Dry Shampoo is probably one of the best inventions of the 21st Century. I think we can ALL AGREE on that. What I cannot wrap my head around, however, is why it has to be in an aerosol can, fumigating my bathroom and hair with extremely flammable (and toxic) ingredients when I’m just trying to delay the dreaded shampoo + conditioning process for one more day. Don’t believe me? Turn that can around and take a look at your dry shampoo ingredients; I promise you your jaw will DROP!
I bet you’re looking at a combination of the following: BUTANE, ISOBUTANE, PROPANE AND ALCOHOL
Yep, you read that right. The same ingredients used to grill your burger on the 4th of July are the same ones used to conveniently “clean” your hair. Not only are these ingredients highly flammable, but they are not great for your hair. They are extremely drying and over time can actually lead to hair loss. No thanks!
So what is the alternative? Well, the truth of the matter is the only way to actually clean your hair is to wash it. But we all have those mornings when the snooze button is looking a lot friendlier than a full on head to toe shower. [Enter dry shampoo] But the fact is, dry shampoo does not actually rid your hair of the oils, it simply absorbs them. Over time this causes buildup and buildup that can lead to damage. This is why it is so important to make sure that the products we are allowing to sit on our scalp for an extra day or two are as clean as they can be. We want to be helping our hair, not hurting it.
What should you be looking for? First and foremost, ditch the aerosol can. After that you should be looking for a dry shampoo that is formulated with all natural, ideally organic ingredients. Stay away from anything with a fragrance (or parfum) as that brings up a whole other wealth of issues we’ll cover in a later blog post. We also don’t need a laundry list of ingredients in our dry shampoo. It’s unnecessary and will usually only lead to extra additives that your hair won’t be fond of. The simpler the better here.
Ready to make the switch? Check out our all natural, organic dry shampoo that is specially formulated with only the ingredients you need and nothing more, that are actually going to nourish your scalp rather than harm it.
Arrowroot Powder: Extracted from the roots of the arrowroot plant, this lightweight, starch rich powder will absorb oil and give your hair texture (yes please!)
Cacao Powder: Not only known for its rich color, Cacao contains sulfur and protein which aids in helping hair grow healthy and prevents breakage
You guys know we like to keep things simple around here and our dry shampoo is no different. We use only ingredients you and your scalp will feel good about because, after all, that is our philosophy. Available in 2 shades!