Hard shampoo bars have not been designed to be stored in the shower, or water after use.
This causes the shampoo bar to wear down quicker and cause sogginess on your shampoo bar.
Make sure to drain your shampoo bars after every use.
If your bar gets soggy then leave it out of the shower for a few days, and let it dry thoroughly.
Hard shampoo bars are commonly stored on a soap dish with plenty of holes so that the air can get to the underside of your bar and dry it out.
However, you can also let your shampoo bar air dry on the sink, and then place it in a tin.
A tin could prevent your shampoo bar from getting squished when traveling.
Hang your hard shampoo in a shampoo net, they are often made from cotton or hemp, this absorbs the excess water from the shampoo bars helping it to dry out, and you can hang them anywhere.
Depending on what ingredients are in your shampoo bars, you should keep them out of direct sunlight to stop your bars from melting.
Shampoo bars reduce the single-use plastic in your home.
One problem with shampoo bars is that they can turn to mush when left in damp places, and not stored correctly.
A few products which would help with this problem is the:
The Safix Coconut Fibre Scrub Pad
At just £4.50, it allows the water to drain from the shampoo without the base of it staying damp.
The Safix coconut fibre pad is a scrub pad made from coconut fibre, these fibres are held together with a non-toxic adhesive.
It can also be used as a scourer to clean the bathroom and kitchen too.
They last for months and are environmentally friendly.
After you are finished with them, you can just put it in the compost as they are made from coconut husks.
Even though it is made of coconut husks, the scrub pad is gentle on your hands and surfaces.
The Bamboo Soap Dish & Brush
Priced at £13 with free delivery, is one of the best natural soap dish for anyone with hard shampoos or natural soap as it stops the bars from going mushy and becoming messy, therefore prolonging their life.
It helps the shampoo bars to dry out naturally and keep their shape and form.
It also functions as a nailbrush!
The Lush Round Tin
A convenient and travel-friendly at just £2.50.
They are convenient for traveling with hard shampoo as they are airtight and will not squish the shampoo bar while traveling.
Make sure the shampoo bar is fully dry before placing in the tin as the shampoo bars can become mushy and stick on the base of the tin.
Doing this will in turn prolong the life of your shampoo bar.
There are several ways to store hard shampoo bars in the shower.
The most important thing is to chose a method as leaving any solid shampoo of conditioner bar in the shower will result in loss of product!