16 Eco-Conscious Products to Clean Up Your Act

It’s earth month, a time to refresh your inventory with eco-conscious products that better you, your clients and the environment.

Paper not foil

1. Paper Not Foil is an eco-conscious alternative to metal foils. Each pack comes with 500 sheets that are made from construction waste that can be washed and reused one time. The chalk-like texture grips well to the hair without having to fold over a comb first or fold into parcels. papernotfoil.com   

2. ABBA Recovery Treatment Conditioner hydrates hair with natural-based peppermint, rapeseed and lavender oils, and like all ABBA products, its formula is 100 percent vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free using plant-derived botanicals and the cleanest ingredients available. pureabba.com   

3. R+Co Continental Glossing Wax is made from sunflower seeds grown in Chile, which protect against free extract radicals and repair damage from oxidization, pistachio seed from Turkey, a rich moisturizer that strengthens the hair, and coconut oil from Brazil, which defines the hair and emphasizes thickness. The formula comes packaged in a recyclable bottle. randco.com   

4. Aveda Shampure Hand and Body Wash is a babassu nut-derived cleanser that gently cleanses the skin, with a calming aroma. All purchases of the limited-edition product will benefit nonprofit charity:water. aveda.com   

5. Biolage ColorLast Deep Treatment Packs have a vegan, plant-based formula made up of orchid and apricot seeds to help color-treated hair retain moisture and strengthen follicles. Each pack cuts down on plastic; the packaging is 77 percent lighter than a container of the same size and 55 percent lighter than a tube of the same size. biolage.com   

6. John Paul Mitchell Systems Tea Tree Hair and Scalp Treatment reconditions, repairs and protects hair while moisturizing strands and soothing the scalp via soy protein, panthenol, vitamin E and shea butter. The vegan product is free of parabens and gluten, and is color-safe. paulmitchell.com

For more eco-friendly beauty products, check out some of our top picks below.


CLOCKWISEYarok Feed Your Hold HairsprayDavines Let It Go Circle Hair MaskRaincry Smooth 2.0 Hair BrushesOWAY Color Protection Hair Bath


LEFT TO RIGHT: Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Exfoliating Peel SprayLather Australian Plum Night CrèmeNon-Gender Specific Everything Cleanser


LEFT TO RIGHT: Ten Over Ten Rose Polish RemoverSpaRitual Eco-Files100% Pure Nail Polish