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 with boiling water in a squeeze or spray bottle. Once the formula has cooled down to room temperature, apply to wet hair, massage into the scalp and rinse. Do this once a month when you’re not doing an oil treatment.
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 third to the entire bottle of powder in a bowl with warm water. Slowly add water and stir until you’ve achieved your desired consistency. Apply to wet hair and lightly massage across the entire scalp, from front to back, ear to ear. The shampoo will start to sud up. It might take a lot of rinsing to remove all the oil & powder depending on the length & texture of your hair. Be patient and enjoy the process!
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 of your hair, and the oiliness of your scalp. It will also depend on how you are using the powder (see above Q&A). You can use anywhere from 1 tbsp, to 1 third of the bottle, to the entire bottle for 1 application. 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 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 best way to use hair oil?
A: Outside of your shower take 2-5mL of oil, depending on how fine or hydrated your hair is, and warm it up by rubbing it between your hands. Apply with fingertips to your scalp, and massage gently to your roots. Apply a thin coating from your hairline all the way to the sides and to the nape of your neck. If you have longer hair, you can gently distribute & pull it through the mid section, but don’t apply directly to your ends.
Leave the oil in for at least 20 minutes, or ideally overnight. It will not transfer onto your sheets, so you don’t have to cover your head to sleep, but you should cover or wrap your hair if you need to go outside to avoid impurities that may be blowing around. Use Churna Shampoo Powder to effectively wash out the oil treatment.
We recommend doing this treatment 2-3 times per week. Regularly maintain your shower drain twice a month using a combination of organic dish soap, table salt, baking soda & boiling water.
Q: How do I know which hair oil is right for me?
A: Our Bhringraj blends 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 Amla blends contain hydrating & conditioning properties, but may not be suitable for very light or ashy blond hair, as the formula will warm the hair’s tone. It 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 all 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.
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: Avoid contact with water by pouring the powder onto your hand or into a small plate or bowl. Do not dip a wet toothbrush or finger into the bottle. You can:
After you brush, you can coat your finger with the powder to gently massage the 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 will be 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!