Herbal Dry Shampoo

“Lather, rinse, repeat.” Really? Over-washing can damage hair and imbalance oil production of the scalp leading to greasy hair and dandruff. Washing less is best for healthier hair, but this can be challenging if your locks are looking limp or oily fast. Dry shampoo to the rescue! Dry shampoo absorbs oil, restores volume to the roots and reduces itchy scalp and dandruff. This recipe a go-to if you’re trying to extend the number of days between washing or whenever your hair needs a refresher. 

 Photos by Meaghan Eady for Clean Eating Magazine

Photos by Meaghan Eady for Clean Eating Magazine

 Adding ground botanicals, like chamomile, is a great way to add a natural scent and benefit the scalp

Adding ground botanicals, like chamomile, is a great way to add a natural scent and benefit the scalp

 Old spice jars are perfect to store your dry shampoo in and are easy to take on the go

Old spice jars are perfect to store your dry shampoo in and are easy to take on the go

 An old make brush can help to distribute or use your fingers to blend in

An old make brush can help to distribute or use your fingers to blend in

 Extras can be brushed out or use a blow dryer on a cool setting to blast excess out

Extras can be brushed out or use a blow dryer on a cool setting to blast excess out

I just got back from travels to Thailand for a month and it was an incredible trip. We visited old friends and made new ones. And I can honestly say, I can't imagine travelling without dry shampoo! It helps me to conserve water and spend more time exploring. If you're new to dry shampoo, you're in for a treat, I can't recommend it enough. I used to over-wash my hair and it took me years (literally) to get to the point where I can now comfortably go 4-5 days without washing my hair. What helped me to get here is using dry shampoo. Washing my hair less frequently has dramatically improved the dry skin on my scalp and I have less damage on my ends. Hope you love it as much as I do!

You can find the full recipe and instructions here at Clean Eating Magazine.