6 Plastic Free Hair Care Solutions

When ditching plastic out of your life, finding a plastic free hair care routine can be challenging. Almost all shampoo, brushes and styling products have some form of plastic packaging or component, which is destined to pollute the Earth in landfill and make a demand for the plastic industry to produce more. The good news: there's easy swaps we can all make for a healthier hair, without plastic. plastic free hair care feature

1. Solid Shampoo Bars

plastic free hair care shampoo Swapping a liquid shampoo for a solid shampoo bar is the easiest way to start your plastic free hair care routine. Shampoo bars require less packaging and last longer, so you save money as well as trash from landfill. They can also double as a face and body soap, and use saponified oils instead of harsh chemical detergents to clean naturally. You can find shampoo bars simply packaged in a cardboard box or reusable tin. For How to Use a Natural Shampoo Bar, read here > Browse our Shampoo Bars >

2. Wooden Combs

plastic free hair care comb Wooden combs are a simple and lovely-looking alternative to plastic combs that snarl and break in your hair. They are 100% compostable, making them zero waste, and they're made out of responsibly-sourced wood. They're a product that's eco friendly from beginning to end. Wooden combs and brushes also naturally distribute oils from the scalp through the hair, and stimulate the scalp through massage. This means shiny, nourished hair in the long term. There's less frizziness and static with wooden combs too, so you don't need as much product to tame flyaways. Win win! Browse our Wooden Combs >

3. Bamboo Hair Brushes

plastic free hair care brush Although it may be hard to believe, our Brightwood hair brushes are also plastic free. The cushioned bit is made from natural rubber instead of plastic, so these brushes are also 100% compostable. Bamboo hair brushes have all the great qualities of the wooden combs - no static and great hair conditioning with oil from the scalp. This means that, if you have long hair or short hair, you can enjoy the beauty and environmental benefit of brushing your hair with wood. Read more about our Bamboo Hair Brushes here > Browse our Brightwood Brushes >

4. Tinned Styling Wax

plastic free hair care wax So many styling products are packaged in plastic tubs or bottles, but we have a styling wax that is housed in an endlessly reusable and recyclable tin. The Badger Hair Pomade nourishes the hair and provides a great hold, no matter your style. It's made of 100% natural ingredients, utilising Babassu Oil, which is absorbed quickly, has no greasy feeling, and creates a great shine. The small tin is handy to take on-the-go, so you're not tempted to buy anything that would clash with your plastic free hair care ethos. Buy our Badger Hair Pomade here >

5. Coconut Oil Conditioner

plastic free hair care coconut oil When you hair needs less styling and more nourishing, the simplest and most natural thing you can use is coconut oil. Use as a leave-in conditioner on damp hair and your scalp will not only smell of coconuts, but be enriched by the vitamins and minerals within the oil, including Vitamin C, Magnesium, Calcium and Zinc. Coconut oil is absorbed quickly into the hair better than other oils, and is high in saturated fats, so it locks in moisture and treats dry and damaged locks. It's also naturally antibacterial and antifungal, so it may aid the healing of a troubled scalp. Best of all, our own coconut oil is in a reusable and recyclable glass jar with a metal lid, making plastic free hair care a breeze. Buy our Coconut Oil here >

6. DIY Hair Care

plastic free hair care diy If coconut oil isn't enough, or you have an itching DIY-thumb, making your own plastic free hair care and putting it in plastic free packaging ensures no trash goes to landfill, and no chemicals go to your head. We have heaps of DIY recipes for hair, skin, beauty and even cleaning, so there's no limit to what you can make that is completely plastic free. Browse our DIY recipes > For more plastic free ideas, browse our products here >
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