Thursday, July 8, 2010

Clean and Dry

I love dry shampoo! I have a very busy schedule and do not always have the time time to wash and dry my hair in the morning. Dry shampoo or hair powder is the perfect solution for girls on the go who want to keep their hair looking and smelling fresh and clean. Dry shampoo works wonders on long road trips, music festivals, and traveling in general. Here are a few organic and natural alternatives (some of which I have tried).

Lulu Organics makes a Hair Powder that is USDA Organic, Oregon Tilth Certified Organic and Talc free. The company creates all products using raw materials from fair trade co-op in Iowa. The packaging is vintage inspired, cornstarch-based and biodegradable and absolutely lovely too boot. There is also a travel size available for $9.50. I can't wait to try this product!


I personally use Federic Fekkai's Au Naturel Dry Shampoo. It is made without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petro-chemicals, and phthalates. I like that it is scent free, when I tested some of the other dry shampoos at Sephora, I found the scents to be too overwhelming.


Another option is Gentle Dry Shampoo With Oat Extract (Non-Aerosol) from French company Klorane. The company is dedicated to plant research and use with non-endangered plants and with cultivation that is easy on the eco-system. This dry shampoo is formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, phthalates, GMO and triclosan. It received Allure's Best of Beauty Award for the category of dry shampoo.