7 Eco-Friendly Hair Products to Try This Earth Day


Earth Day is officially here and what better a time to greenify your hair routine with some Earth-friendly products! Thankfully, there are so many great hair brands on the market who have made it their mission to produce high quality products while being as environmentally-conscious as possible.

Whether it be through their recyclable packaging, charitable endeavors, or carefully sourced ingredients, they are doing their part to help save our planet, one hair product at a time. So, why not show them some love by taking the time to shop their incredible products? Trust us when we say the planet and your hair will totally thank you!

Ahead, see some of our favorite sustainable hair buys.

Bread Beauty Supply Hair Wash Gentle Milky Hair Cleanser

If you’re looking for a gentle cleanse, you’ll definitely want to add this Bread Beauty Supply hair cleanser to your wash-day routine. Made with a blend of hair-loving ingredients like aloe vera juice, argan oil, and lemon tea tree oil, this sulfate-free and vegan shampoo will thoroughly cleanse all textures of hair — from 3A to 4C. Plus, it comes housed in a gorgeous, sustainable pouch that will look amazing in your shower.

Promising review:  Michaela says, “Let me just start out by saying how intoxicating the smell is. I’m a sucker for sweet smells and it literally smells like a bowl of fruit loops. Not only does it smell delicious, but I love the consistency. It’s not too thick or too runny, and gets the job done. I don’t have curly hair, but it’s very thick/dry/coarse//color-treated and it was perfect.”

Shop: Bread Beauty Supply Hair Wash Gentle Milk Hair Cleanser, $20.00

Susteau Moondust Hair Conditioner

Minimize water waste as you nourish your strands with this waterless conditioner from Susteau. Featuring a powder-to-liquid formula, this product transforms into a creamy, liquid conditioner within seconds of lathering with damp hands. Not to mention, it’s made out of clean ingredients like plant-based rice protein, squalane, and aloe vera which work together to help detangle and moisturize your locks. Best of all, one bottle of this conditioner — which comes housed in packaging made from ocean-bound recycled plastic — is equivalent to four bottles of 8-ounce liquid!

Shop: Susteau Moondust Hair Conditioner, $29.00

Dae Prickly Pear Hair Oil

Transform your locks with this multi-benefit hair oil from Dae that will strengthen, detangle, soften, prevent breakage, and smooth frizz. Infused with prickly pear and moringa leaf, this lightweight oil is suitable for all hair types and hair concerns. It comes packaged in a recyclable glass bottle and consumers have the option of requesting to forgo a plastic pump in order to avoid extra plastic. As if that’s not enough, with each unit sold, Dae will donate the equivalent of one shower ( or 65.1 liters of water) on your behalf to charity: water, an organization committed to bringing safe, clean drinking water to developing countries.

Promising review: Kat says, “ I’m so in love with this hair oil. I have frizz-prone hair and damaged ends and this comes in super handy post wash. I like to smooth it over damp hair and blow dry, even when I towel dry, it’s still noticeable that the oil helps a lot in taming those frizzes. It smells incredible and leaves my ends so smooth and shiny without feeling greasy. Love it!”

Shop: Dae Prickly Pear Hair Oil, $36.00

Olivia Garden EcoHair Combo Brush

For anyone in need of a sustainable hairbrush option, look no further than Olivia Garden’s EcoHair Combo Brush. Featuring a handcrafted bamboo handle that is both durable and biodegradable, this trusty brush ensures easier styling thanks to its special anti-grip slip and ergonomic handle. In addition, its ionic charged bristles will hydrate the hair cuticle while also adding shine and eliminating frizz, leaving you with silky, smooth, and healthy strands.

Promising review: Julia says, “I’ve been trying to eliminate plastics as much as possible and was looking for an alternative for a new hairbrush. This seems to be a great swap-out since it is made with more natural materials. I like the combination of bristles and it doesn’t feel too harsh on my scalp. I’ve noticed less breakage from brushing and it does seem to make my hair appear more voluminous.”

Shop: Olivia Garden EcoHair Combo Brush, $22.95

Rahua Voluminous Dry Shampoo

Give limp strands a major lift with this 100 percent natural dry shampoo from Rahua. Formulated with plant-based ingredients like natural cassava starch, star anise vanilla, and cosmetic clay, you can trust that this product will keep your hair clean by absorbing excess oil and grime while adding volume. Best of all, its packaging is totally environmentally friendly thanks to its aerosol-free, eco-squeeze dispenser that is recyclable. 

Promising review: Amy says, “I’ve used countless dry shampoos and have never really been sold on any. This one is amazing. I love it! And smells great too.”

Shop:Rahua Voluminous Dry Shampoo, $32.00

Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer

Streamline your hairstyling routine with this multitasking hair primer from Eva NYC that detangles, heat protects, nourishes, and adds shines —all in one spritz. Made with argan oil and sunflower seed oil, this product is not only vegan but free of sulfates and parabens. Also, that pretty pretty purple packaging is made from 100 percent recyclable aluminum. 

Promising review: Lindsey says, “Initially I bought this only to use as a heat protectant but I love it so much that I use it every day when I get out of the shower. My hair is kind of damaged from bleaching and not as soft as it used to be, but this makes it super smooth and easy to comb through. It also smells really good and it’s easy to use.”

Shop: Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer, $11.99

Ethique Pinkalicious Shampoo Bar for Normal Hair

Why use bottled shampoo when you can go the plastic-free route with this shampoo bar from Ethique? Not only is it 100 percent soap-free —making it suitable for color-treated hair— but, it’s infused with nourishing ingredients like coconut oil and cocoa butter to help purify and hydrate your locks. Best of all, one of these bars is equivalent to three bottles of shampoo so you’re definitely getting your money’s worth!

Promising review: Sydney says, “I love this shampoo bar! It lathers really well and smells amazing. It usually lasts me around 3 month and it doesn’t break apart at the end like other shampoo bars I have used so it doesn’t go to waste.”

Shop: Ethique Pinkalicious Shampoo Bar for Normal Hair, $15.00

Interviews have been edited for length and clarity. 

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches. Send her a pitch: cnzengung@thetease.com.

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