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Guide to Plastic-Free Conditioner

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I’ve been on the hunt for some plastic-free conditioner that doesn’t dry out my hair.  I’ve been using solid conditioner bars since the start of this year, but over the long run, I noticed my long-ish hair becoming dry and prone to breakage.  A problem I’ve never suffered from before.  

I tried using an apple cider rinse, which I categorically did not enjoy.  I didn’t feel that it worked for me, and don’t even ask me about the smell.  All I’ll say is that perhaps my hair is more porous than most…

Although solid conditioner bars are easily accessible, and the default zero-waste option, I wanted to see what plastic-free conditioner options were out there that aren’t solid bars.  As sharing is caring, I thought I’d share the fruits of my plastic-free conditioner research with you lovely lot.  Don’t say I’m not good to you!  

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Clockwise from top left

Lavender + Rose Geranium Hair Conditioner

This preservative and silicone free lavender and rose geranium hair conditioner from Wild Sage & Co is infused with broccoli seed oil (yes, broccoli) for naturally shiny and silky smooth hair.  Priced at £20 for 175 ml, it does cost a pretty penny, but apparently you don’t need to use as much as you would with regular conditioner. 

Packaged in: a glass bottle and metal lid.

Bentonite Clay Conditioner  

This bentonite clay conditioner* is by Afro Bob Tro.  Priced between £9.50 and £18, it’s pH balanced to suit afro hair. 

This plastic-free conditioner contains no preservatives, colours, silicones, sulphates, mineral oils or parabens.  Packed full of natural ingredients, such as shea, argan, grapeseed, hemp, olive, and coconut oils, selected for their conditioning properties, and pro-vitamin B5, panthenol and wheat protein for strength and shine. 

Packaged in: glass jar with metal lid

Argan Oil

This fairtrade and certified organic Argan Oil from Conscious Skincare* costs from £12 and can be used in place of conditioner.  Simply add a few drops to your hair before washing to use as a deep conditioner, or rub a drop or two into the ends of your hair – Argan Oil is easily absorbed into your hair, and helps to boost shine and condition even if your hair is dry.  It also has hair strengthening properties and assists in detangling.

Packaged in: metal bottle with metal lid

Herbal Hare Conditioner

This jar of conditioner* from Trawden Soap Kitchen is cruelty-free, paraben free, silicone free, and vegan-friendly., it contains no artificial fragrances or colourants.  Prices range from £6 to £11.50, and you can choose between a herbal or citrus scent. Shampoos and an intensive conditioning mask are also available, in the same plastic-free packaging.

Packaged in: glass jar with metal lid.

I’m going to give the Herbal Hare one a go first and will report back on my findings!  In the meantime, I’ve written a couple of guides to plastic-free toiletries.  Check out this plastic-free bathroom post and this post for more inspiration!

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AD | Green People – Celebrating 20 Years

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Green People, one of my natural skincare favourites, are celebrating 20 years of selling organic skincare and beauty products.  From facial skincare to baby toiletries, to make up and sunscreen, Green People sell only organic and natural products and it’s been great watching them go from strength to strength over the years.

As part of the celebrations they have launched a limited edition line of gorgeously scented Damask Rose products, which I’ve been trialing out.   At the end of this post keep your eyes peeled for a special offer of a free Damask Rose moisturiser for you to try for yourself!

The Damask Rose Moisturiser is a rich yet vegan friendly facial moisturiser, that’s 89% organic.  Packed full of avocado oil, the cream is nourishing and naturally anti-wrinkle, without any parabens, lanolin, alcohol, artificial perfumes, petrochemicals, phthalates and colourant, so is suitable for those that may be prone to eczema and psoriasis.

I’ve used Green People moisturiser for years (particularly this one), and the Damask Rose moisturiser is the same great quality I love with a lovely rose and jasmine scent that’s perfect for summer.  I always feel the quality of their moisturisers is comparable with creams double or even triple the price, without the dubious ingredients.

The Damask Rose Cleanser is again vegan, and 91% organic, and is effective at naturally removing make-up – even waterproof mascara.  Packed with shea butter and jojoba oil, it moisturisers as it cleanses.   I’m not normally a cleanser person but I have really enjoyed using the cleanser.  My skin has felt nourished and clean, but not stripped, and again, the scent is just lovely.

Finally, the Damask Rose Hand Cream has been a real treat to use.  Vegan friendly, 91% organic, and suitable for those with sensitive skins, it’s rich and intensely moisturising but non-greasy.   Formulated with shea butter, jojoba oil and aloe vera and scented with rose – it’s full of good stuff.  I am prone to a bit of dry skin on my hands, and I’ve found this cream has helped.

To celebrate their anniversary, Green People are giving away a 2 week supply of their limited edition Damask Rose Moisturiser free to all customers with every order over £5, whilst stocks last.  Simply use the code AFROSE at the checkout so you can try it for yourself!