I have oily hair–and I mean, really oily! I can wash my hair right before bed, and it will be oily in the morning. Needless to say, I wash it daily. But some days, I just don’t have time. I had tried several store-bought dry shampoos; none of them worked. Most of them left a weird film on my hair and actually made it look greasier. I had all but given up until I got into DIY’ing. I did some research online for recipes and tried a few. After a few tweaks to the recipe on the doTERRA DIY blog, I found one I loved!
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- 1/4 c *arrowroot flour and/or cocoa powder (see note below)
- 6-8 drops ^essential oils of choice (I use 2 each of lavender, lemon, melaleuca, and peppermint)
- Combine all ingredients in a small food processor.
- Pulse until combined.
- Transfer to a glass jar for storage.
To use, simply apply the dry shampoo to the roots of your hair using a makeup brush. Work it through to the tips as needed with your fingers.
*For light hair, use 1/4 c arrowroot flour. For medium hair, use 2 tbsp arrowroot flour and 2 tbsp cocoa powder. For dark hair, use 1/4 c cocoa powder. I have what can best be described as dirty blonde hair. I made it with all arrowroot flour and found it to be just a bit light (it makes my hair look a little white when first applied). It’s not a big deal because it fades after a bit, but I’ll mix the two for my next batch.
^Since I have oily hair, I use lavender, lemon, melaleuca, and peppermint essential oils. Not sure which oils to use for your hair type? Check out this post.