Last Updated: November 28, 2021

9 best shampoo and conditioner bars.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 17 min read

For those of us who aren’t quite yet a zero-waste household, shampoo bars and conditioner bars might not seem like such a normal swap. However, once you try hair bars and see the benefits, you’ll never want to go back. Plus, shampoo and conditioner bars are great — like extremely great — for the environment. They eliminate tons of plastic packaging that regular, traditional shampoos and conditioners create. Plus, the bars are made with less water than liquid shampoo and conditioner, and they can even last up to three times longer.


You can buy bars in a set like this Peach Shampoo & Conditioner Bar + Stone Soap Dish Set - Volumizing or separately like this Soapbox Detoxifying Charcoal Shampoo Bar. When picking out which products to use, set the bar high and check out our list of the best shampoo and conditioner bars.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. HiBAR Soothe Solid Shampoo & Conditioner Set

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Look, no plastic bottle!

Just a color-safe shampoo and conditioner that leaves your hair soft and manageable, with white willow bark extract and kukui nut oil to soothe itchy, flaky scalps.

Goodbye plastic, hello HiBAR.

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1 x Shampoo Bar, 1 x Conditioner Bar
$24.95
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2. Soapbox Moisturizing Coconut Oil Shampoo Bar

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You can feel good about washing your hair with the Soapbox Moisturizing Coconut Oil Shampoo Bar — not just because it’s great for your hair, but because it's also amazing for the environment. And what if washing your hair could help communities around the world? Soapbox donates a bar of soap to someone in need each time you purchase one of their …

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3.1 oz
$14.99
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3. HiBAR Maintain Solid Shampoo & Conditioner Set

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Look, no plastic bottle! Just a color-safe shampoo and conditioner that maintain the health of your hair, leaving it fresh and clean, with shea butter and honeyquat to add a bit of shine. Goodbye plastic, hello HiBAR.
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1 Shampoo bar, 1 Conditioner bar
$24.95
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4. Peach Shampoo & Conditioner Bar Set - Volumizing

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A plastic-free volumizing shampoo & conditioner bar set formulated for fine, flat hair to invigorate the scalp and bring volume and fullness to lifeless strands.

Hair types: Fine and flat
Scent: Wild Honey

  • HEALTHY, FULLER-LOOKING HAIR WITHOUT COMPROMISE
    This set has a plant-powered, tailored formula to lift and amplify fine and flat hair, …
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1 x Shampoo Bar, 1 x Conditioner Bar
$22.95
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5. Soapbox Detoxifying Charcoal Shampoo Bar

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Charcoal is one of the best detoxifiers bar none, so why wouldn’t you want to incorporate it into your hair routine? This Soapbox Detoxifying Charcoal Shampoo Bar removes toxins and dirt from your hair and scalp for a deep clean that encourages healthy hair growth. Plus, it’s shea butter–infused to hydrate your hair with each wash. It’s also …

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3.1 oz
$14.99
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6. Peach Shampoo & Conditioner Bar Set - Strengthening

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A plastic-free strengthening shampoo & conditioner bar set formulated for damaged hair to support scalp health and improve hair strength by reducing breakage and split ends.

Hair types: Damaged and split-end prone
Scent: Honeydew Melon

  • STRONG, HEALTHY HAIR WITHOUT COMPROMISE
    This set offers a plant-powered, tailored formula for damaged …
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1 x Shampoo Bar, 1 x Conditioner Bar
$22.95
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7. Soapbox Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo Bar

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What if your superpower was saving the world while washing your hair? For every Soapbox Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo Bar (or any Soapbox product) you buy, the company donates a bar of soap to someone in need. Plus, using a shampoo bar reduces plastic waste. That’s what we call a triple win. So, be a hero and wash your hair with Soapbox Moroccan Argan …

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3.1 oz
$14.99
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8. Peach Shampoo & Conditioner Bar Set - Moisturizing

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A plastic-free moisturizing shampoo & conditioner bar set formulated for dry and dull hair to restore scalp health and deeply moisturize and restore shine without weighing down hair.

Hair types: Dry and dull
Scent: Coconut Lavender

  • SOFT, SHINY HAIR WITHOUT COMPROMISE
    This set offers a plant-powered, tailored formula for dry and …
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1 x Shampoo Bar, 1 x Conditioner Bar
$22.95
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9. Soapbox Purifying Tea Tree Oil Shampoo Bar

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Ready to ditch one-use plastic packaging? Soapbox Purifying Tea Tree Oil Shampoo Bar is the way to go. This tea tree shampoo bar cleanses and purifies your hair without leaving any residue behind. It’s packed with natural ingredients like tea tree and coconut oil, aloe, and shea butter to give your locks an extra boost of moisture that lasts. Your …

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3.1 oz
$14.99
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FAQs

How do you use shampoo and conditioner bars?

If you’ve never used shampoo or conditioner bars, surprise — they’re much easier to use than you think. We’ll go over the steps for each type of bar with you, so you can feel confident when you start using them.


Here’s how to use shampoo bars:

  1. Wet your shampoo bar on both sides as well as your hair
  2. Move the bar over the top of your head in a circular motion a few times until you can tell there’s lather there
  3. Massage the lather into your scalp and roots
  4. Lastly, you’ll need to rinse the shampoo out of your hair — then it’s on to your conditioner bar — keep reading!

Here’s how to use conditioner bars:

  1. Again, start by wetting the conditioner bar on both sides and wetting your hair
  2. Move the bar across your lengths and ends
  3. Use your fingers to detangle your hair
  4. Then, you’ll need to rinse

How do you store shampoo and conditioner bars?

Storing shampoo and conditioner bars is a little different than what you’re used to with your liquid shampoos and conditioners that already come in packaging to protect what’s inside. Shampoo bars and conditioner bars both, once opened, are left to fend for themselves, which is why you need to be proactive in properly storing them. The main thing you need to keep in mind with shampoo bars is that they need to be stored in a well-drained area, and we mean dry — not the soap dish in your shower that continuously has a puddle there. For a simple solution, we suggest trying something similar to this Peach Stone Soap Dish, which is designed to keep your bars higher and dryer with holes in the middle for draining, too.


If you love this soap and shampoo bar dish, get multiples (plus the goods to go with them) — shop all shampoo bars and conditioner bars on Grove.


How long does it take for your hair to adjust to a shampoo bar?

We wish there was one set period for everyone when it comes to your hair adjusting to shampoo bars, but the truth is everyone is different and therefore the timing is different, too. For some people, it may only take a week or two for their hair to adjust, but for others it can take as long as up to two months.


Why does it take a while for this adjustment period? Well, your scalp is technically rebalancing its oil production and that can take some of us longer than others. It can also seem like a long waiting period, but it’s definitely worth it. Shampoo bars and conditioner bars are pretty awesome. Here are some things we really love about them:

  • Shampoo bars use less water even during formulation
  • They save a lot of space in the shower — just place them on this Peach Stone Soap Dish
  • And our favorite reason — shampoo and conditioner bars save plastic bottles from going into landfills (hooray!)

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