Our favourite planet-friendly hair care treatments
Be kinder to yourself and the environment.
With many hair care bottles and containers ending up in landfill, switching to eco-friendly products is a no-brainer. But with so many brands jumping on the ‘eco bandwagon’, how can you tell which ones are the most planet-friendly? We’ve scoured the shops and found the brands working overtime to produce products boasting all-natural ingredients, recyclable packaging and offer eco-initiatives that actually make a difference. What’s more these treatments will leave your hair nourished and looking its absolute best, making them a win-win for both you and the planet.
Aveda Be Curly Intensive Detangling Masque
Vegan brand Aveda is a world leader in making plant-based, ethical and effective products. Designed for curly and wavy hair, this conditioning mask utilises certified organic babassu oil and shea butter to separate even the most knotty locks. £26 at John Lewis & Partners.
Imbue Curl Restoring Intensive Mask
Created in partnership with afro hair veteran Michelle Sultan, this vegan hair mask contains coconut, cupuaçu and shea to target damaged strands and help hydrate curls. £12.99 at Superdrug.
The Body Shop Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask
The Body Shop is a certified B Corp, meeting the highest standards of environmental and social performance. This tangle-taming mask helps the local eco-system to boot. £12 at The Body Shop.
Living proof® Curl Elongator
Silicone-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free and cruelty-free, this conditioning styler strengthens kinks, curls and coils, enhances frizz protection and reduces cuticle lift. £37 at Marks & Spencer.
Bouclème Intensive Moisture Treatment
Mafura butter and camellia oil revitalise curls in this highly effective hair treatment. The brand never tests on animals, and all of their packaging is 100 percent recyclable. £26 at Boots.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Rosemary & Cedarwood Hair Treatment
Creators of the first certified organic beauty products, and the world’s first CarbonNeutral® high street retailer, Neal’s Yard Remedies’ range of hair treatments will revitalise your hair. £8 at Neal’s Yard Remedies.
Ethique The Guardian Conditioner Bar for Normal-Dry Hair
This handy bar is designed to nourish and hydrate dry and damaged hair. Wrapped in compostable packaging, it’s 100 percent biodegradable, cruelty-free and vegan. £12.99 at Holland & Barrett.
LUSH Renee’s Shea Souffle Hair & Scalp Oil
With hydrating castor oil and shine-enhancing extra virgin coconut oil, this curley hair oil souffle is a real treat for the hair and scalp. Customers can bring any full-sized Lush plastic packaging to their local Lush shop to be recycled. £12 at LUSH.
NOughty To the Rescue Intense Moisture Treatment
Repair frizzy and damaged hair with this nourishing sweet almond, black oats and argan oil mask. The British vegan brand has partnered with Greenhub; for every product they produce, they will be removing the plastic equivalent from the ocean. £8.99 at Holland & Barrett.
Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex 10-in-1 Multi-Benefit Hair Masque
This PETA-certified, cruelty-free brand’s mask blends Red Raspberry ketone, goji, açaí and guava extracts to harness their natural anti-ageing properties. Marula oil tackles damaged and heat-styled hair, providing nourishment and bolstering shine. £12.99 at Superdrug.
LUSH H’Suan Wen Hua Hair Treatment
For heavenly hair, this fresh bay leaf and watercress infusion invigorates the roots and soothes the scalp while organic extra virgin olive oil strengthens. Apply straight onto dry hair, leave for 20 minutes and wash as normal. £15 at Lush.