Zero waste dry shampoos are in plastic-free packaging, and an ideal alternative if you have no access to a shower, or have issues (such as a disability preventing you from showering independently daily). Trichologists (hair doctors) say pooh-pooh to no-poo (not using shampoo) as it’s a myth that hair cleans itself – you’ll end up with an itchy scalp. Dry shampoos in shops are usually packed with chemicals. These work naturally by absorbing oil using ingredients like arrowroot (don’t put neat cornstarch on your head – if it rains, you’ll make porridge!
Dry shampoos are just sprinkled into your hair and then brushed out. Most contain organic plant powders and bentonite clay to absorb oil. Avoid essential oils for pregnancy/nursing. Do not use on pets or young children.
Corinne Taylor Organic Dry Shampoo Powder is made by a qualified aromatherapist, using plant powders, bentonite clay and oils of palmarosa, grapefruit and clary sage. A combination of plant powders, Bentonite clay and organic essential oils, it absorbs excess oil and grease, to give hair extra volume, and leave it beautifully soft. Packed in a beautiful aluminium bottle, just apply to the roots of your hair, massage in well and leave for 30 seconds, so the powder can absorb excess moisture. Then brush your hair thoroughly to remove any excess powder, before styling.
Battle Green Natural Dry Shampoo Powder is an award-winning shampoo in a cardboard shaker pot and paper refill. Ideal to freshen hair, it’s made from a fragrant blend of plant powder, clay and essential oils to soak up oil, add volume and leave behind a light fragrance. Just sprinkle a little powder on the roots or palm and apply with your fingers or an old make-up brush. Work into the roots and let it sit for 30 seconds, then brush out. Choose from orange neroli or peppermint tea tree.
- Peanut & Poppet Dry Shampoo is packed in a cardboard tube, scented with lavender flower powder and rosemary oil. Ideal to revitalise hair between washes, it absorbs excess oil, to leave behind a lovely scent. Suitable for all hair types and colours. Just sprinkle a small amount into your hair’s roots, and massage until the oils are absorbed. Brush through, and style as desired. Made from plant powder and essential oils.
- Primal Suds Dry Shampoo comes packed in a brown paper bag. Sold for various hair colours, this is scented naturally with no essential oils, and has an optional tin to keep it in, with refill compostable bags.
- KiteNest makes organic dry shampoos, sold in reusable tins. Sold for light or dark hair tones. This is a unique blend of clays and natural powders.