Updated: Apr 4, 2021
I don't know about you but dry shampoo is a must for me. My hair tends to naturally be a little more on the oily side and I try to keep the number of days I wash my hair a week to around 2 or 3 to help my color last longer. Plus #reallife happens sometimes and you need a little dry shampoo to come to your rescue:) As I have been moving to a more clean, low tox lifestyle I was on the hunt for a natural alternative to the dry shampoo I had been using. As
dry shampoo is something you are putting directly on your scalp I wanted to find a good alternative sooner rather than later. After some trial and error I found a combination that works great for my hair and I think will work well for just about any hair type. For this recipe you will need a glass shaker container(I picked up mine from dollar tree), 1/4 cup Arrowroot Powder, 1 tablespoon Kaolin Clay, 2 teaspoons of Cocoa Powder if you are a brunette, 2-3 drops of Peppermint, Lavender and Tea Tree essential oils(Cedarwood or Rosemary essential oil would also work in place of the Tea Tree essential oil). This combination of oils is
perfect for a dry shampoo as Lavender & Peppermint essential oils are thought to promote hair growth and Tea Tree essential oil is thought to prevent the build up of chemicals and dead skin along the shaft of your hair making hair healthier and more moisturized. To make this dry shampoo, combine your 1/4 cup Arrowroot Powder, 1 tablespoon of Kaolin Clay and 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder in your glass container and then stir until thoroughly mixed. Next add in your 2-3 drops of Lavender, Peppermint and Tea Tree essential oils and then stir again. Screw on your lid and your dry shampoo is ready to use. You can either shake the mixture directly on your roots or shake into the palm of your hand and then run your fingers thru your hair. Another option if you do not have a shaker bottle is to dip a dry clean make up brush into your dry shampoo and the apply to your roots with the make up brush. Let the dry shampoo sit in your hair a minute or two to absorb any oil in your hair and then brush and style your hair as normal.
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