May 1, 2018

The campaign to reduce waste is undeniably burgeoning. Thanks to social media sneaking environmental truths into the collective consciousness one terrifying ecological repercussion at a time, we are finally acknowledging how much of the trash we produce each day is unnecessary. They’re also an impetus for innovators to create solutions for this colossal issue.

Jacob Manzanila, the man behind Ecobar, creates environmentally friendly shampoo and conditioner bars devoid of plastic packaging, as well as sulfates, parabens, silicones, and synthetic dyes. Gentle ingredients like essential oils make the solid haircare products effective for eliminating dandruff and stubborn scalp itches, unlike the bottled ones that come in plastic bottles or sachets containing harsh and stripping chemicals.

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The line currently has three shampoo variants—Hydrate with seaweed extract and oat protein for scalp hydration and damage-repair; Thickening with gugo, polygala, rosemary, and patchouli essential oil for hair growth and follicle strengthening, and Detox + Heal with tea tree, neem dead sea clay, and activated charcoal for oil production regulation and minerals.

Expect Ecobar to come out with more solid care personal care products, such as sunscreen and facial wash, in the near future.


This story originally appeared in Southern Living, May-June 2018.

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