Once upon a time, Lush was the only brand selling shampoo bars here in the Philippines. Now, we have a plethora of local brands selling just as good (if not better!) shampoo and conditioner bars.

They’re your perfect travel companion and an eco-friendly alternative to commercial shampoos. Here’s an alarming fact: people buy around 1,000,000 plastic bottles per minute1. Yes. Per minute. Now imagine how much plastic bottles get thrown in landfills. By using shampoo bars and conditioner bars, you won’t only save the environment by reducing plastic waste, but you’ll save your hair and scalp too by avoiding harsh chemical detergents.

Do you know that there’s a transition period once you start using these bars? We’ve got tips and tricks for you at the end of the article!

So here are some of the best loved local brands selling shampoo bars and conditioner bars.

  1. Eco Nanay Ph
  2. Shampoo Bars Philippines — Eco Nanay
    Eco Nanay’s shampoo and conditioner bars contain no paraben and sulfactants. Their products are guaranteed non-comedogenic, propelyn glycol free, and SLS/SLA free. They only use natural colorants like mica powder (food grade), annatto powder, turmeric, charcoal, green tea to add color to some bars. The brand supports the zero waste movement so all products are carefully wrapped in special paper instead of plastic.

    • Bestsellers: Ylang-ylang Jasmin Conditioner, Orange Rosemary Shampoo Bar
    • Longevity: Lasts up to 3-4 weeks
    • Price Range: Shampoo bars: Php180.00 (90g), Shampoo bars with with Shampoo Saver (knitted container): Php220.00
    • Address: San Pedro, Laguna
    • How to Order: Send them a message to order.
    • Payment Method: Bank Deposit/Transfer: (BDO, BPI), Money Transfer: (LBC, Cebuana Lhuillier)
    • Nationwide Delivery? Yes
    • Delivery Fee: Shipping fee starts at Php180.00 via LBC
    • Shop: https://www.facebook.com/econanayph/

  3. SUDS PH
  4. Shampoo Bars Philippines — SUDS PH
    SUDS’ shampoo bars are named after tropical vacation spots like Bora, Bali, Maldives, and Maui. Just by looking at the bars, you can imagine the smell of the salty ocean air. All their shampoo bars contain only natural ingredients and are free from sulfate and parabens. SUDS aims to encourage switching to shampoo bars by making their products affordable without compromising quality. They don’t have conditioner bars yet, but don’t fret—they’re formulating one already!

    • Bestsellers: Bali (coconut scented) and Maldives (beach breeze scent)
    • Longevity: Can last between 80-100 washes
    • Price: Php200.00 (approx. 140-150g)
    • Address: 45 Mendez Road, Baesa, Quezon City
    • How to Order: You may order directly on their site
    • Payment Method: COD (for Metro Manila only), Bank Deposit
    • Nationwide Delivery? Yes
    • Delivery Fee: Metro Manila-Php50.00/ COD shipping and handling Php110.00, Provincial-Php140.00
    • Shop: https://sudsph.com/

  5. Paraluman
  6. Shampoo Bars Philippines — Paraluman
    Paraluman’s Flowerchild shampoo bars are packed with olive oil, argan oil, golden jojoba oil, macadamia nut oil, and shea butter that will nourish your hair after having a good cleanse. The combination of ylang-ylang, hibiscus and white jasmine creates a heavenly floral scent which customers adore. These are also vegan and SLS, SLES, paraben, fragrance and preservative free. For the extra boost of softness, go for their Buttercake conditioner bars which are silicone free, vegan, and cocoa butter-based.

    You’ll be pleased to know that 50% of your payment goes straight to Paraluman’s shampoo bar makers. Plus, they refrain from using plastics so expect an eco-friendly packaging when you purchase their products.

