Shampoo

Waste Status

Clean and dry shampoo bottles are recyclable curbside. But, there’s always the chance that what’s in the recycling bin gets contaminated and not recycled, so it’s always good to look for alternative options.


Alternatives

EASY: Shampoo Bars

Shampoo bars take some getting used to, but they are awesome! Basically you later the shampoo bar in your hand like a regular bar of soap and then run in through your hair. Full disclosure: your hair is probably going to look a little greasy for the first week or so that you are using a shampoo bar. The bars don’t use the synthetic ingredients and chemicals that are found in most regular shampoos and this will take your hair some getting used. Once your hair is used to the new product, though, you’re good to go! I’ve been using shampoo bars for a couple years and I’d never go back. Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve has a number of great options, you can even buy trial sizes if you’re afraid to totally take the plunge before on a full sized bar.

Medium: Refillable Shampoo Bottles

There are a number of companies that send you a bottle of shampoo that you can send back for them to refill when you’re finished. The only problem with these services is that they tend to be pretty pricey. Plaine Products is a Cincinnati-based company you can check out for refillable bathroom products if it’s a services you’re interested in.


Last updated on May 11, 2020
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