How to Make Your Own Dry Shampoo

Oily hair can be a nuisance especially on those days when you want a good hair day. It can disrupt special events where people might mistake your hair for being shiny instead of oily.

To combat oily hair – using the right shampoo for your hair type is imperative. But what if you’re in a rush and need to run out the door?

That’s why there’s dry shampoo to the rescue! Sprinkle some on your tresses with minimal effort and you’re good to go.

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Dry shampoo✨ . Holla the busy mummas who dont get to wash their locks as regularly as they would like 🙋🏻‍♀️ . Store bought dry shampoo comes in a wasteful can and one of its main ingredients is fragrance. You have heard me ramble on about fragrance before. Hundreds of toxic chemicals to create an artificial scent. Essentials oils not only naturally scent your diy products but they have amazing physical properties too. . This is how simple it is… Arrowroot powder for the blondes Cacao powder for the brunettes . Somewhere in between? Mix them till you have your shade. Add in a few drops of essential oils great for hair and scalp health. * Rosemary * Cedarwood * Lavender * Tea tree . I personally like peppermint and ylang ylang (because why not 🤣) peppermint totally makes my scalp tingle and makes my not so clean hair feel nice and clean and ylang ylang smells amazing and makes me feel super feminine. . Mix it all up and either store in a shaker and shake, or store in a glass jar where you can dip a makeup brush in, tap off the excess and dab on root area. I like to be a little heavy handed and then let it sit on my roots 5-10 minutes why I finish getting ready and then I brush it all out. It’s magic 👌🏻 . The old school hairdresser in me would have shaked her head if someone told me this a decade ago. But when we know better.. we do better. And this works BETTER than any commercial product I’ve used. . We all have choices. I choose to make my own non toxic products because they are cheaper, better for my health and my pocket. . Do you make your own dry shampoo?

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What Ingredients Do I Need?

You’ll find that you already have these ingredients in your kitchen cupboard. It’s simple and easy to make with no added hassle of having to go to a store to purchase more essentials oils.

  • one cup of arrowroot or cornstarch powder (if you have cornstarch in your kitchen this will come in handy)
  • 2-3 essential oils of your choice and 8-10 drops of each (lavender, tea tree oil, cedarwood, rosemary ylang-ylang oil are all great choices).
  • cocoa powder (for darker hair)
  • empty jar bottle
  • comb
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DIY dry shampoo 🌿 you probably already know we are on a non-toxic journey of ditching & switching our usual products for options with better ingredients. I can say we have come so far, but we still have a little while to go. as I run out of something – I either DIY it, or find an alternative. I mostly choose to DIY because it’s better for my pocket & I genuinely love to DIY! ・ honesty time – I was suuuuper skeptical about DIYing a dry shampoo. I thought there was no way it was gonna work for my greasy hair – so I held off for a long time. I finally decided to try it a couple of weeks ago and I am so surprised at how well it works. I think I may even like it better because it doesn’t make my hair feel all gunky! (u know what I mean if u use dry shampoo) ・ here are the ingredients! ⇩ ↟corn starch ↟1 tsp baking soda ↟5-10 drops each lavender, cedarwood & rosemary ↟add a couple tsp unsweetened cocoa powder if you have dark hair ↟combine ingredients in a bowl & use a funnel to get it into your container! (trust me 😜) ・ I used an old TJ’s spice shaker but you can use a jar & apply to your roots with a makeup brush! I part my hair every inch or so, shake it on to my roots & rub it in with my fingers. I even notice it gives my hair some extra volume! ・ it’s so easy, SUPER cheap & makes my life so much easier cause I don’t have to wash my hair every day 😝

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How Do I Make It?

  1. Grab your jar and make sure it’s thoroughly cleaned.
  2. Add a cup of arrowroot or cornstarch powder.
  3. Add cocoa powder if your hair is dark brown or black (if not just use the arrowroot powder).
  4. Add the essential oils (8-10 drops each).
  5. Shake it well.
  6. Scoop a little bit of product and apply on the scalp of your hair and massage gently.
  7. Distribute the powders through your hair evenly.


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.If you’re guilty of washing your hair everyday, you should definitely reconsider! Dry hair is more prone to breakage. Let your hair have some shine and hydration with your natural oils. Try to extend the time between washes by using this natural dry shampoo. It’ll help absorb excess oils that weigh down your hair so your hair feels refreshed and weightless. It’s perfect for when your hair is feeling a little limp or greasy after the gym or if you just want to inject some bounce and volume at your roots. When you do wash your hair, be sure to use a shampoo and conditioner that do not contain parabens or sulfates—these can be incredibly drying on your hair, stripping away necessary oils which help keep your strands strong and moisturized. . . This dry shampoo is all natural and, because of the essential oils, promotes a healthy scalp. Did you know the excess use of dry shampoos that contain alcohol can lead to long-term hair and scalp damage?! They can clog your pores which can irritate your scalp. Ditch those and make this! . DIY Dry Shampoo Ingredients 1/4 cup Arrowroot powder or cornstarch 1 teaspoon Bentonite clay or baking soda 2 drops Cedarwood essential oil 2 drops Rosemary essential oil 2 drop Lavender essential oil Add Cacao powder until you reach desired shade Directions: 1.Combine all ingredients and place in an empty shaker or baby powder bottle 2.Sprinkle on roots of hair and massage into scalp 3.Leave in for 2-3 minutes to absorb hairs natural oils 4.Brush through hair . . . #oilykids #oilymom #yleo #younglivingessentialoils #diydryshampoo #healthyscalp #lavenderessentialoil #cedarwoodessentialoil #rosemaryessentialoil

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