Homemade Dry Shampoo: Easy, breezy, DIY Recipe

[caption id="attachment_3028" align="alignleft" width="300"]Homemade Dry Shampoo Use baking soda if you have light coloured hair.[/caption] Ever heard of dry shampoo, or even better, homemade dry shampoo? Well, it’s is pretty much what it sounds like. So you basically clean your hair without having to wash it. So, whether you are making the transition from Poo to No Poo (click here to learn what No Poo is and if No Poo is for you!) or if you just want to wash a fewer times a week (like once every three or four days or so), but don’t want to look like a hot mess, then dry shampoo is definitely for you. Dry shampoo can set you back up to 20 bucks, sometimes even more. So why run to your local department store when you probably have all you need right in your kitchen cupboard? Check out this great DIY dry shampoo easy breezy recipe.

What You Need:

  • ½ a cup of Cornstarch
  • ½ a cup of Baking Soda
  • 3 drops of essential oil of choice (this is to add smell and is optional)
  • An empty salt shaker
* If you have DARK HAIR,  trade in your baking soda for COCOA POWDER.

What To Do:

It really is very simple. All you have to do is mix your cornstarch, your baking soda or cocoa powder, and your essential oil together. If you have any lumps, simply break them up with the back of a spoon. Voila! Dry shampoo. Move your homemade dry shampoo into your empty salt shaker (make sure that it’s dry and clean) and you are good to go. [caption id="attachment_3027" align="alignright" width="225"]Cocoa Powder for dry shampoo Use Cocoa Powder if you have dark coloured hair.[/caption]

How To Apply:

Now, dry shampoo may be new to you. So this is how you use it. Focusing on the part of your hair, simply shake some of your homemade dry shampoo on. Do not use more than about one spoon for your whole head. Let it sit for about a minute or so, then just brush it out. Oil and dirt is sure to cling to your dry shampoo and come right off, from root to tip. Keep on brushing until most of it is out, then you can shake off any excess that your brush seemed to miss. It’s that simple. Dry shampoo new to you? Well, it's definitely worth a try. Give your hair a breather and try dry for a couple of days. Heck, if you don't like it, you can always go back to your regular hair care routine.

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