Preserving the natural environment is a high priority for Bohyme®. We strive for sustainability throughout our entire business, from office procedures to hair creation processes. We believe that if everyone takes positive action, no matter how small, we can create beautiful looks AND make the world more beautiful!

Here are some ways Stylists can take action!

Go Green With Hair Care Products

  • Use hair products that are vegan, cruelty-free, non-toxic & free of parabens. With so much variety on the market, you can definitely find hair care brands and products that deliver results without hurting the environment.
  • Encourage your clients to keep using these same products at home, too.
  • Look for products that come in biodegradable, recyclable and/or reusable packaging.

For Fresh Air: Forget Formaldehyde

  • Offer formaldehyde-free keratin treatments and make sure they're truly formaldehyde-free. Some treatments are technically formaldehyde-free, but contain other chemicals that when heated break down into formaldehyde, sending harmful fumes into the air.
  • Formaldehyde substitutes to stay away from: Glyoxylic acid, Glyoxyloyl Carbocysteine (Oxoacetamide carbocysteine) & Phenyl Trimethicone

Sustainability In Your Hands

  • Use brushes and combs made from sustainable materials, like bamboo.
  • Eco-friendly heat tools typically consume less energy (a lot less if they use a rechargeable lithium-ion battery), are made with less plastic & toxins, emit less radiation and actually take less time to complete the job.

Dye Hair Responsibly

  • Choose ammonia-free hair dye.
  • Ammonia is bad for scalps and bad for the environment when it's washed down the drain and enters nearby water sources.
  • Stay away from these just-as-harmful ammonia substitutes: Ethanolamine (also called monoethanolamine), Cocamide MEA & Aminomethyl propanol (AMEA).  
  • Instead, look for dyes that are henna, vegetable/fruit or oil-based.
  • Hair extension manufacturing can be harsh on the environment. Thousands of gallons of water are wasted in the hair creation process. It’s important to choose a hair extension company that works to decrease their impact on the environment.

Bohyme® uses high-grade food dyes and a mild bath formula to color our hair. Our unique color bath is handcrafted using pH balanced formulations, eco-friendly ingredients, essential nutrients and exact temperatures for expert color penetration, maintaining the health of the hair and reducing the impact on the natural world. Learn more about our commitment to sustainability here and check out our Sustainability Report to discover other ways we’re making a positive impact!

What are some ways you take action as a hair stylist to protect the environment? Let us know in the comments!

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