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What Is Powder Shampoo and How Can Redheads Benefit?

It's great for the environment and your red hair!

You’re probably pretty familiar with traditional shampoo for your red hair —  it’s usually liquid and comes in a bottle. Did you know there are actually quite a few forms your shampoo can take? While the liquid is the most common, there are more kinds of shampoo coming out all the time in different forms. In this article, we are going to talk specifically about powder shampoo. 

Powder shampoo is a new technology, much like foam shampoo. Here is the 411 on powder shampoo and recommendations too:

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What is powder shampoo?

Shampoo in powder form is essentially the exact same thing as your traditional liquid shampoo, but without the water. You might be thinking: “is powder shampoo like dry shampoo?” Yes, very similar but new powder shampoos are actually cleansing your hair like regular shampoo does. So you might be wondering how the heck does it wash your hair? Well, it’s water-activated and since you wash your hair in the shower, there’s plenty of water to get it going. 

How do you use powdered shampoo? 

Every brand is different, some you will mix into a paste to apply to the hair, while others can be applied right to the hands and then massaged into the scalp. Like traditional shampoo, the amount you use will depend on your hair type, length, and thickness. 

What are the benefits of powder shampoo?

Traditional liquid shampoos are actually about 80% water, which means when you take the water element out, powder shampoo is like a concentrate. That means it takes up less room and creates less of an impact on the environment. The powdered shampoo is great for traveling and for everyday use. 

Is powder shampoo usable for all hair types? 

Just like traditional shampoo, powder shampoo comes in a variety of types. That means there are powdered shampoos for different hair types and different needs. The best way to know if powdered shampoo will work for you is to test it out and see if you like the results. 

Here are recommended powder shampoos for redheads:

Klorane Dry Shampoo Powder with Oat Milk, $20

Hairstory Dry Shampoo Powder, $36

Rock it like a Redhead!