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J·R·LIGGETT'S Natural Shampoo | Plastic Free Hair Care

J·R·LIGGETT'S Natural Shampoo | Plastic Free Hair Care

Regular price $26.99 USD
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ASSESSMENT AS OF: JANUARY 2024

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Plastic Free Natural Shampoo

Crafted from natural oils, J.R.LIGGETT’S shampoo bars offer a gentle and nourishing solution for clean, healthy, and beautiful hair.

This trusted choice, handmade in Cornish, NH with a centuries-old recipe, is perfect for all hair types. Plus, it's ideal for those with allergies or sensitivities as it is free from harsh ingredients.

Brand: J·R·LIGGETT'S
Item Form: Bar
Scent: Various

Embrace Product: J·R·LIGGETT'S All-Natural Shampoo Bars

Country of Origin

  • Country of Origin: USA

Sustainability Explanation

1. Manufacturing: 10/10

  • Made in the USA close to its target market. 

2. Distribution: 10/10

  • Distributed largely in the US near its target market. 

3. Cost: 5/10

  • Competitive price performance based on each bar providing dozens of washes. 

 4. Packaging: 8/10

  • All paper packaging.

5. Effectiveness: 9/10

  • Provides good lather and comparable cleaning action to conventional shampoos. 

6. Lifespan: 10/10

  • Good for several dozen washes. 

7. Fun:7/10

  • Easier to manage in the shower than liquid shampoos though lacks some of the convenience of liquid shampoos. 

8. Relevance: 10/10

  • Good fit for purpose product.   

9. Disposal: 10/10

  • Packaging is all paper, compostable, and biodegradable. 

10. Recycling: 10/10

  • Packaging is paper and recyclable. 


Reasons to Embrace the Embrace Product

1. Eco-friendly Packaging:

  • Uses minimal, biodegradable, or recyclable packaging, reducing waste.

2. Healthier Ingredients:

  • Free from sulfates and synthetic fragrances, making it better for scalp health.

3. Reduced Plastic Usage:

  • No plastic bottles are used, significantly cutting down on plastic waste.

4. No Microplastic Shedding:

  • As a solid bar, it does not contribute to microplastic pollution.

5. Sustainable Sourcing:

  • Ingredients are sourced sustainably, with a focus on reducing environmental impact.


Reasons to Avoid the Avoid Product

1. Plastic Packaging:

  • Comes in plastic bottles, contributing to plastic pollution.

2. Potential Harmful Chemicals:

  • May contain sulfates and synthetic fragrances, which can be harmful to health.

3. Microplastic Shedding:

  • Liquid shampoos can contribute to microplastic pollution.

4. High Water and Energy Usage:

  • Manufacturing and usage involve more water and energy compared to solid shampoo bars.

5. Environmental Impact:

  • Less eco-friendly due to its packaging and potentially harmful ingredients.

Tips to Switch to the Embrace Product

1. Start Small:

  • Begin by replacing your current shampoo with one bar of J·R·LIGGETT'S All-Natural Shampoo to test its suitability.

2. Store Properly:

  • Keep the shampoo bar in a dry, well-ventilated area to extend its life.

3. Use a Bar Holder:

  • Invest in a soap dish or bar holder to prevent the bar from sitting in water.

4. Transition Gradually:

  • Gradually incorporate the shampoo bar into your routine, allowing your hair to adjust.

5. Educate Yourself:

  • Learn about the benefits and proper usage of shampoo bars to maximize their effectiveness.

J·R·LIGGETT'S All-Natural Shampoo Bar

Product Details:

  • Product Weight: 3.5 ounces per bar
  • Set of 3: Each set contains 3 bars

Lifespan Estimation:

  • Lifespan per Bar: According to user reviews and product descriptions, one bar typically lasts for 1 month with regular use (assuming daily use for hair washing).
  • Lifespan of 3 Bars: 3 months

Lifetime Usage:

  • Total Bars Needed: (50 years * 12 months/year) / 1 month/bar = 600 bars
  • Total Sets Needed: 600 bars / 3 bars/set = 200 sets

Cost Estimation:

  • Cost per Set: Approximately $16
  • Total Lifetime Cost: 200 sets * $16/set = $3,200

Plastic Content:

  • Packaging: J·R·LIGGETT'S shampoo bars typically come in recyclable cardboard packaging with minimal or no plastic.
  • Plastic Consumption: Negligible to zero, assuming no plastic in the packaging.

Dove Ultra Care Shampoo

Product Details:

  • Bottle Size: 25.4 ounces

Lifespan Estimation:

  • Lifespan per Bottle: Assuming 1 bottle lasts for 2 months (based on typical usage rates).

Lifetime Usage:

  • Total Bottles Needed: (50 years * 12 months/year) / 2 months/bottle = 300 bottles

Cost Estimation:

  • Cost per Bottle: Approximately $7
  • Total Lifetime Cost: 300 bottles * $7/bottle = $2,100

Plastic Content:

  • Bottle Weight: Assuming each bottle contains about 50 grams of plastic.
  • Total Plastic Consumption: 300 bottles * 50 grams/bottle = 15,000 grams (15 kg)

Comparison

Total Lifetime Cost:

  • J·R·LIGGETT'S Shampoo Bar: $3,200
  • Dove Ultra Care Shampoo: $2,100

Total Lifetime Plastic Consumption:

  • J·R·LIGGETT'S Shampoo Bar: Negligible (recyclable cardboard packaging)
  • Dove Ultra Care Shampoo: 15,000 grams (15 kg)

Harmful or Toxic Chemicals

J·R·LIGGETT'S Shampoo Bar

  • The product is marketed as all-natural and free from detergents and sulphates. No harmful or toxic chemicals are typically associated with it.

Dove Ultra Care Shampoo

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS): A surfactant that can cause skin irritation in some people.
  • Fragrance: Can contain numerous undisclosed chemicals, some of which may be allergens or endocrine disruptors.
  • Methylisothiazolinone: A preservative that can cause allergic reactions and has potential neurotoxic effects.

Environmental Working Group (EWG) can be a useful source to verify these chemical concerns.

Summary

J·R·LIGGETT'S Shampoo Bar:

  • Higher lifetime cost ($3,200)
  • Negligible plastic usage
  • Free from harmful chemicals

Dove Ultra Care Shampoo:

  • Lower lifetime cost ($2,100)
  • Significant plastic usage (15 kg)
  • Contains potentially harmful chemicals

Conclusion

J·R·LIGGETT'S shampoo bar, despite a higher lifetime cost, offers environmental benefits with negligible plastic usage and a safer profile regarding harmful chemicals. Dove Ultra Care Shampoo, while more cost-effective, has a significant environmental footprint and contains chemicals with potential health risks.