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Anyone else washing their hair less frequently this year?!

I've gone from washing my hair every day, to once every 3 days and I'm not sorry about it!!! Though my boyfriend and dogs may be.

I used to use the shop bought dry shampoo almost daily when I was obsessed with bigger hair - but I couldn't get over how many canisters I was going through and as with everything else, I just loved the idea of the zero waste, make your own set up we can do now.

The 4 ingredient recipe is below (only 3 if you've got light hair!);

Dark hair:

2 tbsp arrow root powder

1 tbsp bentonite clay

2 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder (this depends on the colour of your hair)

10 drops of your favourite essential oil! Avoid citrus oils if you can.

Lavender and Thyme have been rumored to stimulate hair growth.

Lemongrass can help dandruff.

Rosemary can help improve hair thickness & growth... you don't need to take my word for it though - you can read more here.

For Light hair:

As above! Just forget the cocoa powder

2 tbsp arrow root powder

1 tbsp bentonite clay

10 drops of your favourite essential oil!

All you need to do is mix the ingredients together! The only thing we suggest is try to use a wooden spoon and glass bowl here (and store in something non-metal) as I've read that metals can have a questionable effect on the clay; reducing some of it's healing properties.

How do I use it?

The first time I used an old blusher brush and just dotted it over my scalp, I took sections of my hair and just dabbed it into the scalp. Alternatively, and if you're a baker as well as a DIYer, you may have a salt shaker or something similar that sprinkles icing sugar. I now use a plastic container I have from when I used to use salt powder in university (!). Either way, the important thing is to focus on getting it onto the scalp and just let it absorb some of the oils for a minute or two. If you're feeling really frisky you could use your fingers to massage it into the scalp. Then - just brush it out & you're good to go!

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