DIY: How to make and use Homemade Dry Shampoo
Published on February 26th 2015 by Sean Nelson under DIY
If you hate to wet your hair and wait for long until it gets dry, or dry it with a hair dryer, or are always in a hurry while leaving for work or for a party, but at the same time you do need to keep that gloss and grace in your hair, you have no other choice, other than going for dry shampoos. Although both the commercial and the homemade shampoos are more common and popular, but the concept of dry shampoo indeed is a smart choice, since these shampoos can easily serve the purpose of cleaning your hair, but at the same time, keeping water away. It’s something like the big difference between soap wash and dry wash of your laundry.
How does dry shampoo work
Basically, the base for all homemade dry shampoo is substances like cornstarch, cornmeal, arrowroot etc., since these ingredients have the capacity to absorb extra moisture or oil/grease, these shampoos are able to make your hair smooth and helps them resist from getting matted.
DIY Natural Organic Dry Shampoo (Light Hair)
- Organic Cornstarch or Arrowroot – ¼ cup
- Essential Oils – 5 to 7 drops (optional)
- Make-up brush (for applying) – 1 (optional)
Put the essential oils drop by drop in the cornstarch/arrowroot and mix well with the help of a spoon. Keep this mixture stored in a powder container or a jar.
How to use
Use this with the help of a brush, or else, directly comb it through your scalp and the length of your hair, especially the oily parts or roots of your hair. Style your hair as usual.
Best Homemade Dry Shampoo Recipe (Dark Hair)
If you are in need for a dry shampoo for dark hair, simply consider the above recipe ingredients, but just add the same amount of cocoa powder as the cornstarch/arrowroot to this and mix thoroughly. Follow the same procedure to make this shampoo.
If you want a scented dry shampoo, you can always use scented flowers like petals of dried scented rose, gardenia, lavender, jasmine, tuberose or just any other scented flower of your choice.
Dry Shampoo using baby powder
Baby powder is also a common choice. Just replace the cornstarch part with this, although some people rub it directly on the roots. Whatever you do, simply brush off soon after.
Dry Shampoo for Oily Hair
As discussed, dry shampoo is safe for all hair types, including oily hair, except that, some people recommends not to use baking powder as dry shampoo since this tends to dry up your hair a bit much than other dry shampoo bases.
As you try the above recipes, you can always use a conditioner later, if you want an extra bounce and add to the health of your hair, but it’s always advisable to make your own natural conditioners. Try the dry shampoo recipes, variations and ideas, and do let us know about your experiences or, just share with us here, whatever you know about it.
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