Ever wonder how much of a difference you’re making by using ECOHEADS? Here’s a little calculator to give you an idea of what the average ECOHEADS user will experience.
Remember, these are based off of averages and if there’s anything we’ve learned in our crusade for water conservation and better performance is that every, single environment is different. Doesn’t matter if it’s across the street or across the globe, every salon will experience a slightly different cost, time and resource saving.
The showerhead calculations are based off of the W.E.L.S. certification showing that the ECOHEADS spray nozzle uses 1.45 gallons per minute. We then compared that to the average flow rate of a salon spray nozzle, which is currently 2.6. The savings are further compounded by the fact that it’s designed for salon use, with efficiency in mind, so that rinse times are shorter. During testing, the average savings was just over two minutes while rinsing color. The savings will be slightly less on a standard shampoo, but more for treatments when several rinses occur in one session. Keep in mind, the intention of this calculation is not to be scientific but to demonstrate the performance compared to the normal.
In 2017, ECOHEADS partnered with a Northeast utilities agency to calculate before and after savings in a Boston based salon group. The intention was to create a business case for funding the installation of ECOHEADS as a water saving measure. The third party utility company installed meters on the standard spray nozzle and tested use and then installed ECOHEADS on the same basins and continued to measure flow. The study was so compelling the utility now funds not only the purchase of ECOHEADS in their service area, they also contracted engineers to install these spray nozzles for the salon.
The Ping saves on color usage by an average of 25%, depending on the application method, color product used and, of course, the stylist. The range is between 15% and 35%, but during testing, the average reduction of color used during service was 25%, which was used in the calculation above.
While we’re talking about experience, everyone’s perception of benefits is also different. One stylist does it for the planet, the other because they are tired of running out of hot water and another just loves the bubbles. We love you all for being passionate about all things ECOHEADS, so spread the love and help others discover their own reason to love sustainable performance.