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Green Your Hair Care: Drying Your Hair

Posted Oct 14 2009 10:02pm

Woman.drying.hair Last winter we recommended a few green shampoos. This week we're offering more tips on eco-friendly hair care.

Tip #3: Towel-Dry

Towel-drying is greener than blow-drying because it saves energy. The intense heat from blow dryers can damage hair, so towel-drying is also easier on your mane. Hemp and organic-cotton towels are earth-friendly choices.

If you must blow dry, know that Barbar makes a blow dryer with a ceramic coil that reduces the radiation that all hair dryers produce. Rusk's Go Green dryer uses about 25% less energy and comes in recycled packaging printed with soy ink. Whatever dryer you use, storing it unplugged conserves energy. Dead hair dryers are sometimes accepted during e-cycling drives; call your public-works department to check. 

Tell us: How do you dry your hair?

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