Finder Green Fave: RAWW WOW Hair! Dry Shampoo

Posted: 23 November 2020 5:27 pm

This all-natural, vegan and cruelty-free dry shampoo is gentle on your hair and the planet.

There have been a lot of interesting iso hairstyles this year, ranging from bushy manes to colourful creations and DIY fringes. It's also become a lot easier to extend the time between washes as many of us dial into work from home.

Dry shampoo has become a go-to way to disguise oily and dirty hair, but many brands rely on chemicals and aerosol sprays to do the job. What's more, it can be really hard to understand the ingredients lists.

If you want a more natural option, the WOW Hair! Dry Shampoo range from RAWW Cosmetics is worth a look. It's COSMOS Natural certified, free from talc and bismuth, cruelty-free and comes in a pump bottle designed for easy application.

What makes the RAWW WOW Hair! Dry Shampoo green?

This dry shampoo is made from natural ingredients, including corn starch, clay (kaolin) and tapioca starch. Other ingredients vary between each of the three "flavours" – Citrus, Peppermint and Choc-Mint – and include peppermint oil, oat kernel meal and cocoa seed powder.

RAWW is big on using superfoods, so most of the ingredients fit that bill in some way. They're also vegan-friendly in terms of both the ingredients and the fact that they haven't been tested on animals.

We tried it and loved it

I was sent a sample pack of RAWW WOW Hair! Dry Shampoo and was curious about how it would perform compared to the aerosol product I've been casually using for years.

I've used the Citrus variety a few times and have been really impressed with the smooth finish and the volume I can get with an "updo" (which, in my case, means a basic ponytail or bun).

Unlike some of the other dry shampoos I've used, it doesn't leave any hard-to-brush white spots in my hair. I do have very fine, dark-blonde hair though, so if you have darker hair, you might want to test it first or go for the Choc-Mint variety that's designed especially for brunettes.

The only note I have about using it is that the powder can get a bit messy as you're pumping it out – it fell on my shoulders when I was using it. So I'd suggest doing your hair before you get dressed or using a towel or dressing gown to avoid getting powder on your clothes. It has been pretty easy for me to brush off though.
The Peppermint and Citrus varieties of RAWW WOW Hair! Dry Shampoo and a RAWW detangle brush sitting on a bathroom sink.

Where can I get it?

All three varieties of RAWW WOW Hair! Dry Shampoo cost $24.99 and you can get them directly through the RAWW website as well as at Myer, Target and other pharmacies and health stores.

RAWW is offering gifts with purchases as part of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, including a free Detangle Brush (pictured above) when you buy dry shampoo directly. Want more Black Friday deals? Check out Finder's full list for even more bargains.

This article was updated on 24 November 2020 to show that RAWW Cosmetics has COSMOS Natural certification (previously reported as Organic).

Finder Green Fave is a regular column that highlights our favourite sustainable, eco-friendly, ethical and cruelty-free products. If there's a product that you love and think we should look into, leave a comment below or using our customer service chat.

Looking for more information about sustainable products and companies? Check out the Finder Green homepage.

Image credits: Supplied (RAWW Cosmetics), Finder

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