We get a lot of different product requests from the Herd (that’s you!) and a non-irritating, effective, natural powder dry shampoo was at the top of the list for a while. And how could it not be? It’s a mega time-saver, money-saver and water-saver all in one. And therefore, an absolute lifesaver too! So, what do you think we did? We made one of course! Dry shampoo is almost as popular as Adele and Ed Sheeran combined (that’s really popular!), but most of the ones we saw on the market are packed in aerosol spray cans.
Aerosol sprays have fine chemical particles that are easy to inhale as dry shampoo is used on your head, so they can enter the lungs – which is particle-ly (see what we did there?) concerning. So, spraying them frequently around the face was something that irked us and we’re simply not comfortable with. Aerosol ingredients typically contain volatile hydrocarbons, such as propane, n-butane, isobutane, Dimethyl ether (DME), methyl ethyl ether, and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Now those are some scary looking words!
How does natural dry shampoo work?
Our Natural Dry Shampoo works by absorbing the excess oils your scalp produces to prolong the time needed between wet washes. Lazy girls rejoice! Just like you may apply a powder to your face to make it look less shiny, a powder for your hair gives you fresher, cleaner, and “oh why thank you, no, I haven’t had it done, I just washed it” kind of hair. Our favourite kind of hair.
What's all the fuss about powder dry shampoo?
Well, powder dry shampoo was designed so that people can spend less time washing and styling their hair (AMEN to that!) due to not having to use traditional shampoo that requires the addition of water for washing. Since we make gentle products for people with sensitive skin and scalps, we made sure that our version met the requirements of our ingredient philosophy (so no aerosol chemicals) and its gentle on the hair and scalp. Many avid dry shampoo users claim that dry shampoo cuts the number of wet washes in half (based on a double-blind study of the MooGoo HQ office staff, obviously), saving not only time but also water, money, and the environment. Dry shampoo is now an essential staple in the grooming routines of men, women, and pets all over the world (yes, we make a great dry shampoo for pets too!). In fact, it’s the first one we made and it’s one of our most popular pet products.
Why is our natural powder formula the best dry shampoo?
For those new to the idea of a natural powder dry shampoo formula, it may seem strange to put powder in your hair. We get that, but remember someone once decided to boil leaves and then drink it. And now we have tea! And thanks goodness for that. People (all of us included) turn to a powder formula because aerosol sprays can coat the scalp, causing itchiness and irritation, not to mention the yucky particles we mentioned earlier. Instead, we created a scalp-friendly, loose natural powder formula in a shaker bottle delivery system that anyone can use, even those with very sensitive scalps.
How do I use dry shampoo?
The best way to apply our Natural Dry Shampoo is to separate your hair into sections and gently shake the powder onto your roots close to the scalp. Alternatively, you can put the product directly into your hairbrush and brush it through that way too. Whatever floats your boat. Once the product has been applied, use your fingertips to shimmy the powder into the hair and scalp until the colour has disappeared. If you find you see a bit of white powder left behind, it just means it hasn’t been blended well enough so get back in there and give your scalp the massage it deserves! If it still hasn’t subsided, you’ve just used a little bit too much and may have to use a little less next time – this bottle was built to last. Brushing your hair a few more times usually does the trick. We’re definitely all guilty of overdoing it from time to time, with the dry shampoo I mean. When you become a seasoned used of Dry Shampoo, or if you already know that you’re a keen bean, check out our 7 Dry Shampoo Powder Tips & Tricks blog post for our more advanced (because we’re obsessed) recommendations for usage.
So what's in it?
We made our unique Dry Shampoo powder formula with a blend of edible, food-based powders – Corn Starch, Tapioca Starch, Bentonite and Sodium Bicarbonate. These powders are specifically made extra super duper fine so they work better at absorbing unwanted hair oils, it’s easier to apply to the hair, and will be gracefully dispensed from our cutie-patootie shaker bottle with ease. It also comes with our signature MooGoo smell, giving you a quick refreshment in between wet washes no matter what you've been up to (no judgement here).
Do I have to wash my hair ever?
Unfortunately, there is one thing dry shampoo can’t do, and that is, completely eliminate the need for a wet-wash shampoo – and the dishes. It’ll let them “soak” for days though. As your scalp continues to produce oils, more dry shampoo will be needed to keep it fresh. Eventually, there comes a point where your head just needs a good old-fashioned wash (our Milk Shampoo is great for that). This is also the time to give your hair some TLC with a good, moisturising conditioner (insert shameless plug for our Cream Conditioner) to keep your ends hydrated and avoid splitting. And look, while we’re at it why not top it all off with our multi-purpose Protein Shot Leave-In Treatment for extra creamy, silky hair.
So, there you have it. We love this little diddy and think it’s time for everyone to kick the (aerosol) can and get shakin' our with our Dry Shampoo. Now the real question is, how will you spend all the extra time you’ve got on your hands?