When you walk into a conventional hair salon you’re hit with the smell of perfume and chemicals. But with organic hairdressers popping up here and there, it’s getting easier to be beautiful and toxin free.
How to make the change
Search around for an organic hairdresser near you. If you already have a hairdresser that you love, why not ask them not to use chemicals on your hair? Hair dyes contain the most chemicals, so if you want to dye your hair you might want to find an ecofriendly solution you can do at home if you can’t find a salon that offers it.
Why make the change?
Hairdressers have an increased risk of bladder cancer due to their daily exposure to chemicals in hair dye. By choosing organic or plant based hair products you avoid harsh chemicals like ammonia and persulfates both known to irritate the skin. Reducing the use of chemicals is also a good thing for the planet, since we don’t really know how all these chemicals altogether affect the environment and our waterways.
Be a climate ninja
If you’re a hairdresser, why not open an organic salon? We need eco-friendly professionals that can help us look great without causing harm to the planet or ourselves.