    • Bestsellers: They’re selling only one variant each for the shampoo bar and conditioner bar
    • Longevity: The shampoo bars last for 1 1/2 to 2 months when used together with apple cider vinegar as a clarifying wash (to remove gunk and residue from the hair, leaving it greasy—which they highly recommend).
    • Prices: (approx. 50g) Php80.00 when purchased from their stockist (Jess & Pat’s at 63 Maginhawa St. QC), Php90.00 when you buy it online. You may checkout with strictly 1 Flowerchild bar only because they make the bars in small batches. They sell out fast so grab it once it’s available.
    • Address: Metro Manila
    • How to Order: You may order through Shopee
    • Payment Method: Bank Deposit/Transfer, Money Transfer/Remittance
    • Nationwide Delivery? Yes
    • Delivery Fee: Php60.00 for Metro Manila, Php150.00 for Provincial shipping
    • Shop: http://www.paraluman.ph/

  7. Pure Essentials
  8. Shampoo Bars Philippines — Pure Essentials
    Pure is committed to using only premium natural ingredients and natural colorants like moringa, activated bamboo charcoal, cocoa powder, and turmeric powder to give the customers the best shampoo bars for the healthiest hair and scalp. Each product is packaged using reusable and eco-friendly materials like woven soap pouches and kraft papers.

    • Bestsellers: ACV Shampoo bar, Kalayaan Shampoo bar
    • Longevity: 60-80 washes depending on hair length
    • Price: Php250.00 (90g). You get less P30 when you have them wrapped in kraft paper instead of the woven soap pouches (P2.4/ gram).
    • Address: Parañaque City
    • How to Order: Fill up their order form
    • Payment Method: Bank Transfer (BPI/BDO)
    • Nationwide Delivery? Yes
    • Delivery Fee: Depends on location and preferred courier. For Zoom courier: Php40.00 Metro Manila, Php88.00 Greater Manila; Php140.00 Provincial Areas). Lalamove is also available.
    • Shop: https://www.facebook.com/puressentialsph/

  9. Amihan Organics
  10. Shampoo Bars Philippines — Amihan Organics
    Amihan Organics’ beautifully marbled shampoo bars are all natural, eco-friendly, and carefully handcrafted using the finest ingredients. They’re rich in antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients, which are essential for a healthy hair and scalp. Conditioner bars are not available at the moment.

    • Bestsellers: Rosemary with peppermint and apple cider vinegar shampoo bars.
    • Longevity: 80-100 washes
    • Price: Php375.00 per 115g
    • Address: Salcedo Village, Makati
    • How to Order: You may shop directly on their website.
    • Payment Method: Bank Deposit, COD, Paypal
    • Nationwide Delivery? Yes
    • Delivery Fee: Depends on the location and package weight
    • Shop: http://amihanorganics.com/

  11. Beachborn
  12. Shampoo Bars Philippines — Beachborn
    Beachborn’s shampoo bars don’t just clean your hair and scalp but they also help alleviate common hair problems like hairfall, dandruff, frizz, and damage. As for the conditioner bars, many customers swear by it because of its conditioning and healing properties. Plus, a little literally goes a long way with these conditioning bars—so it’s worth every penny.

    • Bestsellers: Didi Cupps Shampoo, Flecks Luthor Shampoo, and Classy Not Brassy Conditioning Bar (Great for color-treated hair!)
    • Longevity: Each shampoo bar is equivalent to (3) 250ml liquid shampoo bottles. The conditioner bars would last longer!
    • Prices: Shampoo bars: Php350.00 (70g), Conditioner Bar: Half-Php195.00, Whole-Php350.00
    • Address: Greenhills, San Juan
    • How to Order: You may order through their site, through Shopee, or Lazada.
    • Payment Method: Bank Deposit/Transfer: BPI, BDO, Paypal, Coins.ph
    • Nationwide Delivery? Yes
    • Delivery Fee: Depends on your location
    • Shop: https://beachborn.ph/collections/hair-care

  13. Ecobar
  14. Shampoo Bars Philippines — Ecobar
    Ecobar’s shampoo bars are sulfate free, gentle on the hair and scalp, and safe for colored hair. If you like your hair to smell good throughout the day, their shampoos have a long lasting scent. The conditioner bars are great too as they are silicone free, so it won’t create build up on your hair (which most commercial conditioners do!)

