Dry shampoo homemade recipe

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It’s not uncommon for me to go 3-4 days without washing my hair.
Experts tells us that over-cleansing our hair strips away the natural oils from our hair, which in turn dries out our hair and leads to damaged tresses.
So how to I work around developing oily and greasy hair after day two of washing my hair?
Dry shampoo.

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Using my homemade dry shampoos saves me time in the morning, allows my styled hair from the day before to last much longer and saves me money.
You have probably already seen the two varieties of dry shampoo in your local beauty store:
powders and spray.

Both versions essentially function the same way, which is to soak up excess oil.
Before we look at some foolproof recipes, first let’s go over how to use a dry shampoo correctly.

1. Only use dry shampoo on dry hair.
I know many women who start using their dry shampoo the day after they have washed their hair.
You can definitely do that, and have great success, but I like to use this little trick.
After I wash my hair, I like to apply my dry shampoo lightly to my bangs and side part, focusing only on the roots.
I have found that this is very effective because I start the process of soaking up excess oil immediately and I instantly have more volume in my hair, which carries over into the next day.

2. If using a spray, spray at least 6 to 8 inches from your roots to ensure even distribution of the product. If using a powder, sprinkle it lightly onto roots, or apply lightly using a large makeup brush. Focus on your bangs, part, and front sides and back of your head.

3. After applying, allow the product to “set” on your hair for about 5 minutes.
Don’t worry if the product looks to light on your hair. Once it sets, you will brush it out, restyle and it will all blend in perfectly.

4. How long you use your dry shampoo is entirely up to you. After 2-3 days of using mine, I like to give my hair a good wash.
Your mileage may vary the experiment and see what works for your hair.

Light Hair Dry Shampoo Powder Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup Arrowroot Powder or Finely Ground Oatmeal
  • ¼ cup Baking Soda
  • 8-10 drops Essential Oils (such as bergamot, jasmine, ylang-ylang, or patchouli)

Directions: Combine ingredients together and store in a small glass mason jar.

Dark Hair Dry Shampoo Powder

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup Arrowroot Powder or Finely Ground Oatmeal
  • 3 tablespoons of Cocoa Powder
  • 8-10 drops Essential Oils (such as citrus, jasmine or peppermint)

Directions: Combine ingredients together and store in a small glass mason jar.

Tips about Powders: If you prefer to not add the oils to the powder when combining, simply just combine the powders together and store. After applying the powders and styling hair, rub a drop of essential oil onto your fingers and comb through hair after- wards.
You can also add a dab behind your ears and around your neck for the freshly washed hair feel and smell.