Your hair and the environment



My waist-length hair is one of my few concessions to vanity, and as my daughter also has long hair, we go through one (plastic) bottle a week of shampoo, unless we can get our hands on industrial-sized version of our usual brand (not easy in Phuket; we rely on family and friends to courier them over when possible).

And because I live in a hot country and I run and cook everyday, I wash my hair several times a week. The hair products that work best for me are from Aveda, a company that prides itself in its natural ingredients as well as its environmental leadership:

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However, not all of this company’s products come in glass bottles. Some, like my Shampure shampoo and conditioner, are in plastic bottles. Looking at my empty plastic conditioner bottle this morning, I wondered about alternatives.

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I recalled my daughters’ and niece’s favourite shop: Lush. When the first Lush store appeared in the UK, the girls were besotted with the brand. My niece said that her greatest ambition was to work for Lush. Reason: you feel like you are stepping into a delicious store each time you enter a Lush outlet.


A google image search on Lush yielded this colourful and tempting montage:

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The youtube clip below shows how Lush’s shampoo bars are made. Each bar is good for between 60-100 uses. Which means, you are saving on average 3 bottles of shampoo with each bar….3 bottles less for the landfill and oceans each time you buy a bar! And aren’t they just delicious šŸ™‚

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