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Zero waste travel essentials for your hair


Okay, so we can’t be the only ones that HATE seeing those plastic travel minis at the checkout of nearly every supermarket. For a long time, these seemed to be the only choice we had when packing toiletries for a trip. With so much plastic in the world, we’re ready to move away from it. The WWF reports that 8 million tonnes of plastic are dumped in our oceans every year. Travelling always seems to be when our carbon footprint is the highest. Apart from the obvious emissions from travelling to our next holiday destinations, purchasing decisions also tend to lean on the disposable side. From small plastic tubes of face moisturiser, toiletries, and indulgiing in the hotel serviced shampoo and conditioner range.


Thankfully, it’s 2020 and we have levelled up to accommodate some of your travelling needs! Not only do we have ethical choices, but we also don’t have to sacrifice luxury when going on a trip!


In this post, we’ll show you three ways you can reduce your carbon footprint on your next trip and still have good hair!


If we want to move towards a low-polluting, sustainable society, we need to get consumers to think about their purchases.

David Suzuki

Essential #1 – Aluminium Shampoo & Conditioner Minis

When it comes to repurposing, recycling and reusing, aluminium is by far superior to plastic. If we’re thinking of aluminium for travel, it’s also far more durable as well as being lightweight. There is honestly nothing worse than getting to your hotel, opening your backpack and realising one of the bottles you’ve packed has spilt all over your toiletries! This happens quite often with plastic lids, whereas aluminium lids have a tighter seal, resulting in less spills.



Aluminium shampoo and conditioner minis are great for travel because:

  • Check out these aluminium shampoo and conditioner minis! They’re great because they are 100mL and can be bought with just the aluminium cap instead of plastic. A great alternative to plastic minis, including:
  • Being secure and less likely to spill,
  • strong and less likely to break in your bag when travelling far distances.
  • Can refill and reuse these bottles many times over, every time you go travelling!


The best thing about switching to aluminium travel minis for your next vacay is knowing that aluminium is a true closed loop. According to the Aluminum Association, it’s one of the most recycled materials on the market. Recycling aluminium saves more than 90% of the energy required to produce new metal. If that’s not something to celebrate with your martini on vacay – what is?



These little aluminium travel minis are a perfect replacement for plastic travel minis!

Essential #2 – Shampoo Bars


If you want to go EVEN more light with your eco-footprint, get yourself a couple of shampoo bars to take with you on your next trip. These little beauties are truly zero waste. As well as leaving no bottle or lid in the end product, shampoo bars are usually packaged very lightly when purchased. Another great thing about shampoo bars is they SAVE SPACE! We all know this is so important when travelling. You can reuse one of these hair butter tins for travelling or, you can find aluminium travel tins on most eco-friendly online stores such as Biome.




Essential #3 – Travel-sized Leave-In Conditioner

We get this is not reeeeallly an essential but a lot of women would say that it is. When travelling, we put our hair through lots of stress such as swimming in the ocean, being in the sun all day, wearing hats or tight hairstyles and who knows what else. And just because we’re travelling doesn’t mean we should give up on taking care of our hair. One of the greatest inventions (according to Creed and Colour) is these little aluminium travel leave-in conditioners! Keeping hair hydrated while on holidays is important and this spray comes in an aluminium bottle which is travel-sized!


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