Plastic Free July: Sustainable swaps for the salon

Plastic? Not so fantastic. Plastic Free July is a global movement that once again draws attention to the ways in which plastic has infiltrated our lives. If you’ve been looking for a sign to reduce your plastic usage. This is it!

More and more of us are taking steps to be a more conscious consumer, but with so much information out there, sometimes it can be hard to know exactly which swaps to make. There are actually many ways you can reduce plastic in the salon, starting with these easy swaps. 

So many hairbrushes end up in landfill – break the chain with the Wet Brush. Go Green collection, a detangling brush and a treatment comb made from 100 per cent plant-based plastic.
wetbrush.com

Scrummi, best known for its disposable, biodegradable towels, has created the Biocape: a biodegradable salon cape. That’s one less plastic item to get hung up on!
scrummi.com

L’Oréal Professionnel Paris has redesigned its Series Expert bottles to be made from up to 95 per cent recycled plastic AND more stylish to boot.
lorealprofessionnel.co.uk

In 2013 Oway converted all containers into glass bottles and aluminium tubes, the first to do so in the professional cosmetics sector. The new Sunlight Serum, joining the Sunway collection, continues that legacy of soil-to-scalp approach.
oway.com

KMS Solid Shampoo Bars are concentrated versions of its much-loved professional formulas that reduce plastic and packing, and save water and CO2 emissions.
kmshair.com

Reducing unnecessary plastic wrapping has always been key for Olaplex, which is why its bottles are compact and have no additional packaging.
uk.olaplex.com

Using an innovative biobased plastic created using sugarcane, Paul Mitchell Clean Beauty is a huge step forward. Even the caps are recyclable!
salon-success.co.uk

For every weDo/ Professional product sold, eight plastic bottles are collected from the environment, in partnership with Plastic Bank. The ecoethical brand also features 100 per cent recyclable plastic packaging.
wedoact.com

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