Overwashing your hair can rinse away beneficial oils that are good for your hair. If you have thin, fine hair, then you are probably aware that one day without washing can make you feel dirty. That’s where dry shampoo comes in. Dry shampoo has been a product that resurfaced a few years ago and made waves. Once we learned how bad washing our hair every day is, we discovered that dry shampoo could be the solution. It gave us a way to wash less while avoiding looking like a slob.

What Actually is Dry Shampoo?

All it is is an oil-absorbing powder that can soak up grease and dirt when applied to hair. You simply apply it to the greasiest part of your hair, usually the roots, and comb it through. Our hair goes through enough daily abuse and damage, mostly caused by environmental toxins and our daily activities, but also from our shampoos. There are a lot of great shampoos out there with natural ingredients, but they can still be harsh on our hair if we wash it every day. Dry shampoo is a life saver, and since we are putting it in our hair and on our scalp, it should be natural, too. Nothing is more natural than making it yourself!

For lighter hair colors, use:

  • 2 drops essential rose oil
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 drops essential cedar oil
  • 1 drop of lavender essential oil

For darker hair colors:

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 3 drops essential peppermint oil
  • 2 drops essential cedar oil

Put the drops of essential oil into the arrowroot or arrowroot and cocoa mixture, then add the baking soda. Blend together and store in a mason jar. If you have very dark hair, add more cocoa powder.

One you’re done making your dry shampoo, you can use a makeup brush, such as the Handy Buki Brush, to apply it to your hair. It gives good coverage, helps you avoid excessive brushing and keep your hands clean. Less is more!

So, if you’re looking for a product that allows you to skip washing your hair for a couple days and still have locks that are fresh and full of body, you may want to consider dry shampoo. And by making it yourself, you can ensure it only contains natural ingredients that won’t do damage to your hair or scalp. Dry shampoo is a quick and convenient product for both men and women who are looking to maintain healthy hair for as long as possible.