The 5 Top Conscious Haircare Brands That Will Work For You
Tahira shares her favourite conscious haircare brands for personal and professional use.
Hairstyling is often required of makeup artists in the UK – and it is more and more a skill needed to book a variety of jobs. I have found in my years of using conscious haircare that clients always love the textures and aromas of products, and I don’t need to compromise my personal values and can still achieve most of the styles and looks required.
The Conscious Beauty Haircare Brands we love
“Take good advice, make sure it is good advice.
Then do it your way“
– Vidal Sasson
Curls Redefined is the Bouclème tag line and I couldn’t agree more. Passionate about the planet and helping people embrace their curls naturally has been at the center of Bouclème since its inception. The brand uses fair trade ingredients and as much local manufacturing and eco ingredients as possible. Their products are biodegradable and the packaging is recyclable. They also offer convenient larger sizes for bulk buying and are sulphate and silicone free. There is a lot of support and help on their website for those learning how to care for their curls naturally, as well as a range of products perfect for our pro kits.
Tabitha James Kraan
Tabitha and her team are committed to delivering the most eco-friendly hair products in the most sustainable way possible, while maintaining certified organic status and completely changing the way we think of hair care. Her cult classic Hair Cleansers revolutionised hair washing – the way balm cleansers revolutionised face washing. Tabitha James Kraan Products come in recyclable aluminium containers, bio- or recycled plastic and many products are refillable and the natural ingredients carefully selected to nourish the hair and scalp. She also has a salon and many videos to help clients learn to care for their hair organically.
I will invite you to read the brand story behind Innersense, because it is impossible to paraphrase the beautiful journey of the family and love behind this brand. Committed to more sustainable practices, at the time of writing they are working on creating a more circular system to reduce their impact on the planet. Innersense provide professional quality hair care designed to help their colleagues and clients use products that are effective but made with Organic and sustainable ingredients that are ethically sourced and have one of the wider ranges of styling products on offer.
Rahua is also another brand that is built on a core of sustainable wild harvested ingredients and the preservation and respect of the Amazonian ecosystem and forest. They also have a beautiful brand story and videos explaining their sourcing and harvesting of their ingredients. The core of the brand is ungurahua oil which for eons has been used by Amazonian women to treat and care for their hair. The nuts are obtained through an ancient ceremonial process in the rainforest. The men gather the precious Rahua nuts from self-sustained trees, and the women cook and hand-extract the oil. This range really specialises in treating and nourishing dry or damaged hair but they cater to all hair types.
Less is More
Less is More is a beautiful brand hails from Austria and was created by a chemist passionate about the environment and creating nature identical products that work and a salon owner and hairstylist. The range was really created to give clients and professionals a hair care line that is effective and mindful of the planet. Many of their products are for creating volume and style for finer European hair. Their brushes are also extremely high quality and carefully crafted.
Tahira's Top Tip
Many of the more ecological air products described above are oil based and free from the silicone used in many commercial brands. This means the hair will be more nourished but may take some getting used to in terms of quantity.
It may be wise to try the products at home a few times before using on a paying client!
In conclusion there are many brands that offer styling solutions for hairstylists trying to work using conscious beauty products. As ever, the more you work with them, the more accustomed you will become to maximising each product’s use and letting your artistic flair create beautiful hair for a variety of clients.