11 Eco-Friendly & Biodegradable Hair Ties — Small Details For Greener Living

Chances are you got a few hair ties lying around your house, either wrapped around your wrist or in your hair. For many of us, it’s the first thing we grab in the morning and the last thing we take out before bed. 

However, as convenient disposable hair ties are, they aren’t exactly eco-friendly. Hair ties are often made out of non-biodegradable materials that wind up sitting in our landfills or releasing harmful substances when they do eventually break down.

On top of that, disposable hair ties easily stretch out and break due to the flimsy materials and fabrics used.

Luckily today, we’ve come up with some stylish and eco-friendly hair tie alternatives that you’ll love!

Hemp Hair Scrunchie

Hemp Hair Scrunchie

Colorful scrunchies are making a comeback, so make sure to check out these hemp hair scrunchies.

They come in two gorgeous tones: green and pink, and the scrunchies are made out of 45% organic cotton and 55% hemp. These hair ties are also very eco-friendly and washing machine washable too. Plus, due to their bold color and size – you won’t be losing them anytime soon!

Plastic Free Linen Scrunchies

For more natural and earthy tones, take a look at these homemade linen hair scrunchies.

The hair ties are made out of 100% natural linen and all-natural organic cotton thread. 

Customers review these as super sturdy, even for thicker hair! On top of that, you can choose from a wide array of color options such as Cinnamon, Lavender, Moss and Sage. 

You can pick these up for yourself or as a lovely, eco-friendly gift for a loved one.

3 Pack Biodegradable Tencel Hair Scrunchie

3 Pack Biodegradable Tencel Hair Scrunchie

If you’d like to have more color options, check out this 3 pack of biodegradable hair scrunchies.

The scrunchies are made of Tencel, which consists of cellulose fibre – and it’s natural! Plus, the hair ties are robust and will help keep your hair in place for long periods.

On top of that, you’ll get three different color tones in the pack: black, beige and brown to choose from.

Plant Dyed Scrunchie

For a little more color, take a look at the plant-dyed hair ties from HinaLuna.

These scrunchies are created from 100% biodegradable materials and lovingly handmade and dyed by Hina Luna. 

I love the cool palette of earthy and natural colors that genuinely come from nature.

100% Natural Organic Hemp Sustainable Scrunchies Handmade

100% Natural Organic Hemp Sustainable Scrunchies Handmade

Here at Trash Backwards, recycling and using recycled materials are important to us. This is why we fully support ZeroWastebyGHT and their hemp hair scrunchies made from recycled fabrics.

Each scrunchie is made from excess fabrics from their handmade fashion designs, which is a great use of good quality materials. 

If you like a particular design, make sure to buy it fast since all their scrunchies are limited to a short period of time.

Compostable Cotton Scrunchie 100% Cotton

Each compostable cotton scrunchie is made out of soft crocheted cotton yarn; that’s miles better for your hair than disposable hair ties.

The scrunchies not only help to protect your hair against breakages, but they look super cute as well. The hair ties are also handmade and measure approximately 6 inches in diameter.

You can handwash the scrunchies as needed with mild detergent and hang them to dry.

Chunky Linen Hair Tie

Chunky Linen Hair Tie

There is nothing more stylish than a chunky hair tie.

This particular linen hair tie drapes around your head, and you can style it as you wish. I like how versatile it is, and you can choose from a variety of gorgeous tones such as Tide, Ocean, Slate, Sand and Seafoam.

The materials used are also all-natural, such as OEKO-Tex certified Italian linen, organic cotton thread and elastic.

Plastic-Free, Organic Cotton Hair Ties

This pack of 5 Unisex plastic-free hair ties boast themselves to be the world’s only organic cotton no crease hair ties.

The hair ties are made out of 100% natural cotton and rubber, plus they are very sturdy and won’t stretch out like some cheaper fabrics do – making them great for thick or curly hair,

I like how the hair ties also feature a stylish and simple look; they can even be worn as a bracelet when not in use!

Plastic Free Hair Ties

Plastic Free Hair Ties

Sometimes, simplicity is the key.

The five-pack of 100% biodegradable white or black hair ties are just that. On top of that, they are very cheap and handmade using natural rubber and organic cotton.

Zero Waste Hair Ties

As I tend to lose them pretty often, I prefer buying hair ties in bulk. Plus, it’s always handy having some extra in your bag to lend to a friend in need.

The RPlanetShop Terra Ties come in a bulky pack of 27, so you won’t be running out of them for a while! 

The ties are also made out of natural rubber and cotton, plus they are also biodegradable so you can compost them when their time is up.

Biodegradable Tencel Hair Ties

Biodegradable Tencel Hair Ties

This five-pack of biodegradable hair ties might resemble what you find in your local drugstore, but they are actually biodegradable and eco-friendly.

Made out of Tencel, these hair ties are strong enough to keep your hair away from the face and are even great for thick and long hair.

The hair ties are suitable for everyone, and they won’t break the bank either!


What did you think of our eco-friendly hair ties? Do you have some at home? Let us know what you think in the comments below, and thanks for reading!

For more convenient, eco-friendly ideas, check out the best zero-waste cotton pads and other awesome plastic-free bathroom swaps you can employ!

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