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Common Salon Products That Have A Negative Environmental Impact

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While many salons are making the transition over to eco-friendly salon products, there are still many salon owners who remain blissfully unaware of their choices’ impact.

In this article, we identify some of the products commonly found in salons that have a detrimental impact on the environment.

Cotton Towels

Cotton towels may seem relatively innocent, but are they? Consider the massive amounts of water and electricity needed to wash your cotton towels after each use in your salon. Not looking so innocent now, are they? An effective alternative is to introduce disposable, biodegradable towels that can be thrown away in the trash and break down within a few weeks.

Traditional Cleaning Products

The amount of harmful chemicals in traditional cleaning products is really concerning, especially considering that these chemicals often make their way into various water systems. Nowadays, many different biodegradable and eco-friendly cleaning products are available, just as effective as traditional ones.

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Beauty and hair salons are notorious for creating massive amounts of waste. While there are ways to reduce waste, the most important thing to do is ensure that you recycle all your recyclable waste and make an effort to reduce the amount of waste that actually ends up in the landfill at the end of the day.

Toxic Products

Many beauty and hair care products have toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde. Microbeads are another thing to avoid at all costs as they do not break down in the water system and many animals ingest them.

Non-Biodegradable Products

You’ll be amazed at the range of items available to you that are completely biodegradable and provide eco-friendly alternatives to their non-biodegradable counterparts. For instance, black nitrile gloves are biodegradable, as are eco-wipes. It is well worth looking into these alternatives, which are truly easy and convenient swaps to make.

 Is it time that you made some eco-friendly swaps? Purchase affordable eco-friendly salon products from Affordable Eco Solutions for your hair or beauty salon. We invite you to browse our range of products on our website and get in touch with our friendly team should you have any questions.

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