Plastic is everywhere—but it really doesn’t need to be. Of course, the best way to keep the pesky man-made substance out of our environment is to join the movement to avoid it altogether, or at least try to cut back. If this feels impossible, think again. Your sustainability journey begins in your very own bathroom thanks to these haircare brands. They’re on a mission to make plastic a thing of the past by providing packaging alternatives for our most necessary staples. Click through for the brands you need to know when you’re ready to say nah to plastic.
From shampoo bars and conditioners, to full on treatments, Lush is spearheading their sustainable values with handmade, all-natural products that include plastic-free haircare options. One Lush shampoo bar lasts up to 80 washes, or more than 2-3 bottles would, so ditch the silicon and get scrubbing.
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With a goal of leaving the planet better than it was found, Captain Blankenship’s products transport you to a dreamy day on the beach—complete with a message for your locks in a sailor's bottle. All of the company’s ultra-luxe products come in recyclable and reusable glass packaging, no doubt mermaid approved.
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Don’t let the name fool you—Dirty Hippie may be all-natural but there’s nothing laid back about the way these products work. We love the brand’s mission to eliminate waste and put people before profits. The line was founded by a mom-of-three, who welcomes new product ideas—just email her! Think of this line as your personal apothecary, there’s no need for plastic and the prods are perf for on-the-go.
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Three bottles worth of shampoo are packed into one OT bar by Ethique. Before you commit, try the 5 product Hair Sampler, which is filled with heart-shaped minis for all hair types and encased in a 100% compostable chocolate bar packaging.
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BEAUTY AND THE BEES
Beauty and the bees is on it—the brand just celebrated 25 years of keeping it plastic-free. The diverse line has everything—from charcoal to Tasmanian beer, Tasmanian apple cider, and even goat’s milk shampoo. We get the feeling these good for the planet gems are actually game changing for our manes.
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Wise’s reusable glass packaging grounds the products in a bygone era, elevating any man’s morning ritual to Don Draper status.
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NATURAL VEGAN CLUB
These 100% biodegradable products are handmade from local farm ingredients and totally chemical and cruelty free. Subscribe to receive a customized box with your essentials, and opt for the 100% plastic-free option.
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MEOW MEOW TWEET
All products from Meow Meow Tweet are developed “as if they were modern culinary dishes, from the sourcing of ingredients to the beautifully scented, healthful and efficacious final products.” The brand is committed to using the least amount of plastic packaging possible—everything is either hand wrapped in PCW paper or housed in glass containers. And you’ll never feel like your compromising on fun—all goods feature colorful illustrations courtesy of the Co-Founder.
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Dedicated to the elimination of single use plastics, Plaine urges you to conserve via refillable packaging. Send the company your empty jars in the same package to be reused and refilled, and cut the easily avoidable trash.
Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve are a few steps ahead. Not only do they offer bar cleansing products, this super sustainable brand sells dry shampoo, apple cider vinegar rinses, and tea rinses specifically formulated for multiple concerns, as well as hair oil and balm—all sans plástico.
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Farm to shower is our new obsession. Keep it natural with THESE homemade hair products we <3.