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Dry Shampoo Two Ways

Dry Shampoo Two Ways

I've been using and loving powdered dry shampoo for a couple of years. It's a huge timesaver, but I have noticed that there are times when my hair is really greasy and the amount of powder I needed to use was making my hair feel too heavy. Enter Dry Shampoo Mist! It's so easy to mix up and works great on those days when your hair really needs help. It also works on light to dark hair without adjusting the recipe.

DRY SHAMPOO MIST works for light or Dark hair

You need:

  • 4 oz spray bottle, like this one
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder 
  • 1 tablespoon vodka
  • 5 drops essential oil, try peppermint, rosemary, lavender, cedarwood, or  aromas you like. I avoid phototoxic oils like orange and lemon just in case.

To Make - Combine ingredients in a bowl then pour into a spray bottle (a funnel makes this much easier). There is extra room in the bottle for shaking up the mix before use.

To Use - Shake well, the powders settle between uses. (Also, apply before you get dressed to go out. The spray may land on clothing and leave a light layer of powder.)

Mist on hair wherever it looks greasy. Dry with a hair dryer if desired, it will dry quickly. Style.

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DRY SHAMPOO for different hair colors

You will need a shaker jar, like this one, found here

For Dark Hair

1/3 Cup Arrowroot Powder** (see note)
2 Tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
2 drops each: rosemary, melaleuca, and peppermint essential oils (or oils you prefer for aroma—I recommend these oils for thier benefits to scalp health)

Note: I recommend avoiding citrus oils in case of increased sun sensitivity. 
 

For Medium Toned Hair

1/3 Cup  + 1 Tablespoon Arrowroot Powder**  (see note)
1 Tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
2 drops each: rosemary, melaleuca, and peppermint essential oils (or oils you prefer for aroma—I recommend these oils for thier benefits to scalp health)
Note: I recommend avoiding citrus oils in case of increased sun sensitivity. 
 

For Light Hair

1/2 Cup Arrowroot Powder**  (see note)
2 drops each: rosemary, melaleuca, and peppermint essential oils

Note: I recommend avoiding citrus oils in case of increased sun sensitivity. 

**You can try cornstarch powder if you don't have or can't find arrowroot. Cornstarch tends to be a GMO product and some people have sensitivity to it. Experiment and see what works best for you.

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To Make: In a medium bowl (it can be messy!), mix a few tablespoons of the arrowroot with the essential oils. I find it's easier to mix the oils into a small amount of the arrowroot. When well combined, add the rest of the arrowroot and cocoa powder (if using). Mix well and push through a fine sieve to break up any clumps. Stir again, then pour into the jar. Add the shaker top and lid.

To Use: Shake a small amount of powder onto the part in your hair (or other noticeably oily areas). Brush, or massage into scalp. Add more powder if needed, building until oil is absorbed. Repeat as needed during the day for as many days as you can manage to go between shampoos. Try applying the powder at bedtime to wake up less oily. If you find that the ends of your hair are feeling a little dry, apply just a little bit of a hair serum to smooth.  

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And that's it! Enjoy your easier morning routine.

 

 

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