Clean Like a Man with HiBar

I’m a man, therefore I stink. As a result, I am constantly on the prowl for the latest and greatest hygiene products out there that provide me the ability to take care of myself. Next on the list is HiBar.

Right now, many running shoe companies are changing their methods to become more sustainable. That’s awesome (and long overdue), but there is plenty more out across the board that can be done even outside of running.

While I often fall short, I am always looking for ways to reduce my single-use plastic usage. Sadly, that is easier said than done, especially with three small children, but I do what I can. One way that I have found I can do that is in the bathroom. I distinctly remember standing in the shower, looking at a variety of plastic bottles in there and thinking, there’s got to be something better than this.

I have actually been using bar shampoo for about a year now. After a few tries, I landed on HiBar and haven’t looked back since.

All of HiBar’s options come in a cardboard case for easy recycling. 1 bar equals about 24oz of liquid shampoo. While there are a few options, Soothe is a shampoo bar formulated specifically for itchy, flaky scalps and made from white willow bark extract and kukui nut oil.

It took a few washes before I got used to shampooing with a bar as opposed to liquid. But now I don’t think I would ever go back. As someone who is prone to a dry scalp the Soothe version has been all that I wanted and more. The ingredients are all natural, and I don’t think my scalp has felt happier. Seriously.

HiBar also has other hygiene options like face wash and deodorant. The Renew facial bars are made with amino acids and olive seed powder to cleanse and exfoliate and provide a gentle touch to the face. The deodorant can be a bit of a challenge to push up from the bottom of the completely recyclable container, but once you get going it’s easy.

That’s obviously a small price to pay to keep from being one of the 1.3 billion (!) deodorant tubes littering the US each year.

All of the the scents tend to be on the subdued side, which is great. I mean, who really needs to smell like a pine tree or like a lemon tree, with all of the artificial smells.

It can be tough to formally review hygiene products (I mean, how much detail do you need about deodorant or soap application?), but HiBar really has a fantastic line that lives up to the expectations we had going in.

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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