MAKE YOUR OWN DRY SHAMPOO
It's no secret that washing every day isn't good for it. It's also not good for your scalp, your skin, or your hair color. When someone tells me that they have to wash their hair every day because it gets oily, I'll tell them that their scalp gets oily because they wash their hair every day. It's protecting itself from their habits. Break the habit and give it time to learn that it can back off of oil production. You'll have healthier skin, hair, and scalp. A healthy scalp produces longer, thicker hair, so it's worth the effort.
I often get asked for dry shampoo recommendations, but for various reasons, I don't buy them. Mainly because they don't always work well. Plus, they have stuff in there that's not good for you and they could be making your problem worse. I've been making my own dry shampoo for the past few years and it's awesome. Not only am I keeping my beauty routine a bit cleaner, but it works better than anything else I've used.
My dry shampoo recipe uses organic ingredients that are actually good for your body. The risk of having a gummy scalp situation is zero and you can add volume back into sleep-smashed hair. I suggest adding quality organic essential oils for additional benefits, but you don't have to.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
1 four-ounce container with a lid (I use a small tin.)
1/2 c of organic arrowroot powder
optional color additives (see list below)
25 drops of organic essential oil (Have fun mixing your own scents. I usually use Bergamot).
blush brush to apply
IF YOU WANT TO MATCH YOUR HAIR COLOR
Add up to 1-2 tsp, use your own judgment and get creative
black - silver platinum hair: charcoal
red - chocolate brown hair: organic beet powder
brown - dark blonde hair: organic cocao
auburn - honey blonde: organic tumeric
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Combine arrowroot powder, optional color additives, and essential oil into your container. Close the lid and shake to mix. That's it.
HOW TO USE
When you need to apply it, use a blush brush to dip the tip into your powder and shake off the excess. Part your hair off to apply directly to your scalp. Repeat this process until you've covered your trouble areas. You can do your whole scalp if necessary. Then use your fingertips to work the powder into your hair, soaking up the oil and giving you some volume in the process.
For more information about which essential oil brands are purest (including the one that threatens to sue you if you post your independent research on them!), then click here to visit the Consumer Advocate’s article where they publish their findings. I’m so glad they did this.