Hair removal: Britons consume 216 bottles of hair products each year


A typical household will also go through 24 bottles of shower gel, 24 tubes of toothpaste, 12 bottles of moisturizer, and 108 toilet rolls each year. However, they only recycle around 60% of that plastic waste – leaving the rest to landfill – with a third of Britons admitting they don’t even consider the environmental impact of their hair and beauty regimen.

The study, commissioned by Swiss precision beauty company, Reduced, found that 11% “just can’t be bothered” to make more lasting changes to their hair and beauty routine.

While one in 10 people admitted they “don’t care,” nearly a fifth don’t know where and 23 percent wouldn’t know where to start if they had to make a change.

Réduit CEO Paul Peros said: “Taking care of our hair and our appearance is part of our routine, and we often forget the impact this can have.

“Our study showed how people will mindlessly use and store plastic products, and not think about how they could make small switches that have a huge impact.

“It might seem pretty intimidating at first – trying something new – but there are plenty of ways to make more lasting changes to your hair and beauty regimen. “

The study also found that 41% were unaware that the chemicals in hair products and hairspray are bad for the environment.

In fact, a fifth of Britons even throw things like cotton swabs, face wipes or hygiene products down the toilet.

And 38% more did not know that most commercial face and baby wipes contain plastics.

It’s also found that the average adult will wash their hair four times a week and use conditioner three times, with men using more hair care products than women.

But 13% refuse to change their hair care regimen in a more sustainable way because they fear the product change will damage their strands.

Almost three in four admitted that they don’t really know what the real impact of their hair and beauty routine is on the planet.

Still, 61% feel guilty about the amount of plastic bottles they consume because of their hair and beauty products, according to data from OnePoll.

More than half try to be more environmentally friendly in their lifestyle, but admit that they are less strict about what they use to take care of their appearance and hair.

In fact, only three in ten people have ever sought to change the way they buy environmentally friendly beauty products, with three in ten making such purchases once a month.

But a shocking one in five wouldn’t even consider switching to more environmentally friendly products.

Paul Peros added: “It’s a shame that so many people are not aware of the impact of their beauty regimes on the planet, which is why at Réduit, we put solutions at the forefront to reinvent our options. beauty and hair care for a more sustainable future.

“Lots of eco-friendly hair and beauty products are not only good for the planet, but have many other benefits.

“They often last longer because of their design and are much easier to take with you because they don’t always consist of liquid shampoos and conditioners.

Average monthly consumption of UK households

2 bottles of shampoo

2 bottles of conditioner

2 jars of hair mask

2 jars of lacquer

2 jars of hair gel

2 bottles of conditioning spray

2 bottles of dry shampoo

2 bottles of styling spray

2 bottles of thermal protector

2 bottles of shower gel

2 tubes of toothpaste

2 bottles of hand soap

A bottle of moisturizer

2 bottles of bubble bath

2 bottles of mouthwash

2 bottles of toilet cleaner

2 cans of deodorant

9 rolls of toilet paper

6 cotton swabs

7 cotton balls / pads

7 face wipes