Sustainable Hair Care Using Fat & The Moon | The Spill by Otherwild
Sustainable Hair Care Using Fat & The Moon
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Today, we're talking about sustainable hair care.
If you've been to the shop lately, you may have met our new shop member, Bree, and their mullet.
While their cut is super low maintenance and doesn't require much, you can get everything they use (or very similar products) to style and care for their hair here at Otherwild. They were even using these things pre-working with us.
I've been using ranges of vegan/natural/organic/non-toxic/sustainable/low-waste products for over a decade.
I've leaned too far into it in some ways, using only pink clay bar soap and jojoba oil on my face (that level of simplicity works for some, not for me).
But in other ways, I wouldn't make the sustainable switch - namely, with my hair. I had the vegan and non-toxic ingredients down but kept buying shampoo and conditioner in single-use, not easily-reusable or recyclable plastic bottles.
In 2020, as many of us did, I let a lot of my lo-waste lifestyle go to the side as we all figured out what was going on, and things like bringing your own cups, bulk options, and compost drop-offs were halted.
Well, I've leaned very much back into it this year, including making swaps for things I hadn't before.
For example, my favorite tissues are upcycled from a retired pair of sleep shorts (don't knock it til you try it - they're SO soft). I tried out some bar haircare (not FATM) that just didn't work for my needs, so I thought I was just out on more sustainable hair care.
Then came Fat & The Moon!
I've seen and been intrigued by Fat & The Moon products for awhile. I was always drawn in by the branding, and I don't know why I didn't try them sooner. Now that I have, they are an integral part of my routine.
These are just a few of the reasons why FATM has basically become my body care soulmate:
Highly recyclable and reusable!
Herbalist formulated = performance!!!
The Best Scents (and sensitive-friendly!)
My hair care routine with Fat & the Moon
I wash my hair about once a week. Currently, I use the Day to Day Conditioner.
I towel dry my hair, and once it’s damp but not soaking, I use lots of Spirit and Salt Mist. I’ll flip my head upside down and spray, followed by spraying right side up.
I follow that with lots of scrunching (both upside down and not). I’ll also section the ends and twirl them in opposite directions to support more waves.
I used to never brush or comb my hair because I was so focused on keeping its body. Now, I like to regularly brush it to distribute oils and get out any tangles, especially since I don’t wash often. I generally give it a little comb through before bed using a super wide-tooth bamboo comb.
While my ends are on the dryer side, my roots - mainly my bangs - can get pretty oily. So on days when it’s feeling a little gnarly or flat, I use a cocoa-based dry shampoo to add back some life.
If your hair is anything but platinum and you’re using a dry shampoo that leaves a white cast - you have to try a cocoa-based one. Uh you know what else is great about cocoa?
It smells like cocoa.
Some bonus Fat & The Moon tips
I'm truly obsessed with the Moon Fat Bod Oil. My skin is really sensitive, and my hands have been perpetually bummed from the extra washing and sanitizing these days.
My newly discovered, full-body moisturizing dream team is the Moon Fat Bod Oil paired with an unscented lotion. I'll sometimes put a teeny bit of the Bod Oil on the ends of my hair if they're looking really dry.
If I could live in the bathtub, I would. FATM's Soothe Bath Soak is so soothing (obvi) and leaves me silky smooth after my very long unwind sessions. It's perfect for decompressing before bed.
Don't be surprised if soon all of my body care is from FATM - I wouldn't be.