Friday was Earth Day, a great day to remind people about environmentalism. Going gray is an easy way to contribute to going green efforts. It is also a good way to save money.
Here are a few facts to consider, from WalletPop:
- A whopping 70 percent of consumers color their hair to cover up their grays, said Meri Scals, founder of AllBeautyAnswers.com.
- Consumers nationwide send an average of $61.73 on permanent hair dye each time they go to the salon, estimated the Professional Beauty Association. Do the math (touch-ups eight times a year) and that’s almost $500 a year.
- Dyeing at home costs between $7 and $10 each time. Though not nearly as costly as going to a professional, those figures still add up.
On top of the savings, you’d be treating yourself better by going gray and not slathering health harming hair dye on your head each month. Plus, there would be far less water pollution originating from your drain—and who needs water pollution weighing down their conscience?