Dry shampoo has been one of my hair secret weapons throughout my twenties. Nothings beats being able to recover your oily roots in 5 minutes instead of having to shower and blow-dry your hair for 45. Dry shampoo is amaze.
But, here’s the thing. Conventional dry shampoos are usually overpriced and laden with toxic chemicals. Ick. I don’t like either of those things. So I did some research, as I do with most of my beauty products, and figured out how to make my own super absorbent dry shampoo (which I’m now calling herbal hair powder because that’s just way fancier and more appealing on the tag). It’s with so few ingredients that will be nice to your scalp and get the job done!
Herbal Hair Powder (or DIY Dry Shampoo)
- Arrowroot powder
- 10-15 drops Essential Oil (I used Roman Chamomile EO)
Place your powder (as much as you think you’ll need) in a bowl and drop in the essential oil. Mix around with a spoon until well combined. Place in a salt shaker (or you can use a large jar with a makeup brush for application) and use as needed.
When I have oily roots, I sprinkle a small amount of the powder directly on the root area and use my hands to rub it in with my hair. Be sure to use sparingly, so the powder is able to soak in and isn’t too noticeable.
*Note, if you have darker hair, you can add cocoa powder to arrowroot to darken it up a bit. The ratio should just be 1:1 arrowroot to cocoa powder.