In recent years I have been trying to reduce my plastic and chemical footprint. Somethings have worked better than I imagined, this is one of them!
So unbelievably easy. This is quite simply powdered arrowroot from my local health food shop.
Yes, it comes in a little plastic bag, but compared to the compressed spray cans this is vastly better. I am going to try and grow some myself as well to try and get this down to zero waste.
I had this lovely pink icing sugar shaker in my kitchen which has proved perfect for the job.
It was a gift from my mum and came from a charity shop; you can probably pick them up on eBay as well.
To Use: –
Simply shake a little into one hand and then shake your lightly powdered hand through/on the greasy lengths. Give the hair a little flourish/joosh to help it absorb. I have a little patch at the back of my crown that I will very carefully shake a little directly on to. But I would avoid shaking straight onto hair or putting ‘plenty’ on in one go as it can be harder to absorb and leave a residue. Better to do two very light applications with your hand generally.
If you use it sparingly and work into the lengths and greasy bits it does dissolve. It can leave a cakey residue if you put too much on as it just sits on the scalp and not the hair. I have seen people suggest adding cocoa powder for brunettes. But this doesn’t stand out on my brown hair(I have a lot of grey!) so you could try without first perhaps.
It did take a little practise to not put too much on and avoid the caking so don’t worry if you find you need a few goes! It is worth it. No chemicals on your precious scalp and so much better for the environment. Win-Win.
I would love to hear how you get on with this totally natural dry shampoo, will you convert?! Let me know if the comments!