We’re big fans of shampoo bars here. For starters, they’re space-efficient, which is a necessity when you share shower space with family members. They’re also extremely travel-friendly with no risk of causing spills in your bag. Most importantly, they cut down on plastic use (something we’re really trying to work on in 2020 and beyond).
Of course it takes a little getting used to at first since we’ve all been conditioned to lather up a certain way. With bar shampoo, you either want to rub the bar between your palms to create a lather or put the bar directly on wet strands. Either way works—though we prefer the palm method because a direct application can sometimes be too heavy handed.
With that in mind, here are seven shampoo bars that deliver a solid performance on lather, scent and cleansing ability.