ICYMI, our planet is currently dealing with a plastic crisis, so if you care thismuch about the environment, now would be an ideal time to consider making the switch to a conditioner bar. (FWIW, I did a few months ago, and my only regret is that I didn’t sooner.) Unlike regular liquid or cream conditioners, conditioner bars are totally solid and aren’t housed in plastic bottles. Instead, they’re often packaged in sustainable, compostable, or biodegradable materials, making them a much more eco-friendly option than conventional conditioners.
“WTF? How do I even use that?” I get the weirdness, but I promise it’s not tough. When you’re ready to condition after shampooing (ideally with a shampoo bar! Yes! It’s a whole movement!), just massage the wet bar over the ends of your hair until they’re saturated, then let sit for a few mins and rinse—just like your ordinary conditioner. Buuut unlike your normal conditioner, conditioner bars are super concentrated, so they last anywhere from 60-80 showers, making them a pretty economical choice too. And, because I know you’re skeptical, yes—they really do moisturize your hair as well as traditional conditioners, just without any of the questionable junk.
Ready to make the swap? Good, because ahead, the seven best conditioner bars to try right now.
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Best Conditioner Bar for Blondes
Ethique Eco-Friendly Purple Conditioner Bar
Anyone with bleached or highlighted hair knows that brassiness (aka those annoying orangey tones) is the WORST. DW though, this conditioner bar is infused with little purple pigments to help neutralize that unwanted brassiness so your hair color looks super fresh and bright 24/7.
Best 2-in-1 Conditioner Bar
Love Beauty and Planet 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner Bar
Save time in the shower with this two-in-one shampoo and conditioner bar from Love Beauty Planet. The volumizing and strengthening formula (it’s made with lightweight coconut water and mimosa flower extract) is ideal for fine hair that needs hydration without the heaviness.
Best Fragrance-Free Conditioner Bar
Clever Yoga Fragrance Free Conditioner Bar
Sensitive scalps will love this conditioner bar. The gentle, non-stripping formula is made without synthetic fragrance or essential oils (both potential skin irritants), and instead, uses plant-based oils (like jojoba, coconut, and olive oils) and cocoa butter to smooth and soften hair.
Best Organic Conditioner Bar
Beauty and the Bees Honey Silk Solid Conditioner Bar
The hero ingredient in this all-natural conditioner bar? Organic honey—it’s ultra-nourishing and basically a one-way ticket to soft, shiny hair. Post-shampoo, moisten the bar and then run it over wet hair until it’s lightly coated with the conditioner, let it sit for a minute or two, and then rinse.
Best Biodegradable Conditioner Bar
Aerwyna Friend of the Sea Conditioner Bar
Solid conditioner bars are inherently more sustainable than regular liquid or cream conditioners, but this option from Aerwyna takes it a step further. The outer packaging is completely plastic-free and is biodegradable too. As for the formula? It’s made with coconut oil, rice protein, and panthenol to leaver your hair healthy, strong, and hydrated.
Best Nourishing Conditioner Bar
byHumankind Conditioner Bar
I’m a big fan of all of byHumankind’s eco-friendly products (side note: def try their refillable deodorant), this conditioner bar included. The all-natural formula is loaded with nourishing and moisturizing ingredients and is available in four different scents—plus it comes with a cute, reusable dish that extends the life of your bar.
Best Vegan and Cruelty-Free Conditioner Bar
Bar None Hydrating Conditioner Bar
This conditioner bar legit does right by everybody—the environment, cute little animals, your hair, you name it. The zero-waste formula is 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free and made with all-natural conditioners (like jojoba, castor, and coconut oils).
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