Have you considered that the main tool used in all hair salons is water? Which means water and hair care are inextricably linked. Conventional hair products can contaminate our water, but choosing natural hair care and cosmetics can prevent water pollution.
Water is precious. We’ve all heard this before, but has it really sunk in? The implications of the continued pollution of this life-giving resource are directly impacting our existence and life on the Earth. But unfortunately, many of us don’t consider how many pollutants we add to the world’s waterways on a daily basis.
Cosmetic Chemicals causing Water Pollution
Every chemical agent in every product we use ends up going down the shower drain or kitchen sink, and washing into your rivers and oceans. That includes bleaches, parabens, phthalates, petroleum jelly, and a whole host of other nasty stuff. These are all found in conventional shampoos, conditioners and shower gels, as well as common household cleaning detergents.
It’s time to stop putting this stuff on our skin and hair – and time to stop washing it away into our water too. Choosing natural hair and body care is a great first step towards protecting our planet’s waterways.
Look Out for Greenwashing
Fortunately, things are shifting and positive changes can be seen everywhere. But watch out – you can’t take natural and organic claims at face value.
More and more conventional brands are making claims that their products are “eco-friendly” and “natural”, when really they are the same old rubbish with maybe one less preservative, or with a few extra plant extracts added. When switching to a natural brand, always check the ingredients list, look for reliable certifications, and do some online research to make sure it really is as green as it claims.
Natural stylists and salons like Gentle Approach choose to use brands that are grey-water-safe and won’t pollute our rivers and oceans. By supporting a natural salon, you are immediately making a difference.