7 Sustainable (and Affordable) Hair Products to Add to Your Vanity This Year

It’s 2019, and if you’re not trying your darnedest to lead a more sustainable life, then what are you even doing?

Just kidding - I’m not really one to judge. But, I do feel compelled to tell you that there are so many affordable beauty products on the market these days that are created with environmentally conscious ingredients. TLDR: If you’re a green-goddess, you’ve got a whole world of good hair days in your future. Here are some of our favorite sustainable hair products you might want to give a shot the next time you’re in the market.

Shampoos

Fairly Traded Honey - ($13.95-$39.95 at LUSH)

Promising review:

Ok, I never write reviews, but this shampoo changed my life. I have dry, thin, curly hair, and every shampoo I have ever tried dries my locks out and makes them sad and brittle, if not the first use then after a couple weeks. I have been using Fairly Traded Honey Shampoo for about a month now and my hair has never felt healthier- it is shiny, smooth, strong, still keeps its curl (which is even nicer now), and isnt nearly as dry as it normally was. The shampoo smells great, is super gentle, and lathers well as long as you use enough. It is a little on the pricy side, but undoubtedly worth it. If you have lost all hope for shampoo like I had, please give this a chance.

Nourishing Hair Repair Shampoo - ($10.99 at Real Purity)

Tired hair in need of some TLC? This sulfate-free strengthening shampoo might be just what your precious tresses need.

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Conditioners

Ethique Eco-Friendly Conditioner Bar - ($17.10 at Amazon)

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Promising Review:

This is really the most superior low-waste-packaging conditioner I’ve encountered. It is a bit expensive upfront, but it lasts a long time; much longer than you’d think for a smallish bar.
I use it for co-washing and sometimes regular conditioning. My best tip is this: Apply it liberally all over, then run just a little bit of water over your head to soak it into your hair and work it into your roots with your fingers. Then go over the top of your hair once more. This gives you the most thorough conditioning, and it’s absolutely essential if you’re co-washing.

OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Conditioner - ($7.99 at Ulta)


Bet you didn’t know that OGX is one of the OGs of affordable and sustainable hair care! This rich formula would be great for anyone with extremely dry hair.

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& A Little Bit of the Rest

Sunny Day Anti-Static Hair Detangler - ($20.95 at LUSH)

Yeah, I had no idea this was a thing either! But boy does it sound promising…

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Yarok Feed Your Hold Style Sustainable Hair Spray - ($16 at Yarok)

Most hairsprays are full of nasty chemicals, plastics, and damaging alcohol, but the Feed Your Hold Spray derives its power from natural ingredients like vitamin A, rosemary oil, and rice extract.

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Ecoco Professional Styling Gel - ($2.99 at Target)

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Promising Review:

This is the very best of all the eco gel’s in my opinion. I am a lifetime TWA wearer and it is a necessity for my polished look.