Dry shampoo was always something I heard my friends talk about, but I never really understood what all the hype was about. Then I tried it.
Now, dry shampoo is the one hair product I make sure to always have on hand. When it comes to hair care, I really don’t do much. I shampoo and condition, but I pretty much leave it at that. I think the issue I have is that I wash my hair too much. Some natural oils are good for your hair, but I’ve gotten in the habit of washing my hair every time I take a shower. After 2 days of not washing, my hair starts to produce too many natural oils. I love that I can use a little dry shampoo and my hair is instantly refreshed, looks clean, and I can go another day without washing.
I wanted to try making an all natural dry shampoo to see if the end results matched up with the store-bought dry shampoo I regularly use. I created a recipe using a lot of items that may already be in your kitchen, and I was really happy with the way it turned out! It leaves my hair volumized and fresh, and it’s really simple to make. Here’s how I did it!
All you need is:
1/3 cup Carob Powder (If you have light hair, leave this out!)
2 tbsp Dry Oats
1/3 cup Arrowroot Powder
1/3 cup Cornstarch
2 tbsp Chamomile
I have dark hair, so I added in a 1/3 cup of carob powder which will make the dry shampoo a light brown color. This will make it easier to blend into my hair. Leave this out if you have light hair! Take all of your ingredients and add them to a bowl or food processor. I used a food processor to make sure everything was mixed down to a fine powder, but you can also blend well with a fork.
Pour the mixture into an airtight container.
The best way to apply the dry shampoo to your hair is with a blush brush, or other soft makeup brush.
Dip your brush into the dry shampoo, then tap off the excess. Less is more when it comes to using dry shampoo! Take the brush and dab your roots with the dry shampoo. You can section off your hair to pinpoint the oily parts. Let sit for 2 minutes, then brush out the powder. I like to run my fingers back and forth at my roots to add in some extra volume and make sure the dry shampoo is really worked in. I’ve been storing the dry shampoo in a cute little glass jar, but If you are traveling, be sure to transfer it to something plastic so you can take it with you!
Do you have your own go-to dry shampoo recipe? Let us know in the comments!
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