Arrowroot Powder

We use certified organic arrowroot powder (flour) in our dry shampoos. We have found this gluten-free starch to be the best dry shampoo ingredient during our months of testing many alternatives including other plant starches and mineral clays. When applied to the scalp and hair shafts, arrowroot powder keeps your hair from getting so greasy with the sebum excreted from your follicles.

Archaeological studies in the Americans show evidence of arrowroot cultivation as early as 7,000 years ago. The name may come from aru-aru (meal of meals) in the language of the Caribbean Arawak people, for whom the plant was a staple. Arrowroot is native to tropical regions of Central America, South America, and the West Indies and has been cultivated since 8200 BCE. When explorers arrived in the West Indies, they encountered the rhizome and brought it back to Europe, arriving in England in the early 18th century.

Arrowroot has been extensively used in traditional Indian medicine as an antidote to poison. Arrowroot is known to treat iodine poisoning by chemically converting the poisonous iodine to a harmless iodine salt. Although there has not been any substantial research on how arrowroot can reverse the effects of poison, it is believed that it acts as an antidote. Arrowroot is also used as an herbal remedy for various skin problems. It is used in the treatment for smallpox and gangrene and reduces the level of infection and itchiness.

Small traces of nutrients such as the B vitamin Folate and minerals like potassium, phosphorus, and iron can be found in arrowroot flour.

We use certified organic arrowroot powder (flour) in our dry shampoos.

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