There are so many benefits to not washing your hair every day. Washing every 2-3 days means you're not stripping your hair of the natural oils it needs, plus, we all know 2nd-day hair is the best! (If you have curly hair, you know what I mean.) Unfortunately, roots can get oily in-between days, but that's where DIY dry shampoo comes in.
As I mentioned, your hair does need to coat itself in oil to keep it healthy. Of course, excess oil can be annoying. Greasy hair is not a good look on me! If your roots look shiny by the end of the day, you're going to want to keep a fresh batch of dry shampoo in your bathroom at all times. This dry shampoo is fantastic, and yes, it smells better than the shampoo you have at home.
Homemade Dry Shampoo
This DIY dry shampoo recipe only needs five ingredients, and I bet you already have cornstarch and baking soda at home. A major perk is that it's for all hair colors. You can make one large batch and give mini jars to all of your favorite ladies.
It won't leave any noticeable coloring in light hair or dark hair. (I have dark hair, so having a recipe that won't leave me looking like I have dandruff buildup is important to me.)
Brunettes, redheads, and blondes will love it!
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DIY DRY SHAMPOO Omg I’m so excited about this!!! 🤩 Dry shampoo is something I’ve thought was bad for me for a long time, but couldn’t find a clean one, or a clean one that wasn’t $30 a bottle! I’ll never forget the day my dad called me and my sister out for spraying dry shampoo all over our heads in front of him. My dad said something like “You girls care so much about your organic meat and vegetables and protecting the environment, but what are you spraying all over your head? There’s butane in that!” I didn’t want to believe him, but sure enough I looked on the back of my bottle and yup there it was BUTANE with a bunch of other chemicals I DO NOT want to breath in and absorb into my body on a regular basis. I still used dry shampoo for a lot longer after this conversation with my dad😫 I tried to not use it as much, and in a really well ventilated area if I did. I still needed my hair to look good💁🏼♀️ I finally don’t have to use it anymore! I’ve found an awesome dry shampoo I can DIY! Using ingredients I already have around my house! Corn starch/ arrow root powder absorb excess oils. Lavendar, cedarwood and Rosemary essential oils help with growing lustrous locks. While baking soda and all of the essential oils make your hair smell amazing! This dry shampoo saves my money and isn’t harmful to my health or the environment! # D R Y S H A M P O O 1/2 cup arrow root powder or cornstarch 2 Tbs Baking soda 4-5 drops Lavender 4-5 drops Cedarwood 3 drops Rosemary 2 drop Tea Tree For Brunette hair 2 Tbs of coco powder # Apply with a makeup brush or use a pepper shaker! Let set for 2-3 min and massage all around/ brush through!
Dry shampoo will come in handy for styling when you just don't have the energy to wash your hair. Sometimes, all the motivation I have for my hair is putting conditioner in it. Also, if you're a bit wary of using essential oil in your hair, don't be.
Recently, I tried to make the switch from 'popular' shampoo brands to a sulfate-free shampoo. I wasn't a fan, because I missed the sweet smell of Herbal Essences. I know, I know, if you have a hair type like curly or wavy hair, you should just go cold turkey and switch to sulfate-free.
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DIY dry shampoo! It’s so easy. Equal parts arrowroot powder or cornstarch and cocoa powder. You can add whatever essential oil combo to make it fragrant, but I personally like the cocoa smell. I put mine in an old spice jar so I can easily just sprinkle it on my hair, but you could also use an old makeup brush apply it. Most dry shampoos purchased from stores have harmful chemicals, and are often in aerosol cans which are very harmful to the environment. I make my own because I know exactly what is in it, I can adjust the color as needed to match my hair, and it cost me about a dollar. I also am repurposing a jar, and not creating any waste! It’s a win win win! I think you can get arrowroot powder in most grocery stores, but I got mine from a zero waste store in Gainesville, @unplasticgnv so even less waste! . . ♥️🌍🌱 #sustainable #sustainability #zerowaste #lowwaste #lowwasteliving #diy #diydryshampoo #projectrealhumanity #togetheronearth #zerowasteliving #sustainablefashion #lovetheearth #environment #motherearth #motherlover #fightclimatechange
A friend told me there was something I could do to get my perfume-smelling hair back. She recommends that I put a drop of essential oil in my natural shampoo. Peppermint and lavender essential oil will make your hair smell amazing. (Maybe even better than your current beauty products.)
Walking down the hair care aisle can be frustrating. Why does a tiny bottle of dry shampoo spray have to be $8? You can make several jars for a little over that!
If you haven't tried dry shampoo yet, don't underestimate it. It makes hair look like it's been shampooed in the shower. Kiss oily hair goodbye.
Essentials for Making Your Own Dry Shampoo
Mason jars are great for storing DIY skincare and hair products!
Always keep an extra makeup brush around. You'll want to use them for applying dry shampoo, face masks, and more.
Label all of your DIY products with these adorable chalkboard labels.