Paper  NotFoil

Paper Not Foil is a truly sustainable alternative to wasteful and non-biodegradable aluminium hair foils. Manufactured from recycled industrial scraps, principally stone (Calcium Carbonate), this mineral paper is made with very low carbon emissions and uses zero water in the manufacturing process. Founded by hairdresser Amanda Buckingham, Paper Not Foil was created after discovering her salon was going through 2.5km of tinfoil per month and after a lot of research Amanda found that nothing existed that had no detriment to the planet. Thus, Paper Not Foil was born! Uniquely, once a salon has finished using a Paper Not Foil sheet, it can be recycled through any paper or soft plastic recycling systems and if the product has been diverted to a recycling plant to produce energy - where it is burned or furnaced - it will not cause any toxic fumes or damage, yielding no carbon footprint. If placed in landfill, the product will start to break down in a matter of months from the sun's UV, degrading naturally into an egg-shell texture until only a dust powder residue is left.

Key Features:

Washable and can be reused several times reducing single waste

Made using significantly less energy than foil

Easy to use and faster with many creative uses

More comfortable for the client


Produced without using water, acid or bleach in its manufacturing process along with renewable energy Fully recyclable