I have recently come across homemade dry shampoo and it’s something I know you should have as a beauty staple. Dry shampoo, which used to be just a hospital shower substitute, is now a beauty must-have because of its many benefits. If you’re running out of time to shower, this item will leave your hair looking fresh and washed. If you want to keep your hairstyle and color longer, it can also give you that. Additionally, it volumizes your limp-looking locks, minimizes damage to your tresses plus it’s convenient as you can use it whenever and wherever.
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Hair-washing is still definitely a must. However, should the situation calls for it, dry shampoo should do the trick. Many variations of this product are available in the market today. It comes in mousse, powder, and aerosol forms. Nonetheless, the effect is just the same.
Dry shampoo is also a go-to item during humid weather when hair goes flat. Apart from the convenient application, this product guarantees moisture and volume for your precious crowning glory. No wonder this has become stylists and beauty bloggers’ secret weapon. But why go to the store and buy one when you can make a homemade dry shampoo? It’s very easy to make and it doesn’t cost too much.
All you will need for your homemade dry shampoo are the following:
- Cocoa powder or cinnamon powder for dark hair or coconut milk powder or ground oatmeal powder for light to medium hair
- Arrowroot powder or if unavailable, substitute it with cornstarch
- Measuring spoons
- Old clean fluffy makeup brush
- Essential oils (optional)
Step 1: Mix in Bowl
Place 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder or cinnamon powder in a mixing bowl. If you have light to medium hair color, use 1 ½ tablespoons of coconut milk powder or ground oatmeal powder.
Step 2: Place dry ingredient
Add 2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder or cornstarch to the first ingredient.
Step 3: Mix well
Mix both dry ingredients thoroughly using a spoon.
Step 4: Add Essential Oils
Mix in five drops of essential oils like lavender, peppermint or rosemary for fragrance. This is optional, though. The essential oils do not have an effect on the potency of this homemade dry shampoo.
Confession time! This mama does not give her hair enough TLC and I am not going to lie…there are days I think, “hmmm when WAS the last time I washed my hair?” It’s days like this that I LOVE my DIY dry shampoo. Arrowroot, cocoa powder (leave out for blondes), peppermint, rosemary, lavender and a big powder brush. Chemical free and these oils help promote healthy hair growth and they smell divine! Goodbye greasy bed head and hello luscious locks! #diy #homemadedryshampoo #chemicalfreehair #essentialoils #doterra #essential_oils_by_kelly
Step 5: Do the Sections
After doing the mixture, separate your hair into sections to ensure everything is covered.
Step 6: Use the Brush
Tap your old clean makeup brush into the homemade dry shampoo. Make sure to tap off any excess powder from the brush to avoid any mess.
Step 7: Go for the Roots
Apply the homemade dry shampoo to the roots of your parted hair section. Work your way through the visible portions.
Step 8: All in the Fingers
Use your fingers to ensure the mix is well distributed. Simply tapping the brush on your hair may leave some areas with more homemade dry shampoo than the others so remember not to skip this part.
Step 9: Remember the Strands
After the roots, apply the homemade dry shampoo to the strands of your hair. This would help in the overall look of your hair after the application.
Repeat the same steps until you have coated all of your hair with the mixture.
Step 10: Comb or Brush
Once done, comb or brush your hair just to even out the application of the homemade dry shampoo. Wait for a few minutes to see the results.
Before and After
The before and after photo would show the powder mixture pretty much absorbed all the grease and oil from the scalp making it look fresh and smooth.
In case some of the mixture is left, you can store this in a dry clean container.
For a step by step guide on how to do a homemade dry shampoo, here’s a video from sarahhtranTV:
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What do you think of this homemade dry shampoo? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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