Zero Waste Hair Care!
One of my favorite things after skin care. I LOVE making different shampoo bars! I'm a big fan of lather and luxurious ingredients. I'm NOT a fan of harsh ingredients or over priced things.
My hair grows fast, not the best thing for someone who has recently fallen head over heels with short short hair. Not that I don't love my long locks but for now, this is what I'm allllll about. My hair is VERY thick, naturally SUPER curly and graying. I call them my glitter. I like it.
How can you go zero waste IF you want different hair colors or frequent cuts?
My hair gal, Robin, is amazing. She was all for trying my Zero Waste hair care. She's one of those hair stylists that you trust. I didn't tell anyone when I first decided to off my mid-back length hair but her and the Smart Guy. The only opinions, other than my own, that I needed. That's trust.
Now I'm back for a trim!
I brought in my own shampoo bar and conditioning rinse. I did forget my styling cream but we didn't use any for the finished style anyway.
Here's some pointers for your on the go Zero Waste Hair Care kit!
1) Make or small, make it simple. Story of my life. Don't complicate things. We didn't even use the hair clips but I was prepared! Forgot my styling cream so next time, hard pass on the clips and bring a tin of the styling cream that I make.
2) Ask first. Don't just walk in and expect someone to go with the flow. It's just more polite, imo. Most of the time, I can't see why anyone would say no but just be cool and ask! No harm by taking the few moments before your appointment to make sure they can or will work with you.
3) If you LOVE the hair care there or just don't want to mess with bringing things, as long as you love the products they use, let them use them! Hair salons buy in bulk so that is at least LESS waste to begin with! More so than most people who buy in plastic bottles every week or month! This applies to a lot of salons and hair dye as well. Robins salon she works at buys bulk hair dye. It's hard to go zero waste and get quality hair dye at home unless you buy bulk. No shame in being pampered! If you want to make sure they buy bulk or have any questions about the products used, ask your hair person before you go and give her/him time to check and get back to you.
Even pampering can be less or Zero Waste. If I ever do my nails, it would be more eco-friendly to come to Robin's work place since, again, they buy bulk.
Highly recommend everyone think about your little luxuries. You can still be that fierce Earth Warrior and get some pampering in!
If anyone would like a few recipes on my favorite shampoo bars I make or my recipe for my conditioning rinse, let me know in the comments!
Perdy hair and things,
The Smart Girl in Pants
The Smart Girl in Pants