Living Libations Fortifying Frankincense Dry Shampoo works on all hair colors and types, and it may extend the life of color treated hair (because less shampooing is needed). The convenience of dry cleaning your hair is just the beginning of the botanical blessings of this pure-powder blend. Get clean, lustrous locks while nourishing skin and scalp with nature’s nutritious elements.
Many dry shampoos are packed with polymers, parabens, corn, rice and aluminum starches, toxic talc, and flammable isobutene, propane and alcohols that inhibit healthy hair growth, dry the hair, attract residue and block the breathability of the scalp. Each ingredient in Living Libations Fortifying Frankincense Dry Shampoo naturally optimizes hair health and beauty. Sacred frankincense resin nourishes and scents the scalp. Balancing baking soda absorbs excess oil. Kaolin clay works like a magnet to draw residue and cleans oils out. Elegant essential oils stimulate strong hair, dissipate dry flakes, and cleanse the hairline. Arrow root powder supports absorption, while our rosemary supercritical concentrated extract naturally provides optimizing plant power.
Arrow Root (Maranta arundinacea) -Arrow root powder promotes nutrient absorption in the skin and scalp. It creates soft, smooth skin between hair follicles.
Kaolin Clay (Kaolinite, White Clay) -This silica rich clay is an ancient hair and skin remedy that is used to draw out toxins and impurities. It is balancing and nourishing for dry skin and helps the scalp maintain optimal oils levels to prevent dandruff and flaking. Kaolin is also said to increase circulation to the scalp and reverse the damaging effects of heavy metals.
Frankincense resin -(Boswellia carterii) -Frankincense is an eternal offering of crystalline-clarity from the sap of the frankincense tree. Liquid pearls from the tree of life, frankincense resin is astringent and anti-inflammatory soothing and balancing the hair and scalp. These aromatic pearls of pure Somaliland frankincense nourish dry skin, calm skin ulcers, and repair scar tissue.
Rosemary Antioxidant Extract (Rosmarinus officinalis, CO2) -Rosemary extract is a natural preservative that extends the shelf life by slowing the oxidation process of the essential oils. This special supercritical extraction brims with beneficial antioxidants that protect and stimulate hair strands and scalp.
Baking soda (Sodium bicarbonate) -Sodium bicarbonate is a natural cleaning agent that helps to remove toxins, impurities, and product build-up from the hair and scalp. Impressively absorbent, sodium bicarbonate absorbs excess oil at the hair follicle and throughout the hair.
Probiotics -When taken internally and applied topically to the scalp, probiotics have been shown to improve the hair's resistance to toxins and inflammation. Probiotics may also improve scalp circulation and may alleviate dandruff. A 2011 study conducted by the International Journal of Trichology found that dandruff sufferers who took probiotics orally and topically saw a marked decrease in inflammation and dandruff and a noticeable increase in skin sensitivity. Our probiotics contain Bacillus subtilis, a species of healthy bacteria that has been extensively studied and peer-reviewed for proven efficacy. This probiotic strain has a proven shelf life of two years without refrigeration, and is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
Frankincense carterii (Boswellia carterii) -Captured from the same African frankincense trees as our frankincense resin, this essential oil is hydro-distilled from the fresh oleo-gum of pure Carterii frankincense. With a warm, balsamic fragrance and an essence of fortitude, the essential oil is used to heal wounds, nourish dry skin, and stimulate the scalp. It is uplifting and anti-anxiety and offers a euphoric quality.
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) -Beautiful bergamot is a fresh citrus oil that functions as an antiseptic. It keeps the hair clean and clear up breakouts around the hairline. Bergamot is said help the scalp and hair to maintain perfect moisture levels.
Thyme Linalool (Thyme vulgaris linalool) -This gentle genus of thyme is non-sensitizing and non-irritating for the most sensitive of skin. As it tones and heals the skin and scalp, thyme linalool offers antimicrobial and antiseptic protection against acne-causing bacteria. Its anti-infectious nature makes it the perfect tool for gentle clarification and stimulating hair ovations.
Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides) -Rich, earthy vetiver oil is grounding and calming for the skin, anointing the roots of each hair follicle as the rain anoints the grass. Vetiver is a humectant that helps skin and hair retain moisture.
Rosemary Verbenone (Rosmarinus officinalis verbenone) -Gentler on skin and more moisturizing than regular rosemary, Rosemary Verbenone clarifies scalp tissue, stimulates the scalp, and increases nutrient absorption. This essence is abundant with energizing botanical compounds that may help to eliminate dandruff, prevent hair loss, invigorate hair growth, and infuse hair follicles and strands with magnificent moisture.
Sprinkle a dime size amount into the palm of your hand and massage it into the roots of the hair working away from the natural part. Move from roots to tips. Let the powder sit in your hair for a few minutes to absorb and activate all the nourishing plant botanicals. With a wood comb or natural bristle brush, comb through the hair to evenly distribute the shampoo and stimulate the scalp. Style your hair as usual. Use as necessary throughout the day or week. If you use too much and your hair looks powdery or clumpy, simply run wet fingertips through your hair.