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5 Eco-Friendly Haircare Brands That Will Save The World

If living on a sailboat has taught me anything, it is how our everyday choices affect the world around us. If you read our eco-friendly soap article, you know that there are some incredible options for your consideration… but did you know that there is also a plethora of eco-friendly hair care products?

Since moving aboard in 2018, my partner and I have actively looked for products that have low-to-no impact on the environment. We find ourselves so closely connected to the planet, which has resulted in this list of our favorite eco-friendly hair products.



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“Shampoo that doesn’t squeeze but nourishes, baby!” is what Ethique’s website says, and let me tell you, it’s true! The New-Zealand-based company has exploded in international popularity with a mission to have a bar in every bath and shower. With their wide variety of shampoo and conditioner bars, they are making a positive impact in the cosmetic industry. One Ethique bar is the equivalent of THREE bottles of liquid shampoo!

Friendly Soap

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This UK-based company offers compact and long-lasting shampoo bars that use castor oil. The result: a creamy and deeply-conditioning lather that cleans and cares for your hair and scalp! Their relaxing scents add to the experience, leaving you smelling and feeling cleaner than ever.


PARADOXX is a beauty brand that has environmental and social responsibility woven into the fabric of its business. They have a vast inventory of products that revolve around clean and conscious beauty, but their haircare products may be the most notable. Although their packaging is not 100% eco-friendly (it has a plastic pump) they offer detailed how-to recycle notes in the item descriptions.


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This brand has had my attention from the start with its plastic-free packaging and budget-friendly offerings for high-quality haircare. Their bars don’t look like your average bar of soap either; the founders allowed nature to be their muse. HiBar’s signature shape reflects the rocks of Lake Superior (where HiBar was founded): “Smooth, connected to water, and when you pick up that perfect rock, it just feels right.”

The Earthling Co.

The Earthling Co. was built on the belief that we as humans have the power to create a more sustainable and harmonious world. Although the company is more known for their home goods, they also have a line of eco-friendly haircare products. Instead of plastics, they are made with plant-based ingredients! Their shampoo and conditioner bars are made of concentrated ingredients wrapped in 100%-compostable packaging. Make your transition to plastic-free a breeze!

With so many eco-friendly brands existing in the world (and more popping up each day), we know it can be overwhelming to find the right fit for you – especially with hair products. We are confident that one of the brands above will have exactly what you are looking for – just trust us.

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Which eco-friendly products should we highlight next? Share with us in the comments!

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Marissa Neely
Digital Marketing Specialist & Sailor at SV Avocet | + posts

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