Hair care

6 ways to Green Your Hair care

When seeking out green hair care products, start by checking the label. Look for products that swap environmentally and health-damaging petrochemicals for natural, plant-based ingredients. Also look for certifications verifying that the product you choose is organic and/or cruelty-free. Next, consider the packaging: shampoo bars with minimal packaging and products in bottles made from recycled materials will decrease the amount of waste and pollution associated with your beauty regimen. Finally, when you visit the salon, find one that uses natural products and employs water- and energy-saving practices.

  1. Use shampoo bars

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    Shampoo bars are the ultimate waste-minimizers when it comes to shampoo: no plastic bottle required! And they are often made from plant-based, organic ingredients, maximizing the green yield of your hair-cleansing routine.

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  2. Choose natural conditioner

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    Control frizz and otherwise misbehaving follicles with natural, plant-based, organic ingredients.

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  3. Visit an eco-friendly hair salon

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    Whether you're looking for a just a trim or a full-service wash/cut/style, check out a hair salon that uses nontoxic products and follows sustainable business practices.

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  4. Choose natural shampoo

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    Swap the petrochemical-based shampoo for one that instead contains natural extracts, oils, and essences, many of which are cruelty-free and organic.

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  5. Choose natural hair dye

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    Don't use chem-laden, polluting hair dyes that contain peroxides, ammonia, and other synthetic ingredients. Color your hair green (not literally, of course) by using natural alternatives.

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  6. Buy items in bulk to reduce packaging waste

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    Avoid collecting small bottles of shampoo and other hair care products. Super-size your initial shampoo purchase and then refill the large bottle as needed.

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Comments

09/03/2008
5:28pm
Mateo

i like the idea of buying big bottles of everything and using small glass bottles to refill. whether it is my shampoo or laundry detergent, it really reduces the amount of small packaging getting thrown out... if we could only get our refills at the supermarkets!

04/13/2009
12:10pm
Lathering

I just heard of a company that is launching a shampoo and conditoner that will come in aluminum cans.
You take them back to salon when empty and purchase a new can of each.

The salons will be sending those empty cans back to the manufacturer to be cleaned out and refilled. They will than be sent off to another salon somewhere else in the the country.

I spoke to the owner of the company and she said it will be incredible to have one can used at least two times, imagine three lot numbers on the same can.

The product is a high yield formula that gives you as many shampoos out of a 6.7oz can as a 17oz bottle.

It will be called Concept Vert from Prive Salon products.

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