Sustainability has become a hot topic in the beauty industry, with consumers seeking out eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives to traditional hair care products. The hair care industry significantly impacts the environment, with millions of tons of plastic packaging and hair products generated each year.
In this blog post, we will delve into the concept of sustainable and eco-friendly hair care, and share valuable tips on how to adopt sustainable practices.
What is Sustainable Hair Care?
Sustainable hair care refers to hair care products and practices that are made from natural and organic ingredients, use eco-friendly packaging, and have minimal impact on the environment. These products are designed to promote ethical and social responsibility, as well as provide safe and healthy options for consumers.
Why is Sustainable Hair Care Important?
Traditional hair care products often contain harsh chemicals that are harmful to both the environment and the health of consumers. These chemicals can leak into the water supply, pollute the air, and have negative effects on the wildlife in the surrounding areas. Sustainable hair care products, on the other hand, are made from natural, organic and non-toxic ingredients that are safe for both the environment and consumers.
Tips for Adopting Sustainable Hair Care:
1. Use Products with Natural and Non-toxic Ingredients
Using natural and organic ingredients is one of the most important ways to adopt sustainable hair care. These ingredients are biodegradable, non-toxic, and do not have a negative impact on the environment. The products we use at Little Birdie Hair Co have all been thoughtfully selected for the best impact on both our clients and the environment. All of our hair care ranges are free of parabens, sulphates and artificial silicones, in addition to being vegan.
2. Choose Eco-Friendly Packaging
Eco-friendly packaging is another key aspect of sustainable hair care. Instead of using traditional plastic packaging, opt f
or biodegradable, recyclable, or reusable packaging. Glass, metal, and bamboo are all great eco-friendly alternative options. At our salon, we take pride in using packaging made from reduced or recycled plastic for all our products.
3. Use Minimal Packaging
Another way to reduce waste in the hair care industry is to use minimal packaging. Many products come in excessive packaging, with multiple layers of plastic and cardboard that are not necessary. Look for products that have minimal packaging or packaging made from recycled materials.
4. Choose Refillable Products
Refillable products are a fantastic way to reduce waste and promote sustainability in the hair care industry. Instead of buying new products every time, consumers can simply refill their existing containers. Little Birdie Hair Co offers a cost-effective and eco-friendly approach by refilling any shampoo or conditioner brought back to our salon at a discounted price.
5. Support Sustainable Brands
Supporting sustainable brands is another great way to adopt sustainable hair care practices. These brands have already established sustainable practices and can help you adopt sustainable practices in your own hair care routine. Our brands of choice are Evo, Eleven, Sparrow, Insight and Everescents.
With Hueverse by Evo as our colour brand of choice, we are able to keep our clients' hair healthy, all while achieving their dream locks. Hueverse is PPD, ammonia and resorcinol free. As the cleanest colour on the market, this made complete sense!