Your hair deserves to look its best, but it’s important that you help it do so while keeping the planet safe, and Earth Month is the best time to re-evaluate your haircare routine to make it more sustainable!

Finding eco-friendly products has been becoming more and more important to increasing numbers of consumers. Here’s how you can make your hair care routine greener to protect the planet while flaunting your fabulous hair:

Use products that are environmentally sustainable

Toxic ingredients in hair care products are harmful to the environment, your hair, or both. Some ingredients that you should look out for are sulfates, ammonium chloride, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, and certain kinds of fragrances. They cause more harm to your hair than good and have a negative impact on the environment—it’s best to drop them entirely.

Recycle your containers and bottles

While it may seem like an obvious move, we all tend to forget how much of a difference we can make through the littlest of changes. Taking the time to wash out your empty conditioner or shampoo bottles after you’re done using them to throw them into the appropriate recycling bins can make a huge difference.

One of the largest contributors to packaging waste includes the beauty industry, so it’s up to us as consumers to consciously choose reusable bottles or recycle our empty packages.

Get products that have sustainable packaging

One of the best ways to help the environment is to choose products containing ingredients that aren’t as harmful to the environment, but it’s equally important to build up a routine that uses items with environmentally friendly packaging. A lot of the top beauty companies have started producing sustainable packaging while providing publicly available information about their materials. Many have also started selling refillable containers, an eco-lover’s dream!

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Get in touch with professionals at Hair Extensions of Houston!

Wondering about what other ways you can maintain a sustainable haircare routine? Professional hair stylists at Hair Extensions of Houston have got you covered! Get a free consultation to get tips on the best ways of taking care of your hair while remaining environmentally friendly. Our wide range of services includes non damaging hair extensions, hair extensions for short hair, and hair washing and drying.

Make sure to check with our stylists before using natural products on hair extensions.

Contact us for more information today.