An Easy Breakdown of Suds & Eco Shampoo & Conditioner Bars by Hair Type

Colorful shampoo and conditioner bars arranged into a grid

What makes a Suds & Eco shampoo and conditioner bar as great as they are? And which one is the best fit for your hair type? Read on to find out.

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Just a few years ago if you were trying to find a solid shampoo and conditioner bar, you would have been in for a wild ride. There were options, but there’s a reason they didn’t quite make it into the mainstream. 

Also a few years ago, our Earth Empress, Sarah, AKA President and CEO of ZeroWasteStore was researching, trying, testing, researching again, and educating herself on the best shampoo and conditioner bars. 

What we have today is years of work that have created award winning bars which have been featured in BuzzFeed, Health Magazine, Reader’s Digest, and more! 

compostable and recyclable box for suds & co bars.

Free from Silicone, SLS, Parabens, Fillers and Preservatives, each Suds & Co bar is Vegan, Cruelty-free, Palm oil free, Plastic-free, Zero Waste, and greywater safe! 

The main ingredient in our bars is Sodium Coco Sulfate (SCS). We chose SCS because it is a mild cleanser derived from Coconuts that removes the buildup of dirt and old oils that harbor bacteria which can lead to dandruff. It is not SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) or SLES in another form. We use a whole food, very high quality version of SCS that does not cause drying or skin irritation yet still allows for the lathering and sudsy quality that we all love in our shampoo.

While each bar is ideal for all hair types, we have created bars with ingredients that work especially well for certain hair types or conditions. Read on to find out more about Suds & Eco shampoo and conditioner bars! 

Suds & Eco Shampoo & Conditioner Bars By Hair Type

Various shampoo and conditioner bars stacked into piles

The best thing about our Suds & Eco bars is that they work well on all hair types. Don’t have curly hair but want to make every shower feel like a tropical getaway? Grab that Maui Melon! Each bar has cleansing ingredients, a bit of acidity to remove buildup, and essential oils for fragrance.

Best Suds & Eco Shampoo Bars for Curly Hair

Curly hair is thirsty and the most important thing it needs is lightweight moisture and hydration. Maui Melon is perfect for anyone looking to get bouncy, hydrated curls!

Best Suds & Co Shampoo Bars for Curly Hair
Maui Melon

Kalahari Melon Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Cocoa Butter will have your curls bouncing with omegas, antioxidants, vitamins A, B & E, AND minerals. 

Smells like: Tropical (think melon,lemon, & coconut)

Best Suds & Eco Shampoo Bars for Oily Hair

Oily hair comes from over-active sebaceous glands on your scalp. Not only can that lead to the appearance of oil hair, but also cause buildup and dandruff. Among other ingredients, each bar contains lemon juice whose natural acidity helps to dry up some of that oil and clarify the scalp.

(brown) driftwood shampoo and conditioner bar resting on a zerowastestore essentials soap dish

This bar uses Sandalwood and Lavender, with a dash of stimulating Peppermint essential oils to remove buildup, reduce tangles, and leave your scalp feeling refreshed. Driftwood bars are extra great for those with dandruff or psoriasis. 

Smells like: Earthy & Natural

(brown) driftwood shampoo and conditioner bar resting on a zerowastestore essentials soap dish

After clarifying with Lemon Juice, Amla, Argan, and Açaí oils strengthen with Omegas 6 and 9 to provide much needed nourishment. Angelica & Pomegranate oil contribute Vitamin E oil and stimulate circulation for a healthier scalp. Especially great for dry or brittle hair. 

Smells like: Sweet & Floral

(white) Peppermint Breeze shampoo and conditioner bars from suds & co resting on a wood dish garnished with mint leaves
Peppermint Breeze

This minty fresh bar doesn’t just leave your scalp tingling in the best way possible. Peppermint can help reduce the oil produced by your scalp, calm inflammation from dandruff and psoriasis, and can stimulate your scalp which promotes hair growth. 

Smells like: Minty Fresh

(turquoise) seaside shampoo and conditioner bars from suds & co sitting on white linen and a wicker dish.

