NoPoo : How to wash your hair without shampoo

I am always looking for beauty hacks that avoid any kind of unnecessary plastic waste. I only have few prerequisites: it should be easy to use, be effective and shouldn’t cost a fortune!

I have recently researched a bit on the topic of hair-washing. Are there any good alternatives to using chemical shampoos stored in plastic bottles?

Might a NoPoo (no shampoo) alternative be suitable for my hair?

No Poo shampooersatz receipe

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The zero waste dog: Leilah and her lawn loo

After I had adopted Leilah, I quickly realized what a challenge it would be to thrive for a zero waste lifestyle. I would normally try to avoid waste as much as possible by using waste-avoiding alternatives, such as bringing tote bags for shopping instead of using plastic bags. But what to do with dog food tins, dog cookies packed in plastic wrapping and, in particular, dog nappies. All of this visibly increased the amount of waste I generated from now to then!

I  quickly found quite waste-friendly alternatives for the food issue: You could buy dog dry food in big batches containing 15-20 kg, which would last half a lifetime for Leilah. I even found a booth at the local farmers market at Hamburg, Immenhof, the owners agreed to sell (dry) dog cookies in cloth bags I brought.

There also is an easy alternative for dog poo bags: Available in online stores, you can find dog poo bags made out of corn stark. Those little bags degenerate much quicker than any plastic bag, which will need up to 100 years to fall apart.

One problem remained: What should I do with the endless dog nappies I needed when Leilah still wasn’t house-trained? On “bad” days, Leilah needed 2 of these…

Even though Leilah got house-trained quite quickly, I started to look for alternatives in the 3rd week after the adoption. I was already fed up by the nappy waste we generated!

And guess what I found: an eco-friendly lawn loo!!!

Lawn loo fĂĽr Trick fĂĽr stubenreine Hunde auf Blog Sommergirls

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