Best Shampoo Bars In India: Conscious beauty choices can make a huge, positive impact on our planet earth. Research shows that more than 552 million plastic bottles of shampoos are thrown into landfills yearly – and this data is from the USA alone.
Let’s just take a second to think about how much plastic waste we generate collectively in India and worldwide with shampoo bottles. We are not talking about plastic water bottles, soda bottles, or any other form of plastic, just shampoo bottles!
While we all have a favourite liquid shampoo that comes in an attractive bottle packaging, it doesn’t hurt to try out its plastic-free alternative right? Solid Shampoo bars are not a new “fad”, they are here to make us switch to sustainable beauty and help us make an eco-conscious choice to save our mother nature.
Zero Waste Solid Shampoo Bars come in an eco-friendly packaging and they are crafted using all-natural/organic ingredients. The ones I have listed here are made in India, cruelty-free, as well as vegan shampoos. So if you are looking to try out a good shampoo bar in India to take a small step towards sustainable beauty, this list is going to help you out with the best shampoo bars in India to choose from.
Before we start with the list, I wanted to share another shocking fact that would surely make you want to switch to shampoo bars ASAP! Did you know – 1 bar of shampoo is equal to 3 to 4 bottles of liquid shampoo.. Can you imagine that?
I believe this fact might be enough to convince you to make the switch to zero waste hair care. Let’s jump right into the post!
Best Shampoo Bars in India
1. Himalayan Origins Natural Shampoo Bars
Available in 2 variants, the shampoo bars from Himalayan Origins promise to provide you with well-cleansed hair and scalp, while also leaving your tresses moisturized. They are plastic-free, sustainable, vegan, cruelty-free, and chemical-free. The brand, by itself, claims that its one shampoo bar is equal to 2-3 bottles of shampoos. The pH level of these Himalayan Origins shampoo bar is around 5.6, so it is not alkaline at all. They have listed all the ingredients present within both of the products on Amazon India as well as on the product.
This is the kind of transparency I expect from brands when I buy shampoo online in India.
2. Juicy Chemistry Shampoo Bar
Juicy Chemistry is an Indian beauty brand that always comes up with skincare and haircare products that contain exotic ingredients. This brand digs out nature’s best ingredients for enhancing our beauty and creates unique products with them.
Juicy Chemistry currently has two shampoo bars with different sets of ingredients:
- Hibiscus, Onion, Bhringraj Organic Shampoo Bar For Half Fall & Premature Greying
- Fenugreek, Brahmi, & Plantain Shampoo Bar For Dry & Itchy Scalp
Both Shampoo Bars from JC are made with the cold process method that preserves the potency of the natural ingredients used in their making. I would definitely pick the second variant for myself as I have a dry, flaky scalp with dandruff. It has fenugreek (known as methi in Hindi) which is an anti-inflammatory ingredient and is also rich in iron, protein, flavonoids, and saponins. These compounds help to maintain the health of your scalp and encourage healthy hair growth.
By the way, have you heard of the sister brand of Juicy Chemistry – Color Chemistry which is launching soon? I am super elevated to check out their makeup range so that I can write a post about natural makeup products available in India too.
3. Pratha Shampoo Bar
Pratha Naturals has two variants of Shampoo Bars in their range:
- Shikakai, Reetha, Amala, Bhringraj, Coconut Milk, Hibiscus
- Murumuru Butter & Avocado
They have used real herbs to create these hair-nourishing shampoo bars, furthermore, they have kept their formulation free of silicones, parabens, and sulfate. The Murumuru Butter & Avocado shampoo bar looks too cute to not try! It has pro-keratin in-cell technology that rebuilds hair fibre. Both of their shampoo bars are priced quite affordably. So if you are looking for inexpensive shampoo bars in India, you can blindly go for Pratha Naturals’ creations.
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4. Earth Rhythm – Soapworks Shampoo Bars
Earth Rhythm is also a made-in-India brand which was formerly known as Soapworks – they still sell their soap bars under the same name.
Earth Rhythm has a variety of shampoo bars to suit different hair types. I found a total of 10 variants on their website, including one for babies. My choice from their range of natural solid shampoo bars is their exfoliating shampoo bar with salicylic acid, white willow bark, and tomato fruit ferment.
It claims to exfoliate away dandruff and control sebum production, which is exactly what I would want for my problematic scalp. What about you? Share your hair concerns with us in the comments below so that we can suggest you the right shampoo bar!
On Earth Rhythm’s website, you can choose to buy the shampoo bar or their bathing bar with or without a tin. You will receive the bar in a normal cardboard box if you buy it without the tin. It is a great initiative by the brand to avoid excess packaging waste created by beauty products to store and ship them.
