DIY Dry Shampoo – The Hair-Refresher from Your Kitchen!

DIY Dry Shampoo – The Hair-Refresher from Your Kitchen!

DIY Dry Shampoo
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I mean, almost nothing feels as good as freshly washed & styled hair. But sometimes we just don´t have the time to wash our hair. That´s where dry shampoo is a great emergency solution … but if you run out of it, it is no help either.  Find here a super simple & effective DIY dry shampoo recipe that you can make with ingredients that you most likely already have at home!

DIY Dry Shampoo Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch: This will absorb excess oil.
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda: This will neutralize odors and help absorb oil.
  • 2-3 drops of essential oil of your choice (optional): You can use the oil if you want to add a scent to your DIY Dry Shampoo. Lavender or peppermint are popular choices, but it´s up to your preference.
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder (for dark hair only): This is optional if you have dark hair because it helps the dry shampoo blend better into dark hair.
  • Airtight Containers for Storage
  • Makeup Brush for Application
  • Hairbrush

How to make your DIY Dry Shampoo

Mix the Ingredients

Combine the cornstarch and baking soda in a bowl thoroughly. If you have dark hair, add the cocoa powder. These ingredients help absorb oil and sweat from your scalp and hair.

Add fragrance

Add a few drops of your preferred essential oil. This step is optional, but it can help give your hair a fresh scent.

How to apply it

Use a makeup brush or your fingers to apply a small amount of dry shampoo to the roots and oily areas of your hair. Caution during application: Be careful not to inhale the powder.

Let it sit

Allow the DIY Dry Shampoo to sit for a few minutes so it can absorb the oil.

Brush out

Thoroughly brush your hair to remove excess powder.

How to Store Your DIY Dry Shampoo

Keep the dry shampoo in an airtight container. Small jars with lids, containers with locking lids, or screw-top jars are ideal.

If you store it in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, it can be kept for up to 6 months.

Prevent moisture from getting into the container, as moisture can cause the ingredients to clump together and potentially grow mold or bacteria over time.

If you add essential oils, the shelf life may also depend on the specific oil’s longevity, though this usually aligns well within the 6-month period.

Before you use it, check for any change in smell, texture, or appearance. If something seems off, it’s best to discard the product.

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This simple recipe can be a handy and cost-effective alternative to commercial dry shampoos. You can easily adjust the ingredients to find the perfect balance for your hair type and preferences.