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DIY Dry Shampoo

Updated: Jul 1, 2020

I have shared this dry shampoo concoction in the past and it has always been a hit! It's back by popular demand!


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It is becoming more well known that conventional #dryshampoo can lead to hair loss. Like you, I wasn't thrilled to hear this news because dry shampoo is my #1. I try to wash my hair just once or twice a week because your natural oils are so incredibly good for your #hair and scalp and constantly washing them away isn't doing us any favors. To make sure this was indeed an accurate statement, I decided to pull out my skin care dictionary (yes, it's a real thing!) and look-up some widely used ingredients in most dry shampoo. What I found wasn't wrong and for that reason I needed to make a change!


I promise this is as #easy as it gets. It includes just 4 ingredients maximum, and only 3 if you're blonde. They're all linked to #amazon too!


-1/4 cup bentonite clay*

-1/4 cup arrowroot powder

-cocoa powder (blondes need not include)

-5 drops your favorite essential oil


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That's it! But let me give you a little bit further breakdown so you can trust the replacement of your old dry shampoo! #Bentoniteclay will help absorb excess oils to keep your hair from getting greasy. *There are SO many uses for this, so it's a great thing to have on hand, more on that in future posts! Arrowroot powder will boost your hair volume. Cocoa powder will vary as you can use as much or as little as you desire to match your hair color. I have tried to substitute cinnamon in the past and 0/10 would not recommend as it can make your hair stiff. Add 5 drops of your favorite essential oil or what you would want your hair to smell like (typically I go for 4 drops lavender and 1 drop peppermint or anything citrus, grapefruit, orange etc) and that's it!


The best way to store it is in a glass or dark colored plastic container. I have found that an empty spice container works the best and perfectly sprinkles out onto your scalp. It makes quite a bit at a time and lasts for a few months! There is also more than enough product to make multiple times. I have been making it for over 3 years and only just this last time did I run out of arrowroot powder. This easy DIY will save your hair and your money!

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