If you’re looking for more ways to be sustainable this year, why not start with your beauty routine? With a plethora of new waterless hair care products hitting the market, that goal just got a little easier to achieve. Waterless hair products are made with water conservation in mind (water is 80% of most shampoos) as the earth faces a freshwater crisis and more droughts are on the horizon. Since many waterless hair products come in solid form, they also reduce plastic and glass waste by not requiring a container. Although maintaining our personal hygiene and hydration requires a certain amount of water, it is useful to know which beauty brands make products with little or no water at all.
Below, you’ll find 8 hair care products – from a cleanser bar filled with plantain and coffee to powder shampoos – that not only prevent water wastage, but also hydrate your scalp and strands and look chic in your shower.
Terra-Tory Sweet Plantain + Coffee Scrub Cube
Kimberly Waldropt founded her plant-based skincare business Terra Tory after fighting stress-induced eczema, all of its products are therefore focused on naturally soothing the skin. This cube can be used on the scalp and locks as well as on the whole body. Sweet plantain nourishes vitamins A and E, while providing exfoliation alongside ground coffee beans.
Susteau Moondust Hair Wash
Susteau is a new-to-market hair care brand with sustainability in mind. The 95% recycled plastic bottle contains a concentrated powder that is equivalent to four bottles of an 8-ounce liquid. The vegan and cruelty-free formula is filled with ylang ylang, geranium, black currant and clove, promising an indulgent shower experience.
Sándor the Grounding Conditioner
Sandor makes its Grounding shampoo and conditioner with organic aloe vera rather than water, although a small amount of water is added to control the texture. Prickly pear and jojoba oil provide extra moisture to strands after cleansing.
Everist Waterless Haircare Concentrates Starter Kit
Everist’s recently launched shampoo and conditioner concentrates are contained in easily recyclable aluminum tubes. Its pasty formula moisturizes with aloe vera and vegetable glycerin, while strengthening strands with amla oil and increasing scalp circulation with peppermint oil.
Peach Shampoo and Conditioner
This coconut and lavender scented set is perfect for those with dry hair. The plastic-free formula lasts as long as an 8.5 ounce bottle of shampoo or conditioner. The shampoo moisturizes with shea butter, coconut oil and babassu oils, while the conditioner includes a touch of sunflower seed oil.
Superzero purple shampoo bar
Calling all blondes! Your sustainability practices and maintaining your vibrant hair don’t have to be at odds with each other anymore. Completely plastic-free and also nourishing with avocado oil and chamomile flower oil, this bar is equivalent to two to three bottles of liquid shampoo.
HiBAR Volumizing Shampoo Bar
This bar is great for curly girls looking for major definition. It’s packed with African dates to improve hair elasticity and vitamin B5, which smoothes strands. One bar equals one 16 ounce bottle of shampoo.
Set of Ethique shampoos and conditioners
These heart-shaped shampoo and conditioner bars are guaranteed to put you in a good mood. Beyond their visual appeal, coconut oil, lime essential oil and vitamin b5 bring volume, hydration and aromatherapeutic benefits to your washing experience.