A powder mask is a hair treatment in the form of a foaming powder. Like a conventional shampoo, it contains surfactants and hair-benefiting agents to cleanse impurities and leave hair soft and shiny. The powder mask is actually very similar to liquid shampoo, except it contains no water and is therefore much more compact.
Powder masks are made up of a soap base and a surfactant to clean the hair, gelling and emollient agents to produce a foamy texture on contact with water, and active ingredients that target the specific needs of certain hair types. Powder masks often contain natural ingredients as most of the brands that offer them are committed to protecting the planet.
Unlike dry shampoos, which allow you delay shampooing without really cleaning your hair, the powder mask removes impurities and replaces the cleanser in your usual routine with actual treatment action.
Powder masks are just as effective as the more traditional formulas contained in solid or liquid shampoo. In fact, they contain the same active ingredients and so have the same benefits for your hair. Only their size differs as they don’t contain water, but this doesn’t affect their effectiveness. As with a liquid shampoo, you can choose the powder mask adapted to your hair type and your needs: dry hair, excess sebum, dandruff, sensitive scalp, and more.
One of the biggest advantages of the powder mask is its small size. You can take it everywhere with you, whether in your suitcase or in your handbag, and it can even be packed into carry-on luggage. Moreover, you can choose how much to use: if you shampoo less frequently than usual, you can use a higher concentration; if your hair is short or very fine, you can use less.
The powder mask also lasts longer than a liquid shampoo because you only use a small amount of powder at a time. This means you don't have to buy more as often.
Choosing a powder mask means helping the planet. In fact, powder masks require about 80% less water to manufacture. They are also very compact, which reduces the number of trips needed to transport the product from the factory to the shops. In addition, some brands such as Klorane offer biodegradable formulas and recyclable packaging so that your shampoo is truly zero waste.
To apply a powder mask, pour a small amount of powder into the palm of your hand (a teaspoon is usually enough for one shampoo). Then run your hand under the shower and lather the mixture. Apply it to your hair and scalp like a regular shampoo. Leave on for a few minutes and then rinse with clean water.
To know if a shampoo is organic, you have to look at what it’s made of: does it contain natural active ingredients? Are these active ingredients of organic origin? Generally, when a powder shampoo is organic, this is stated on the packaging. Natural powder masks are best because they are gentler on your hair and more environmentally friendly.
Powder masks are a fairly recent invention, but there are already a wide variety of formulas available for different hair types. The ideal shampoo is one that meets the needs of your hair and is made up of mostly natural ingredients.
Klorane offers a complete range of biodegradable powder masks that act as a full treatment for your hair: in addition to cleaning it, they provide all the benefits of the natural active ingredients they contain.
Our Galangal powder mask is your ally in the daily fight against loose dandruff. Galangal is a plant from the ginger family that fights inflammation of the scalp, limiting the appearance of loose dandruff flakes. An effective and gentle cleanser for healthy, shiny hair.