It’s official, I am obsessed with shampoo and conditioner bars. It’s all part of my crusade to eliminate as much plastic packaging as I can from my daily life. Ever since I learned that only about 9 percent of plastic ever made is recycled, I’ve been determined to do my part not to add to the growing plastic pollution problem. While I like convenience as much as the next person, I like nature more. I’m happy to report that this is one example in which I didn’t have to sacrifice convenience. Shampoo bars are about as convenient as shampoo gets. Not surprisingly, I’m not the only one who can’t get enough of these fabulous-smelling bars. I recently caught my boyfriend trying to snag one from my stash of products to review. He, too, preferred the bars over the three shampoo bottles lingering in my shower. I can’t say I’m surprised men would find shampoo bars appealing. They’re the ultimate in low-maintenance haircare. I especially love that I can target my scalp and roots, which require me to wash more often than I’d like. I honestly don’t understand why all haircare companies aren’t embracing this eco-friendly alternative and bidding farewell to plastic packaging once and for all. While the selection of bars is still somewhat limited, I’ve discovered some really great options. Granted, my straight hair isn’t all that challenging and doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. However, I hope both consumers and manufacturers jump on the bandwagon and embrace this sustainable option that can help us turn the tide on plastic pollution.