    • Bestsellers: Detox shampoo bar, Repair/Nourish Conditioner
    • Longevity: 40-80 washes
    • Prices: Shampoo bars: Php150.00 (approx. 65-68g), Conditioner bars: Php180.00 (approx. 60g)
    • How to Order: Ecobar sells their products through resellers only so check out their instagram page for the stockists.
    • Shop: https://www.instagram.com/ecobarph/

  15. Soak Artisan
  16. Shampoo Bars Philippines — Soak Artisan
    Soak Artisan’s shampoo bars are formulated with plant-based, cruelty-free and eco-friendly ingredients and are SLS and SLES free. It’s ph balanced already so there’s no need for an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse. Their bars won’t just clean your locks, but will nourish, strengthen, and soften it as well. If you love to travel, these round bars can be used as body soap too!

    • Bestseller: Luscious Locks—it’s bright pink, smells like refreshing berries, and packed with luxurious Argan oil and nourishing Macadamia oil.
    • Longevity: They can last up to 60 washes if correctly dried and stored after each use.
    • Price Range: Php345.00 (50g)
    • Address: Antipolo, Rizal
    • How to Order: You can order directly on their website
    • Payment Method: Paypal, Bank Deposit, Cash On Delivery
    • Nationwide Delivery? Yes. They ship worldwide, too.
    • Delivery Fee: Starts at Php120.00. Free shipping on orders over Php 1500
    • Shop: https://www.soakartisansoap.com/

  17. Soaps by Anna
  18. Shampoo Bars Philippines — Soaps by Anna
    Soaps by Anna caters to every customer by making 10 variants of shampoo bars. Each variant has been meticulously formulated to address your hair needs. Some of these variants are: Pink – with strawberry to add shine to hair, Green – with Peppermint to help with hair growth, Black – with charcoal Eucalyptus for oily hair, and Yellow – with creamy Vanilla for dry and damaged hair. The same variants apply to the conditioner bars.

    • Bestsellers: Aqua Blue shampoo bar (with Eucalyptus for anti-dandruff), Dark Chocolate shampoo bar (with Spearmint for color treated hair)
    • Longevity: For short hair, it can last up to 1 1/2 months
    • Prices: Shampoo bars: Php180.00 (80g); Conditioner bars: Php250.00 (80g)
    • Address: Antipolo, Rizal
    • How to Order: You may order through Shopee for a faster transaction. You may also message them through Facebook and Instagram to purchase.
    • Payment Method: Bank Deposit/Transfer, COD is available if you buy from Shopee
    • Nationwide Delivery? Yes
    • Delivery Fee: starts at Php40.00 (depends on package weight and location)
    • Shop: https://shopee.ph/bluepinaytoo, https://www.facebook.com/SoapsbyAnna/, https://www.instagram.com/soapsbyanna/

  19. Mayumi Organics
  20. Shampoo Bars Philippines — Mayumi Organics
    Mayumi Organics’ shampoo bars are mild enough to be used by both children and adults. It also nourishes the scalp and helps strengthen the hair. The conditioner bars on the other hand are silicone free, but still delivers results like commercial conditioners. It moisturizes the hair, making it soft and easy to comb.

    • Bestsellers: Hair Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner Bar
    • Longevity: Their 25g bar can last up to 20 washes
    • Prices: Shampoo bars: Php65.00 (25g), Php225.00 (90g); Conditioner bars: Php88.00 (25g), Php250.00 (75g); ShaCon bars (Shampoo and Conditioner in 1): Php65 (25g), Php120.00 (50g)
    • Address: 88C Avenida Rizal, Bahayang Pagasa Phase 2B Molino V, Bacoor Cavite
    • How to Order: Send them a message on their Facebook page.
    • Payment Method: Bank Deposit/Online Transfer, Money Remittance
    • Nationwide Delivery? Yes
    • Delivery Fee: (Max of 1kg) Metro Manila: Php60.00, Provincial: Php135.00
    • Shop: https://www.facebook.com/mayumiorganics/

  21. GIGA Natural Products
  22. Shampoo Bars Philippines — Giga Natural
    Giga’s shampoo bars are made with virgin coconut oil, olive oil, lavender and patchouli essential oils, rosemary extract and coconut milk. All these ingredients are great for the hair and scalp. This shampoo bar doesn’t promise to make hair soft and shiny but the use of natural ingredients and the absence of sulfates and other chemicals found in all commercial shampoos will make your hair follicles healthier—thus, promoting hair regrowth. Many people are already sensitive to the sulfates without knowing it and symptoms of which include scalp sensitivity, dandruff or flaking, and falling or thinning hair. They don’t make conditioner bars at the moment.

