Did you know that your hair care routine can also leave behind a carbon footprint? It’s true. What you use on your hair, their packaging, their by-products – all of them determine whether you are kind to the planet while maintaining your tresses or not.
If you want to do your bit for the planet while flaunting luscious hair, it’s time to make your hair care routine green.
Here are 6 easy ways to do it.
- Invest in wooden combs
It isn’t uncommon to see plastic combs in our homes. In fact, they have been the norm for decades in our homes. And that’s the first change you can make to make your hair routine.
Switching to wooden or bamboo combs is not only an eco-friendly choice but it’ll benefit your hair tremendously. Wooden or bamboo combs prevent hair static, which makes your hair frizzy, unmanageable, and brittle.
- Recycle/Upcycle hair care product bottles
Hair oil, shampoos, conditioners, hair mask, hair serum. There must be a lot of hair care products on your shelf. Take a look at the bottles. If they are recyclable, dispose them of responsibly.
If they aren’t, why not upcycle them? Most hair care products come in pretty-looking bottles.Put them up as a decorative piece by painting and adding in some fairy lights, turn them into holders for your hair ties, pins, and makeup brushes. There are so many creative ways to upcycle and reuse such bottles instead of letting them end up in a landfill.
- Use eco-friendly hair ties
We go through hair ties by a dozen and they may seem harmless. However, those tiny things holding up your hair aren’t biodegradable and end up in the landfills for hundreds of years.
Switch to upcycled hair ties that are made of cotton or satin. It will be gentler on your hair, benefit the planet and make you oh-so-stylish.
- Choose organic hair care products
A lot of hair care products contain a lot of chemicals that are equally bad for your hair as well as the planet. Take a look at the ingredients list of the hair products you use. If they aren’t organic, it’s time to switch.
- Switch to shampoo bars or powders
This has to be one of the best switches you can make. Shampoo bars and powders are made of pure, organic ingredients, which are more environmentally friendly. They are usually wrapped in paper or cardboard which means no plastic packaging. A variety of options are available for different hair types, so you will find a perfect fit for your hair.
- Reduce heat styling
You would think that drying, straightening, or curling your hair wouldn’t have an impact on the environment but you would be wrong. Heat styling uses a tremendous amount of energy. Looking for heatless styling options and letting your hair air dry is kinder on the planet and your hair.
Ready to switch to a green hair care routine? These products can give you a great start. Keep those shiny locks happy and healthy.