Let’s talk eco friendly shampoo and conditioner today.
First things first, let it be known that there are things I balk at spending money on. Shampoo and conditioner are two of them: if it’s more than £6 then I’m out.
There are lots of lovely sounding eco-friendly shampoos and conditioners out there, all paraben and sodium laureth sulphate free with natural ingredients, that cost upwards of £10. For me, would be a pretty extravagant luxury.
However there are a few really good eco-friendly shampoo and conditioner brands out there though that won’t break the bank, ruin your hair or compromise your eco credentials. I thought I’d share my three tried and tested affordable eco friendly favourites with you today.
Eco Friendly Shampoo and Conditioner
Faith in Nature
I’m a fan of Faith in Nature range* of shampoos and conditioners, especially the Grapefruit and Orange shampoo* (£5.50) and conditioner* (£5.35). With a natural and refreshing citrus scent, it sorts out my fine slightly oily hair no end. All Faith in Nature products contain naturally derived ingredients, no synthetic additives, and are free from animal testing. On top of that, almost all Faith in Nature products are vegan-friendly too.
For some reason, my hair behaves best when I rotate which shampoo I use, so at the moment I’m currently using the Naked range. My favourite is the Silky Shampoo (£3.99) and Conditioner (£3.99). It doesn’t weigh my hair down or make it greasy after a day like some shampoos do, and the scent is nice and light.
Naked say their products are 97% natural – the remaining 3% being things like preservatives and emulsifiers to prolong the life of their products. All Naked products are free of sodium laureth sulphates, parabens and petrochemicals.
Another plus point is that all of their bottled products are made from already recycled plastic.Some products aren’t vegan-friendly (like the shampoo) so do check if you’re vegan.
UPDATE 23/11/14 – sadly the Naked range appears to be no longer available.
I’m also a fan of the Weleda Calendula range. The Calendula Shampoo and Bodywash* (£7.50) (which I reviewed here) is designed for babies and works great on my daughter, but quite often I use it on my hair too, and I find it leaves it really soft and shiny.
It’s 100% natural, organic, petrochemical free and vegan, and smells nice too – all of the good things basically. Although I am cheating here, as this comes in at £7.50 a bottle, I’ve found it’s quite often on offer in Boots – often at 25% off or available on a 3 for 2 offer, so I always stock up!
Do you have a favourite eco-friendly shampoo or conditioner? I’d love to hear!
ps: It goes without saying that these genuinely are the products I use and love and buy out of my own money. The internet can be funny sometimes about product recommendations, and it can be difficult to know what to trust, so I just wanted to point this out.