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How to Make Homemade Dry Shampoo
Making homemade dry shampoo is really really easy, which is great since dry shampoo can be really handy in a pinch.
The homemade dry shampoo recipe is perfect for anyone out there who doesn't want to wash their hair everyday because shampoo is hard on their hair, for those who want a way to stay clean while they're camping, or for anyone who has run out of shampoo and aren't in the mood to make their own wet shampoo or for a trip to the store.
Time: 2 min.
– Ingredients –
The ingredients couldn't be more simple…
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– Step One –
The first thing to do is measure out the baking soda and add it to your mixing bowl.
As you probably know baking soda is a great odor eliminator. It will help your hair to smell nice and fresh!
– Step Two –
Then add in the cornstarch. As alternatives to cornstarch for those who might be allergic or simply want to avoid corn products, you can use arrowroot or potato starch and achieve the same effect.
The cornstarch's purpose in dry shampoo is to absorb whatever is in/on you hair. It will help to make your hair feel less oily and make it feel clean and fresh.
– Step Three –
2-5 drops essential oil
Adding essential oils is optional, but I really like to add them. In this case I am adding some peppermint essential oil. Adding essential oils will make the dry shampoo powder have a nice scent so that you hair will not only feel and look nice and clean it will also smell fresh and fantastic as well.
Essential oils can also have various health benefits depending on which one you choose.
– Step Four –
Then use a fork or something and mix it all together.
Make sure that you mix it really well so that the essential oils will distribute as evenly as possible. They will clump some, but do the best you can!
– Using Your Homemade Dry Shampoo –
1 tsb dry shampoo
You only want to use about 1 tsp whenever you use your homemade dry shampoo powder. Apply the powder right on your part (if you part your hair) or on the top of your head. You can just sprinkle the powder on with your fingers or you can use a salt shaker or a similar sort of shaker. Let it sit for a few minutes to do its magic. Then brush it out so that it goes through all of your hair.
Brush your hair vigorously so that you get all of the powder out of your hair.
– How It Works –
I've used dry shampoo a few times now and I have to say that I have been pretty blown away by how well it has worked. At first I was skeptical that dry shampoo would actual get my hair clean. I thought at best it might make my hair smell a little better (from the baking soda). But it really does get rid of that greasy unwashed feel. It also seems to give my hair back some volume too, however that could just be all the brushing (I'm a guy so I don't really do that too often).
It might not work as well as soap does at really getting in there and cleaning your hair, but as an option to take a couple days off from using shampoo or while camping homemade dry shampoo totally works and is worth the couple of minutes it take to make.
There you go! That's how you make your very own dry shampoo, now go and make your own. Please like, share or pin this post if you found it helpful.
Have you tried dry shampoo before? How'd this recipe work for you? Let me know in the comments!