Raising the Bar

Who They Are

When four friends, Nora, Jay, Ward, and Dion found out they were all tackling the same issue, trying to eliminate plastic from the shower, they put their heads together and created a truly incredible solution. Were bulky, wasteful bottles of shampoo and conditioner really necessary for securing a good hair day? These eco-optimists didn’t think so! With the support of hair care professionals, HiBAR came to life; salon quality hair care in the form of a plastic-free, teardrop-shaped bar.

Each bar delivers deep nourishment and protection without nasty chemical additives. You can mix and match from a range of shampoo and conditioner options like volumizing, maintaining, or moisturizing, and you’ll never go back to conventional hair care. Thanks to HiBAR, gone are the days when caring for the planet meant sacrificing sweet comforts like having soft hair, smelling fresh, and feeling good!

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Why We Like Them

HiBAR shampoo and conditioner bars are changing the game when it comes to effective eco-alternatives for personal care. Traditional hair care products often contain harmful ingredients like parabens, phthalates, sulfates, or silicones, but HiBAR is choosing to truly “raise the bar” with thoughtfully chosen plant-based ingredients. Each bar contains high-quality, naturally-derived ingredients like nutrient-dense coconut oil, moisturizing shea butter, and fragrant essential oils. No added water means they’re super concentrated and a little bit goes a long way. Plus, all HiBAR products are also cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny Certified, meaning they’re never tested on animals!

As a company that started out of a desire for a plastic-free bathroom, HiBAR is a total star when it comes to planet-friendly packaging. The boxes that contain the bars are recyclable or compostable (consumer’s choice!), and each bar comes wrapped in compostable paper to keep it fresh. HiBAR even takes the (vegan) cake and only uses plant-based inks and dyes as well!

  • Compostable Packaging
    Compostable Packaging
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    Cruelty Free
  • Paraben Free
    Paraben Free
  • Phthalate Free
    Phthalate Free
  • Sulfate Free
    Sulfate Free
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    Leaping Bunny
  • Recycled Packaging
    Recycled Packaging

This product is packaged or shipped in materials that can be composted in home systems or industrial facilities. Certain materials may be better fit for industrial facilities than backyard composting systems. Contact your local waste-hauler or composting facility to determine where these materials may be accepted. Industrial facilities may not exist in your area.

Cruelty Free is a certification process through PETA that labels products that are not tested on animals. All companies that are included on PETA’s cruelty-free list have signed a statement verifying that they don’t use ingredients or create finished products that help conduct or pay for any tests on animals.

Parabens are synthetic chemical preservatives, commonly used in beauty products like shampoo, lotion, and deodorants. Parabens can accumulate in your body, and have been linked to hormonal disruption and reproductive problems. In studies of breast cancer patients, parabens have been found in the tissue of cancerous tumors–yikes! If you want to avoid Parabens in your beauty products, keep an eye out for methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and ethylparaben in the ingredients list.

Phthalates are found in toys, electronics, personal care products, plastic wraps, containers, and more. These petroleum based chemicals help soften plastics, and bind fragrances to perfumes, deodorants, creams, and other personal care products. Phthalates are are not chemically bound, meaning they can easily get released into the air, water, or your body, just by using the products as intended. Phthalates have been found to disrupt the endocrine system, which can cause reproductive damage, hormonal imbalances, infertility, mood changes, metabolism changes, and more.

Sulfates are synthetic chemical ingredients commonly used in beauty products and household cleaners, like shampoos and dish soaps. You can usually identify sulfates in an ingredients list by looking out for the most common types: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLC) and Sodium Laureth Sulfates (SLES). These chemicals, often derived from petroleum, are used to help form the “lather” we’re used to seeing in our beauty and cleaning products. When used in the shower or sink, these chemicals can flow through the pipes and into our waterways. Synthetic sulfates have been linked to allergic reactions, eye and skin irritation, and hair loss, and some studies suggest they contain carcinogenic ingredients.

Cruelty Free International certifies that cosmetic and household products are not tested on animals. These companies are audited to ensure that the ingredients and finished products are not causing harm to animals.

This product is packaged or shipped in materials that contain recycled content.

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