If you’ve ever read the label on your shampoo bottle, you’re probably well aware that it’s got some harsh stuff in it. Methylisothiazolinone, ammonium xylene sulfonate, paraphenylenediamine – this stuff is just as hard on your hair as it is on your pronunciation skills. You shouldn’t be shampooing every day anyway, let alone doing it with such harsh chemicals. Doing so washes away beneficial oils that keep your hair healthy, and can also dry out your scalp. So what can you do about it? Try switching up your normal hair cleaning routine with Alder Boutique’s all-natural hair powder.
Although it’s not intended to be a full-on shampoo replacement, Alder’s custom powder blend is a fantastic alternative that adds volume to flat, oily hair without using any damaging chemicals you typically find in other hair care products. And while you won’t want to use it every day, it’s perfect for those times when shampoo isn’t ideal, like after a workout or on a long backpacking trip.
And don’t worry – this isn’t like putting talcum powder in your locks. This stuff is made from a blend of rice powder, kaolin clay, organic horsetail powder, and various essential oils, so it absorbs well and won’t leave your hair looking grey and dusty. To use it, just tap about a teaspoonful (maybe more like a tablespoon for thicker hair) into your palm and work it into your roots. For best results, run a brush through your hair to get a more even distribution. Your hair will be left fuller and fresher, and all without any harsh chemicals or detergents choking out your follicles.
The powder blend comes in four different fragrances, each of which is mixed by hand in small batches at Alder Boutique in Brookyln. You can choose from lavender, eucalyptus, patchouli, or bergamot. Check out Alder’s website to learn more or get your hands on a bottle. They’re currently selling for $30 apiece.
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