As someone who travels frequently for work, I have my packing game down pat. I know how to prepare my carry-on like it’s nobody’s business. But the one thing I always struggled with was how to transport my shampoo and conditioner. I obviously couldn’t bring the full-sized bottles (not that I would want to), but getting small refillable bottles ended up being a real pain, not to mention surprisingly messy. To be honest, I usually forgot to refill them anyway, and ended up having to either use the crappy hotel shampoo or buy something at a drugstore.
But that was before I discovered B.O.B. Short for “Bars Over Bottles” this Brazilian beauty brand has been a major game changer for me. B.O.B. offers shampoo and conditioner bars that seemed too good to be true - until I tried them. Not only are these beauty bars completely free of plastic, vegan, and cruelty-free, they are also waterless. What does that mean exactly? Well, let me tell you. For frequent fliers, it means that you can pack them in your carry on with absolutely no issues. That, in and of itself, was game changing for me. But the more I learned about the benefits of waterless hair care, the more excited I became about B.O.B.
Traditional beauty formulas are 60-80% water. That’s insane! By removing the water from their formulas, B.O.B. products are able to be more concentrated and last longer. And because the ingredients are not diluted in water, the formulas need fewer preservatives, which are needed to avoid bacteria and fungi breeding in humid environments. Less water equals cleaner formulas. Less water also means that the product lasts longer! One B.O.B. bundle (a shampoo bar and a conditioner bar) is the equivalent of 5 plastic bottles of product. And if that weren’t enough, by using waterless formulas, B.O.B.’s products are more compact and lighter to transport, which means less fossil fuels and a lower carbon footprint. Honestly, I could go on about the benefits of waterless hair care, but I think you get the point.
So this all sounds great, but I’m sure you’re wondering if the product actually works. The answer is a resounding YES. I’m a bit of a haircare snob and I was skeptical at first. Would a product that was this simple and affordable perform as well as the expensive salon brands I was used to buying? After my first use of B.O.B’s Revitalizing Shampoo + Ultra Moisturizing Conditioner Bundle I was sold. My hair was hydrated, shiny, and frizz-free. I got 3 compliments throughout the day and by the evening I was a convert. Not only has B.O.B transformed my travel routine (I just keep a bundle in my cosmetics case), but I can honestly say that my hair looks better than ever. It’s a complete win-win, and I love knowing that is not only better for me, but also for the planet. Give B.O.B. a try - you won’t be disappointed.