5 uses for All Natural Organic Dry Shampoo
By: Krisy K.
Dry shampoo, especially organic, non-aerosol dry shampoo, has so many uses. The list goes on and on and, if you’ve never used it, you’re missing out on a versatile, simple beauty product that saves you time and money. Dry shampoo has even made my hair healthier by extending the number of days I can go between washes. Here are my five favorite uses for dry shampoo that make it a must-have product for almost anyone:
Use dry shampoo on the go
I love to pack a travel-size dry shampoo in my bag, because it’s light and compact enough to carry around anywhere. I fly at least once a month and keep this on me because it’s airline-approved for a carry-on (no liquid, no aerosol!) and great for using post-flight to get rid of greasy hair. Here are a few more on-the-go uses:
At the beach - summertime is around the corner and dry shampoo is one go-to product that must be in your beach bag. It’s easy to use and great for adding to that messy beach wave look.
At festivals - if you’re a festival-goer and heading to South by Southwest, Ultra or Coachella soon, bring dry shampoo to keep your hair looking and smelling fresh when you can’t wash it.
After a light workout - heading for a night out right after yoga and don’t want to waste time washing and blow drying your hair? Sprinkle on some dry shampoo and go!
On a road trip - going on a road trip and don’t want to sit in the car for hours with greasy hair? Use dry shampoo in travel size and you’ll feel and look better by the time you arrive at your destination.
Enjoy your blowout a few days longer
I love how my hair looks after a trip to my stylist and can never seem to make it look as good at home, so using dry shampoo after a new cut allows me to enjoy the professional blowout look for longer.
Add some volume to your hairstyle
If your hair is limp or you’re going for an ultra-voluminous look, use dry shampoo at the roots to lift up and add body to your hair. Dry shampoo also adds texture for a tousled, unkempt look.
Get a grip on your updo
If you’re getting an updo, your stylist will tell you to come in with unwashed hair, because the oils will keep the style and the flyaways will stay under control. When you’re doing a casual updo at home, use dry shampoo to keep it in place. It helps to hold your bobby pins in as well!
Put your bangs in their place
Bangs + warm weather = sticky, piece-y bangs. Sprinkle some dry shampoo on the underside of your bangs to prevent them from sticking to your forehead. This simple trick will keep your bangs looking neat all day.
How dry shampoo can improve your hair
There are natural oils in your hair that get stripped when you wash it every day, so consider taking a break between washes with the help of dry shampoo. You’ll save time on washing and styling your hair every day, and will save money on products.
Your hair will also look better from not having a ton of buildup from daily shampooing and conditioning, and it won’t look dry from exposure to heat products every day. Our dry shampoo is organic and chemical-free, so you don’t have to worry about it clogging your pores or ruining your hair follicles from overuse.
Don’t know how to use dry shampoo? Check out this short video and the instructions here.
Green & Gorgeous Organics dry shampoo is an easy, natural way to clean your hair without water to make it smell fresh and look great!
How to go all-organic with your beauty products (and why!)
By Krisy K.
What you don’t know won’t hurt you, right? When we’re talking about what’s in your beauty products -- wrong. Beauty and personal care products have an average of 12 chemicals in them and women use an average of 12 of these products a day. When you consider that you’re exposing yourself to these chemicals repeatedly, it’s time to revamp your beauty kit.
You may think you’re safe because you choose products that are labeled “herbal,” “natural” or “organic.” Unfortunately, there are no laws for using these terms, so companies can label a product with cancer-causing chemicals “organic.” Learn about what toxins to look for, do a product audit, and gradually take steps to an all-organic, good-for-you-and-the-environment beauty kit.
Step 1: Know what chemicals to look for
Keep the “dirty dozen” in mind so you know what you don’t want in your products. The following are just a few from that list:
BHA and BHT – used as a preservative in makeup and moisturizers. May cause cancer and is a suspected endocrine disruptor (interrupts with our endocrine glands, their hormones, and where the hormones act).
Parfum (fragrance) – a mixture of chemicals, which are often a mystery – they’re not even listed! Can trigger asthma and allergies.
Petrolatum – in hair and lip products. May have cancer-causing properties.
Talc – found in dry shampoo, baby powder, lotion, and eye shadow, and may contain asbestos, which can cause cancer.
Step 2: Audit your beauty kit
Choose an organization system – colored labels, three boxes or bags – and lay out all of your beauty products. If you’re using green, yellow, and red labels, for example, begin by reading the ingredients on a product and tag them accordingly:
Green/Keep: no harmful ingredients (yes!)
Yellow/Review: 5 or fewer harmful ingredients
Red/Throw away: 5 or more harmful ingredients
Given that it’s likely some of your products have 12 or more harmful ingredients in them, you can adjust these numbers depending on how hardcore you want to make your audit. Is one of your favorite, must-have, can’t-live-without-it products in the red category? Read on to find out what to do.
Step 3: Shop smart and be patient
The key to going all-organic is patience. You can’t trash all of your products and replace them with all-new-to-you organic products and expect the change to go smoothly. Give yourself time to phase out your chemical-ridden products; don’t throw them all away yet!
Choose your favorite product - start with your can’t-live-without-it product, like dry shampoo, for example.
Find an organic brand - research great companies who are truly 100% organic, natural, and don’t use harmful ingredients. Find an organic, natural dry shampoo that is safe for you and the environment.
Try, try again - give the product a try. Purchase a small size and see if you like it.
For dry shampoo lovers, check out our organic dry shampoo that has six ingredients in total. Green & Gorgeous Organics dry shampoo is a vegan, GMO-free, talc-free, and paraben-free dry shampoo that isn’t in an aerosol can (even our packaging is environmentally-friendly). There are no fillers or hidden ingredients and it’s a perfect on-the-go solution for refreshing your hair and adding volume and texture.
When you know about the chemicals in your products it’s impossible to rationalize continuing to use them. The benefit of switching to organic products is the peace of mind you’ll have. Products that are free from harmful chemicals are products you can apply liberally and with a clear conscience. Good luck taking the leap to all-organic, we promise you won’t regret it!
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