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I want plastic-free brushes and combs that can be composted after use.

So for my hair brush I have gone for: Bristle – (they say natural so that almost certainly means it comes from pigs), and wood brushes from Kent hairbrushes. They supply the queen don’t you know? I got mine from Boots but you can buy on line from their site.

Its a “small handbag sized brush made from danta wood and filled with pure black bristle. A half radial design ideal for everyday styling, grooming and brushing. (Short-medium length hair). The bristle cleans the hair, promotes shine and stimulates the scalp.” There is some plastic in the packaging – sigh.

For my comb look at what I got

“Kent’s handmade combs are saw cut, and then hand polished and buffed to create soft rounded teeth that will not damage your hair or scalp. They are made from cellulose acetate, a non-petroleum based plastic derived from plants that has been found to create less static in hair. These smooth teeth stimulate the natural oils inside the hair cuticles as your hair is combed, and it is this oil that encourages the cuticles on each hair to lie flat creating strong, healthy, shiny hair.”

NB Cellulose acetate is biodegradable

Plastic Spoiler

There is some plastic in the packaging – sigh.

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Lots more on looking good plastic-free  here and hair care here

 

BLOG STATS As of 01.29.2017 onward have been counting the number people who have read each post. WHY CUT PLASTIC About 100 million tons of plastic are produced each year and much of it is used to make one-use, disposable items. Because plastic doesn't biodegrade these items, though only used for moments can last for decades, centuries, possibly forever. We are creating ever lasting rubbish in unsustainable amounts. It is polluting the environment, maiming even killing animals, poisoning fish and may be poisoning us.

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