Ok ladies don’t hate me for this one but do you know what’s in your dry shampoo? It’s actually alarming! One of the biggest toxic ingredients is “fragrance” which is full of synthetic chemicals! I get that dry shampoo is a staple in life just like coffee but there’s a less toxic route. Let’s break down a few common ingredients in most dry shampoos and I’ll share this easy DIY recipe so you can make your own non-toxic one!!
Common ingredients in dry shampoo:
Alcohol while it’s not “toxic” excessive use can cause damage to the scalp and is extremely drying.
Methylpropional- which functions as a fragrance and masking ingredient, is connected with possible bioaccumulation, organ system toxicity, endocrine disruption and allergies, and contact dermatitis.
Isobutane-Isobutane and Propane are compressed gases that are used as aerosol propellants.isobutane is a hydrocarbon gas; used as a propellant in aerosolized products. Can be toxic and an allergen.
Excessive use of dry shampoos that contain alcohol can lead to long-term hair and scalp damage.
”Propylene glycol is found in shampoos, deodorants, skin care lotions and room deodorizers. Normal use of these products is not dangerous or toxic to the skin or airways. However, prolonged or excessive application can cause redness and itching to sensitive skin. Ingestion of propylene glycol could cause irritation, burning sensations to the throat and mouth, nausea and vomiting. The side effects of prolonged inhalation of propylene glycol found in room deodorizers can cause irritation of the mucous membranes, wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. It should be noted that regular use of skin lotions and cosmetics have no reported side effects in persons without skin sensitivities, according to the Scholar Chemistry website. Propylene glycol enters the body as an alcohol and metabolizes in the body's enzyme pathways. These pathways do not mature in humans until 12 to 30 months of age. Infants and children below the age of 4 years, pregnant women and those with kidney dysfunction or in renal failure are not able to eliminate propylene glycol in the body. According to the FDA, this inability to process and eliminate this product causes potential adverse reactions in infants and pregnant women as well as those with kidney problems.”
Get a glass jar with a lid.
4 tbsp tapioca flour
4 tbsp cornstarch
4 tbsp arrowroot powder,
4 drops rosemary essential oil
6 drops lavender essential oil
Add all ingredients into jar and mix. Too apply get a loose powder brush and dip it in the powder, tap off excess powder into lid of jar. Apply directly to scalp along hairline. Brush out and style.
If you have dark hair you can add a little cacao powder to darken the powder.
Rosemary oil can counter hair loss by stimulating blood circulation in the scalp, which, in turn, promotes hair growth. Its high nutritional value and anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent ingredient for nourishing the hair follicles and soothing the scalp.
Lavender oil is calming and antimicrobial.