Make Your Own Dry Shampoo
I have a confession: I haven't washed my hair in 4 days.
Does that sound disgusting? It's not. My hair is currently neither oily or limp.
My secret weapon?
I learned how to make your own dry shampoo. Just a few years ago, I could only find dry shampoo for $20+ in a specialty store like Sephora. Now, it has become so popular you can go to any drugstore and find a $4 can of dry shampoo. But since I rely on dry shampoo for keeping my hair looking fresh between washes, I really wanted to try to make my own dry shampoo so it's one more thing I don't have to buy. Also, who wants the chemicals that come in the commercially produced dry shampoos?
Here's what you do to make your own dry shampoo:
Combine 1/2 cup cornstarch with 1/2 cup baking soda in a small bowl. Add 3-5 drops of lavender (or other pleasant-smelling) essential oil.
Mix together thoroughly. If there are clumps, break them up with the back of a spoon. Mixture should be completely powdered when you're done.
To use, you can easily just sprinkle it on your part with your fingers. What works great though, is putting the dry shampoo mixture in a glass salt shaker. Then you can just shake it on.
When sprinkling the dry shampoo on, make sure to focus on the part. Use no more than 1 tsp over your whole head. Let sit on for a minute or two (while you finish getting ready) and then brush out. Make sure to brush really vigorously to shake out all the excess powder.
I love this homemade dry shampoo for going 2, 3, and even 4 days between washes! For dark hair you may want to add in some cocoa powder.
Not ready to make your own dry shampoo? Check out our other recipe on how to Make Your Own Shampoo (Liquid)!
Here are some other great DIY tips to try!
Have you ever tried to make your own dry shampoo? Would you ever?
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