As hair care professionals, we joyfully take on the
responsibility to help people look and feel beautiful, but with
the rising environmental concerns, it is also our social
responsibility to turn our attention to preserving the world we
While clean beauty products place a heavy emphasis on safety
and low health risk of cosmetics and personal care
products,green beauty turns its attention to the environmental
friendliness of beauty products with a focus on naturally
derived ingredients. The goal of Evolution Green Room is
always to educate and advocate sustainability beauty.
When you consider how the beauty industry creates over
400,000 pounds of waste every day in America alone, it’s not
hard to see why we need to be proactive collectively as
consumers and industry leaders.
Did you know 63,000 pounds of hair gets thrown away every
day? Every garbage bag of hair produces greenhouses gases,
plastic bags take forever to decompose. Hair that sits in landfills
produces methane gas and this contributes to:
1. Climate Change.
2. Global Warming.
3. Water pollution: excess nutrients from human hair sitting
in waste streams, dumps and landfills can flow into nearby
bodies of water, causing Eutrophication which triggers
algae growth that can harm marine life.
Every month, the salon industry accumulates thousands of
pounds of waste that ends up in landfills. Most of that waste is
human hair a surprisingly versatile material that, when
recycled, can be transformed into useful products for whole
range of industries.
Which leads to our Initiative: “The Green Hair Movement”
Evolution Green Room join forces with an organization called
GLO- which stands for Green Life Organization because we’re
both on a mission to preserve the world of beauty, to help build
a greener tomorrow, Evolution Green Room (EGR) donate all
cutting hair that can’t be used for wigs, salon supplies and
equipment. By implementing these sustainable practices, we
are diverting more waste from landfills by recycling and
donating to industries that can reuse our waste for good.
Recycling hair can benefit a variety of industries.
1. Recycled hair can create eco-friendly fertilizer and Pest
control for the agriculture industry, it can also be used as
2. Recycled hair can be used to create pharmaceuticals and
3. Recycle hair can be used in construction (because of its
strength, human hair can be used to reinforce clay-based
construction and to make textiles because of its elasticity
and thermal insulation properties. During slavery the
wealthy used their slave's hair to stuff mattresses, toys
and other household items.
This is to name a few industries that can use recycle hair,
despite the myriad potential uses for human hair, hair recycling
isn’t nearly as widespread as it could and should be. So, I'm
using my platform to bring awareness to an ongoing issue that
our industry is 40% responsible for. GLO works hard to make
recycling achievable and hassle-free for busy salon owners.