What if we tell you that healthy hair and a healthy planet can go hand in hand ? As you may have noticed, we’re always looking for clean options when it comes to our beauty products (Learn More About Clean Beauty) and of course we couldn’t forget about haircare. If you too can’t deal with any more bad hair days but still want to be on good terms with Mother Nature, this selection is for you !
Oway : The Most Professional
Oway - Organic Way - is an Italian brand that mainly targets professionals. It is known for being one of the first brands to use products from biodynamic agriculture. All their components are natural but that’s not the only aspect that makes the Bolognese brand clean. In 2013, Oway was the first professional beauty brand to change their packaging from plastic to glass and aluminum, which are both materials that can be fully recycled over and over. Their products are hyper concentrated, meaning only a little product is needed for each use. Another way to reduce waste as a bottle will last you much longer !
Briogeo : The Most Inclusive
The label Briogeo was founded by Nancy Twine as she was in search of purpose and a work that would bring passion after the loss of her mother. She instinctively turned to happy memories and remembered how her and her mom - a doctor and chemist - used to concoct their own beauty treatments for their textured hair. It then felt quite natural for Nancy to develop her own line of haircare. Clean and plant-based, Briogeo aims to offer products for “every hair type, texture, need, ethnicity, background, and person”.
Monday Haircare : The Most Affordable
Determined to prove that you can offer luxury formulas at an affordable price point, Jaimee Lupton, a New Zealand beauty enthusiast, founded Monday Haircare in early 2020. While their products are completely SLS and parabens free with a focus on natural ingredients, their recognizable pink bottles are 100% recyclable, without any stick plastic label added on them. We feel like we should warn you : their low prices might surprise you !
Our favorite products : The Volume Shampoo and Conditioner
Innersense Organic Beauty : The Most Wellness-Oriented
Innersense is the result of two beauty professionals crossing paths and falling in love : Joanne, stylist and platform artist, and Greg who worked for decades in the beauty industry. They both decided to study green chemistry when they saw many of their industry colleagues being diagnosed with diseases due to a high exposure to toxins. Their brand offers a range of products all toxin free, crafted from Certified Organic plant ingredients with always one thing in mind : the importance of self care.
Prose : The Most Customizable
Even though their headquarters are in the US, out of Brooklyn, Prose was actually founded in Paris. And that is where the R&D team has its lab where natural products are combined in innovative ways to offer custom hair care. What we truly appreciate about this brand is their transparency. A question about their practices ? Their website probably answers it ! For instance you can easily find out why their packaging is in plastic (100% recyclable and BPA-free) and not in glass as you might expect. We also love that the brand supports local economies and workers with proven track records for fair payment and labor practices. Last but not least : in September 2021, Prose became the first and only carbon-neutral custom beauty brand.
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