Out of the top Five Ways To Green Your Haircut via Planet Green, I do 1 and 5. I have short hair (for a gal) and I cut it myself. I usually get too antsy and frustrated with my hair before I can even have the chance to call up a hair salon to schedule a cut. It’s pretty nice and convenient, except for the clean up. I would put piles of hair down the toilet, in the trash can, and hide it in the secret crevices of my bathroom. I didn’t realize that 200,000 pounds of hair a day went into a landfill and I definitely didn’t realize I could reuse my hair scrapes.
But not only that, what can your salon do to greenify their space and your haircut?
1. Use Organic Shampoo and Conditioner.
I find that organic shampoo and conditioner leaves my hair healthier without the build up and residue that other products leave.
2. Use Natural products when highlighting and coloring.
Some natural dyes may not stay in your hair for as long as the chemical ones, but who said that was bad? Natural dyes do not leave your hair damaged like those based with chemicals.
3. Recycle and Reuse.
Is there a way to recycle or reuse all that tinfoil and hair caps that go into the highlighting/dyeing/bleaching process?
What are some other ways to green a salon? Please add comments.
GoGreenSalon has a great blog with green hair tips. I google searched for eco hair salons and I could hardly find anything. I shocked since a haircut is a necessary thing for all people. How come some, most, all hair salons haven’t jumped on the green bandwagon?
Go to Planet Green to read the full Top Green Haircut Tips.