Homemade Dry Shampoo

I’ve revealed my dirty little secret of not washing my hair and then my bigger secret of showering only twice a week.  I shared how to shower less and still be clean, and one of the strategies I mentioned was using dry shampoo.  I make my own natural, homemade dry shampoo.  It’s so quick to put together and easy to use.

DIY Natural Homemade Dry Shampoo Recipe

The powder portion of my homemade deodorant and antiperspirant actually doubles as my dry shampoo.

Homemade Dry Shampoo

½ c baking soda
½ c arrowroot powder
5 drops tea tree oil (this is for the antiperspirant and can be left out for just dry shampoo)
2 dried bay leaves (same as above)

Some people also add cocoa powder for dark hair, but I found that made it visible on my scalp, which I hated.  You can experiment with that to find a shade you’re happy with.  Arrowroot powder all on it’s own works as well, as well as corn starch.

I apply this with a make up brush as well, which I find works way better than trying to sprinkle it in my hair.  I used to use a shaker jar, but that made such a mess on my head and on the bathroom counter.  I brush it into my hair focusing around my face and along my part or wherever else appears greasy.  Sometimes I run my comb through it afterward to help work the powder in.  Then up my hair goes into a braid/pony tail/bun/combination, and you’d never know.  I’ve even read a lot of women saying that braids and different hairstyles actually work and hold a lot better when your hair is a little dirty and there’s some texture.

What do you do with greasy hair?  Have you tried dry shampoo?

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