One of the biggest beauty trends predicted for 2023 is an increased focus on eco-friendly and sustainable products.
Many mainstream brands are now moving towards being cruelty free, using recyclable plastics and removing environmentally damaging ingredients, like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS).
Here’s my pick of the best shampoo and conditioners on the market at the moment that will make your hair look and smell amazing, and help save the planet.
Faith in Nature
Environmental consciousness is nothing new to beauty brand Faith in Nature who have been paving the way since 1974. All their products are free from parabens, SLS, artificial colours and fragrances. Each has a minimum of 99% naturally derived ingredients, is Vegan Society-approved, organic and cruelty-free accredited. Faith in Nature’s bottles are made from 100% recycled plastic and are recyclable. Aside from the eco-friendly cred, Faith in Nature shampoo and conditioner leaves hair feeling and looking amazing.
Handmade in Kildare, all Janni Bars are filled with rich nourishing oils like Coconut oil, Olive oil, Sweet Almond oil, Jojoba oil, Irish Rapeseed oil and more. The shampoo bars are made using a coconut derived surfactant instead of SLSs. The shampoo bars are already PH balanced for your hair at 5-5,5, and also suitable for dyed hair. Janni Bars are palm oil free and never tested on animals. The bars are free from parabens, silicones, SLS and other nasty ingredients. The bars are also 100% biodegradable. Janni Bars also do a range of shampoo bars for animals.
Since 1934, the Gardiner family have been creating sensitive skincare solutions for the people of Ireland. Based in County Louth, the family-run business is committed to promoting sustainable practices and reducing their environmental impact. Their Elave range has been formulated especially for people with sensitive skin.
Elave Shampoo is an extremely gentle, sulfate-free shampoo, suitable for all hair types. The formula cleanses and repairs hair and leaves hair shiny, soft and easy to style. The range is sulfate free and contains no alcohol, perfumes or colours. Elave is also certified cruelty free & vegan.
Loved by celebrities such as Sandra Bullock, Drew Barrymore and Lady Gaga, Dr. Bronner’s is known for the efficacy and versatility of its products, and for being an ethical and sustainable brand. Dr Bronner’s range is organic and fair trade. The pure Castile sugar soap range comes in a variety of appealing scents and can be used for cleaning your body, face, hair – even your clothes. After shampooing with Dr. Bronner’s Organic Sugar Soap, dilute the Organic Citrus Hair Rinse in 1 cup of water and pour it over your hair. The citrus extracts in the rinse help to counteract the soap’s alkalinity & tamp down the cuticles in your hair. The hair rinse contains organic coconut and olive oils which moisturise hair leaving it silky smooth.