Zero waste hair styling means choosing styling products that are made from plant-based biodegradable ingredients, ideally in plastic-free packaging. But it goes beyond that. When time comes to replace, choose bamboo combs and hairbrushes that naturally biodegrade after use.
The other problem is hair ties or scrunchies, for people with long hair. These often slip out of ponytails or off someone’s wrist. But most are made from nylon. So if they fall down storm drains, they go into the sea, where they could be ingested with marine creatures. Here are some alternative options. If you have to spend a lot of time buying products to style your hair, this could be due to it simply being over-processed. In which case, a simpler option may be to just chop it off, and start again!
- Moo & Yoo (Scotland) offers some of the most natural hair styling products on the market. If you wear hair gel or hair spray, the range includes Sea Salt Spray and Miracle Hair Mask.
- No Gunk Natural Styling Clay is made with Moroccan Lava clay in a metal tin. It offers a matte finish, with no sticky residue. Includes shea butter (not for latex allergies). Sold in a zero waste tin. We link to only the clay, as the styling wax is not vegan-friendly.
Most styling waxes contain ingredients that don’t biodegrade and could irritate your scalp. This is an ideal alternative, use with a zero waste bamboo comb.