Dry shampoo has saved us all in a pinch. Sometimes, there’s just not enough time to wash, dry, and style before heading out the door.
We’re all busy. And dry shampoo is a quick and convenient way to speed things up.
But traditional dry shampoos can be packed with chemicals and other unwanted ingredients that, over time, can do more harm than good. And not just for your silky strands. That applies both to the health of our planet and your hair.
So, let’s start from the top. And by top, we mean the sensitive skin of your scalp and your silky strands. Because the most sensitive parts of your body deserve some extra attention, love, and care. This is one reason why the eco-friendly movement and the push for self-care flow so seamlessly together.
What Is Natural Dry Shampoo?
Dry shampoo, whether traditional or natural, soaks up the oils and sweat from your hair to make it look cleaner. Most dry shampoos also include some sort of fragrance to make your hair smell fresh when you’re between washes.
Where traditional dry shampoos and natural ones differ is how they’re made. Traditional dry shampoo uses different types of alcohol or starch-based ingredients. Many of them also include potentially harmful chemicals, synthetics, and unnatural fragrances.
Natural or organic dry shampoo is made of better stuff. We carefully choose the products we supply to our loyal customers. Chemicals, synthetics, silicones, and other potentially harmful ingredients are not welcome here.
What is the Best Natural Dry Shampoo?
Our zero waste natural dry shampoo is herbalist formulated and plant-based. It absorbs residues and odors while delivering minerals to refresh and support healthy hair. This is the best natural dry shampoo because it’s made right.
- Made from organic ingredients like baking soda, aloe vera leaf starch, and clay.
- Cruelty-free and vegan.
- Free from plastics, aluminum, and toxins.
- Suitable for all hair colors and types.
Our organic dry shampoo will keep you looking fresh and clean, smelling great, and feeling confident. We all need a little boost sometimes.
Why not choose a boost that’s effective, clean, and eco-friendly?
The Best Natural Dry Shampoo vs. Traditional Ones
Unlike traditional dry shampoos, the best natural dry shampoo doesn’t contain alcohol or other harsh ingredients, doesn’t contain or get shipped in plastic, and doesn’t come in a canister that’s difficult to recycle.
The organic and natural ingredients are highly effective and healthy.
Bcking soda adds a touch of color so that your hair doesn’t look dull or powdery the way it would with a spray dry shampoo.
Corn starch and clay absorb oils, and aloe vera essential oil promotes a healthy scalp. Plus, they’ll freshen up any hairstyle while also adding texture and volume. That combination is hard to beat!
You don’t have to sacrifice the health of your hair or the planet to get what you’re looking for. When you choose the right bath and beauty products, you can have the best of both worlds. That’s our goal – products that are better both for us and the environment that provides us life.
How to Use Natural Dry Shampoo
Our natural and organic dry shampoo comes as a powder instead of a spray. It may not take the form that you’re used to, but using your new organic dry shampoo is easy. Eco-friendly and easy is one of our favorite combinations!
All you have to do to apply your organic dry shampoo is follow these quick and easy steps:
- Dip your makeup brush into the powder; we recommend buying one specifically for this purpose rather than using the same one for different applications.
- Gently tap off the excess powder back into the container.
- Part your hair to expose its oiliest sections.
- Apply the powder using the makeup brush until you’ve touched each oily section.
- Turn your head upside down and brush through.
- Reapply if any oily spots remain.
If you’re already dressed, consider wrapping a towel around your shoulders so you don’t get excess powder on your clothing. When you’re done, store your natural dry shampoo in a cool and dry place. Storing it properly will help extend its shelf life.
Your organic dry shampoo comes in a lovely and reusable decorative container. For best results, use within one year. But we’re confident that you’ll love it so much that it won’t last that long, anyway!
Our organic dry shampoo is safe for everyday use. And it won’t damage your color, whether natural or boosted. Whether you prefer straight hair, wavy, curly, or bouncy, our dry shampoo will help you get ready faster and feel fresher longer.
What Ingredients You Should Avoid
The best natural dry shampoos use ingredients you can feel good about. They’re better for your hair and scalp and better for the planet, too. Ingredients like essential oils and cocoa powder boast a long list of hair and scalp benefits. And with non-plastic packaging, you can feel good about how it gets to you, too.
Most traditional dry shampoos are far less than eco-friendly for a few different reasons.
One reason is those incredibly long-lasting spray canisters that they come in. Another is the plastic-heavy packaging that they come in. And the ingredients are yet another.
For example, dry shampoos often contain alcohol. While this is a surprising ingredient in many different traditional beauty, face, and hair care products, many don’t know why we should avoid it. Alcohol can dry out your delicate strands and the skin of your scalp.
Using too much alcohol-based dry shampoo or using them for too long can cause long-term hair and scalp damage. Using it too frequently can even cause dandruff, dryness, and blocked pores. This is particularly common for people with sensitive skin.
You’re looking for a product to help you get ready faster and keep you feeling clean and fresh between washes. But it’s hard to feel clean and fresh when using something that often causes irritation and long-term skin concerns.
