This is one in a series of articles where we will address various eco-friendly hair care related topics. This installment is Eco Friendly Hair Products.
To be eco-friendly is quite multi-faceted: in addition to choosing eco friendly hair products, we should all recycle, reuse, and be conscious of our carbon footprints. Many products in the hair industry contain natural, plant-derived ingredients, but that doesn’t always mean they were sourced sustainably. Nor does natural, earthy looking packaging indicate the contents are eco-friendly.
Here at Use Me! Refill. Reuse. Repeat., eco-chic is right up our alley. We’ve made it our mission to provide high-end hair care that’s good to the Earth. Here are some of the ways we are saving the world, one shampoo bottle at a time:
Refill. Salons around the country have joined us in our eco-friendly efforts by installing our Filling Stations™. Each Filling Station™ is made from reclaimed wood and steel in Maine, and allows customers to refill their empty cleanser and moisturizer bottles in-salon. Every time you refill your eco friendly hair products at a Use Me salon, you support a local business and save a few bottles from ending up in the Pacific Garbage Patch.
Reuse. Our packaging is made of safe BPA-free plastic so you can feel good about reusing them over and over. Even with prolonged exposure to a hot shower, the plastic will never leach harmful chemicals (namely Bisphenol-A) into the products.
Repeat. We recently announced our newest eco friendly hair products: the RE:kit and the RE:fill! When you purchase a RE:kit (two cleansers and two moisturizers), you receive a free Use Me mailer bag. With forever-free shipping, you can mail empty bottles back to our headquarters in Maine for a RE:fill. We’ll fill the bottles at our Filling Station™ and send them back to you. See, it’s easy being green!
Sustainably Sourced Ingredients
All of the botanicals in Use Me products are organic—ingredients like lavender, lemongrass, night jasmine, violet, aloe vera and sunflower oil—and the beeswax in Sea Salt Matte Paste is sustainably sourced. The lanolin in Curl Up & Shine comes from a no-kill sheep farm in New Zealand, where the sheep are not raised for their meat, nor fed growth hormones to increase wool production.
Responsible Business Practices
In our offices, we make every effort to reuse what we can and recycle everything else. We reuse paper, packing materials and boxes, and we always conserve heat, electricity and water. All of our professional printing is done on 100% recycled paper and our promotional products are always made of recycled materials. When we ship our eco friendly hair products (through UPS), we pay a little extra to offset the carbon footprint—a small but important expense!
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