Rheum Palmatum Root Extract (Rhabarberpulver)
A slightly acidic powder that gives a colouring boost to blond and grey hair.
Where do we get it?
Lush UK purchases this powder from a distributor. Country of origin may vary depending on seasonality and stock availability.
With seven manufacturing sites across the globe, this information may vary depending on where your Lush products were made.
What are the benefits of rhubarb powder?
- Revives blonde and grey hair with golden hues.
- Helps create a strawberry blonde hair colour when combined with the right ingredients.
- Contains an acid (oxalic acid) that acts as a fixative, helping the colouring effect to last longer.
The Rheum palmatum is a different species of rhubarb from the one we are used to finding in pies and jams. Native to China and Tibet, this one is mainly ornamental, with its huge palmate leaves (hence its botanical name) and clusters of pink or cream flowers. Although not edible, it is cultivated for dyeing and medicinal purposes.