If you prefer to wash your hair less frequently, anything you can do to extend the time between shampoos can save you time and effort and even protect your hair from unnecessary damage. Incorporate dry shampoo into your routine, an easy way to absorb oil and refresh hair without washing. Are you looking to try a natural option that you can make at home? Homemade dry shampoo is the solution. It’s also useful if you are allergic to chemicals or other ingredients commonly found in dry shampoo products.
Read on for step-by-step instructions for making and using your own homemade dry shampoo (note: you can make homemade dry shampoo easier by pouring your ingredients into a powder spray bottle and spraying it on hair as needed).
Best simple dry shampoo
For a camping trip, try this recipe at home and bring it with you:
Ingredients: 7 tablespoons of arrowroot powder, 4 teaspoons of white kaolin clay, 24 drops of essential oil. (Tea tree oil is suggested, as it is antibacterial.)
Instructions: Add the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix well. Put the essential oil(s) and mix it well. Use a funnel to pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Add enough water, but not so much that it is diluted. Apply dry shampoo to the roots of the scalp and massage it into the hair.
The second mixture for brown hair
This formula is light, absorbs oil well, and neutralizes odor. It will also not irritate the scalp. He likes to use diatomaceous earth, a mineral powder that absorbs oil.
Ingredients: 9 teaspoons organic tapioca starch, 3/4 teaspoon food grade diatomaceous earth, 1/4 teaspoon organic activated charcoal powder
Instructions: In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together. If you have dark brown hair, you can adjust the amount of charcoal to about 1 teaspoon and add 12 teaspoons of cinnamon. Transfer it to a powder spray bottle and spray it on the dark roots to reduce the oiliness.
The third mixture for blonde hair
When looking for a dry shampoo without cornstarch, there is a possibility that it could make hair or scalp dry or irritated. Cornstarch alone is out of balance with the kinds of preservatives, antimicrobial and antifungal ingredients that products made for hair and scalp are made with.
For a cornstarch-free recipe, baking soda is a good option. We recommend a simple recipe for mixing cocoa powder with baking soda.
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder. You may have to adjust the mixture until you get the ratio that best matches your roots.
Instructions: Mix the two ingredients, adjusting amounts as necessary. Spray it onto your roots, massage into hair, and blow-dry for a minute or two if needed for blending.