One of my favorite things lately has been replacing beauty products in my bathroom with DIYs that I make myself! I love knowing all of the ingredients that go into the products I use regularly, and I LOVE knowing that these ingredients are nontoxic and super beneficial!

Anyone else a dry shampoo girl?? Having cotton candy colored hair requires some upkeep, and one thing that I can’t do often is shampoo! Otherwise I’ll experience fade-out a lot sooner. Also, let’s just be real, if my hair was in its natural glory, I probably wouldn’t shampoo more often anyway. ? I do have thicker, curlier hair, so washing my hair weekly tends to work out nicely, but dry shampoo is definitely a staple to give me that gussied up va-voom that I need!

BONUS: Not only did I put together a wonderful dry shampoo that works beautifully, but I’m also going to share how to adapt it for your hair color! You’re welcome! *sings the song from Moana*
organic arrowroot powder
bentonite clay
organic cocoa powder
– lavender, peppermint and rosemary essential oil

Step One: For light colored hair—in a small bowl combine 5 tsp of arrowroot powder, 2 tsp of bentonite clay and a pinch of cocoa powder. For darker hair—combine 3 tsp of arrowroot powder, 3 tsp of cocoa and 2 tsp of bentonite clay. (You can continue to add cocoa powder as needed to match the tone of your hair!)
Step Two: Add your custom dry shampoo mix to a blender and then add 3 drops of lavender, 8 drops of peppermint and 2 drops of rosemary. Blend! You can also just use a spoon to blend your mix if you want—it just takes a little bit longer.

Step Three: Pour your dry shampoo into a small container. I got these tin containers from Amazon and this sassy “Yas Queen” label here.

To Apply: Use a fluffy makeup brush to grab a little bit of product and add to the roots of your hair. Add a little at a time and blend in with your brush. Use your fingers to blend in the rest as needed. Layer your dry shampoo if your hair is a little extra greasy!
Awesome benefits! Arrowroot powder is mattifying and adds volume! Bentonite clay will actually help draw out toxins! Lavender, peppermint and rosemary essential oils help stimulate hair growth and hair health too. Such great ingredients with amazing goodness for your hair!

Enjoy your new fancy hair, girl!

Credits//Author and Photography: Savannah Wallace. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.