How to Make Dry Shampoo

We all need that little hair support on the days when we don't feel like washing our hair. It's so simple to make your own dry shampoo instead of using the store-bought aerosols containing toxic chemicals.

How to make dry shampoo

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Here's the thing, it doesn't have to be exact, and it doesn't have to include all these ingredients, but here's my favourite dry shampoo recipe and why I use it...

Basic dry shampoo recipe for blonde hair:

1/4 cup arrowroot or corn starch

4-6 drops essential oils (Rosemary, lavender, peppermint are great ones)

Basic dry shampoo recipe for dark hair:

2 Tbsp arrow root or corn starch

2 Tbsp cocoa powder (for the colour mostly)

4-6 drops essential oils (Rosemary, lavender, peppermint are great ones)

Mix the dry ingredients in a glass jar, add essential oils and whisk to mix ensuring there are no little blobs. 

I prefer arrowroot to corn starch because it soaks up excess oil on hair and scalp without drying, and is nourishing on the scalp and harvested without harsh chemicals or high heat, unlike corn starch. 

My go-to Essential oils for dry shampoo: 

Rosemary - stimulates the scalp, delays greying of hair, can counter hair loss, improves cellular regeneration, improves thickness and growth of hair

Lavender - anti-microbial for scalp issues, promotes hair growth, reduces inflammation

Peppermint - promotes hair growth during the anagen (or growing) phase, may increase follicle depth

You can either pop it into a salt shaker for easy application or apply with an unused makeup brush to the roots. Then comb it into the hair to ensure it spreads evenly and looks natural. You can also massage gently and then brush your hair. 

 Advanced haircare ideas

Now that you've got the basics, feel free to play with other ingredients to match your hair colour and which also have beneficial nutrients like Cinnamon, bentonite clay, fullers earth, horsetail and activated charcoal.

Here's my post about the amazing benefits of Rosemary.

Interested in doTerra essential oils? Learn more...

I'd love to hear which is your favourite and which you have tried. Please comment below...


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