If you’re interested in making your current beauty regime more eco-friendly, your hair care routine is a great place to start. In fact, styling and hair products are packed with chemicals that end up washing into streams and rivers, damaging ecosystems. According to the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep cosmetic database, a whopping 86 percent of 2,388 hair products assessed contained ingredients that the organization deemed moderately to highly dangerous.
Today, MyCuts will be sharing some tips that you can use to practice a more eco-friendly hair routine and do your part for the environment. When you do your part to make your hair routine more sustainable, it’s better for the environment and can save you valuable time in the process. Let’s get started!
Try to Wash Your Hair Less Often
The first way that you can make your hair routine more eco-friendly is by washing your hair less often. This is arguable the easiest way to make your hair routine more sustainable. According to A.O. Smith Corporation, the average hair-washing session uses 16 gallons of water. By spacing out how often you wash your hair, you can do your part for the environment. Better yet, spacing out how often you wash your hair can also have benefits for the quality of your hair. Over-washing your hair actually strips it of regular oils and this triggers extra oil production in order to compensate.
Choose More Natural Hair Products
Another great way to make your hair routine more sustainable is by choosing more natural hair products. Some hair products contain artificial fragrances that are often derived from petroleum, parabens, and octinoxate ( a UV-filtering chemical that has been shown to disrupt hormones in both animals and humans). Each of these harmful toxins have a negative impact on the environment. Instead of using hair products containing these ingredients, look for hair products that are organic and cruelty-free. The environment (and your hair) will thank you for it!
Take Cooler Showers
18 percent of the average American’s utility bill is made up of water heating costs, according to the Department of Energy. Taking a cooler shower saves water, conserves energy, and even makes your hair healthier than when you take warm showers. There are many benefits to using cooler water when washing your hair, including the fact that cooler water reduces frizz and gives your hair a smoother texture.
Use Zero-Waste Hair Care
Finally, another great way to make your hair routine more eco-friendly involves using a zero-waste hair care routine. The easiest way to do this is by replacing bottled shampoo and conditioner products with bars in order to cut down on the number of empty shampoo bottles that end up in landfills every year. As another option, some companies also offer refillable shampoo bottles. At the very least, you should make an effort to properly recycle your shampoo bottles in an effort to do your part for the environment.
An Easier Hair Salon Experience With the MyCuts App
We hope that this guide containing a few tips that you can use to make your hair routine more sustainable has been helpful for you. We want to make caring for your hair as easy as possible, and that includes your hair salon experience. That’s where the MyCuts hair salon scheduling app comes in.
The MyCuts app is a revolutionary hair salon scheduling app that takes the stress out of salon scheduling, inventory, and more! The app allows your local hair salon to offer a convenient way to schedule and monitor your hair appointments right from your mobile device.
MyCuts is also great for hairstylists as it simplifies the process of managing their list of clients. With helpful features like client management, appointment reminders, and scheduling, keeping regular appointments with your hairstylist has never been easier. Want to see what MyCuts can offer you? Check out our demo!