Homemade Dry Shampoo Recipe
There are many different substances that you can use as the base of dry shampoo. Ground-up oatmeal, arrowroot powder, and a variety of other fine, absorptive powders can be used. Organic cornstarch is easy to find and it’s something that I always have around the house anyway. Cornstarch absorbs oil, well.
½ cup organic cornstarch
- 3-4 drops essential oil (for the scent)
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (for people with darker hair)
- 2 Tbsp cinnamon (for people with red or auburn hair)
Combine all ingredients well and store your all-natural, homemade dry shampoo in the container of your choice. Some good options are a Mason™ jar with holes poked in the lid, a large un-used salt shaker, or a recycled parmesan cheese container. Mason™ jars can be found in supermarkets, hardware stores, and places where canning supplies are sold. Other brands are Ball, Bernadin, Crown, and others.
Dry shampoo is always applied at the roots of the hair. Use a brush or a comb and separate sections of your hair, shaking the powder onto your scalp. Massage it into the surrounding hair and let it sit for approximately two minutes–just enough time to absorb all that oil! When you’re finished, brush the dry shampoo through your hair until it is no longer visible.
It mostly involves giving up on straight hair forever and embracing your natural curls, but dry shampoo helps a little bit. It can’t replace a regular hair-washing routine, but it does help get an extra day or two when you need it.
For something that’s simple and inexpensive to make, all-natural dry shampoo is very effective!
Source of article excerpt at DIYNatural.com
Disclaimer: check with your medical practitioner regarding suitability of materials and processes given here.