    • Bestsellers: There’s only 1 shampoo bar variant.
    • Longevity: One bar will last approximately 2 to 3 weeks depending on your hair length and how often you use it. While other commercial soaps tend to melt or disintegrate when it’s small already, Giga’s shampoo bar can be used down to the last bit.
    • Price: Php100.00 (100g)
    • Address: 16 Lakeview Drive, Bagong Ilog, Pasig City
    • How to Order: You can order online via Lazada or Shopee or you can purchase from our mall kiosks located in several malls nationwide
    • Payment Method: Please check with Shopee and Lazada
    • Nationwide Delivery? Yes
    • Delivery Fee: Shopee: Php50.00-Php115.00 (depends on your location); Lazada: Php50.00
    • Shop: https://shopee.ph/gigaphilippines

  23. Rraw PH
  24. Shampoo Bars Philippines — Rraw PH
    Both Rraw’s shampoo and conditioner bars are 100% sulfate free and made with the luscious goodness of real fruit ingredients!

    • Bestsellers: Pink Dragonfruit Shampoo Bar / Dark Cherry Conditioning Bar
    • Longevity: Shampoo: 25-35 washes / Conditioner: 40-50 washes
    • Price Range: Php220.00-249.00 (100g)
    • Address: Iloilo City
    • How to Order: Order through their website.
    • Payment Method: BDO,BPI, LBC
    • Nationwide Delivery? Yes
    • Delivery Fee: Php109.00
    • Shop: http://www.rrawph.com

  25. Chin’s Vegan
  26. Shampoo Bars Philippines — Chin’s Vegan
    Chin’s Vegan’s handmade shampoo and conditioner bars are strictly vegan, palm free, cruelty free, organic, and community trade. They also proudly use herbs and extracts fresh from the garden or the wild. Chin’s customers can attest to having a healthier scalp and hair with consistent use of the bars. It easily lathers, promotes hair growth and gives natural volume to the hair.

    The conditioner bars on the other hand are quite potent despite the small 30g size and is equivalent to a 550ml liquid conditioner. With just a bit of water, moisten the bar so you can easily spread it from the tips to the roots of you hair. If you have specific requests or needs, Chin’s will gladly customize the bars for you. All products are package free to promote zero waste.

    • Bestsellers: Shampoo Bars: Banana Neem Peppermint, Avocado Moringga Rosemary, Fenugreek Aats Coco Yogurt Vanilla, Gugo Gumamela Aloe, Blackening Potato Henna, Lemon Ginger Apple Cider Shampoo Bar. Conditioner Bar: Lavender Organic Flowers and Mint
    • Longevity: Approximately 25-30 washes based on hair length below the shoulders.
    • Price Range: Shampoo Bars: Php150.00 (40g). You may request bigger bars too at around 85g for Php300.00. Conditioner Bars: sizes are also customizable, but the value size is 30g which costs Php150.00. Bigger bars (around 60-65g) are Php 250.00.
    • Address: Mandaue City, Cebu
    • How to Order: You may order through Chin’s Shopee shop where you can get Php100.00 off your first purchase. You may also order through their Instagram account. Meetups are allowed for Cebu residents particularly in Mandaue area.
    • Payment Method: Cash on Delivery, Remittance/Payment Centers, Bank Deposit/Transfer, etc. They’re quite flexible with payments, just inquire if you have a preferred payment mode.
    • Nationwide Delivery? Yes
    • Delivery Fee: Depends on your location. Delivery is flexible as well if you have a preferred courier.
    • Shop: https://shopee.ph/artisanherbalist

  27. Katha Aromatics
  28. Shampoo Bars Philippines — Katha Aromatics
    Katha Aromatics’ uses nutrient rich oils like Virgin Coconut Oil, Olive Oil and Sunflower oil and all natural ingredients for their 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner bars. It’s a balancing cleanser that adds shine and luster to the hair with the help of essential oils. It volumizes the hair too—adding lift to limp hair and bounce to curly locks. Clients have happily reported a healthier scalp after a month of continued use. If you have scalp issues like dandruff, Katha’s Rosemary & Lavender bars also contain peppermint to help heal and restore the scalp.

