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Mirror Talkers is a partnership between Green Salon Collective, a salon recycling service, and Professor Denise Baden from the University of Southampton. Collaborating on their joint goal of making hair salons more sustainable, Mirror Talkers aims to empower hairdressers to have conversations with clients about sustainable hair care, and for clients to be able to reduce their environmental impact through their hair routine.
Did you know?
25% of domestic energy use is attributed to hot water
Whatever your reasons, keep reading for some great ideas to lower your energy and water bills while and reduce your waste - all whilst maintaining your gorgeous locks!
Did you know?
90% of the carbon footprint of a bottle of shampoo is the hot water used when washing hair
This is true. Most of us use too much shampoo and shampoo more often than is ideal or even necessary. Too much hot water and chemicals isn’t good for your hair condition, skin, planet or your bills.
DYK that one of the most expensive and energy-intensive activities in your homes is running hot water? Heating water takes much more energy than heating air, so any steps you take to reduce the amount of hot water you use, reduces your carbon footprint as well as your energy and water bills.
Showering too often or for too long can make skin dry and irritated and make some skin conditions worse, especially if the showers are too hot. Your hair and skin do not like too much hot water, hot air or chemicals!
The answer is yes, probably. Most of us use too much shampoo and shampoo more often than is ideal or even necessary. Too much hot water and chemicals isn’t good for your hair condition, skin, planet or your bills.
The answer is, it depends. Research at the University of Southampton asked those who normally use conditioner to try going without and report back on progress. 40% said it made no difference, 30% said their hair was less oily and didn’t need shampooing again so quickly and 30% said it was worse (too dry). So there is a 70% chance you don’t really need it.
The answer is, not really. Salons need to blow dry your hair to get you in and out of there looking gorgeous as soon as possible. But you really don't need to blow dry your hair from wet every time you walk out of the shower....and your hair and wallet may be happier for it.
Using dry shampoo can transform your haircare routine. Some people use it as a way to boost a shampoo several days ago and others simply alternate shampoo and dry shampoo days. However you use it, it can have a significant impact on the condition of your hair, on your bills and on the environment!
There are many benefits to using leave-in conditioner including improving hair condition, saving on your utility bills and reducing your impact on the environment. If you haven’t already tried it, there’s no time like the present!
Shampoo bars are solid versions of traditional shampoos which typically contain 80% water. Rather than containing harsh chemicals, surfactants and detergents, shampoo bars are often made with natural oils, butters and gentle cleansers.
False! Too much of these is most definitely not good for your hair condition nor skin. Not to mention the planet or your bills!
False! Most of us use too much shampoo and shampoo more often than is ideal or even necessary. A full haircare routine every single say means your hair and scalp are being exposed to too much hot water and chemicals.
In collaboration with GSC member salons and Professor Baden, we've put together a series of training videos and roleplaying videos to help you get to grips with these key sustainable haircare principles, and how you can discuss them with your clients