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:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 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)

RECIPE:

  • Mix all ingredients well. In a blender (I used my NutriBulletpulse 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! (;