NATURAL & ORGANIC SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER SWAPS
‘Iso hair’ has definitely been a thing these last few months. For the most part, our hair has mostly been slung in to a top knot, unwashed for days on end.
There are potentially many benefits from not washing your hair. Allowing natural oils to run through the hair can actually promote healthier hair and scalp, more voluminous hair and better textured hair that has less need for styling products.
This, on top of the environmental benefits due to less exposure to potentially toxic chemicals, less water used and less plastic packaging waste, makes not washing your hair a great option for those wanting to be more conscious to the planet.
If you’ve ever made an attempt to not wash your hair for a while, you’ll know this is a difficult process and not the most glamorous option! It’s definitely not for everybody.
Research has shown that various chemicals lurking inside shampoo may induce serious health risks, like memory loss, eye and skin irritation, hair follicle damage that can lead to hair loss, and even cancer.
If you’re not ready to say goodbye to shampoo and conditioner all together, take a more healthy approach for your hair, and for the planet, by switching to a natural and organic shampoo and conditioner. From plant-based washes, organic liquids and botanical bars there’s a natural option out there for everyone. Here are our favourites.
GO AU NATURALE WITH YOUR HAIR CARE:
Carina Organic’s daily moisturising shampoo and conditioner is formulated with certified organic plant, vegetable, and fruit extracts which helps to restore volume, body and shine for the most luscious of locks.
This cruelty free and vegan product is hypoallergenic, paraben, soy, and gluten free and comes in bottles which are 100% biodegradable.
Christina Moss Naturals
Family owned business Christina Moss Naturals create shampoo that offers results with the power of nourishing plant extracts, essential oils and fatty acids for soft, clean and shiny hair. This shampoo will gently and thoroughly washes and nourishes without stripping, drying out or leaving build-up in your hair.
Christina Moss Naturals uses only natural and certified organic ingredients which are vegan and GMO free. Their packaging is also recyclable to reduce impact on the environment. These are good products that do good.
Aspen Kay Naturals
Aspen Kay uses only organic herbs and botanicals in each formulation to treat hair concerns. These power-house shampoo bars are scented using only 100% pure essential oils and specially formulated with organic argan oil, hibiscus, nettle and horsetail to strengthen and nourish your hair.
Ethique are on a mission to rid the world of plastic waste while offering 100% sustainable, ethically sourced products, made from natural and effective ingredients. Better for you. Better for the planet.
These bars use biodegradable ingredients that leave no trace (except the luscious skin and hair it leaves behind, of course!).
Ethique is New Zealand’s highest scoring BCorp as well as carbon fiber neutral and living ware employer.
Whiff Botanicals mission is to minimise your footprint and maximise your well-being.
These shampoo and conditioner bars use limited ingredients, essential oils and recyclable packaging. Their concentrated formula-means a little goes a long way when shampooing and you’ll be reducing your impact on the environment by saving on the plastic bottles.
Have you used a shampoo or conditioner bar instead of your usual hair care routine?