Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Paul Mitchell Responsible Beauty Tips Hair and Planet
I loved the Paul Mitchell ad in Marie Claire Magazine. Have you seen it? It featured 30 days of Beauty and involves the co-owner of Paul Mitchell, Angus Mitchell sharing 30 inspired solutions for healthy hair and lands. These are the hair tips I think we all can take part in for the environment, and use within our beauty routine:
Angus says, "Improve hair and air quality by using hairsprays with low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Also "Install a low-flow showerhead. They're inexpensive, easy to install, and can save your family more than 500 gallons a week."
Just think of all the water you waste when you wash your hair, also you should turn the water off if you are conditioning or shampooing hair for longer than a few seconds. If it is a leave in for 2 minutes conditioner then turn off the shower and soap up your wet body while your hair is conditioning and then turn the water back on to rinse. Angus says you can save up to 50 gallons of water a week by doing this.
I do this when I shave. I turn the water off while I cream up/foam up my legs and then swipe the razor and then turn the water back on to rinse. Please do think of the water you use.
Angus also suggests "don't dry hair completely, but rather "leave a little mositure in." Save electricity too and prevent heat damage of your hair.
A way to also save money and get more for your money is to buy products that multi last, the 30 days of Beauty ad and eco tips included: Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam, smooths and control frizz and provides long-lasting memory and texture.
Also when using the curling iron, put the hairspray on hair first, and then curl,- you won't have to use the hairspray again because your hair will already hold.
Certain serums for your hair can also reduce blow-drying time, (such as Paul Mitch Super Skinny Serum), which is a light weight silicone serum. Choose natural ingredients that fight moisture loss, like softening canola, soybean and cornstarch, (such as Paul Mitchell Super Strong Daily Conditioner). Paul Mitchell Tea Tree products are also good to check out. And the portions of your money will benefit America Forests.