Q: Why should I use shampoo powder instead of a liquid shampoo?

A: Liquid shampoos contain preservatives and binders which are widely considered harmless, but do alter the composition of products. Most liquid shampoos also contain cleansers that are more harsh than the ones used in Churna Shampoo Powder.

Q: Should I wash my hair?

A: The short answer is yes. While the “no poo” movement believes that shampoo damages your hair, not washing your hair at all can be problematic too. Natural oils produced by your scalp accumulate over time and can lead to scalp conditions. In excess, they weigh down your hair and attract contaminants, such as dust and pollution from the environment. These oils cannot be washed out with water alone. Churna Shampoo uses mild, natural ingredients that will leave your hair feeling clean while maintaining and improving the natural state of your scalp and hair.

Q: How do I use shampoo powder?

A: Store the shampoo outside of your shower or bathroom to avoid contact with water. We do not use preservatives in our products, so mix only the amount you intend to use in this application and do not reuse once it’s come in contact with water.

For a shampoo rinse: Mix 1 tbsp of shampoo powder per 1 cup of water in a pot on the stove. For short hair approximately 1-2 cups is recommended, and for  long hair approximately 3-4 cups is suggested. Bring to a boil with the lid off (it will boil over easily), then simmer for 10 minutes. Strain through a tea strainer. Once the formula has cooled down to a temperature you can tolerate, pour into a squeeze bottle or other container for application in the shower. Apply to dry scalp and hair, massage throughout, and rinse. This can be done about once a month and will remove any excess oil buildup from previous applications on your hair. It is not suggested for use directly after hair oil application.

For a routine cleanse: Simply combine your desired amount of powder in a bowl with water. Slowly add water and stir until you’ve achieved your desired consistency. If you are dealing with hair loss, you may want to achieve a thinner liquid consistency. For serious hair loss, use our products in conjunction with consulting with an Ayurvedic doctor.

After an oil treatment: Mix anywhere from 1 tbsp to 1/2 a cup (maybe a bit more for very thick hair) in a bowl with warm water. Slowly add water, and stir until you’ve achieved your desired consistency. Apply to wet hair and scalp, and lightly massage scalp and through the oily parts of your hair. Thoroughly rinse your hair.

Q: How much shampoo powder should I use?

A: There is no one-size-fits-all approach to using our shampoo powder. The amount you use can range depending on the texture and oiliness of your hair. It will also depend on how you are using the powder (see above Q&A). You can use anywhere from 1 tbsp to more than half of the bottle. Each bottle will last anywhere from 1-10 uses. It may take some trial and error to discover what works best for you.

Q: Can Churna shampoo powder be used without hair oil?

A: We do not recommend using Churna Shampoo without hair oil on a regular basis, because over time your hair will get dry. Dry hair is prone to breakage, split ends and potentially hair fall. Even though we use several herbs that will soften and nourish hair, the primary ingredients are cleansers intended to remove dirt and excess oil from your hair and scalp.

Q: What is the difference between dry shampoo and shampoo powder?

A: Dry shampoo is a spray or powder that is applied to dry hair to absorb oil, sweat, and dirt to make hair appear cleaner. Shampoo powder is mixed with water to make a paste and is used like a traditional shampoo on wet hair. Shampoo powder can also be boiled with water to make a decoction then applied to dry hair and rinsed out with water.

Q: What is the best way to use hair oil?

A: At least 30 minutes before washing your hair, apply 2-5mL of oil to your scalp and distribute through your hair. The amount you will use depends on the thickness and condition of your hair. Avoid applying oil directly to your hair. Your hair will get too oily and will take several washes to come out. 

Cover your hair if you need to go outside with oil in your hair in order to avoid dust from the environment sticking to your hair. This can lead to hair fall and scalp  conditions. Use Churna Shampoo Powder to wash out the hair oil.

We recommend doing this treatment a minimum of 2 times per week or daily. Regularly maintain your shower drain twice a month using a combination of dish soap, table salt, baking soda followed by boiling water.

Q: How do I know which hair oil is right for me?

A: Our Bhringraj Blend Hair Oils are focused on hair regrowth and nourishing of roots for fine or thinning hair. For serious hair loss, use our products in conjunction with consulting with an Ayurvedic doctor.

Our Fresh Amla Hair Oils contain hydrating & conditioning properties, but may not be suitable for grey or ashy blond hair, as the formula will cause grey hair to yellow and will warm ashy blond tones. Fresh Amla Hair Oil is a great way to naturally enhance warmer toned hair.

Sesame oil is generally more suitable for cooler weather, such as during the winter. It can be a great treatment year round, but might be a little heavy during the summer depending on your scalp’s natural oil production and the texture of your hair.
Coconut oil provides a cooling sensation for warmer months, such as during the summer. It is lighter and will not weigh hair down, especially in humid weather.
During the spring or autumn, you can alternate which oil you use based on temperature. It may take some trial and error to discover which product works best for you.

Q: How do I use Churna Tooth Powder?

A: Pour the powder onto your hand or on to a small plate. You can:

  • Pour the tooth powder on to your hand or on to a small plate. Wet your toothbrush and press it onto your hand or the plate.
  • Carefully tap the powder from the bottle directly onto your wet toothbrush.

After you brush, you can coat your finger with the powder to gently massage your gums before you rinse. An Ayurvedic gum massage is a great step to maintain holistic oral health.

Q: Do you use preservatives in your products?

A: We do not use any preservatives, colours, or scents in our products. Every ingredient we use is printed on the label and listed on our website.

Q: Are your products organic?

A: We use organic and cold-pressed coconut oil & sesame oil. Not every ingredient we use is certified organic, but we continue to try to source the highest quality possible for each of our ingredients.

Q: Is your shampoo available in larger sizes?

A: We are working on it! In the meantime, get in touch with us to specify your desired quantity, and we will send you a custom quote. Sustainability is important to us, so we commend and support your effort to buy in bulk.