You’ve probably heard of shampoo bars or shampoo that comes in sustainable bottles. But, have you heard of shampoo powder? Oh yeah, I was super intrigued too. It’s so fun to see how innovative brands are becoming to make natural hair care products that are eco-friendly. So today I am going to be sharing more about a new shampoo powder formula that I’ve been testing.
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Meow Meow Tweet Rose Geranium Shampoo Powder
I immediately purchased Meow Meow Tweet’s Rose Geranium Shampoo Powder the second it launched because I was so curious! Honestly, I was VERY skeptical of using a shampoo powder. I haven’t had the best luck with shampoo bars in the past and this also just seemed like it wouldn’t work well. But at the same time, I really wanted to give it a shot to see how it would perform. A little bit more about the shampoo powder:
- $24 for a 2 oz. aluminum bottle of powder
- Plant-based, vegan ingredients
- Lots of certified organic ingredients like marshmallow root, aloe vera, olive oil, rose geranium, lavender, and juniper
- The base is a coconut derivative 🥥
- Want to try a sample first? You can buy a $5 mini 0.25 oz. size!
Meow Meow Tweet does also make a Conditioner Powder to go with the shampoo, but I don’t really use conditioner, so I skipped it. You can also buy shampoo and conditioner bars from them if that’s more your style!
Related post: “My 6-Step Organic, Low Maintenance Hair Care Routine“
How to Use the Shampoo Powder:
It’s really easy to use. First, get your hair thoroughly wet. Sprinkle half a teaspoon into the palm of your hand then activate it with some water to make a foamy lather. Work it into your hair and then rinse it out just like a regular shampoo.
Shampoo Powder Pros:
Zero waste packaging. It’s in a metal bottle with a metal cap, and the label is all paper that can be composted or recycled 🌏
Travel friendly. Since it’s a powder, it’s lightweight and you don’t have to worry about seepage or spilling in your travel bag. Yes, please. The bottle is small, but it’s waterless, so it’s essentially a concentrate. This is definitely one I’m going to take on trips with me because it’s so easy to pack! 🧳
Smells beautiful. The scent isn’t too strong or overpowering, but it’s noticeable! It mostly smells like rose geranium with some hints of lavender. Light, floral, and fresh but not too feminine.
Lathers and cleans hair well. I was truly pleasantly surprised with how well this powder lathers and cleans my hair. It’s also easy to work in and doesn’t tangle your hair as you apply it, which is something I’ve experienced with bars in the past. It doesn’t leave a weird buildup or residue either. It actually makes my hair feel extremely soft, voluminous, and clarified once it’s dried. I was SO not expecting that to be the case! Who knew that a powder could actually work as a shampoo?!
Husband approved. My husband Jon uses this shampoo powder and it works well for him. I’ve struggled to get him to use shampoo bars, but the powder seems totally doable for him!
Shampoo Powder Cons:
Although I have numerous positive things to say about this shampoo powder, there are some drawbacks…
You can’t really keep it in the shower or a wet environment. I always store my shampoos in the shower because…duh. But this is a powder that activates with water so you have to keep the bottle as dry as possible. Which is kind of tough in a bathroom, or even a really humid room! Even getting a drop or two in the bottle isn’t ideal because the powder can start to get crumbly and heavy. So you have to be careful when dumping it into your hand to avoid getting water into it. Basically, I keep mine just out of reach of the shower so I can grab it when needed but it’s tricky 🚿
If you have thick hair or a lot of hair, you might need to use more powder. My hair is shoulder-length, but it’s SUPER thick. So even with regular shampoos, I tend to have to use more than the normal amount to make sure my hair gets thoroughly washed. Although it’s recommended to use half a teaspoon per wash, I find that my hair needs a little more than a teaspoon to get the job done. Meow Meow Tweet claims that 1 bottle = 4 standard shampoo bottles but I’m not sure that’s going to be the case for me! I’m still working my way through the bottle, so I can’t say for sure how long one lasts me, but I will likely go through it faster than most. But, to be fair, I only wash my hair about once per week so that might help extend the bottle life too!
My Overall Thoughts:
- I loooooooove the zero waste and travel-friendly aspect of using a shampoo powder!
- This works well, lathers nicely, and really does make my hair clean and soft without residue or buildup.
- You have to avoid getting the inside contents of the bottle wet or damp which can be a challenge.
- It might not be worth the money if you have A LOT of hair and wash your hair frequently. But if you don’t wash that often, or have thinner/normal hair, I think it’s worth the money!
- Would I buy this again? Yes! Especially to keep in a travel bag.
Have you ever tried a shampoo powder or are you thinking about trying this one? I’d love to hear how your experience was. Drop any comments or questions below! Thanks so much for reading this review and spending a couple of minutes with me on this blog.