I don't think I'd tried Ethique before, and the reviews made the bars sound like they were worth a try. Ethique offers a variety of plastic-free, cruelty-free, palm oil-free, sodium lauryl sulfate-free products. On the other hand, they originally come to Amazon from New Zealand...so there is shipping involved. I plan on requesting our grocer to stock them, since it would mesh well with the ethics of the store.
So here's the best part: this shampoo bar + this conditioner bar work for me! The shampoo bar gives a nice lather. The conditioner bar doesn't feel like my previous conditioner, but my hair is about as easy to comb out as it was before...and my hair feels soft when it dries. I've noticed no broken hair or waxy buildup. I've been using the bars shown above every day for almost three weeks. I'm very interested to see how long they will last (and will be sure to share) in order to gauge cost effectiveness.
In addition to the shampoo + conditioner bars, I've been using a body butter bar from Lush a couple of times per week. It provides enough moisture + leaves my skin feeling so soft that I don't need to apply body lotion! My bar was a lovely gift. Ethique also has lotion bar options.
How thrilling is it that people are joining this movement to reduce waste + are coming up with new options to share all the time!? (yay!)
As usual, this is not a sponsored post. I just share things I appreciate + think are positive options. :)