At Mane Addicts, we’ve given the durability a bit of a boost. And it’s not just because it’s Earth Month. We’re just trying to do our part to be a greener, more environmentally conscious consumer. Although at the end of the day, we know that it does not depend on the individual. With 100 companies producing 90% of all global plastic waste and the beauty industry responsible for accumulating up to 120 billion units of plastic packaging per year, it’s time these companies were held accountable. of their historically unnecessary and damaging practices. While we know our own individual efforts won’t be enough to implement green packaging practices or return land to Indigenous peoples, that won’t stop us from doing what we can.
One of the ways we’ve gotten more into an eco-conscious beat is by recycling and reusing old and used hair care products. This practice has been around for a while and there are people who are incredibly talented with the upcycle creations they make. Take, for example, the barber bag Cho created from our Mane Addicts sweatshirt.
This is a pretty awesome example that not all of us have the skills to pull it off, so we wanted to share some easier ways to reuse old hair care products. In the end, it’s all about getting creative. Get your reduce, reuse, recycle now!
Use product containers for additional storage
Turning your curl cream, hair scrub or gel container into extra storage is so easy. All you’ll need is some spray paint to zhuzh it up a bit and you’re set.
Make planters out of shampoo and conditioner bottles
Did you know that used shampoo and conditioner bottles can be turned into planters? We didn’t until we saw the TikTok below. You can create any design on the bottles, so let your creativity run wild. Maybe even make it a night out with your friends?
Use vaporizers for literally anything
Out of leave-in spray conditioner or hair mist? You can turn it into a plant mister, makeup brush cleaner, yoga mat cleaner, or literally anything you could want.
Use empty glass jars to keep hair accessories in place
This can work whether you’re a stylist or have a ton of bobby pins you need to keep safe. Empty your glass jars and use them to store all kinds of hair accessories you want.
Use empty mascara tube to store hair gel
Good then technically mascara is not a hair product, but we’ll skip this one. Once your mascara is used up, you can use it as a hair gel storage medium. Save the spoolie too, so you can dip it in the gel and keep flyaways at bay.