Dry Shampoo?

Dry Shampoo   For as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with washing my hair every day. Every day. I love my morning showers. They have always seemed to help set the mood for my day, and washing my hair is a big part of that. However, with two little ones underfoot, and another one rapidly taking up any extra room in my tummy, finding time, or even the energy, to get a shower every morning has been rough!

Getting up before the kids, and before my husband leaves for work (okay, okay…so he doesn’t leave until 8:50, but still!!! :P) to get a shower hasn’t been as easy to do these days. Maybe because it takes longer to shower now? Or because showering literally exhausts me? I’m not sure. Evening showers have been becoming a bit more normal, but I hate going to bed with wet hair! So I was still left with having what I called “greasy” hair. Yes, I think my hair looks greasy the day after washing it. I guess I am a bit obsessive…. :/

And I have heard all of the reasons behind not washing your hair daily, because it’s bad to wash it everyday. But I like to wash it everyday! So, as I get closer to my due date and more and more tired, I tried something that I never thought I would every try…dry shampoo.

Yes, you read that right. Dry shampoo. And, much to my surprise, I love it!!! I think that all moms with little ones should have a pretty jar of dry shampoo! It’s a quick, natural and fun way to keep your hair looking freshly washed, without actually having to get your hair wet and then completely restyle it! ? In fact, I’ve talked about putting it in the gift baskets that I will be making up for some friends who are pregnant, because I’m sure I’m not the only one who has trouble finding extra time (and energy!). So, if that’s you, give this a try and see what you think!

Dry Shampoo

1/2 cup Arrowroot Powder
2 tablespoons Baking Soda
6 Drops of Essential Oils (see the list of good hair oils below and mix it up!)

Combine the dry ingredients in a glass measuring cup. Add any mixture of essential oils of your choice, and pour into whatever glass container you wish to store your shampoo in.

To use, grab a make-up brush and apply shampoo to the roots of your hair, and any areas that you feel might be more oily than others. You will most likely get some on your forehead, and if you are like me, your clothes. So I actually wait to get dressed on days that I dry shampoo my hair. 🙂 Allow the shampoo to sit for 10 minutes, then massage into the rest of your hair, and then brush out and style your hair!

 

Here is a list of some essential oils that are good for hair:

~Cedarwood
~Chamomile
~Clary Sage
~Cypress
~Frankincense
~ Geranium
~Jasmine
~ Lavender
~ Lemon
~Melaleucca (better known as Tea Tree Oil)
~Myrrh
~Orange
~ Rosemary
~Sage
~Thyme
~Patchouli
~Peppermint
~Ylang Ylang

Some of my favorite blends? Orange + Frankincense, Jasmine + Lavender + Ylang Ylang, Lemon + Rosemary