Why We Chose Eco-Friendly TPU For Our New Hello Bleach Bib 2.0 Collection

November 03 2023 – Jodie Woods

The Hello Bleach Bib 2.0's use of TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) material offers a range of substantial benefits, making it an excellent choice for a versatile and effective salon tool.

Here are some of the key advantages:

  • Durability: TPU is known for its remarkable durability. It can withstand frequent use and exposure to various chemicals commonly found in a salon environment. This durability ensures that the Hello Bleach Bib 2.0 can serve hairdressers and clients well, can be used over and over again and is salon proof, strong and stands the test of time. 
  • Flexibility: TPU material is highly flexible, allowing the bib to conform to the client's body comfortably. This flexibility ensures a snug fit, preventing any hair or color from slipping underneath the bib, ultimately protecting the client's clothing.

  • Resistance to Stains and Chemicals: In a salon setting, bibs are regularly exposed to hair dyes, bleaches, and other salon chemicals. TPU's resistance to stains and chemicals means that the Hello Bleach Bib 2.0 remains easy to clean and maintain, even when faced with potentially stubborn stains.

  • Waterproof: TPU is inherently waterproof, providing a barrier that protects the client's clothing from any accidental spills or splashes during the hair coloring process. This feature keeps the client comfortable and their clothing dry.

  • Ease of Cleaning: TPU's smooth surface is easy to wipe clean, ensuring that the bib can be quickly and hygienically prepared for the next client. This efficiency is crucial in a busy salon environment.

  • Comfort: The flexible and lightweight nature of TPU ensures that the Hello Bleach Bib 2.0 is comfortable for the client to wear, contributing to a positive and enjoyable salon experience.

  • Adjustability: TPU allows for the incorporation of adjustable features in the bib, ensuring that it can fit various body shapes and sizes comfortably.

  • Longevity: The durability of TPU material means that the Hello Bleach Bib 2.0 can withstand the rigors of a salon setting and continue to perform effectively over time. This long-lasting quality represents a wise investment for salons.

  • Safety: TPU is a safe material that does not contain harmful substances like PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). This safety aspect is important for both the client and the hairdresser.

MOST importantly for us at Hello Bleach is that it's Eco-friendly in these following ways :-

TPU is a more sustainable material choice compared to certain plastics. It's recyclable and, in some cases, biodegradable, aligning with a growing commitment to eco-friendliness in the salon industry. Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) is an eco-friendly material that is gaining popularity due to its sustainability and reduced environmental impact. Here are some key aspects of TPU's eco-friendliness:

- Recyclability
: TPU is a highly recyclable material. It can be melted down and reprocessed into new TPU products. This recyclability reduces the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and contributes to a more sustainable circular economy.

 - Biodegradability: Some TPU formulations are biodegradable. This means that, under the right conditions, TPU can naturally break down into harmless byproducts over time. Biodegradable TPU reduces the long-term environmental impact of products made from this material.

- Reduced Chemical Use: TPU production typically involves fewer harmful chemicals compared to other plastics like PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). This reduced chemical use contributes to a cleaner manufacturing process and reduces the release of toxic substances into the environment.

- Energy Efficiency: TPU manufacturing processes often require less energy compared to some other plastics. This energy efficiency reduces the carbon footprint associated with TPU production.

- Lower Emissions: TPU production generates fewer greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to lower environmental impact and helping combat climate change.

- Sustainable Sourcing: Some TPU manufacturers prioritise sustainable sourcing of raw materials. They may use bio-based or renewable resources as feedstocks, further reducing the environmental impact.

- Longevity and Durability: TPU products are known for their durability and longevity. They have a longer lifespan, reducing the need for frequent replacements and the associated waste. This longevity makes TPU a sustainable choice.

- Less Waste: TPU products, due to their durability and resistance to wear and tear, generate less waste over their lifetime. This means that fewer TPU items end up in landfills, contributing to a reduction in overall waste.

- Replacement for Harmful Plastics: TPU is often used as a more environmentally friendly alternative to other plastics that are harmful to the environment, such as PVC and certain types of polyurethane. This substitution helps mitigate the environmental impact of plastic products.

- Eco-Conscious Consumer Choice: Many consumers are becoming more eco-conscious and prefer products made from eco-friendly materials like TPU. This demand encourages manufacturers to incorporate sustainable materials into their products.

- Recycling Programs: Some regions and industries have established recycling programs for TPU, further promoting the eco-friendly aspects of this material.


    In summary, TPU offers several eco-friendly advantages, from recyclability and biodegradability to reduced chemical use and lower emissions which is why we chose to release our newest Hello Bleach Bib 2.0 range in this material. Its durability and longevity also make it a sustainable choice, as it reduces waste and the need for frequent replacements. These factors contribute to TPU's appeal as a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional plastics in various applications. Hairdressers and clients can rely on the bib to provide protection and comfort during hair coloring and styling sessions, making it a valuable addition to any salon, not to mention it adds a luxe addition to add a more polished appeal to the client experience. Shop here in 3 amazing colours and take your salon to the next level in luxury and clean seamless styling.


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