5 Amazing Benefits of Amber Glass Salon Products

In an industry overflowing with plastic packaging, some brands are taking eco-friendly salon products to the next level.  Oway is the first professional hair company to adopt amber glass bottles as it’s primary source of packaging.

Amber glass is not only environmentally-friendly, but is 100% non-toxic – making it ideal for green salons everywhere.


Plastic packaging accounts for 90% of all pollution in our oceans, and can leach harmful chemicals into our salon products.

Why Choose Amber Glass for Eco-Friendly Salon Products?

#1 Glass is 100% Infinitely Recyclable

Fun fact: glass is one of the only recyclable materials that can be re-used again and again – all without losing strength, durability or pureness.

Recycled plastic weakens over time and eventually cannot be re-purposed. And, where do you think unusable plastic is discarded at the end of its lifecycle? You guessed it – landfills and oceans.

#2 Amber Glass is Eye-Catching and Repurposeful

If you’ve browsed the DIY-crazed social network, Pinterest, lately, you’ll see thousands of crafts involving amber glass.

This unique material will give your green salon infinite upcycling and decor opportunities! From soy candles to indoor plant holders, the possibilities are endless with gorgeous glass!

Seriously, only with Oway’s eco-friendly salon products can you turn a once amazing pomade into a makeup brush or clip holder (as seen on the right).


#3 Recycling Glass Is 40% Less Polluting Than Plastic

When you’re an eco-friendly salon, reducing your environmental impact is vital. Although plastic bottles can be recycled, the process is much more polluting than glass.

In fact, the process of recycling glass releases 40% less carbon in the air than plastic. Not to mention, less raw materials and energy are needed to reuse glass.

Choosing amber glass as your eco-friendly salon product packaging significantly decreases your environmental impact and carbon footprint.

#4 Protects Precious Ingredients From UV Light

Amber glass bottles are ideal for ensuring we reap all the wonderful benefits from active botanical ingredients.

Just how the sun’s UV rays damage our skin if left unprotected, they also adversely affect the purity of our eco-friendly salon products.

Not only does amber glass protect delicate, organic ingredients from photo damage, but allows us to eliminate toxic, synthetic preservatives, like parabens.


#5 Glass is 100% Non-Toxic and Safe

In a recent study from Environmental Health Perspective, scientists found over 70% of plastic leaches hormone-mimicking chemicals into the substance it stores.

These undesirable plastic byproducts can wreak havoc on the human body’s endocrine system – the part of the body responsible for balancing hormones – making them exceptionally problematic for women.

Also known as estrogenic activity (EA) makers, these unseen ingredients are highly correlated with increased breast cancer rates – the most prominent cancer type among women in the United States.

When you choose eco-friendly salon products made with amber glass, you’re choosing products kind to your tresses, the environment, and your health.