Creating a zero waste (or low waste) home is becoming more and more achievable, especially in the bathroom. There are new products always coming on the market, it can be hard to keep up with them sometimes! I’m sure you’ve heard of shampoo bars but did you know there are also conditioning bars and other zero-waste conditioners?
If you could replace all single-use plastics and other waste, imagine how much better the world and our health would be!
Here are our other tips for creating a zero-waste bathroom, see how many you can items you can swap out!
Let’s dive into the best zero-waste conditioners on the market.
The Meow Meow Tweet conditioner bars are made in small batches, with only organic ingredients. They contain plant butters and hemp seed oils to create silky smooth hair. They are 100% plastic-free, come in compostable packaging, are vegan and are made in the USA. Meow Meow Tweet also make a range of other skin and hair products.
Hibar creates a range of zero waste conditioners and shampoos, for various types of hair. Their products are cruelty-free, 100% plastic-free and leaping bunny certified. Hibar has 4 different conditioners, 2 of them contain honey (Volumize and Moisturize Fragrance-free are vegan), therefore not making them 100% vegan.
Good JuJu is a Canadian, women-owned business that creates a range of zero waste conditioners and shampoos. Their range has products for normal, dry, curly and oily hair. Of course, they are zero waste but also vegan and do not test their products on animals. All products are made in Canada and are packaged in recycled cardboard and compostable cornstarch foam.
Plaine is making a name for itself in the zero waste space due to being able to order refill aluminium bottles. You’re able to reuse the plastic pump and then recycle the used aluminium bottle. In addition to that, there is a service where you can send your used bottles back for a refill. All products are hypoallergenic, colour-safe, baby-safe, vegan and cruelty-free.
The Ethique brand is well known in the zero-waste industry. They’ve been around for a while and have created a wide range of products, including soap bars, shampoo bars, deodorant and of course, zero-waste conditioner.
Their conditioner bars are made with cacao butter, shea butter and coconut oil for a silky smooth finish. All bars are cruelty-free, vegan, have compostable packaging and are carbon neutral.
This natural hair rinse is a great alternative to an apple cider vinegar rinse. The Matcha Green Tea Clarifying Rinse comes in a powder form that you then add to water and simply pour the mix through the hair. The rinse cleanses and nourishes the hair. You can then use their Ritual Oil for more hydration.
Wildland Organics is committed to working towards zero waste. Their shampoo bar is 100% zero waste. Other products, including the Matcha Rinse, are available for refill. All of their products are made with natural and organic ingredients.
EcoRoots have a range of zero waste conditioners and shampoos. They are handmade in the USA with coconut oil and cacao butter bases. Their conditioning bars are also free of any nasties, vegan and cruelty-free.
The Tiny Yellow Bungalow stock a great range of zero waste hair care products, including these Plastic Free Conditioning Cubes. The cubes work slightly differently from conditioner bars. You get one (or two for long hair) and create a paste with them. Pop that through your hair and leave it for a few minutes. Rinse as normal.
The Plastic Free Conditioning Cubes are free of any nasties, 100% plastic-free, vegan and cruelty-free.
When we think about going zero-waste, an effective way is to create your own products. You’ll be happy to know that there’s an easy way to condition your hair!
All you need is apple cider vinegar (ACV), water and some essential oils or dried herbs like calendula (the oils and herbs are optional)
Simply place 2 tablespoons of ACV per 1 cup of filtered water, then add your essential oils (I like lavender and geranium) or your dried herbs. Place in the bathroom and rinse through your hair after shampooing. It’s so easy and leaves your hair feeling silky soft. You can vary the amount of ACV depending on your hair and scalp.
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We hope these zero waster conditioners help you on your journey to creating a zero-waste bathroom and home!
If you know of other brands that are creating great products, then let us know!
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