If you have been buying dry shampoo, look no further. This homemade, non-toxic diy dry shampoo contains just 3 ingredients, and will cost pennies compared to commercial brands.
If you’ve never used dry shampoo, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It’s one of the best things out there! For your hair, for time, heck, even for your sanity! It’s just one of my go-to’s…more often than not.
Whether you’re feeling lazy, tired, short on time, or you noticed your child didn’t wash her hair (she just wrapped in in a towel to make you Think she did. Oh yeah, it happened) this non-toxic diy dry shampoo can come to your rescue. Promise!
I knew about dry shampoo, but had never used it. I just thought it was gross to not wash your hair. Then a little research taught me it’s actually good to NOT wash your hair every day.
What?! Go figure. Now I’m not talking dreads here. I DO wash my hair, just 2-3 times a week instead of 7.
I want to give you a litle review of products I’ve tried, my opinion on ’em & why I decided it was time for my own non-toxic diy dry shampoo.
1. The baby powder trick. Did you use this growing up? I remember my mom putting baby powder into my hair when I was younger. I probably pulled the same thing my daughter did. Haha. So when I came into the dry shampoo scene, I started with baby powder.
Now, don’t get me wrong, it worked miracles, but if you aren’t careful it can leave you looking like Casper if you go overboard. Plus, as much as I LOVE the smell of baby powder, it has “parfum”. Why J&J? Just why?
2. I had heard so many people rave about a product called Batiste, so it was next in line.
Ok, Yuck! Double yuck! Triple Yuck! White residue, flakes & buildup on my scalp. I literally looked like my head had gone through a flour shower. My hair looked like I had bad dandruff. Not only that, it made my hair feel waxy. My girls even told me it made their hair feel gross. I used it twice & tossed that sucker. Waste of money!!!
3. Batter up…Argan Magic. I loved it. It didn’t leave a nasty residue or a waxy feel. I didn’t feel like I needed to hop back into the shower & re-wash my hair. Woop!
It’s a spray, like Batiste, & can be aimed where you want it. Super easy for my girls to use too & they didn’t mind this one.
After I started investigating ingredients on my beauty products I flipped it over to have a look. Waaaaahhhhh. It didn’t contain the best ingredients, but it didn’t make my hair look nasty or feel like I needed to wash it. I was torn….and sad.
4. Then I came across Acure Organics when searching through Thrive Market. It was a natural dry shampoo. No crappy additives. Double yay!
It’s not a spray, but after giving it a go, I fell in love. Then they changed the ingredients.
You know how it is?! You find a product, jeans, tennis shoes you can’t live without when they up & change or discontinue the product. Their new formula left my hair feeling gritty. Not good.
So, sadness followed…until I decided to give it a go & make this non-toxic diy dry shampoo.
It’s pennies on the dollar compared to store bought brands & just 3 ingredients. That’s it!
Here’s why you NEED this DIY Non-Toxic DIY Dry Shampoo:
- You can use it around your part & hairline to keep the greasy look at bay.
- After a couple of days just section your hair and sprinkle it all over, just in case you flip your hair & don’t wanna show a greasy underneath 😊
- After a sweaty workout session, you can dry your hair for a few minutes, sprinkle in dry shampoo, rub it through & walk out the gym looking Fabulous!
For me, it’s minutes until I’m done. Seriously 3 or 4, & 5 being the max.
If I wash, condition, put on leave-in conditioner, comb through, towel dry & blow dry I’m looking at a minimum of 20 minutes to do my hair. Now I do have thick hair & it’s below my shoulders, but 20 min every day just isn’t feasible.
So, now you know why dry shampoo has become a staple in my life. It’s a time & life saver!
Here’s my go-to recipe. Once you’ve tried it, I’m sure it’ll be yours too.
- 6 T Arrowroot Powder
- 1T Cacao Powder (sifted to remove lumps)
- 7 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- 3 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Measure the arrowroot and cacao & put into a fine mesh sieve that’s placed over a bowl.
- Use the back of a spoon to press through the sieve to remove any lumps.
- Add essential oils of your choice & whisk/stir until blended.
- If your mixture still has lumps, press through a fine sieve 1 more time. This step makes the mixture a lot finer.
- Pour into your container of choice.
- Shake onto your dirty hair, rub it in, run a brush through to de-tangle & run out the door!