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Green Trade

Written on June 1, 2011 at 9:59 am , by

Earth-friendly beauty brand EcoTools, known for using recycled and sustainable natural materials in their cruelty-free products, just launched their Choose to Live Beautifully campaign to inspire you to go green: Simply send a new or used beauty product to the company, and in exchange they’ll mail you a coupon for a free EcoTools product (valued up to $7.99; you can receive a maximum of two). They’ll also recycle all donated beauty goods through RecycleBank. Visit the Choose to Live Beautifully site now through the end of summer for information on what products are eligible and where to send. Happy swapping!

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Earth-Friendly Hairspray

Written on April 25, 2011 at 7:24 am , by


Hairspray was always one of those products we could never imagine going green. But in the spirit of Earth Day, we’ve compiled a list of Mother Nature-approved finishing sprays. Keep strands in line with these natural wonders:

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If you’re going for an au naturel look, Aubrey Organics NuStyle Hairspray is the spray for you. This hair-aid has a barely-there feel to it that will give your hair the hold that it needs without any crunchiness.

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Another light hairspray that’s gone green is TRESemme Naturals Finishing Spray. This long-lasting finisher is made with sweet orange extract to help fortify strands (and impart a nice scent). It’s also dye-free, and enhances hair’s natural radiance.

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If you’re more of a big hair gal, Nexxus Phyto Organics Absolute Firm Hold Finisher lends enough staying power to uphold even bold styles, and contains botanicals to nourish locks.

—By Lindsay Richardson, beauty intern