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Ethique Shampoo Bars - How long does a shampoo bar last?

Ethique Shampoo Bars - How long does a shampoo bar last?

Making the switch to a shampoo bar from liquid shampoo can feel intimidating, we totally get it. 

There are a LOT of misconceptions out there about shampoo bars. For example, one of the most asked questions is ‘How long does a shampoo bar last?’. This is closely followed by questions around whether a shampoo bar will cause hair loss, and if it’s safe for colour treated hair.


These last two questions are nice and easy to answer! No, a shampoo bar will not cause hair loss and yes, our shampoo bars are indeed safe for colour treated hair.

When it comes to how long a shampoo bar lasts, however, the answer gets a little trickier as it depends on how often you wash your hair, how much shampoo you’ll use in each wash and how you store it.

Curious to know more? Let’s get into it!

How long does an Ethique shampoo bar last?

One Ethique shampoo bar is equivalent in concentration to 3 bottles of 350ml liquid shampoo and lasts over 80 washes on average.

The number of uses is based on data collected from 4,865 Ethique customers surveyed.

Ethique shampoo bars are highly concentrated, so you only need to use a little bit at a time.

While a shampoo bar should last over 80 washes, some customers have told us their bars have lasted longer than a year, some more than two!

Shampoo bars are long last and are sustainable and ethical

Ethique shampoo bars aren’t just long lasting, they’re good for people and the planet too.

Ethique products are made using regeneratively sourced ingredients. For example, their coconut oil is directly-traded and sourced from a women-led cooperative in Samoa.

All products are packaged in 100% plastic-free home-compostable cardboard packaging and since 2012, everyone who has raised the bar has helped save over 20+ million bottles of plastic from going to landfill.

You can help your bars live their best lives for as long as possible by using these clever tips to get your bar to 80 washes or more!

The best way to store your shampoo bars to make them last longer

Storing your Ethique shampoo bars is key to making sure they last over 80 washes. Keeping them dry between uses will make all the difference in how long each bar will last.

in-shower containers can fit a standard shampoo and conditioner bar  in side by side. The best part about the in-shower containers is the handy lid that fits on which helps to keep your bars dry and protected from any sprays of water in the shower. They are made from corn starch and bamboo.

The best storage solution is, of course, the one you already own

The reality is, you likely have a LOT of storage options already around your home. Our best tip? Save your money and re-use or repurpose something you already have at home. It’s a solid option to help the planet too!

The biggest tip to help your bars stay long lasting

Keep your bars out of pools of water! Otherwise, they won’t dry out and will just become soggy and messy. If you can keep your bars out of the shower between uses, that’s even better.

How do you use a shampoo bar to make sure it lasts a long time?

Now that you’re a pro when it comes to storing your shampoo bars, how on earth do you use them?

Using a shampoo bar for the first time can feel a bit wild, but it won’t take long until you are a shampoo bar pro! And you won’t miss the handfuls of liquid shampoo that just wash away right down the drain in your shower.

The key to making sure your shampoo bar lasts over 80 washes is getting familiar with the right way to use a shampoo bar. Use just the right amount of shampoo bar and apply directly to your hair, instead of your hands.

Just remember that the shampoo bars are super concentrated (one bar = 3x bottles of liquid shampoo) so using the right amount of product is key to keeping your locks clean, while helping your bars last more than 80 washes. Just wait until you experience the glorious lather and silky-smooth post-wash hair for yourself.

Shop the full Ethique range here!