Sometimes our hair just hangs sadly. Or has a pub scent clinging to it. When there’s no time for washing, or no other cure for styling, hair powder works wonders.
I discovered this Lulu Organics hair powder while randomly browsing one of my fave organic beauty online shops, Amazingly. Naturally, it was the picture that caught my eye first (I wasn’t looking for a hair product): a gorgeous visual that reminded me of Alfons Mucha, one of my favourite artists.
I then looked up the brand online and loved the simple, holistic approach.
The INCI (or, more correctly, the ingredients) check revealed that the Organic Jasmine Hair Powder was made of organic corn starch, white clay, baking soda, organic rice powder, organic horsetail powder, and essential oils; USDA certified & Oregon Tilth certified. So it’s a talc-free, vegan, fair trade, certified organic hair powder, I figured. Want!
1 oz / 28 g of the travel size cost me 9.50€.
FORMULA and USE
The formula is surprisingly silky, designed to soak up excess oil and bad odours. The powder helps style hair; doesn’t weigh it down – au contraire, the added texture helps create volume where grease created ‘flat and sad’. The fragrance is very subtle.
How to use? To make it look good in any hair colour including dark hair, get a teaspoonful into your hand and rub your hands similar to when you’re about to apply hair wax.
When your hands are covered in a thin layer of powder, work your fingers through your hair, focussing on the root. Don’t apply directly to the roots: it will leave a plain white, impossible to brush off line (tested for you! Haha).
Then brush your hair quickly.
Doesn’t it look much, much better? You’re welcome.
If you’re unacquainted with hair powder or dry shampoo, here are the top five use cases of Yours Truly:
1. Keeping it at the office for Really Bad Hair Days and customer alert
2. Working it into the mane in the evening (prevents some of the nights-out-odours and gets you manageable up-do-worthy hair)
3. Actually, bad hair days of any sort (so, keeping it handy at home)
4. Helping extend the amount of days after a hair wash for less irritation
5. Simply refreshing the hair (when a perfume is too much and nothing – too little)