Published by PETA.

There’s a new beauty trend taking hold, and it’s cruelty-free, vegan, and sustainable. Companies such as Lush and Ethique are running with the idea. So what is it, you ask? Drumroll, please.

The term is “solid shampoo,” or “shampoo bars.” Picture a block of concentrated shampoo (or conditioner) that mixes with the water coming from your shower, instead of being diluted with water and then packaged in a plastic bottle.

Here are some of our favorites:

1. Avocado Co-Wash Solid Shampoo by Lush

2. Clements Solid Shampoo Bar by Ethique

3. Jungle Solid Conditioner by Lush

4. Healy Kiwi Solid Shampoo Bar by Ethique

5. Sugar Daddy-O Solid Conditioner by Lush

6. Damage Control Solid Shampoo Bar by Ethique

If you’re ever curious as to whether a cosmetics or personal-care company is vegan or tests on animals, search our cruelty-free database.

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