You might be thinking that I have lost it. What has washing one’s hair got to do with the environment? Am I taking it too far? Maybe. Then again, maybe not.
Rebecca Lacko from The Examiner featured hair washing in her environmentally-friendly column. She mentioned how “in our pursuit of conquering the unruly, straightening the tightly curled, curling the poker straight and tinting the color, our hair is repeatedly abused with countless chemicals, and stripped of its natural oils—and both are washed down the drain by gallon after gallon of water.”
As such, she suggests that hair washing should be washed less frequently. Here are some reasons.
Waste and expense
a. most use way too much shampoo and conditioner, too often
b. gallons of water to rinse it out
c. more bottles of product mean more packaging waste
d. less power used for blow dryers, curling irons and/or flat irons
Now that I think about it, it does make sense. It’s not just the water and the hair products that are involved here – the blow drying and other things associated with washing your hair also puts stress on the environment.
Allowing the scalp’s sebaceous glands to do what nature intended
The function of sebaceous gland is to secrete an oily substance to protect the skin from getting dried and scaly. Otherwise the skin after getting dry would shed off.
Maybe that is why some people have problems with dry itchy scalp?
In any case, if you wash your hair every day, you might want to reconsider that habit.