Wondering how to make your hair routine more eco-friendly? Let’s be honest, many of us would love to reduce our impact on the environment but most of us don’t know where to start. That’s why we’ve pulled together our top five easy tips for making your hair routine more eco-friendly.
Ditch The Heat
Avoiding heat on your hair or reducing how much you use on your hair will help your tresses and also make your hair routine more eco.
Why give up straighteners and your hairdryer? You could be saving money and lowering your carbon footprint as the less power we use, the less fossil fuels are being used to generate electricity.
In fact, if you put down your hairdryer you’d save approximately £13 over a period of 12 months on your energy bill and save around 26.8kg of carbon from being released into our atmosphere – nice!
Why not use our microfibre towel turban to dry your hair instead? It’s gentle and also hassle-free. And if you’re looking to stretch your hair, why not try some beautiful Bantu knots?
Assess The Frequency Of You Washing Your Hair
Did you know if 1 in 4 people in the UK washed their hair once less per week, we could save 98,000 tonnes of carbon in a year? Which is the same as planting 16 million trees (Source: Carbon Trust)!
So look at the frequency of you washing your hair, we recommend cleansing your hair and scalp every 7-10 days with a mild sulphate-free shampoo, like Swish. And think about other ways you can save water such as shortening your shower time and turning the tap off when you brush your teeth.
Stop Using Toxic Products
Lots of mainstream products use words like natural or organic in their product names, but their ingredients often still contain toxins and the vast majority linked to disease.
Now is the time to really take stock of your products, read the ingredient lists and find brands that you can truly trust. At Afrocenchix, we’ve always taken the time to make sure our vegan-friendly products are safe, effective and simple. Want to know more? You can find out more about our products by watching our video about why we love using natural ingredients.
Upcycle Your Empties
Remember to recycle or reuse your beauty empties. It’s a great way to make sure you’re doing your bit for the planet. Not sure where to start? We have a great article to help you out: 4 Things To Know About How To Recycle Your Beauty Products
Investigate The Brands You Use
Look for brands that put the environment first and research the brands you love. It’s also always a good idea to double-check websites and social media. Why not ask your fave brand some questions? Most brands will be happy to help!
We believe that taking care of the environment is just as important as taking care of your hair, so we use completely recyclable packaging and organic ingredients wherever possible.
- Our afro hair products are vegan certified and never tested on animals
- Our raw materials are ethically sourced
- We use environmentally friendly preservatives
Lastly, we support Fairtrade. This ensures workers are paid a fair amount for what they produce and that the money is reinvested into their local community. You can find out more about why we support Fairtrade.
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