Moondust Dry Shampoo Ingredients
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What’s a dry shampoo?
A dry shampoo is a powdered substance used to clean the hair where it isn’t practical or desirable to use water and traditional shampoo. Dry shampoos work by soaking up oil and dirt on the scalp and then both the shampoo and the trapped dirt is brushed out of the hair. Some of the benefits of Moondust include:
- Stretching Washes- Moondust will clean the hair without overstripping the scalp and stimulating it to produce more oil. This lets you go longer in between traditional washes and helps retrain your scalp to produce less oil.
- Preserving Color & Treatments- If you use chemical hair dyes, washing causes the color to fade faster than anything. Dry shampoos remove the oils in your hair, but not the color. Also, if you’ve had a brazilian blowout or a keratin treatment, you’re instructed not to wash your hair for several days. Dry shampoo makes this easy and won’t interfere with your treatment!
- No water needed!- No need to take a lengthy shower just to clean your hair! It’s great for camping, after the gym, or anytime you’re strapped for time, but just need to freshen up your locks.
Do not use on clean hair. Comb hair until free of tangles. Section hair and lightly sprinkle Moondust as close to the scalp as possible, or apply with a blush brush. Gently work through hair near the scalp with fingers. Let sit 15 minutes. Brush Moondust Dry Shampoo from hair with a boar bristle (or similar) brush. You may choose to cover your brush with cheesecloth to help collect the powder. Repeat if necessary. The glass spice jar has a flip top, one side with holes for shaking, the other larger in case you ever need to extract a larger amount from the jar. Inside is a black nylon screen that helps ensure a fine application of Moondust.
Moondust is inspired by hair care practices dictated by the moon: when to trim, deep treat, or oil for faster growth or thicker hair.
Silicones, waxes, and non-natural oils can build up in hair over time making it coated, locking out moisture, and impeding dye uptake from natural dyes.