Debunking Shampoo and Conditioner Bar Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction with BRIXY


Shampoo and conditioner bars have been gaining popularity as eco-friendly alternatives to traditional liquid products. In fact, the term ‘shampoo bar’ is predicted to be the fastest keyword searched online for the hair care category this year. As people seek out more sustainable options, there are also questions and myths and misconceptions that arise as people learn a new way of going about their routines. Let's debunk some of the most common myths surrounding shampoo and conditioner bars and shed light on the truth behind these innovative haircare solutions. 


 Shampoo Bars Are Just Soap Bars 

While some brands do include soap ingredients in their bars and market the as shampoo bars, the majority of brands in this category are wise to the fact that you must include actual hair care and scalp care ingredients in their shampoo bars if they are going to nail the experience people expect. While you’ll want to avoid ingredients like sodium cocoate in shampoo bars (because that is simply just soap), ingredients found in clean liquid shampoos and conditioners are the same you’ll find in good quality shampoo and conditioner bars as well. They are just concentrated without water in the formula so you are in fact buying quality shampoo and conditioner bars. 


Shampoo Bars Don't Lather Well 

We all love the luxurious lather in the shower! But let's be clear--- the lathering of your shampoo bar isn't directly related to the cleanliness and efficacy of your solid shampoo bar.  

One of the most common misconceptions about shampoo bars is that they don't lather as well as traditional liquid shampoos. However, with the right formulation, shampoo bars can produce a luxurious lather that effectively cleanses the hair and scalp. BRIXY's shampoo bars are specially crafted with plant-based ingredients derived from coconut oil and coconut fatty acid to create a rich, foamy lather that removes dirt, oil, and buildup without stripping the hair's natural oils. 


Solid Shower Bars Are Difficult to Use 

Some believe shampoo bars are tricky to apply and rinse out. We get it, changing a behavior can seem daunting at first, but we promise this is one of the easiest sustainable swaps you can make. At BRIXY, we've simplified the process with clear directions: Wet your hair, lather the bar between your hands or directly onto your hair, massage into your scalp, and rinse thoroughly. Our bars are designed for easy application, ensuring a seamless transition to a bar-based routine. 


Shampoo And Conditioner Bars Leave Hair Waxy 

Some people believe that shampoo and conditioner bars leave behind a waxy residue on the hair, making it feel heavy and weighed down. If shampoo and conditioner bars were made form soap ingredients, that would be true. However, BRIXY shampoo and conditioner bars are formulated with lightweight, nourishing ingredients that hydrate and soften the hair without leaving any residue behind. They also rinse clean without leaving behind residue that a bar of soap might leave behind. Our shampoo and conditioner bars are designed to melt effortlessly into the hair, delivering a sudsy clean and deep hydration to leave your locks feeling silky smooth and manageable. 


Shampoo Bars Are Not Hydrating Enough for Dry Hair 

Another common misconception is that shampoo bars are not hydrating enough for dry or damaged hair. This also comes down to ingredients and formulation. While a high-quality shampoo bar will use shampoo specific ingredients known to work well and be pH balanced for hair, there are strong and gentle surfactants, light and heavier hydrators, so be sure to pick ingredients you know your hair will respond well to. BRIXY's shampoo bars are infused with moisturizing ingredients like coconut oil, cacao seed butter, glycerin, and provitamin B. All humectants that help hair remain moisturized and seal in the hair barrier for up to 24 hours. These ingredients are also known to work well across all hair types and curl patterns which is why we selected them for our hair care hero ingredients. Our hydrating shampoo bars gently cleanse the hair and scalp while delivering essential moisture, leaving your hair feeling soft, smooth, and revitalized. 


Shampoo Bars Are Not Suitable for Color-Treated Hair 

There's a common belief that shampoo bars can strip away hair color and cause it to fade more quickly. When you apply color to hair, the process involves living the hair cuticle with a chemical, applying the color and then closing the cuticle to seal it in. If your shampoo (liquid or bar) uses a harsh surfactant, it will ultimately strip the color out due to the strong cleanser lifting up the hair cuticle again and allowing moisture or color loss. That’s why BRIXY chose a gentle plant-based cleanser for our shampoos. It won’t lift the hair cuticle, which means you get to maintain long lasting color. Our color-safe shampoo bar formula helps preserve the vibrancy of your hair color while effectively cleansing away impurities.  


Solid Bars Are Not Travel-Friendly 

Many people assume that shampoo bars are not practical for travel, but the truth is quite the opposite! Beauty bars are compact and lightweight, making them perfect for travel. They eliminate the need for bulky plastic bottles that can leak or spill in your luggage. Our travel-friendly bars are TSA-approved and hassle-free, allowing you to maintain your haircare routine wherever your adventures take you. Our plastic-free travel containers are also perfect for storing and travelling with your bars. They seal magnetically, are spill-proof, plastic-free and oh so cute. These colorful shampoo bar travel containers make adventures with your favorite sustainable beauty items and entire shower routine a breeze! 


Consumers really can make an impact with the products they choose for their daily lives and routines. Switching to shampoo and conditioner bars over plastic bottles is not only good for your hair, it’s also good for the planet. Join the movement of conscious consumers by reducing plastic waste without giving anything up! It’s an all-around positive choice for you and the environment and the more people making the switch the safer and cleaner our beautiful planet will be for future generations.