Hair washing in cold weather is a tedious burden for those of us with long locks, not to mention the health risks. I donâ€™t have the time or patience to blow dry before braving the elements, which is where the Hair Powder â€œfor hair on days of unwashâ€ from Lulu Organics comes in. It soaks up the shine and leaves my hair smelling great without any nasty chemical residue.
Lulu originally created the recipe as a gift for her best friend when she realized that the talcum powder they had been dousing their hair with could be potentially carcinogenic. She read up on beauty product ingredients, and used her fashion publishing connections to set up meetings with beauty companies and eventually came up with a fragrant combination of natural and organic ingredients. The talc-free powder is made with white clay, baking soda, USDA Organic corn starch and rice powder, and Oregon Tilth Certified Organic horsetail powder and essential oils. Available in four distinctive scents Lavender/ Clary Sage, Patchouli/ Amber, Jasmine and Tuberrose each 4.5oz container is $40.
The beautiful packaging designed by Lulu, an herbalist at heart and a graphic designer by trade, is a work of art worthy of display on even the most well-curated vanity. The labels are hand-screened in Vermont by The Paper Moon Project and are made in small runs to emulate the pared-down aesthetic of the crude printing jobs you might find on import products in dusty ethnic pharmacies.