair care. Think of them as the solid equivalent of liquid shampoo, only they’re superior in almost every single way. They last longer, they’re great for travel, and they benefit your hair and the planet.

But did you know shampoo bars aren’t exactly new? They used to be the norm in the 1800s before plastic crept its way into every corner of our lives…

But thankfully, shampoo bars are making a come back, and this time they’re here to stay.

And not only are shampoo bars plastic-free, but many of them also contain no nasty ingredients. They’re packed full of plant-based goodness and essential oils that nourish and cleanse your hair.

Looking For The Best Shampoo And Conditioner Bars?

Here at Hemp Collective, we’re not afraid to say that our hemp shampoo and conditioner bars are out of this world. They’re lovingly hand made to delight your senses, nourish your hair and care for the planet. Here’s why our regulars love them:

  1. 1. They’re Made From Hemp

Hemp – a member of the notorious cannabis family, but have you heard of the extraordinary benefits it has for your hair? It’s a natural way of keeping your locks clean and healthy, and it is touted for its moisturising properties.

Hemp also contains omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, which are believed to support and enhance hair growth – as well as nourish and invigorate the scalp. Hello, healthy hair.

2. They’re Good For The Planet

When we say our shampoo bars are good for the planet, we mean it. Unlike traditional hair products, our plant-derived ingredients won’t harm the earth once they go down the drain.

Our bars are also delivered in a refillable travel tin, so once you’re finished with your bar you can order a top-up. Our refill option is a win for the planet and your back pocket because you’re not paying for excess packaging – just the good stuff!

3. They’re Free From Nasties

Artificial dyes, scents, parabens, sulfates, chemicals – the list goes on. And unfortunately, our supermarket shelves are bursting at the seams with these bad guys. Not only do they irritate sensitive skin, but they could also be the trigger for some diseases.

So naturally, we’ve put a stop to these guys in our products – and we only source the finest plant-derived ingredients. Because we believe that everything you need to create healthy, radiant locks can be found in nature.


4. They’re Vegan & Cruelty-Free

At Hemp Collective, we believe that animals should stick to, well, being animals. That’s why our shampoo and conditioner bars are made without harming any creatures in the process.

And vegans? We’ve got you. Our ingredients are also plant-based and free from any animal-derived ingredients.

5. They’re Made From All Natural Ingredients

The hemp used in our shampoo bars is grown on our beautiful farm in the Byron Bay region. We then combine this with a range of other powerful, natural ingredients, such as cocoa butter, shea butter and essential oils.

These ingredients complement the compounds found in hemp and work to strengthen and revitalise your hair.

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How To Use A Shampoo Bar

Making the shift to a zero-waste shampoo bar might take your hair some getting used to, but it’s well worth the wait. It’s simple to use – just apply it directly to your scalp or lather it in your hands first. Massage it in, wash it out, and voila.

We recommended combing your hair rather than brushing, and drying off your bar before storing it. This prevents your bar from becoming soft over time.

Make The Switch To Zero Waste Shampoo

Remember that shampoo bottle you used when you were 10 years old? Alright, probably not, but it’s still out there somewhere. And the shampoo bottle your parents used when they were 10? Well, that’s still out there too.

And hey, we’re not here to judge – because avoiding single-use plastic is like avoiding seagulls on a beach picnic… virtually impossible.

But thankfully, here at Hemp Collective, we believe that small changes really can make a big difference to our planet. That’s why our shampoo bars are loved by your hair and the planet in equal measure. Perhaps Dr Seuss said it best, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Ready to try out the Hemp Collective Shampoo Bars?

Try our hemp, lavender and rose geranium for a floral fiesta, or our orange, grapefruit and lemon for a citrus explosion. And what’s more – we recommend pairing our natural shampoo bars with our hair conditioner bars.

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