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Lulu Organics Hair Powder

luluPerhaps you tend to oversleep (it’s not your fault that your alarm clock fails to go off), or are simply too pressed for time to shampoo your locks on the regular. Or, maybe like most ladies you just know that hair tends to look better on the second or third day after washing.

The latter is certainly the case for me: as the host to a mane of thick blonde curls, my hair takes a day or so after washing to get into its groove. I’ve often found myself pining for a way to keep my curls looking fresh in these post-wash days without having to cave into shampooing again. This becomes tricky, especially given the fact that hair oils build up quickly during summer weather (which, for us Santa Cruz folks, happens in the fall—go figure). I’ve heard tales of powdered shampoo and rumors that it solved this dilemma, but I remained skeptical—until now.

The hair fix I’d been in search of turned out to be Lulu Organics’ Lavender – Clary Sage Hair Powder (full size is $30, and the travel size is only $9.50).

It’s the stuff dreams are made of (or at least the stuff shiny, clean hair is made of): organic corn starch, white clay, baking soda, organic rice powder, organic horsetail powder, and essential oils for scent.

As a first time hair powder user, I was at a loss for how to apply it at first. Thankfully, luluorganicsnyc.com has some tips, like not to sprinkle the powder directly onto your roots (this misguided technique has been known to cause what they call the “George Washington” look). Instead, they recommend emptying a dime-sized amount into the palm of your hand, rubbing your hands together, and then working them through your roots.

The results are fantastic: the powder absorbs oil, leaving lifted, clean roots and fresh looking and nice smelling hair. A little goes a long way, and I’ve found that I only need to use it once (on the second day of “unwash”) to get the desired look.

The nearest locations to buy this magic powder are in San Francisco, so let's rejoice that it is also available online at luluorganicsnyc.com.

 

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