We all have them. I know I do. Those dreaded mornings or forgotten events that require your presence! Getting up late for work, taking someone a forgotten lunch…whatever…it’s life. So how do you leave the house without feeling awful all day?
My favorite, my daughters, and my daughters-in-law love our dry shampoo for those days. We make ours from Arrowroot. It’s easily found at a health food stores, online, or depending on where you live, you can grow it…but for now, here in the desert, it’s not happening for awhile!
After all, your skin in the largest delivery organ you have. It absorbs nearly 70% of what you put on it; right into your system, not even waving hello to your immune system before it begins breaking down your DNA, literally. Dr. Rebecca Carley M.D. does a great job of explaining these results, although so does Natural News. Ok, I know my soap box is getting tall, so I will call it good and leave the rest of the research up to you!
Because Arrowroot has always been used as a “drawing” herb, those tribes in South America, and Florida used it for sprinkling into arrow wounds. It did a great job of drawing out the infection and posions. It’s still one of my favorites for sprinkling the dry root on wounds or injuries and I always carry that and Cayenne Powder with me for emergencies. I’ll write more on that next week.
So here’s the low down on this awesome dry shampoo. Using an old blush brush or similar, and dipping it straight into a container of the arrowroot powder and stippling it directly to your scalp in small amounts, all that remains is to brush it through your hair, and style as usual. It draws all the oil and dirt to itself, giving you that extra day when you need it!
For Darker hair, add enough cocoa to darken arrowroot as needed.
There’s no exact formula, it’s a trial of what amount you need, to generally match your hair tone. I have light brown hair, and for me, I use 1 T cocoa, and 2 T arrowroot.
Let me know what tweaks you make, and how they work!