These dry shampoo recipes are life savers; especially on those bad hair days when you can’t find the time to shower, or if you are in a place where showers are unavailable. Dry shampoo is basically something you rub into your hair, brush out with a comb, and it gets rid of all the built-up grease. These dry shampoo recipes are great for travelling too, because you may not have access to a shower when you are on the road. Give these dry shampoo recipes a try next time you find yourself in a situation where you are unable to wash your hair – they really work (just make sure you use the proper shade for your hair color or else you may be left with noticeable residue)!
1 DIY Cornstarch Dry Shampoo
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tbsp baking soda
1 tbsp cocoa powder (adjust this depending on how dark or light your hair is)
Mix them all together, then use an old make-up brush to apply it to the oily parts of your hair, and shake or brush out excess powder. Hooray!
2 2 Ingredient Cocoa Dry Shampoo
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
2 tablespoons organic cacao or cocoa powder (omit if blonde)
Combine ingredients and store in a small container. Use a makeup or blush brush to apply a small amount of dry shampoo to the roots. Then, working in sections, brush powder through hair until it blends in with hair and oil is absorbed. If needed, apply a bit more and repeat.
3 DIY Light Hair Dry Shampoo
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon baking soda
Combine the cornstarch and baking soda in a container and shake, shake, shake.Apply to hair in the same way as for the previous dry hair shampoo recipes.
4 Vanilla Bean Lavender Dry Shampoo
1/2 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Cornstarch
Pinch of Cocoa Powder (Optional)
Vanilla Bean (Optional) – Dried Lavender is a lovely addition too!
Mix all ingredients, and store in a powder bottle or a small jar. You can apply by shaking directly from the powder container, or from the jar using a small makeup brush. Rub the mixture directly into your roots, and comb through.
5 Lemon Cornmeal Dry Shampoo
5 ounces (150 grams) coarse-ground cornmeal, semolina or couscous
30 drops essential oil of lemon
20 drops castor oil
Mix the ingredients in a blender for a few seconds. Working over the sink, a large towel, or spread-out newspapers, bend your head forward and distribute pinches of the mixture over the hair and scalp. Gently massage the entire head, slowly and methodically, working in sections.
Keeping the head bent forward, comb and then brush out the meal. Continue combing and brushing until the hair is shiny and free of all traces of the shampoo.
6 DIY Scented Rice Flour Dry Shampoo
6-10 drops essential oil (lavender, lemon, orange, grapefruit, etc.)
2T rice flour (brown or white, depending on hair color)
2T arrowroot powder
Combine all in a dish, rub on greasy hair, and brush it out with a comb.
7 Dry Shampoo Made with Oatmeal
1 cup of rolled oats
1 cup of baking soda
Blend the oatmeal so it becomes a fine powder before mixing it with the baking soda. Rub onto the scalp, and let it sit for 2 minutes. Brush out of your hair afterwards.
Now you can survive if you are caught at a time without a working shower (like a frozen pipe during a Minnesota winter) or just simply don’t feel like showering. You won’t have to worry about not looking your best with these easy recipes, and you can kiss bad, greasy hair days good-bye! Besides, these are a lot cheaper than store-bought dry (and even regular) shampoo. Have you ever tried using a dry shampoo before?
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