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7 Eco-Friendly & Non-Toxic Hair Products to Boost Your Hair’s Moisture


April 22, 1970 was the “birth of the modern environmental movement” in the United States. Since then, 193 countries worldwide continue to celebrate this day by participating in events to raise awareness for environmental and climate literacy, as well as sustainable environmental initiatives.


Did you know that everything you do, from the car that you drive to the hair products that you use, has potentially harmful effects on the Earth… and your body?

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We did some research on Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Skin Deep Cosmetics Database  to see just how safe your favorite hair products really are. We were unpleasantly surprised by the scores of many products.


EWG’s mission is to “use the power of information to protect human health and the environment.” Their website provides easy-to-understand scores for tons of beauty products. Scores are based on a product’s potential to increase the risk for cancer, developmental and reproductive toxicity, ecotoxicology, and more.


When you have a minute, search the cosmetics database to see how hazardous your products are (what you find may shock you).


Until then, we rounded up seven products with low hazard scores (scores of 1 or 2) that are easy swaps for the toxic products that you currently use:


  1. Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser

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Health Score: 1

What it’s great for: Gently cleansing hair, leaving it soft, manageable, and tangle-free.


  1. Curls Curl Gel-les'c Curl Defining Gel

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Health Score: 1

What it’s great for: Transforming dry hair into frizz-free curls and kinks with hold.



  1. Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Hair Milk

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Health Score: 2

What it’s great for: Providing intense moisture and leaving hair silky and full of body.


  1. Karen's Body Beautiful Super Silky Leave-in Conditioner

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Health Score: 2

What it’s great for: Providing the perfect amount of moisture for fine to medium-dense hair.


  1. Burt's Bees Hair Repair, Shea & Grapefruit Deep Conditioner
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Health Score: 2

What it’s great for: Nourishing hair with oils that provide shine and softness.



  1. JessiCurl Confident Coils Styling Solution, Citrus Lavender

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Health Score: 2

What it’s good for: Creating curl definition and protecting hair from humidity.

  1. Bee Mine Bee Hold Curly Butter, Unscented

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Health Score: 2

What it’s good for: Sealing in moisture and providing a soft hold that keeps frizzies at bay.


On a scale of 1-10, for you, how important is it to use hair products that are non-toxic/eco-friendly? Tell us in a comment below!


Image Credits:

  1. Shea Moisture
  2. CURLS
  3. Eden BodyWorks
  4. Karen’s Body Beautiful
  5. Burt’s Bees
  6. Jessicurl
  7. Bee Mine

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