Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hair care and cleaning finds

OK, two VERY different items here:

First, a salon owner near my job recommended a natural black hair care salon to me: Classy & Sassy Braids (Beyond), in Lakewood, WA.


Second (and apologies for combining these two items in one post!), I found a sustainable toilet bowl scrubber. One of the problems with the "if it's yellow, let it mellow" method of saving water is that your toilet gets dirtier faster, and needs to be cleaned more often. Which means that the plastic toilet bowl scrubber becomes gunky and worn out faster, too. Since it can't be recycled, replacing it often is not very sustainable. (The other option I know of, the Clorox toilet wand with disposable pads, is also not very eco-friendly).

Greenfeet.com, an online store for eco-products, sells a Coir Commode Brush for $7.95. The handle is made from wood, and the brush is made from coconut shell fibers. It's stronger and more durable than a plastic scrubber and is biodegradable. Customer reviews also indicate that it works better!

The only downside is that it doesn't have a container to place it in (for the nasty water drip-off after you use it), but I can probably find a glass jar at a thrift store that is big enough to use for this purpose. And speaking of thrift shops, please sign the Facebook petition in support of a National Thrift Store Month!

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