I have to admit, I used to love aerosol dry hair shampoos because they always went on so nicely. But in my never ending quest to green my life and beauty routine this is one of those items that I just had to part with and find a greener alternative for its just not worth the long term damage that aerosol sprays can cause. These non- aerosol green beauty hair powders don’t exactly copy your favorite aerosol hair powder but they do work pretty darn good and on the up side they will not cause you lung damage, hurt the environment and fill your air with carcinogens so there is that!
Hair powders are great for a bunch of different uses to extend a blow dry, after the gym, travel, camping, they can help lengthen time between shampoos, or if your hair is feeling greasy or you need a little extra volume. Be wary not to over use hair powder, refinery 29 just did a great article on this here.
Tip: Sprinkle in a dime size amount onto your hand rub them together then apply it to the roots of your hair, blend it out. Make sure to blend the powder in really good so that you can’t see the hair powder, you can use your fingers, comb or brush. I always check the back of my hair in the mirror after I apply because you don’t want to walk out of the house with a big section of powder on your hair I might or might not have learnt this lesson the hard way. It helps to leave it on your hair for a few minutes in order to let the powder absorb the oil in your hair before you brush it through. You can try and use an old makeup brush to apply hair powder onto the hair.
Eco friendly hair powders come is a loose powder form and require a tiny bit more effort to apply but as far as I’m concerned they are well worth it. I have rounded up three of my favorite clean beauty dry hair shampoos.
These come in lavender + clary sage, jasmine, patchouli + amber, vetiver + black pepper.
All organic, talc-free, vegan, gluten free and handmade.
I like supporting small companies like Lulu, their hair powder has a nice light scent that is refreshing and feels good especially if your hair is a little dirty. All the ingredients check out and this product is very clean, they also have a really great mini travel sized option.
Ingredients: *organic corn starch, white clay, baking soda, *organic rice powder, *organic horsetail powder, *essential oils/ *USDA Organic & Oregon Tilth Certified Organic
$30 for a 4 oz container. / 1oz travel size is $10
I do like this product but I’m not a huge fan of the bottle as it does tend to come out a little fast so I wouldn’t apply it right to your hair I would put some on your fingers then apply it to your hair. There is no scent to this product so if your looking for that this one is perfect for you. It has Argan and stem cells plus CoQ10 to add a keratin boosting moisture complex to this dry shampoo not sure if I can tell the difference of those ingredients in the product but overall it worked well.
1.7 oz $9.99
Ingredients: Organic Corn Starch (non GMO), French White Clay (Kaolin), Oat Flour, Slippery Elm Bark Flour, Argania spinosa (Argan) Stem Cells,Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Lavender essential oil, chamomile essential oil
This dry hair shampoo is made with a blend of highly absorbent Georgia kaolin clay, hyaluronic acid, and silica rich bamboo extract to help strengthen the hair. This product has a nice light scent that is clean and gives just a hint enough to make your hair feel a little cleaner. I found it does a nice job of absorbing the oil with out leaving a lot of residue behind. This product was organically just a limited edition item but it was so popular that they made it a permanent addition to their line. $12
Ingredients: organic oryza sativa (rice) starch, organic zea mays (corn) starch, kaolin, sodium bicarbonate, organic tapioca starch, bambusa (bamboo) arundinacea stem extract, silica (and) sodium hyaluronate, proprietary natural and organic fragrance compounds. $29, 4oz
If you want to save a little money and opt for DIY you can try using arrow root powder you can mix a little coco in if you want a darker color here are some more tips on that.