When it comes to your hair, taking time to choose green products can help with the overall health of your tresses. Green, organic or zero-waste products are gentler on the scalp, maintain the natural oils in your hair and allow your hair to grow healthier and stronger. Not only are organic, all-natural, vegan or zero-waste products good for the environment, but they are also super nourishing and great for your hair! Using ingredients like pure oils, naturally derived scents, herbs and more, these products don’t use common chemicals found in traditional hair products so you can be sure that your tresses will thank you for using these green hair products.
Ethique Shampoo and Conditioner Bars
This company is a bigwig in the sustainable haircare market. Zero-waste, certified cruelty-free, vegan and palm oil-free, they are also plastic-free and use minimal, biodegradable packaging. To date, they have stopped over six million plastic bottles from ending up in landfills. The company also donates 20% of profits to Earth-helping charities as well! If you are looking for an all-around rockstar of the green hair products, this is it. Their shampoo and conditioner bars are made for every type of hair. Whether you need damage control, anti-frizz, fixes for oil or limp hair or a purple shampoo, they have it all. Made with the highest quality ingredients that are all sourced ethically, you can be confident about using their bars. If their ingredients aren’t enough to sway you, it’s also a financially sound choice: each bar lasts 2-5 times longer than a bottle of shampoo or conditioner! If you’re ready to ditch the plastic bottles and extra chemicals in your shampoo and conditioner, give these bars a try!
Allpa Botanicals Hair Oils
Just because a product is simple doesn’t mean it can’t be luxurious! Allpa Botanicals hair oils are all single ingredients made in small batches for optimal quality. The company is vegan, cruelty-free and organic with ethically sourced oils. The ingredients are hand-picked in Ecuador by farmers who know and appreciate the products. The company wanted to create an all-natural and effective hair oil that pays homage to the source of the oil. All the hair oils are free of fillers, fragrances or coloring so you can be sure they are 100% pure. Each oil focuses on a different aspect of hair care so you can choose which one will specifically give your hair the care it deserves. Some of the oils offered are Argan, ginger, turmeric and Sacha Inchi to help with frizz, softness, shine, encouraging growth and more! Reviewers swear by these oils as the best and with the level of quality and care that goes into them, it is another green hair product worth trying!
Acure Organics Dry Shampoo
With a main focus on sustainability, this cruelty-free, vegan, non-toxic and organic company began with a dream to create the perfect dry shampoo. Using super nutrient-rich ingredients that are ethically sourced in the US, Acure Organics makes two different kinds of dry shampoos that are not only good for your hair but also the Earth! Both the dry shampoos are powder in a shaker bottle (free of aerosols) so it is more concentrated and effective. The company offers a blend for all hair types or one for darker hair colors and both absorb easily and quickly to refresh hair. Reviewers say that a little sprinkle goes a long way and can fight even two or three-day dirty hair with ease! With the light scent of rosemary, you’ll feel just as refreshed as your hair every time you use their dry shampoo!
Tints of Nature Hair Dye
If you are wary of hair dye due to the damage it can cause, Tints of Nature is going to be a life-saver. This company offers eco-friendly dye kits that come in semi-permanent and permanent colors that are gentle on your head and hair. The formulas are vegan, cruelty-free with no ammonia or any other hair damaging chemicals. Fortified with aloe and citrus, your hair will come out healthier after each color. Currently offering 24 colors in every shade of black, brown, red and blonde, each product offers up to 100% grey coverage with long-lasting colors. If you are into more vibrant shades, Tints of Nature also has a bold color line with 8 customizable shades that allow you to go from neon to pastel! You can dye your hair guilt-free using their products and let the natural ingredients strengthen and hydrate your hair while you use them!
Rahua Amazon Oil
Rahua oil may not be a part of your hair care routine yet, but once you learn about this incredible oil, it will become a staple for your hair health! Rahua is an oil harvested from the Amazon rain forest by the indigenous Quechua-Shuar tribe. The tribe continues to harvest the oil the traditional way, working with the founder of the Rahua hair company to share the incredible benefits of the oil with others. The oil penetrates into each hair follicle to heal and strengthen even the most damaged hair. Designed to be used daily with a lightweight formula, it can be used to prevent frizz and flyaways as well as promote shine. With the harsh sunshine of summer wreaking havoc on your hair, this is a great option to prevent summer damage to your hair all while supporting a small, ethical based hair product!
Olivia Garden Bamboo Hair Brushes
From getting tangles out to brushing through your hair while you blow-dry, we often forget that our brushes are made with products that aren’t exactly green. Thanks to Olivia Garden, you can feel good about using your brushes! Made with bamboo that is durable, lightweight and biodegradable, the company offers several different types of brush heads! While there are several options include boar bristle and ionic round thermal brushes, the bamboo massage paddle brushes are a fan favorite. Made entirely with bamboo, (both the base and bristles) the ionic cushion restores shine and prevents static while the bristles gently massage your scalp. Treat your hair the next time you go to brush it out with one of these made with a more sustainable material!
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Emily Bell is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in Journalism with a Public Relations concentration. She currently lives with her husband and dog on the coast in Florida.