Herbal Interests | Dry Shampoo
Recently I ran out of my very favorite dry shampoo, No Drought by Lush. The first dry shampoo I ever used was from an aerosol can, which I ended up not enjoying very much. The contents were too sticky and didn't last long. I quickly turned to powder and found that I was much more satisfied. The powder kept the appearance of grease away and only showed sweat if I was really working it hard. No Drought had been my go-to for a long time; I used it well past the expiration date. That was actually what caught my attention to move on to something different. I had been using the dry shampoo for a YEAR past when it was supposed to have gone bad. I had noticed that it wasn't sticking well, but come on! It lasted me a really long time, as compared to an aerosol dry shampoo.
Anyway, I went on the hunt for a DIY version. I came upon a couple of recipes that were easily achievable, and guess what guys. I AM IN LOVE. Oh my gosh, this stuff is bomb. I love it even more than my precious No Drought. It sticks better and smells amazing. Here's the recipe:
- 1/3 cup Carob Powder (if you have light hair, leave this ingredient out!)
- 1/3 cup Arrowroot Powder/Flour
- 1/3 cup Cornstarch
- 2 tbsp Organic Dry Oats
- 2 tbsp Dried Chamomile Flowers
- 25 Drops Essential Oil (I used lavender)
- Mix all ingredients well. In a blender (I used my NutriBullet) pulse all of the ingredients until well mixed. That's it!
This one definitely stuck to my hair much better. As far as application goes, there are a couple of options. You could recycle an old lotion/shampoo bottle with a pop-top or use a salt/sugar shaker. I put mine into a mason jar and rub a little in my hands, then apply directly. It blended really well, with minimal rubbing to be had. It is really thick and a bit clumpy, so I would recommend applying it with your hands and possibly using it as an overnight dry shampoo so you can rock your locks in the morning. A towel is also recommended over your shoulders and over the sink to catch any extras! I will definitely be using this all of the time, and I'm sure it will be lasting me a lot longer than I am expecting!
Before, sad and greasy.
After, dry and happy! (;