Who wants that from a trusted hair care product?
But that’s not the only ingredient that should be avoided. The health risks involved in traditional dry shampoos aren’t limited to what’s inside the can but also come from the way it’s dispensed.
Aerosol spray cans use chemical propellants to get the spray from inside the can and out onto your hair and into the air.
These chemical propellants are often considered extremely flammable. And they’re being sprayed onto your hair and scalp and into the air around you. Then, when you’re done, the empty canister gets tossed.
It can spend hundreds of years degrading and leaking chemicals into the ground or ocean. If the potential damage to your hair or scalp isn’t enough to convince you, empty canisters of dry shampoo floating in the ocean should be.
What to Look for In Your Product Packaging
There are three different parts of a product to consider when you’re looking to shop eco-friendly. The primary ingredients, the container it’s held in, and the product’s packaging all matter. This is what makes a product truly eco-friendly.
After all, what good is it buying a natural product and having it shipped to you in plastic-heavy packaging? We’re always wary of companies who commit to one but not the other. Plastics may have been necessary in the past, but we know better now.
And we have better options now, too. Our packaging is plastic-free for an eco-friendly experience from start to finish. Your plastic-free, natural dry shampoo will be packaged in a glass jar with recyclable metal lid and shipped in a cardboard container.
When you’re done with the packaging, you can either recycle or compost it. Whether you choose to put the packaging in the recycling or your compost pile, you can rest easy knowing it won’t spend a lifetime in a landfill or waterway.
How Our Best Natural Dry Shampoo and Solid Bars Fits into Your Eco-Friendly Haircare Routine
At EcoRoots, we provide only the best natural dry shampoo and the best shampoo bars. Our zero waste dry shampoo is the perfect addition to your eco-friendly hair care routine. Our eco-friendly customers also love our lavender shampoo bars and lavender conditioner bars. Learn more about the best natural shampoo here.
And if you’re looking to switch up the scents, we have some other incredible options, including:
- Moroccan oil shampoo bars
- Forest mist shampoo bars
- Citrus fresh shampoo bars
- CocoLime colada shampoo bars
- Fresh mint shampoo bars
- Summer breeze shampoo bars
- Honeydew shampoo bars
Buy them along with their matching zero waste conditioner bars or mix and match! They range from earthy and soothing to fresh and fruity. We also have an unscented shampoo bar option that’s ideal for anyone with allergies, sensitive skin, or a sensitive scalp.
The unscented option is also great for unisex use and can be shared with the family. All our shampoo and conditioner bars are free from silicone, parabens, and other unwanted and unhealthy ingredients.
They’re also color-safe, travel-friendly, vegan, and shipped in plastic-free packaging. But the best part is that they help us avoid contributing to a really scary number. Each year, 552 million shampoo bottles end up in landfills.
That’s 552 million shampoo bottles in the United States alone. And that’s just shampoo bottles. This number doesn’t include conditioner bottles, body wash, skincare products or other plastics hiding in your old shower routine.
Choosing shampoo and conditioner bars and natural dry shampoo seems like a no-brainer to us. But shampoo bottles pour, and shampoo bars don’t, so how do you use them? This is the most common question that people have before they make the switch.
If you’re not used to your shampoo and conditioner coming in a bar rather than a bottle, you’re not alone. But don’t worry, it’s much easier to use than it sounds. Read on for a quick breakdown.
How to Use Shampoo and Conditioner Bars
Zero-waste shampoo and conditioner bars are a great way to eliminate single-use plastics from your shower routine. They’re made from happy, healthy ingredients like coconut oil, cocoa butter, and other organics that leave your hair feeling soft, clean, and nourished.
And they do all of this without stripping away your natural oils or hair color. Each bar lasts around 50 washes. When you’ve found your favorite scent, here’s how to use your zero-waste shampoo bar:
- Gently massage into wet hair to produce a rich, cleansing foam.
- Rinse thoroughly with water.
- Follow the same process with your zero waste conditioner bar.
- Leave the bar out to air dry so it’s ready for its next use; we recommend storing it on a bamboo soap dish or soap saver bag so that it dries quickly and evenly and your bar lasts longer.
When you switch from conventional shampoo to natural shampoo, there’s often an adjustment period. It can take a few days or even a few weeks but stick with it, and you’ll have soft and amazingly clean eco-friendly strands!
Why Choose EcoRoots
When you choose EcoRoots, you choose better ingredients and better products for a better planet. A portion of each purchase is used to support Ocean Conservancy. Our eco-friendly home and kitchen and bath and beauty products have all of your bases covered.
We make it easy to make the switch to an eco-friendly lifestyle. And we teach you the best ways to make the switch, choose the right products, and support a cause you care about on our zero-waste blog.
Reducing your carbon footprint starts here. And it’s never been so easy to change your lifestyle. We’re glad you’re interested in making the switch, and we know you’ll be happier with your eco-friendly, conscious products!