Yes, I'm a Leo and I care about my hair! In my shower and under my sink you will find a ton of hair care products. Not ECO GROOVY! So, last month I looked into finding a shampoo and conditioner that will not dry out my hair and fits better into my eco-conscious lifestyle.
Living on the coast, it's not such a big deal. The humidity is there and keeps the moisture in my hair. Living in the high country of the midwest my hair dries out in an instant! Adding oils just makes it dried out and oily looking.
So I went online, read reviews and watched other women on You-Tube with the same issues. From the search I discovered Hair One hair cleanser.
It's sulfate free and is a cleanser and conditioner. I've been using it for a month now and no longer need to use my deep conditioning conditioner, leave in conditioner and night hair conditioner.
The proof? My husband no longer tells me I look like Monfils in the morning. :)
Now I calculate my savings.
By switching to Hair One for my cleansing and conditioning needs, I can stop using:
Natures Gate Shampoo $5
Natures Gate Conditioner $5
Nexus Split End repair $11.50
Aveda Sun Care After Sun Masque $25
Roots of Nature Shea Butter $5
Total $51.50 every 3 months
Hair One $12-$15 depending on the scent
Total Savings!!! About $36 per quarter or $144 per year!
I'm also saving the cost of plastic.
Instead of 20 plastic bottles, I'm only using 4 per year!
The best way to lessen the environmental impact is to Reduce the Use!
What am I doing with the unused conditioners?
- Conditioning my leather boots, jacket and purse
- Conditioning my dog Lucy
I hope this gets you interested in shrinking your footprint!