Shampooing your hair daily is damaging to your hair. It’s best to shampoo every other day, or even less frequently if you can. The trick I use to keep my hair from getting too oily between shampoos is to use dry shampoo. I’ve been using commercial dry shampoos until recently, when I came across a great recipe for DIY dry shampoo from DIY Natural. It’s really simple to make and is cost effective as well. See the recipe on the following page.
There are several options that you can choose to use as the base of your dry shampoo concoction. Some possibilities include arrowroot powder or finely ground oatmeal. Cornstarch is a fantastic option because it’s widely available and inexpensive.
- ½ cup organic cornstarch
- 3-4 drops essential oil for the scent
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder–for people with darker hair
- 2 tbsp cinnamon–for people with red or auburn hair
Combine all ingredients well and store your all-natural, homemade dry shampoo in the container of your choice. Some good options are a mason jar with holes poked in the lid (the method I used), a large, un-used salt shaker, or a recycled parmesan cheese container.
Have you tried any DIY dry shampoos? I’d love to hear the methods you’ve used!
Source: DIY Natural
Image Source: Brent Gambrell