DIY Dry Shampoo made with natural ingredients from your kitchen
Lately I’ve been all about DIY beauty products. Homemade beauty products not only do you save money, but allow you actually know what’s going into your beauty products so can avoid unnecessary chemicals ingredients.
The basic idea of a dry shampoo is to absorb the excess oil at the roots, leaving your hair looking clean. Unlike regular shampoo, it doesn’t need to be washed out of your hair. You simply applied to roots of your hair where your it gets oily, and helps to reduce greasiness in those areas.
In the last few years, dry shampoos have been gaining popularity, especially with claims that frequent shampooing can strip away healthy oils and lead to dry, damaged locks. Using dry shampoo is also very helpful if you’ll be styling hair and need it to hold. Dirty hair hold better than clean hair, but it doesn’t have to look dirty.
And by all means, you can most definitely go to the store and buy dry shampoo, but they often contain contain chemicals like isobutane, butane and propane. Ingredients that aren’t so friendly, especially for those with sensitive skin.
So this week, I’ve whipped up 2 simple recipes for natural dry shampoo recipes, one for blondes and another brunettes. As some one with dark hair, I know the struggle of dry shampoo’s that leave your hair with a white chalky cast, so this special formula will zap that grease without leaving behind the tell tale signs.
Follow these recipes will show to make an easy all-natural DIY dry shampoo with simple natural ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!
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All Natural DIY Dry Shampoo Recipe
Ingredients for Dry Shampoo Recipe for Light Hair
- ¼ cup of cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 3-5 drops of scented essential oils
Ingredients for Dry Shampoo Recipe for Dark Hair
- 1/8 cup of cornstarch
- 1/8 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/8 cup of cinnamon
- 3-5 drops of scented essential oils
Tools and Supplies
- measuring cups
- mixing bowl
- mixing spoon
- airtight container with lid
- makeup brush – a fluffy one like a powder or blush brush is best
DIY Dry Shampoo Tutorial
For the DIY dry shampoo recipe for blondes, the base of the formula is cornstarch. Constarch is a great ingredient for absorbinb excess oils from your roots of your hair. This is mixed with a teaspoon of cinnamon, which offers great anti-bacterial and healing properties, not to mention a refreshing essence that stimulates your scalp.
Simply add these 2 dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Finish by adding three-to-five drops of the scented essential oil of your choice and giving the mixture a stir. This makes sure your hair smells nice and fresh at every application. So easy right?
Now we’ll move onto the dry shampoo for dark hair! This recipe follows the same steps as the formula for blondes, but adds one extra ingredient to the mix. Unsweetened cocoa powder helps masks the stark white cornstarch base so that it doesn’t come across looking dusty or chalky on darker hair tones. Plus, it’s full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that are great for your scalp and hair.
And that’s it! Really, it’s almost an effortless beauty DIY and will be a time saver for washing your hair and getting ready.
You’ll want to make sure to tore your dry shampoo in an airtight container and keep it close to your hair and makeup kit so that you can make it a seamless part of your morning beauty routine.
How to use your DIY Dry Shampoo
1. Dip your makeup brush into your dry shampoo mixture. Tap off any excess product on the edge of your container. With your brush, apply the dry shampoo to the roots and in the areas that tend to get oily, like your bangs and hair part.
Focus mostly on the roots, but if the rest of your hair needs freshening up, add a little more down the strands toward the tips. Make sure not don’t rub your dry shampoo into your scalp, where it can accumulate and make it itch.
2. Brush your hair from root-to-tip to help distribute and blend in the dry shampoo.
3. Let it settle in — wait a few minutes to let the dry shampoo absorb the oil from your hair and then style as usual.
When you’re in a rush, this 5 minute application and style versus a shower, shampoo and blow dry will save you time, save your hair from excess damage from washing and heat styling.
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Will you make this DIY dry shampoo a part of your morning or evening beauty routine?
Let me know in the comments below!