Get Silky Smooth Locks With These Plastic-Free Hair Brushes And Combs
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A good hair day may mean long flowing locks, bouncy curls, or a voluminous natural afro—and all are gorgeous! Unfortunately, mainstream personal care goods still use an overwhelmingly amount of plastic to help tame our hair—but the tides are changing.
As we try to move away from plastic in hair care, the seven brands are leading the eco-friendly way with materials like bamboo, sustainably sourced wood, and natural rubber. However you prefer to do your ‘do, these plastic-free combs, brushes, and picks will keep you sustainable and in style.
For more of our favorite hair care options, check out our guides to nontoxic hair sprays and gels, as well as the best hair masks to DIY or buy.
Best For | Scalp massage
Materials | Natural rubber, bamboo, wood
Ethics | Compostable & sustainable materials, eco-friendly packaging, vegan, cruelty-free, gives back
Price | $24.97
Make hair-brushing a breeze with EcoRoots’ Wooden Hair Brush. Suitable for all hair types, this lightweight brush is crafted with wood, bamboo brush pins, and natural rubber cushioning. The bamboo bristles and ergonomically designed handle will not only smooth hair but massage your scalp too, if you use it horizontally! No plastic or harsh pulling? We’re in!
2. Kōv Essentials
Best For | Detangling
Materials | Plant-based cellulose acetate
Ethics | Sustainable materials, eco-friendly packaging, carbon-offsetting options
Price | $26
If you prefer a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush, check out Kōv Essentials. Kōv is a Toronto-based, woman-owned brand focused on sustainable hair essentials and eco-friendly practices. The Lush Comb is produced with cellulose acetate derived from plant-based materials, and available in three gorgeous patterns. Comb through on wet or dry hair and say goodbye to knots for good!
Best For | Fine & medium hair
Materials | Agave or responsibly sourced boar hair, naturally sourced rubber, beechwood
Ethics | Certified B Corp, responsibly sourced materials, artisan-made in France
Price | $72
Prose is a certified B Corp revolutionizing the hair care game, with its custom shampoo and conditioner formulas and personalized hair brushes. Choose from a vegan agave bristle or boar bristle hair brush, both made with responsibly sourced materials. Each brush, made in a fifth-generation factory in France, can be customized with your initials—consider this as a gift for loved ones!
4. SHAZ & KIKS
Best For | Wooden comb
Materials | Neem wood
Ethics | Responsibly & ethically sourced wood, eco-friendly packaging, vegan, cruelty-free
Price | $20
SHAZ & KIKS is bringing ancient Indian haircare rituals to everyone—as ethically as possible. Founded by two South Asian sisters and inspired by Ayurvedic practices, this responsible brand works with a wood artisan collective in India to source neem for its handmade comb. As a medicinal plant, the neem is antimicrobial and regular use helps increase blood flow and to evenly distribute natural oils to your scalp. Gentle for you, gentle for the planet.
5. Green Sprouts
Best For | Babies
Materials | Wood & natural goat hair
Ethics | Sustainable & responsibly sourced materials, ethically made
Price | $7.99
Start sustainable living early with little ones! 😉 With Green Sprouts’ Brush and Comb set, you can groom your baby’s growing locks in two ways. The soft goat hair bristles on the brush won’t irritate even the most sensitive skin and actively helps prevent cradle cap. Paired with natural wood and eco-friendly packaging, this is an eco-friendly, affordable option for the whole family.
6. Loash Organics
Best For | Bamboo hair pick
Materials | Bamboo
Ethics | Natural & sustainable materials, compostable, carbon-neutral shipping
Price | $20
For natural hair (specifically 4C hair types and afros), we love Loash Organics’ Bamboo Pick. Loash Organics is a Black woman-owned brand in New Orleans, focused on natural haircare. This eco-friendly option is strong, stylish, and sustainable—so it easily checks all the boxes! Shipped from the Big Easy, you’ll also enjoy carbon-neutral shipping, thanks to Etsy.
Best For | Round hair brush
Materials | Wood & boar bristles
Ethics | Sustainably & responsibly sourced materials, eco-friendly packaging, ethically made in Germany, low waste practices
Price | $21.99
For 85 years, Redecker has been a family-owned enterprise focused on personal care and home goods. All brushes are entirely plastic-free and made with sustainable materials instead, like sustainably harvested thermowood and ethically sourced wild boar bristles. We particularly like the Round Thermowood Hair Brush for blow-drying and blowouts—get ready for extra-voluminous, healthy locks.
Featured image from Prose