Ways to Make Your Hair Care Routine More Sustainable
13.01.2022 GREEN LIVING 0.0 0

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With climate changes hitting hard, it’s our responsibility to look for ways to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible. Embracing a sustainable hair care routine is only one of the many possible steps you can take on your way to a much greener planet. From switching to bar shampoos and conditioners to choosing your product packaging wisely, there is plenty you can do to contribute to an eco-friendlier environment.

Use shampoo bars

Shampoo bars have become one of the eco-friendliest hair care options of modern times. Instead of having to deal with a non-recyclable plastic bottle, all you will have to do is dispose of a fully eco-friendly shampoo bar paper. Furthermore, shampoo and conditioner bars contain significantly fewer preservatives and are lightweight, which in return means they will travel from point A to point B quicker. You will find a full spectrum of bar shampoos ranging from those aiming to hydrate to those that will help you detoxify your hair and scalp.

Go for refillable packaging

Another way to make your hair care routine more sustainable is to start using refillable shampoo and conditioner bottles. Buy a plastic bottle once and after that, invest in shampoo and conditioner refills that come in a much eco-friendlier packaging and will allow you to refill your plastic bottle twice. Not only will you save the planet, but you'll also save your time shopping on shampoos and conditioners because the refills will cut your trips to the shop in half.

Switch to dry shampoo and conditioner

Traditional shampoos and conditioners use between 70% and 90% water during their production process. That’s why we suggest you switch to waterless formulas. You will find a myriad of high-quality natural hair care productsincluding dry shampoos and conditioners that will make your hair look gorgeous without leaving any chalky residue afterwards. Dry shampoos and conditioners require only a few spritzes to make your hair look flawless. Waterless formulas are a great option, as well, because they don't use water during their production process, but rather they are activated by water in the shower.

Shop for hair care products in recyclable packaging

Plastic is the planet's worst enemy. That's why you should invest in hair care products that come in eco-friendly packaging, such as aluminium or glass. Considering glass isn't the best for in-shower use, aluminium is a better alternative. Not only is it widely recycled, but it also won’t suffer any degradation after being recycled multiple times. Aluminium will come back as aluminium in its flawless condition time and time again.

Look into more sustainable hair care tool options

Aside from investing in eco-friendly shampoos and conditioners, you can also make sure you're not leaving any carbon footprint with your hair care tools either. Forget about plastic hairbrushes, clips and extensions. Switch to wood and natural materials instead. Hairbrushes with wooden handles and boar hair are the perfect example of a sustainable hair tool option. Another option is bamboo. Hairbrushes with bamboo handles and bristles featuring a natural rubber cushion are all you need in your brush assortment.

Protecting our planet has never been more important. That’s why we should try our best to be as eco-friendly as possible in every aspect of our lives. Switching to a sustainable hair care routine will be a small step for you as a person, but a huge leap for mankind. You can set an example, have your friends and people around you follow suit, which can eventually lead to a much larger number of people developing eco-friendly habits. So, make sure you start your eco-friendly hair care journey today to make our planet a better place to live in.

Written by Diana Smith


About the Author

Diana Smith is a full time mum of two beautiful girls and is interested in sustainability, ecology and home improvement. She enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family. You can find her on Twitter here.


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