Dry shampoo is currently a popular product in the beauty industry. It is a convenient way to remove grease from your tresses without the hassle of washing and drying the hair. It especially helps when you are in a hurry and do not have the time to wash your hair. It makes your hair look as good as freshly washed hair and helps in styling your hair with minimum effort. However, despite the benefits, the commercial dry shampoos are quite expensive. Luckily, you can easily prepare your own version of dry shampoo with simple ingredients, a number of which are available in your pantry.
Here Is How You Can Make Your Own Dry Shampoo:
1. Cornstarch And Baking Soda
For this dry shampoo recipe, you will need a tablespoon of baking soda and ¼-cup of cornstarch. Mix the ingredients well. With a comb, part your hair into small sections and use a makeup brush to apply the cornstarch and baking soda mixture on the hair. After you have worked through your entire hair, brush to remove the excess cornstarch and baking soda mixture from the hair. This homemade dry shampoo recipe works best for blonde hair.
2. Cornstarch And Cocoa/Cinnamon Powder
If you have dark hair, make your dry shampoo by mixing cornstarch with cocoa or cinnamon powder. Combine two tablespoons of cornstarch with one to two tablespoons of cocoa or cinnamon powder. To add fragrance to the dry shampoo, add 3 drops of lavender essential oil or any other essential oil of your choice. Use the dry shampoo in the same way as for the aforementioned recipe.
3. Dry Clay
You can even make your dry shampoo with cosmetic clay. For this dry shampoo recipe, you will need a cup of white or bentonite clay and a cup of arrowroot powder. If you have dark hair, you may add cocoa powder to the recipe. If desired, add 5 to 10 drops of essential oils of your choice. Mix the ingredients well.
4. Oatmeal And Lavender
To ¼-cup of oatmeal, add a teaspoon of baking soda and a teaspoon of lavender. Use a grinder to blend the ingredients. Massage your hair with the mixture. Brush to remove the excess powder. This will help in absorbing the excess oil from your hair and will add a pleasant fragrance to your locks.
5. Arrowroot And Hibiscus Or Beetroot
This dry shampoo recipe works if you have red hair. Combine ¼-cup of arrowroot with a teaspoon of powdered hibiscus of beetroot. Adjust the quantity of beetroot or hibiscus, until you get the desired color.