Eco Hair Care Favourites

Here’s a round up of my top three eco, low waste products that have allowed me to reduce waste and single use packaging in my everyday hair care routine. I’ve added these swaps into my everyday routine over time, one product at a time. I’m much more likely to stick with a swap if I try them one at a time, let one thing become part of my everyday routine before I try another.

Lamazuna solid shampoo – vanilla and coconut

The lamazuna shampoo bars are my all time favourite eco swap. I’ve sung their praises many a time over the past few years after trying various other shampoo bars and finally settling with this one.

Lamazuna solid conditioner – vanilla

I’ve only recently got round to trying this after purchasing it quite a while ago. I’ve used it a few times and so far, so good. It’s not like a bottled liquid conditioner as when applied to my hair whilst washing it I didn’t get that instant silky feeling on your hair straight away. However after my hair has dried I don’t notice the difference so it’s certainly done a good job and my hair feels silky and smooth. With my hair I find I have to use conditioner quite often so finding a conditioner bar that works for me is a big bonus in trying to reduce more waste and single use plastics in the bathroom. Lamazuna use all natural, vegan friendly and cruelty free ingredients in their products. There is also minimal packaging and what there is is easily recyclable. Id definalty count Lamazuna as one of my favourite eco beauty brands.

Olew curl cream

I’ve been using this for a few months after using the Olew original oil for years and it’s a big hit. I’m all about the fuss free products and this curl cream is one of them. I use it after (nearly) every hair wash, just take a small amount rub it in my palms and scrunch it into the ends of my hair. I’d given up on hair products years ago after I’d tried lots of different ‘frizz reducing’ products, none of which I noticed a difference with. It makes my curls feel more ‘together’ and ‘springy’. Olew has Welsh roots as the creator and founder Elinor comes from Aberystwyth, olew is the Welsh word for oil. Olew’s range of products are made with naturally derived ingredients, vegan friendly and are made in Wales. One of Olew’s missions is to encourage people to embrace their natural hair and be confident with their curls.

All these are available at Babi Pur 🐘

Have you got any low waste beauty or hair care favourites?

Thanks for reading

Everyday Eco Swaps

This year is just flying by, well over half way through July and I couldn’t let Plastic Free July pass without a little post on here. I’ve been sharing a few of my eco swaps over on Instagram so thought I’d share a round up of some of my favourite and most used ones on here. I’ve thrown in a couple of more recent swaps I’ve been trying out too.

Starting off with the first conscious swap I made to reduce waste, shampoo bars. Over the past 4 (ish) years I’ve tried lots of different brands and varieties, some have been far more successful than others. There is one that really stands out for me, my go-to shampoo bar and the one I always end up repurchasing time and time again, the Lamazuna vanilla and coconut shampoo bar. I’ve sung the praises of Lamazuna shampoo on here before and of you follow me on Instagram there is a good chance you may have seen me mention it on there too. I have long curly hair that used to get really frizzy and the bar works a treat on my unruly mane.

Next up are reusable face wipes and face cloths. Such a fuss free swap for me that’s made my skin feel so much better since switching from disposable facial wipes, a win win if you ask me!

Reusable bags, now this one is a no brainer, we all need to carry things at some point, we might as well make the carrier reusable. I do have a bit of a thing for a nice bag. You can never have too many…can you? I mean I do use bags for lots of things, shopping, storage I could go on.

EcoCoconut scourers, these are another favourite of mine. The other half loves them too! He doesn’t comment much on things like this so it’s high praise indeed when he says they’re good and I should get some more! Saying that they last forever so you can go many months before needing to replace on of them.

Earth conscious deodorant. I never thought I’d have much to say about deodorant but here I am writing about deodorant (again)! This one does deserve a mention though I’ve been using it for the past 2 years and it’s got me through every weather and is my first recommendation. When it’s used up the packaging in made from a light cardboard so can be placed straight in the recycling.

Solid soap bars and facial cleanser bars are another way I’ve massively reduced single use plastic usage in the bathroom. I’ve switched shower gels for soap bars and my previous facial cleanser came in a hard plastic pump dispenser. Apart from being tricky to recycle the packaging meant that it was impossible to use up the last bit of product. There is just so much less wastage with solid cleansing bars and I reckon they’ve saved me a few pennies too.

Reusable bottles – my go to bottle is my Klean Kanteen TK Wide. I have a 20oz one in a lovely yellow colour called lemon curry. Often used for tea and icy cold water when the weather gets hot enough.

Icy cold water on the beach

Bamboo toothbrushes, this ones another no brainer swap for me. With it being recommended to replace toothbrushes every 3 months or after an illness it makes sense to me to choose a more sustainable material then the usual plastic brushes.

Recent plastic free purchases

I’ve been using these sponge cloths by ecoliving from babipur for the past few weeks and they’re great. A good replacement for the blue cloths that don’t last long before they start disintegrating. They’re washable too and I’ve already purchased another pack.

Next on my to try list is the Lamazuna solid conditioner bar, I’m yet to try it but I’ll be sure to let you know how I get on with it, it smells lovely!

Have you tired something new or made any swaps for Plastic Free July? I’d love to hear about them!