Thanks to the growing awareness around clean beauty, a lot of us now realise the damage beauty products end up causing on the environment. While you may have switched to a more eco-friendly skincare routine, the amount of carbon footprint your hair care routine ends up leaving on the environment is quite scary. Apart from being a major cause of global warming, it increases landfills as well as contaminates the air water. This also leads to various problems such as extinction of exotic animals as well as in the depletion of natural resources.
Therefore, it only makes sense to add ‘sustainable hair care routine’ to your list of new year resolutions. But if you don’t know where to start, then DW, we’ve got you covered. Here are four super simple ways to go the sustainable, eco-friendly and minimal-waste route when it comes to your hair care routine. Read on…
- 01. Invest in wooden hair combs and brushes
- 02. Choose eco-friendly hair ties
- 03. Recycle plastic bottles
- 04. Avoid using heat every day
01. Invest in wooden hair combs and brushes
Plastic or boar-bristle brushes are the major contributors to increasing your carbon footprint and therefore, you need to stop using them ASAP. The best environmental-friendly replacement for these are wooden or bamboo hair combs. They are not just eco-friendly, but also prevent hair static, making them really good for your hair as well.
02. Choose eco-friendly hair ties
Hair ties may seem harmless, but did you know that most of the hair ties you use are actually not biodegradable and end up harming the environment? Switching to 100% organic cotton or satin hair ties not only benefits the environment but are also a lot gentler on your mane and look super stylish.
03. Recycle plastic bottles
If you aren't ready to switch to shampoo bars and conditioners just yet, no problem, as long as you can find different ways to recycle those bottles. From using them to store tiny knick-knacks such as your makeup brushes, hair ties etc. to even redecorating them to use as planters, there are several ways to repurpose empties. Additionally, several brands such as Love Beauty & Planet make their bottles from 100% recycled plastic, thereby reducing waste and their carbon footprint to a great extent.
04. Avoid using heat every day
Using heat every day causes a lot of energy consumption apart from being extremely damaging to your hair in the long run. Cutting down heat styling is the easiest way to make your hair care routine a lot kinder to the planet.