Drying your hair roughly with a towel may seem like a good idea, after all you’re avoiding applying heat which can dry out your hair. But it really depends on how you do it. Vigorously rubbing your hair dry with a towel aggravates the outside layer of your hair, the cuticle, meaning it can make your hair more frizzy and less shiny. This can also lead to breakage because your hair is weakest when it’s wet.
Try blotting your hair dry using your towel rather than rubbing your hair.
The optimum number of times to wash your hair is 2-3 times per week. Washing your hair more frequently disrupts the natural oil balance and can cause your scalp to produce more oil, creating a vicious cycle of oil production.
If you’re trying to reduce the number of times you wash your hair but are finding your hair is getting too greasy in between use dry shampoo at the roots to soak up the excess oil.
Cotton pillow cases can cause friction on your hair when you move during your sleep, contributing to thinning and breakage.
Bamboo pillowcases are vegan (unlike silk), breathable, comfortable and create less friction so your hair glides smoothly over them without breaking. They have similar benefits for your skin as well, meaning they won't crease or prematurely age your skin.
Tying your hair up can tug on your hair, and when you add the little plastic and glue connections on your hair tie into the equation they can snag on your hair and cause breakage. Go for hair ties that are snag free, like our new biodegradable hair ties and scrunchies. They glide smoothly over your hair to avoid damaging it, and they have the added bonus for the environment of being fully compostable.
World Environmental Health Day is observed on 26 September and the world has been challenged like never before, in ways that make it more difficult to participate in ethical ways of living that benefit our planet, and each other. Find out why this matters more than ever and what you can do to help.
The ocean makes up over half of the Earth’s surface and contains 97% of the world’s water. Now is the time to act to be able to better our understanding of a healthy marine ecosystem that is integral for our lives, and the future generations, as well as the simple steps you can take everyday to do your part in reversing the damage that’s been done.