5. GOLI Soda Shampoo Bars
GOLI Soda’s shampoo bars look like tiny ice cream cups, don’t they?
After Pratha Natural, they have the most affordable shampoo bars available in India in 3 variants – for oily, dry, and normal hair types.
All three of them are probiotics rich, which is essential in balancing the healthy organisms in the scalp and hair. They also have Castor Oil which is an antifungal and antibacterial oil for hair that provides thick, nourished, and healthy hair while also treating various scalp problems.
6. Soulflower Shampoo Bars
Soulflower has 12 Shampoo Bars loaded with potent natural ingredients for hair. They are vegan, SLS-free, paraben-free, and handmade using the cold process method. Their most interesting variant is the Soulflower Onion shampoo bar with 20 essential oils and natural extracts.
We all know how effective onion is for hair as it strengthens the roots of the hair, providing you with thick and lustrous tresses.
If you want to pamper your tresses with natural hair masks, check out our post about the Easy DIY Hair Masks For Different Hair Concerns [2 Ingredients ONLY]
7. The Switch Fix Shampoo Bar
I was not familiar with this brand until I spotted its products on Amazon India. When exploring their products, I found out about their natural shampoo bars. The brand claims that their one shampoo bar can last up to 30-40 washes and that is just incredible! They ship shampoo bars in recyclable, plastic-free packaging.
I love the names and the cute round packaging of their solid shampoo bars. If you have damaged hair that looks dull and lifeless, you can try out their Viva La Sativa shampoo bar with 1% salicylic acid. They also have a special shampoo bar for chemically treated hair, which is a rare find.
8. Kaura Shampoo Bar
Kaura is an Indian brand that creates herb-infused beauty care products in small batches. They have a total of 7 shampoo bars available on their website as well as on Amazon India. I have been following the brand on Instagram, and I totally love the vibes of their products and their Instagram feed!
9. Earthy Sapo Shampoo Bars
Natural, chemical-free, plastic-free, and vegan – I think we have already explored solid shampoo bars with these features. But Earthy Sapo’s shampoo bars are extra special!
They can be turned into a liquid shampoo with just hot water. You can use any glass bottle or an empty shampoo bottle for this. If you are not used to cleansing your hair with a solid shampoo bar, this would help you to get started. The brand has instructions on how to turn its shampoo bar into a liquid shampoo on Amazon.
You can buy Earthy Sapo Shampoo Bars that are available in two variants on Amazon India. My pick would be their Shikakai and Multani Mitti Shampoo Bar. Multani Mitti works wonders for the skin, but it is also very soothing for the scalp!
10. Rustic Art Hair Cleansing Bar (Shampoo Bar)
Rustic Art is an environment-friendly brand based in India that uses a mix of organic and natural ingredients in its products. I have been following the brand for years now, they initially started out with basic products like Aloe Vera Gel, but now, they have added tons of natural products to their beauty care range.
Their 6 variants of Hair Cleansing shampoo bars are 100% soap-free and biodegradable, vegan, and free of sulfates, paraben, and silicones. They have incorporated fresh herbs in the formulation of these shampoo bars. The Rustic Art shampoo bars are suitable for coloured hair and chemically treated hair as well.
11. Ancient Living Shampoo Bars
The Indian brand, Ancient Living creates products based on Aromatherapy and Ayurveda. They have two shampoo bars in their collection at the moment:
- Gooseberry and Lavender Shampoo Bar
- Methi and Amla Shampoo Bar
They claim that these bars gently cleanse your hair and the scalp, while also fighting scalp problems with Vitamins and other minerals present in their ingredients. Their natural ingredients stimulate hair growth and make your hair frizz-free as well as lustrous.
12. Stonesoup Khaas
This brand name sounds quite new in the Indian market. They mostly have menstrual hygiene products and compost solutions, but I recently saw their shampoo bars on the online shopping websites Amazon India and Nykaa.
Stonesoup’s eco-friendly shampoo and bathing bars are handmade. They also double up as conditioning bars as they contain nourishing ingredients, which is awesome! If you are opting for a solid shampoo bar, you should also use a solid conditioner bar (yes, we have those in the market too!).
I hope that this list helped you to find a natural shampoo bar for your hair! Please don’t forget to comment down below if you have tried out any of the shampoo bars listed here and share your experience with us. If you would like to read a similar post with a list of the top natural and eco-friendly bathing bars then let me know about that as well. Explore more beauty care and hair care posts on the blog.