I have fairly fine and fairly thick hair with a rather oily scalp. We also have very hard water. This all adds up to greasy hair that does not easily wash clean. I've tried several natural shampoos as well has shampoo alternatives( baking soda and vinegar; soap nuts and citrus peel.) I finally found a shampoo that works pretty well, but still, sometimes even freshly washed my hair doesn't look clean. Washing it more frequently makes my overreactive scalp even worse.
Enter dry shampoo to save the day. It's allowed me to go longer between washings, which is helping to calm my scalp. I'm hoping to get to the point that it looks good without the dry shampoo between washings, but we're not there yet.
I'm not sure where I first got the recipe, I think it was here.
I make it with arrowroot and carob powder- about 40/60 proportion.
In case anyone is not familiar, dry shampoo does not "wash" your hair; it just absorbs oil and makes it look cleaner.