Based on: A Beautiful Mess' Make Your Own Nontoxic Dry Shampoo
We've all heard that washing your hair every day can dry it out, but where does that leave us when our roots start feeling oily after just one day? Dry shampoos have become a popular beauty product, but after analyzing the ingredients list at a few in our local store we had no interest in putting them on our scalps — so we did a little research.
When it comes to skincare, arrowroot powder is:
oil absorbent: arrowroot powder enhances the absorbency of our skin
volumizing: arrowroot powder has been used in lots of DIY "Root Lifting & Hair Volumizing" recipes
And bentonite clay is:
detoxifying: removes build up and other impurities on the scalp
moisturizing: conditions the hair for shine and softness, enhancing curl definition
About the Recipe
We consulted many DIY dry-shampoo recipes and experimented until we found one that worked for us.
organic arrowroot powder
organic cocoa powder
essential oils of choice
lavender: can promote blood circulation and hair growth
lemon: reduces dandruff
peppermint: has been used to prevent hair loss
Mix 1 tbsp arrowroot powder with 2 tsp bentonite clay
Add cocoa powder to match your hair color
Light colored hair: you'll probably only need a pinch
Dark colored hair: you may need as much as 1 tbsp or more. Add to the mixture slowly until you achieve a good color for yourself.
Add 8-12 drops of your choice of essential oils and mix well
A Beautiful Mess recommends putting your mixture in a blender to speed up the mixing process
We used 5 drops of lavender, 4 drops lemon, and 3 drops peppermint — but don't be shy about experimenting with your own essential oils and ratios!