There’s been a bit of a buzz on social media about solid shampoo bars so I thought I'd do some investigating. I found Amor Luminis a Perth based shampoo bar business and I'm so pleased I did. Sceptical at first, not getting any lather I nearly gave up, but the waste free warrior inside me decided to do some research to find out how to get the best shampoo wash and condition and my tresses haven't looked back. I make 4-5 swipes across my head on really wet hair and then lather up. I make sure to keep the bar dry by airing it on a soap dish between washes.
If you're looking for a hassle free and plastic free shampoo option when travelling then take a shampoo bar with you. They last months and are so small they save you so much money and space. Don't be fooled by their size these are long lasting. I've used the shampoo bar to wash my underpants if I'm desperate, it works very well. I've also used the conditioner bar to shave my legs on holiday. Both bars are dual use for me while travelling.
Each bar is suited to different hair types and needs, one bar lasts between 35 and 40 washes, they are 100% natural, they boost shine and stimulate the scalp. They are exactly what you would buy in a container but more concentrated and lightweight. You don't have to wait for your hair to detox from liquid shampoo either, just use the shampoo bar every day or twice weekly and your hair will feel luxuriously conditioned and soft.
The bars smell divine with their phthalates free and biodegradable fragrances, however, if you are not so keen on fragrances, there are a limited amount of these bars without any fragrance available. They are made up of premium organic ingredients, no cheap fillers like butters which add bulk to the bar but are counter-productive to hair health because butters suffocate the hair shaft and scalp. The added olive oil compound works like silicone and panthenol to strengthen the hair and make it super shiny without feeling like the hair has been stripped the same way that detergent based shampoos can make your hair feel.
Because of the concentrated nature of the conditioner bar, you have to be careful not to use too much. Don't expect the conditioner to foam or lather, it's purely for nourishment and softness. A swipe or two (make sure it’s a swipe to cover ALL your wet hair) head under water for 2 seconds, massage on hair, you will then work out how much more you need. Remember to start with a little and increase the amount if more is required. The magic will happen during the rinsing.
These bars offer solutions for every hair type. They leave your hair with body and shine, they're non drying and don't add too much buildup. I've tried and tested them, they will make your hair feel strong and silky and beautifully healthy.
I've found these Amor Luminis bars are the best quality and best value on the market with prices ranging between $19.95 and $23.95. You can find them here: