Hair Care & Shaving

Shampoo, conditioner, razor, shaving cream, hair removal…

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Shampoo & Conditioner

[In progress!]

Hair Masks


  1. Whisk together 1/3 cup honey and 1/2 cup yogurt.
  2. Whisk in 1 tbsp almond oil.
  3. Massage into hair from tips to roots, wrap in a bun then cover in a towel.
  4. Leave on half an hour then wash as usual.

Shaving & Hair Removal

Disposable razors are not recyclable, and I shudder at the thought of them ending in landfill or floating down rivers. Wax strips are synonymous with endless sheets of cellophane. Canned shaving cream involves various packaging materials, plus a basically chemical goop on your skin. The whole process needs to be re-thought.

  • Metal razors with replaceable blades are an immediate practical alternative, though they seemed designed to make you buy expensive new blades frequently, and those come packed in plastic.
  • Many zero-wasters swear by our grandfathers’ safety razors, which last a lifetime. They don’t need replacement blades so often, and these come wrapped in paper. Here are more details about safety razors from a man’s point of view (complete with tutorial and recommended brands) and from a woman’s.
  • Here are printable recipes for both shaving cream and aftershave.
  • Instead of wax strips, try sukkar, the traditional hair-removing caramel of the Middle East. Homemade from two ingredients, it can seem a bit fussy but the results are wonderful. Find all the details, and the recipe here.