Naturally beautiful hair: everything to do with biodegradable shampoo

At the intersection of beauty and protection - Biodegradable shampoo makes it possible to contribute to the protection of the environment on a daily basis

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Author: Sarah Marie Lau

The discussion about microplastics and chemical residues in care and Cleaning products is getting louder. Especially because the microscopic plastic particles get into the water and thus contaminate our seas. In order to make a statement against this type of environmental pollution, more and more consumers* are turning to it Cosmetics without microplastics. More precisely, a sustainable product for Beauty care currently particularly en vogue: biodegradable shampoo - environmentally friendly and free of chemical additives.

But what exactly is biodegradable shampoo? How is it different from conventional ones natural cosmetics and for whom is it particularly suitable?

Disadvantages of conventional hair care 

Traditional shampoos and soaps contain chemicals like sulfates or phosphates. And are currently still the norm. The reason for this is that these ingredients guarantee the shelf life and foaming of the shampoos, which is what many consumers want. In contrast to these supposed advantages, however, there is a serious disadvantage: They are not biodegradable and therefore have devastating effects on the environment.

It is still scientifically unclear how exactly liquid plastics and microplastic particles will affect the environment in the long term. However, the scientists' forecasts give cause for concern. Particularly serious: The environmental toxins, which are difficult to degrade, contaminate water bodies and thus endanger the unique marine biodiversity. On the other hand, biodegradable shampoo does not harm the environment and can even be used during outdoor adventures, in Tiny Houses or Luxury lodges in nature reserves be used with a clear conscience. However, the change in everyday life is particularly important, since daily water pollution must be counteracted urgently and proactively.

Definition: biodegradable shampoo, organic shampoo or natural cosmetics?

While there are more and more shampoo alternatives moving towards Sustainability move, there are definitely differences. In order to avoid confusion, it makes sense to take a closer look at biodegradable shampoo, organic shampoo and natural cosmetic hair care. On the one hand, organic shampoos consist of a high proportion of plant-based ingredients that come from organic farming; on the other hand, natural cosmetics consist solely of plant-based ingredients, the origin of which is not mandatory Transparency gives.

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And what is the difference to biodegradable shampoos? Theoretically there is none. In principle, natural resources are always biodegradable. Thus, both organic shampoos and natural cosmetic shampoos are biodegradable. Incidentally, consumers can contact the appropriate Seal orientated to make conscious decisions.

For whom is organic shampoo actually suitable?

Biodegradable shampoos are particularly suitable for people with sensitive skin. The chemical ingredients in conventional shampoos often irritate the scalp, face and neck area. And to prevent these skin irritations, it is recommended to use Biography shampoos. The plant-based ingredients are gentler on the skin and the environment, making them perfect for conscious consumers who care about both themselves and nature attentiveness practice. Biodegradable shampoo is also becoming a must-do for outdoor lovers who Hair Care also operate outdoors.

Nonetheless, everyone should biological use biodegradable shampoo. It fulfills the same function as conventional hair care and also has the impressive advantage of being environmentally friendly. So that natural shampoo is no longer niche, but Mainstream should be is clear.

Benefits of biodegradable shampoo

The biggest and most obvious advantage: The environmental friendliness of biological shampoos. They can be used with a clear conscience and at the same time avoid that neither microplastics nor liquid plastics get into the groundwater. In addition, manufacturers for sustainable hair care do without chemical preservatives such as parabens and animal testing. environmental protection and ethics guaranteed.

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Another plus point: the compatibility. Instead of endangering the health of the hair and skin with chemicals, natural shampoos actually strengthen them in the long term. In short, biodegradable shampoos protect their users Animals, Biodiversity and Environment.

What should you look out for when buying biodegradable shampoo?

In order to make the right choice when buying biodegradable shampoo, it is worth taking a look at the list of ingredients. Does the shampoo really only contain herbal ingredients? Since the term "natural cosmetics" is not protected in Germany, some manufacturers still operate Greenwashing and also describe chemical products as green. Anyone looking for tips on how to avoid such marketing traps is here

Another important one quality as well as a credibility mark for environmentally friendly products are seals. The best known are the BDIH and the Natrue seal. In everyday life, apps such as CodeCheck can also provide complete security via the Sustainability of products by allowing consumers to scan the barcodes on products.

Top 11 natural hair care brands

  1. typology
  2. midnight/night 00.00
  3. Foamy
  4. Urte hug
  5. New Wash by Hairstory
  6. plant base
  7. Stop the water
  8. dr Bronner's
  9. Shop better for less
  10. Attitude
  11. shower broken

1. Typology

All products from the clean care brand are made in France, vegan and free from animal testing. However, there is one special product to watch: Typology's 10-ingredient shampoo is a sulphate-, silicone- and fragrance-free shampoo for sensitive scalps. With a 99% natural concentration, it is also biodegradable and meets the highest standards of sustainability as well design.

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2. midnight/night 00.00

Like all products from the natural cosmetics brand, the biodegradable shampoo 00.01 is vegan, cruelty-free, genderless and organic. Also means: Free from sulfates and parabens. the 100% recyclable Bottle made from sugar cane rounds off the holistically sustainable approach of mid/night 00.00.

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3. Foamie

Liquid shampoos require a bottle as a container. Whether plastic or glass - there are significant losses in production carbon emissions and high energy consumption. And even if glass is considered to be more environmentally friendly, most consumers use the bottles too briefly to make a Amortization to reach. who his CO2 footprint So if you want to reduce size particularly efficiently, you can use solid shampoo bars as an alternative. For example from Foamie. After moistening the soapy shampoo, it can be easily lathered and distributed in the hair.

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4. Urtekram

The Danish brand Urtekram has specialized in 100% certified natural cosmetics. Pure herbal ingredients standard. Accordingly, all shampoos have the EcoCert seal and are vegan as well as silicone, mineral oil and cruelty-free.

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5. New Wash by Hairstory

With New Wash, Hairstory wants to herald a new era in hair care. Instead of traditional shampoo, New Wash offers an innovative blend of essential oils and detergents of natural origin for hair washing. Refill possible. The specially developed formula also contains no surfactants, sulfates, parabens or synthetic fragrances. Welcome to the Post Shampoo Era.

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6. PlantBase

A start up from Hanover which exclusively produces plastic-free, vegan and handmade natural cosmetic products, free from animal testing. All products are zero waste and instead of unnecessary ingredients, sustainable and high-quality natural raw materials are used.

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7. Stop the water

The company sets new standards with its attitude, with its mission save and protect water, they changed the hotel industry as the first refillable natural cosmetics.

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8. dr Bronner's

A family business in the 5th generation with a philosophy of making the world a better place. The natural soap consists of purely vegetable raw materials and is not only for washing hair, but also has 17 other possible uses.

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9. Better by less

With the principle less is more, therefore there is the natural cosmetics Made from 100% natural and plant-based materials. The products are powder refill products. These are simply mixed with water.

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Reduce, Refill, Recycle and Reforest - one vision to protect the world sustainably. The products are all 100% vegan and not tested on animals, certified by both PETA and ECOLOGO. The product range is large, whether a nourishing shampoo made from avocado oil or a moisturizing shampoo, there is something for every hair type.

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11. Shower broken

a solid shampoo and shower gel in one that seduces with many different scents. Made in Germany, the shampoo bar is free of silicones, sulfates and microplastics.

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