By now it’s common knowledge that eating clean and green does the body good (we’re looking at you, Lea Michele!), but when it comes to hair health, did you know the products you put on your tresses are just as important as the foods you choose to eat? With Earth Day right around the corner, get coif conscious and nourish your hair with organic, eco-friendly products that actually perform. We’ve gathered the top mane must-haves that are as kind to your hair as they are to the environment.
For a healthy, head-turning silhouette, opt for a gentle, plant-based cleanser that hydrates and renews without stripping hair or weighing it down. Formulated with natural botanicals and essential oils, Avalon Organics Peppermint Strengthening Shampoo ($11) repairs weak, brittle hair while smoothing split ends. The result? A mane that’s radiant and ready for anything.
The Company: Avalon Organics is not only committed to reducing its ecological footprint to help preserve the planet, but its products are also made with 100 percent natural botanicals that are safe and effective.
The right conditioner can completely transform your tresses, so choose one that walks the walk and talks the talk. Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic Conditioner ($9+) features a delicious-smelling blend of certified organic essential oils that help relieve tension, so it’s like you’re having a spa day in the comfort of your own shower. Free of sulfates and parabens, this anti-aging conditioner also moisturizes strands, fights frizz and adds volume.
The Company: Intelligent Nutrients Founder Horst M. Rechelbacher lives by the motto, “Everything we put in and on our bodies must be nutritious and safe.” The company’s products are made with non-toxic, plant-based ingredients, manufactured with 100 percent renewable energy and never tested on animals.
Rescue your dry, damaged hair with the Onesta Nourishing Moisture Masque ($30). This intense treatment strengthens strands, reduces breakage and delivers weightless shine. Featuring certified organic extracts like aloe vera and thyme, this mega-moisturizing masque will leave you with a silhouette so soft and stunning, you’ll have to take a selfie!
The Company: Not only is Onesta 100 percent offset by wind power, but its packaging is also made from post-consumer resin bottles. This environmentally friendly company also uses 100 percent natural fragrances in all hair care products and donates 10 percent of all net profits to cancer research.
Ready for glistening, smooth tresses that just won’t quit? Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum ($30) repairs and conditions hair so you’re left with silky, frizz-free strands that feel like you just left the salon. Crafted with jojoba oil, avocado oil and vitamin E and free of dyes or synthetic fragrances, this 100-percent pure argan oil won’t weigh down your hair or fade your color.
The Company: Josie Maran Cosmetics is dedicated to enhancing the natural beauty of its customers and the earth. The company uses eco-friendly packaging and pure, fair-trade argan oil that is grown and harvested responsibly by co-ops of Moroccan women who earn a living wage.
Give your locks the hold they deserve with a hairspray that sustains both your style and the atmosphere. Yarok Feed Your Hold Style-Sustaining Hair Spray ($13+) is an all-natural, non-aerosol, non-sticky, alcohol-free product that boasts a medium-weight control. You can feel comforted knowing the earth is protected and your ‘do will last all day.
The Company: Yarok is focused on making a positive impact on the earth. The company primarily uses certified-organic ingredients that are responsibly harvested and donates three percent of its annual profits to The Pachamama Alliance, a non-profit that protects rain forests in the Amazon.
Prolong the life of your blowout and give your strands new life with Dr. Hauschka Silk Body Powder ($35). This organic one-product wonder absorbs excess oil from the hair, helps skin maintain a healthy pH balance, absorbs perspiration and can be used as a face powder for a matte finish. We’re sold!
The Company: The mission of Dr. Hauschka is “to support the healing of humanity and the earth.” The company’s products are made with high-quality, natural ingredients that are cruelty-free, synthetic-free and responsibly sourced. Dr. Hauschka also owns and maintains biodynamic plant gardens to ensure its ingredients are harvested safely and ethically.
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