It has gotten quite warm here, and we are loving the opportunity to be outside daily. It is great to be out in the hot sun, spending time with my little ones, and getting some vitamin D.
With all our outdoor activities, I have found a small problem. By the end of the day, I need a shower to was off the fun of our day. Well the next morning, I don’t really need another shower, but my oily hair is asking for a wash.
Hence my search for a DIY dry shampoo.
I have read so much about all the chemicals in our beauty products, so I decided that I really wanted to make my own dry shampoo. A quick search brought up a recipe on the doTerra blog, and I decided to give it a try.
For light hair:
¼ cup arrowroot powder
For dark hair:
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 drops Lavender essential oil –
2 drops Rosemary essential oil
2 drops Peppermint essential oil
Why these oils??
Lavender aids in hair growth as well as treats sleeplessness, stress and anxiety. It can also help stop hair loss.
Rosemary oil stimulates the hair follicles, thus enabling your hair to grow stronger and longer and it can be used to treat dandruff.
Peppermint is an astringent, and fights any excess oil. It can even help regulate your scalp’s production of oil.
After doing all the research on why this recipe should work for me, I gathered all my ingredients. I have dark hair so I measured out my arrowroot powder and cocoa powder into my trusty Ninja, and then added two drops of each essential oil.
I was worried that the powder and the oils would clump together, but was quite surprised at how well they mixed.
I dump the mixture in a plastic white jar that is perfect for essential oil (not all plastics can handle essential oils. The oils will actually draw out the toxins out of the plastic and then you get those wonderful toxics when you use your concoction.)
With a make-up brush, I brushed the powder into my hair, focusing on the root. After brushing the powder in my hair, I began to tease my hair with my fingers to help my hair absorb the mixture.
I have to admit, I was a little skeptical of this working, but to my amazement it did. I couldn’t believe how dramatically the oil in my hair decreased.
The only downside I have found, is that periodically throughout the day I would get a whiff of cocoa. Not that I don’t like the smell of chocolate…trust me I do…but it may not be quite the aroma I’ve been aiming for:)
Overall, I’m very pleased with this recipe. My hair looks clean throughout the day, and on the days we are planning on being outside a lot, I can wait and take a shower in the evening!!!
So crazy, busy mommies that don’t always have time for that shower in the morning, give this a try and let me know how it works for you.
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