Terry Scott Hair Fashion salon based at La Lucia Mall has become KZN’s first ‘green’ hair salon.
Speaking at the launch of the eco-friendly O’Right brand in South Africa, Sales and Marketing Manager, Lisa Lockhart, said that the term greenwashing would now take on a whole new meaning in South Africa.
O’Right has created a wide range of hair care products that are healthy for users as well as the communities and environment which are critical to everyone’s well-being. All products in the range are natural, eco-friendly and pure.
All ingredients meet the needs of a professional salon and discerning customers and are certified organic. Unlike its compatriot haircare products, O’Right uses eco-friendly, recycled packaging and prints its labels using soy ink.
Many shampoos contain very harmful chemicals that may smell and look wonderful but actually expose users to alarming health risks. Some ingredients and additives – including parabens, synthetic fragrances, phthalates and chemicals such as sodium laureth sulfate – can give rise to a host of health complications, including skin and hair irritations, and damaged hair follicles or even cancer.
Once washed down the drain, shampoos and conditioners impact negatively on South Africa’s already highly polluted water supply. Ultimately working their way into rivers and then the ocean, researchers have shown that chemicals from these beauty care products, when ingested, can alter the genetic make-up and hormone levels of aquatic animals, preventing them from reproducing and potentially leading to extinction.
Even more damaging is the packaging. Plastic bottles that are either only partially or are completely unrecyclable are either dumped in landfills or find their way into the ocean. Here, they can either kill the marine creatures that eat them or add to the massive islands of waste plastic that are floating on the world’s oceans.
In 2018, the O’Right brand took sustainability to a new level with shampoo bottles and pumps made entirely from renewable plastic materials. This not only reduced the use of new plastic but also carbon emissions along the entire supply chain.
O’Right products are manufactured in Asia’s first GMP certified green cosmetics plant using clean solar and wind energy as well as sophisticated water recycling systems. O’Right is also one of very few Taiwanese manufacturers to engage in green research and development, eco-friendly design and green processing.
Currently, O’ Right products are only available from Terry Scott Hair Fashion and online. Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
What an O’Right of a night with the launch of the eco-friendly hair O’Right brand hair care products. O’Right has created a wide range of hair care products that are healthy for users as well as the communities and environment which are critical to everyone’s well-being. All products in the range are natural, eco-friendly and pure. Check out some photos from the launch, hosted at the Terry Scott Hair Fashion salon.