This post is sponsored by Spring and Vine. All opinions are my own.
When I was younger my hair wasn’t something that I focused on. It was wild, I was wild, and I didn’t think much about taming it. I used whatever shampoo my mom popped into the shower and didn’t think much else about it. But as time went on and I started paying more attention to what I was putting on and in my body and the impact that those products had on both the environment and my health, I had some decision making to do. You all know that I am a stickler when it comes to sustainability- so natural beauty products and natural beauty brands have to do a lot in a little bit of space to impress me. And unfortunately, while many natural shampoo brands are wonderful in certain aspects, they fall very short in others. That is, until Spring and Vine Shampoo Bars started showing up on Target’s shelves.
These unassuming, but gorgeous, shampoo bars pack quite a punch. Being very frank here, I have tried a number of shampoo bars from specialty stores, from expensive grocery stores, from my favorite zero waste haunts and the like, and I have HIGHLY disliked them all. And I wasn’t the only one- my longtime friend and hair stylist of seven years (he is the one who creates my mermaid mane time and time again) told me that my most recent shampoo testing foray made my hair feel like I had shampooed it with sandpaper. That is not a good look. But when I saw that Spring and Vine Shampoo Bars had all of the criteria in a shampoo that I was looking for, formulated without phthalates, parabens, sulfates, dyes, and fragrances, as well as being cruelty free and in low-waste packaging, I had to try one more time. And oh my goodness I am so glad I did.
My bathroom has been one of the hardest places for me to reduce waste because of how sensitive I am in two different ways- my ‘allergic to everything’ skin and my high-maintenance hair color. The former requires very specific products that aren’t really available without lots of packaging and the latter generally speaking requires plastic bottles. My current conditioner is packaged in a bottle made of recycled ocean plastic, but the shampoo previous to Spring and Vine was your very stereotypical plastic-heavy with a non-recyclable pump shampoo bottle. Spring and Vine’s low waste packaging features a recyclable cardboard box with a liner that protects the product. That is a reduction of up to 95 percent less plastic than your typical shampoo bottle. That little box? It houses a concentrated formula made with up to 90 percent less water than a traditional shampoo while lasting just as long as a 12.6 ounce bottle of shampoo! That is a huge win for me.
Aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly packaging aside, Spring and Vine’s Shampoo Bars are natural hair care products that do their job. With four different bars to choose from, Volumizing Grapefruit & Rosemary, Balanced Clean Lavender & Orange Blossom (this one is my personal favorite), Scalp Soothing Tea Tree & Mint, and Moisturizing Oatmeal, there is one for every hair type. Formulated with shea butter and essential oils, they make my hair feel amazing, smell amazing, and they’re incredibly reasonable for my wallet as well!
Overall these new cruelty-free Spring and Vine Shampoo Bars are a wonderful product that have a permanent place in my shower! I am so glad that after years of searching I’ve finally found a natural shampoo that will let my wild hair stay wild, but keep it healthy, keep it clean, and make sure that it is in tip top shape for whatever new adventures we get into (you know, it is *very* portable being a bar!) So make sure that you check out Spring and Vine Shampoo Bars at Target- and let me know what you think over on Instagram!
This post has been sponsored by Spring and Vine. All opinions are my own.