    • Bestsellers: Rosemary & Lavender is the only variant as of the moment.
    • Longevity: Will last at least 1 month. Katha doesn’t use any hardener, so it’s best to keep the shampoo bar dry after every use.
    • Price: Php150.00 (90g)
    • Address: Katha Aromatics at Spa Traditions Lynzees Bldg., J. Rosales Ave. Butuan City / Watergate Hotel – J. Rosales Ave., Butuan City / Echostore – Domingo Velez st. Cor Pres. Aguinaldo st., Cagayan de Oro City / Cafe Kelso – RN Pelaez St., Cagayan de Oro City / Bodhi Mind & Body Shop at La Bella Boutique Hotel Tagaytay
    • How to Order: Just send a message on their Facebook or Instagram accounts.
    • Payment Method: Bank Deposit/Transfer: BDO, Metrobank
    • Nationwide Delivery?
    • Delivery Fee: Php150.00-Php250.00
    • Shop: https://www.facebook.com/katha.aromatics/

  29. Ecorganics.ph
  30. Shampoo Bars Philippines — Ecorganics.ph
    Ecorganics’ shampoo and conditioner bars are lovingly handmade with organic ingredients—which means these are safe for pregnant women, lactating mothers and kids. The shampoo bars condition the hair already—so it’s a 2-in-1 product (talk about economical!). Nourishing oils have been added to ensure smoothness and softness of your hair. However, they sell concentrated conditioner bars too. Ecorganics create the bars in small batches to ensure the freshness of products upon delivery.

    • Bestsellers: Thickening and Anti-hairfall (promotes hair growth), Detoxifying (anti-dandruff) and mellow yellow (mild and gentle for sensitive scalp) shampoo bars; There’s only one variant for the conditioner.
    • Longevity: 80-100 washes (depending on the hair length). Conditioner bars last longer
    • Prices: Shampoo bars: Php150-180 (60g), Conditioner bars: Php200 (90g)
    • Address: Fairview, Quezon City
    • How to Order: You may order through Facebook or Instagram by filling out an order form. Ecorganics is also available through Shopee. Bulk orders are accepted.
    • Payment Method: BDO, BPI, and Money Remittance
    • Nationwide Delivery? Yes
    • Delivery Fee: Metro Manila: Php50.00 via Blitz / Provincial: Php140.00 via Xend. (Shipped plastic-free for Metro Manila only)
    • Shop: https://www.facebook.com/ecorganics.ph/

Transitioning from Commercial Liquid Shampoos to Shampoo Bars

Commercial shampoos are laden with chemical detergents like sulfates which could irritate your scalp. These chemicals strip off your natural oils making your scalp produce more oil to compensate for the moisture lost. It also has additives to make your hair smooth, soft, and shiny, which builds up on your hair over time.

Transitioning from commercial cleansers to shampoo bars may take time. Your hair and scalp are used to being washed with traditional detergents, so the natural oil production rebalances as you use the shampoo bar.

Washing your hair with a solid shampoo may feel heavy and sticky at first, but give it a few washes to remove the build up from your old shampoos. They’re chock-full of healthy plant-based oils so just allow it to heal your scalp and you’ll feel its benefits after continued use.

One way to combat the heavy/sticky feeling is to use an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse. Here’s a great recipe to start off.

Another way is to not lather the bar directly on your hair. Maybe you’re just putting too much product. Use your hands to get some shampoo, let it lather, then massage it to your mane.

Every person’s experience is unique. It may take you just a few days to adjust or even a month or so. Or maybe you got the wrong type of shampoo bar. Choose one that complements your hair type and scalp. An oily scalp vs a dry scalp has different needs.

So here’s to saving the earth by reducing our plastic wastes one shampoo bottle at a time and here’s to a healthier scalp by ditching the chemical laden cleansers!

Is your favorite shampoo bar brand not on this list? Share it with us in the comments below!

Sources:
1https://www.earthday.org/2018/03/29/fact-sheet-single-use-plastics/#_ftn3
https://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com/blog/posts/tips-adjusting-to-shampoo-bars/
All photos were borrowed from the shops’ websites or social media accounts