I Tried a Zero-Waste Waterless Shampoo and Conditioner
Today I am reviewing* a brand new product to the eco-friendly market: the waterless shampoo and conditioner from Everist! I was so excited to try the Everist shampoo and conditioner because of its waterless concentrate formula. I think it is SO unnecessary that we pay for water in our shampoo and conditioner and I love their entire business concept! I usually opt for shampoo bars but I was intrigued by their commitment to sustainable practices and zero-waste packaging.
*This is an honest review of my experience with Everist haircare. I purchased their shampoo and conditioner on my own to try out before connecting with them to integrate affiliate links into this review. Should you choose to make a purchase, I will receive a small commission from the sale. All opinions in this review are my own.
The Everist shampoo and conditioner are great eco-friendly products that do their job well, offering lots of volume at the same time.
The price is more of on the premium side of the products.
Who are the Everist shampoo and conditioner for:
Zero waste adopters
Medium to short hair
Medium to high salary earners
Why are Everist products eco-friendly?
Everist is committed to minimal environmental impact with big product results. The entire brand is based around a sustainable solution for a waste-filled product found in most homes.
no single-use plastic
made in Canada
certified climate neutral
pays fair wages to their workers
How much does the Everist shampoo and conditioner cost?
When I ordered online, the entire order with taxes and shipping included totaled $62.10 CAD. Everist sells the shampoo and conditioner separately but you can also get them as a duo and save some money by buying them together.
Retail Price: $48.00
You Save: $2.00
from: Everist Inc.
How long does the Everist shampoo and conditioner last?
Although the shampoo and the conditioner mention that each tube lasts for 30+ washes I am not sure it will last so long for my hair. I found that I needed more shampoo than a large pea-size amount for me to feel like I actually have shampoo in my hair. I used it 5 times already and a quarter of the tube is gone (see pic above). I am keeping track of how many times I used the products and I will update this section in a few months. While doing this experiment I am only using these products.
My First Experience with Everist
The products are really simple to use, the packaging is adorable, and contain no sulfates, preservatives, or silicones which is great for healthy hair. My first use of it was pretty straightforward.
For the shampoo, I thoroughly soaked my hair with water from the shower before squeezing a large pea size amount into my hand. I then rubbed my palms together to activate the shampoo. I transferred the shampoo from my palms at the top of my head, through the back, and worked it through my ends as normal. After about 30 seconds, I started to get some foam action going and after 1 minute my whole scalp felt sufficiently covered.
For the conditioner, I again squeezed a large pea-sized amount into my hands and rubbed between my palms to activate with water. I then transferred the conditioner from my palms and worked it into my hair from the ends, upwards and left it on for a few minutes. It easily washed out and left my hair feeling fresh and clean.
While using normal shampoo, my hair always had lots of volume but when I switched to shampoo bars I lost some of it. While I saw this as a fair trade to save on the amount of waste that is produced by the majority of bottled hair products, I found with the Everist products, my hair had WAY more volume than it has while using any other hair care products.
What do I like about the Everist haircare?
Overall, this company is doing things right. They have an awesome product with great natural, biodegradable ingredients, and are keeping themselves accountable with a great six-step approach: Reject, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose, and Revisit. They have a local supply chain and are certified climate neutral. The products are delivered in 100% recycled mailer and they offer a take-back program for the little plastic caps (keep in mind you do need 10 or more though). The aluminum product packaging can be recycled once you are finished and is thoroughly washed out of any remaining residue.
The actual performance of their haircare is super impressive and I am thrilled with how my hair looks. The shine and volume are not something I have been able to achieve with shampoo bars, and I think it is awesome they are providing an alternative for those who want to be low-waste but might not like the bar form. I found most shampoo bars, leave some mess on the bathtub and create lots of residue in the pipes (that can lead to blockage). The Everist concentrates eliminate this problem too.
Would I recommend Everist to friends?
While I am really happy with the results, this is definitely a premium product. At $55 CAN for a starter set, this is nearly 5x more expensive than the shampoo bars and my existing conditioner. I am hoping that the pricing will get better as the company grows. I totally understand why they cost more and I actually wrote an article about why some zero waste products are more expensive — check it out here. My point in bringing this up is that it isn’t necessarily an accessible price point for a lot of individuals which is something I always factor in when recommending products.
I do know there is a market for premium haircare, especially coming from a local company that pays its workers fairly. So if you are in the market for a new high-performing shampoo and conditioner and are used to paying salon prices, I would definitely recommend you checking out Everist. Keep in mind I do think it would bring higher value to someone with thinner or shorter hair; for someone with a LOT of hair like me, you might go through a tube fairly quickly.
Hey, Claudia here
I am a senior graphic designer, a dog mom, an advocate for a zero-waste lifestyle, climate change, and sustainability. My articles are based on personal experience and well researched to give you the best source of information for all things zero-waste.