Seaside bars use clay powder to help balance oil production. Not only does clay stop oil production but it helps unclog backed up pores which can lead to dandruff. Tea Tree oil helps soothe your scalp and increase circulation while Lavender oil nourishes and calms. 

Smells like: Fresh & Rejuvenating

Best Suds & Eco Shampoo Bars for Dry & Damaged Hair

Coconut oil and Jojoba oil provide much needed moisture and hydration for dry, damaged hair so you better believe both are in the nutrient-packed Sunkissed bar. 

(pink and yellow) sunkissed shampoo and conditioner bar from suds & co resting on a soap lift

Açaí oil helps to reduce frizz while adding moisture and shine, Argan oil adds moisture to soften hair and improve scalp health, while Aloe is a powerhouse that can do everything from strengthen your hair to stimulate hair growth. 

Smells like: Refreshing FLoral

Best Suds & Eco Shampoo Bars for Colored Hair

Chemicals found in many hair care products can strip the hair which allows color to leak out of the damaged hair follicle causing it to fade faster than it normally would. These bars are packed with extra hydrating oils and butters to protect your hair and its fantastic color!

(pink) Blossom shampoo and conditioner bar

Hemp Seed Oil, Abyssinian Oil, and Jojoba Oil combine their powers in the vitamin-packed bar to give you healthy, luscious, and voluminous hair. Lemon clarifies the scalp and rinses away any buildup from products or hard water. 

Smells Like: Sweet Earthy Floral

(blue) cobalt shampoo and conditioner bars from suds & co resting on bark surrounding by lemon peels

Nourishing oils and Cocoa Butter come together to make a hydration station moment for your hair. Lemon Juice & Peel help to break up any buildup and get hair clean while Jojoba and Coconut Oils hydrate. Rapeseed oil provides Omegas 3 and 6 to penetrate the hair while treating any scalp conditions. 

Smells Like: Amber, Vanilla, Sandalwood (Think Masculine)

(blue swirl) earth shampoo and conditioner bars from suds & co resting on a plate

In addition to hydration, the Earth bar contains Ylang Ylang oil which helps to reduce stress and prevent hair loss. Lemongrass Oil nourishes hair, protects the scalp from dandruff, and prevents hair loss while Geranium Oil helps to balance oil production and stimulate the scalp to increase hair growth. 

Smells Like: Sweet, FLoral, Citrus, Earthy

(orange) sunshine shampoo and conditioner bars from suds & co resting on a wood soap dish

Our #1 Best Seller! Lemon Juice and Lemon Peel help clarify hair and strip away buildup while Hemp Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Abyssinian Oil nourish and hydrate your locks. 

Smells Like: Tropical (think Mango, Orange, Pineapple, and Vanilla)

Best Suds & Eco Shampoo Bars for Gray Hair

When hair starts to lose its melanin and turn gray, not only does the color change but your hair becomes coarser, thicker, frizzier, and needs to be treated differently. We created the Oasis bar to help make this transition easier and give gray hair the love and attention it deserves.

(blue and purple) oasis shampoo and conditioner bars from suds & co on a soap list near a bathtub ledge.

The Oasis bar is formulated with nourishing ingredients like coconut oil, cocoa butter, and jojoba oil. Kukui and Abyssinian oils help protect the strand’s barrier, preventing frizz and breakage while Lemon Juice & Peel prevent any buildup on the scalp. 

Smells Like: Floral, Woodsy, Fresh, Tropical

Best Suds & Eco Shampoo Bars for Sensitive Hair & Scalp

Whether you want to take a break from scents and ingredients or your body prefers the most simple, natural ingredients, look no further than the Simply bar. 

(white) simply shampoo and conditioner bars from suds & co resting against a vase

The simply bar has only the best of the best easy, natural, and nourishing ingredients for your hair and scalp. No essential oils, no fragrance, only cocoa butter and gentle oils such as jojoba, rapeseed oil, and hemp oil to clean your hair without causing any irritation. 

Smells Like: Unscented

Each of our shampoo bars works out to about 75 washes per bar and can replace 2-3 plastic bottles of shampoo and conditioner! ALSO each bar comes packaged in a 100% compostable, recyclable, and biodegradable cardboard box with water-based ink making it a completely zero waste shower accessory. 


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