Dry shampoos are the ultimate saviors when it comes to bad hair days–a few hits of the spray are all it takes to soak in all the oil that your unwashed scalp secretes. We’ve loved dry shampoos as they’re like that one friend you have who you can always trust would bail you out of jail.
Did you know that dry shampoos can also be made at home, naturally, without any chemicals whatsoever? If you’re into natural products and grab every opportunity you get to opt for natural over chemical, you’ve got to make these DIY dry shampoos at home. Also, they help you save a few bucks, which is always great!
Arrowroot and cocoa powder
Arrowroot powder and cocoa are both known for their highly absorbent properties, so a mixture of the two works wonderfully on oily, sticky scalps. Cocoa also eliminates the white powdery texture that might sit on your hair due to the arrowroot powder. Lavender essential oil helps add fragrance to the dry shampoo, so you can wear it without fretting about the smell!
Tip: You can also use cornstarch instead of arrowroot, but if you have dandruff, we recommend the latter as cornstarch can aggravate the dandruff and cause itchiness.
How to make:
Mix half a cup of arrowroot powder with 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder (don’t worry, your hair won't smell like cocoa) and 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil. Mix well. Use a fluffy blush brush to apply the mixture on your roots. You can also store this mixture in an air-tight container.
Salt and cornmeal
The mixture of salt and cornmeal is ideal if you wish to get rid of excess oil and stickiness in your hair without stripping it off its natural oils. It’s also ideal when your scalp has accumulated too much dirt.
How to make:
Add one tablespoon of salt to half a cup of cornmeal and mix it well. Apply using a makeup brush on your roots. Remember to use only a small amount on the required areas (roots only).
Bentonite clay and arrowroot powder
If you have extremely oily hair, turn to this mixture. Bentonite clay not only has amazing oil absorbing properties but is also really gentle on the skin. So all you ladies with sensitive skin, this is for you! Apart from getting rid of the stickiness, this dry shampoo mixture also soothes your scalp.
Tip: Add some cocoa for it to turn brown in colour!
How to make:
Mix half a cup of bentonite clay with half a cup of arrowroot powder. If you wish to add some fragrance, you can add 2-3 drops of your favourite essential oil. Don’t exceed more than 2-3 drops! Apply the same way, using a blush brush.
Try these DIY Dry shampoos out for an effective, cheap remedy for all your sticky, oily hair woes!
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Written by Vaishnavi Thakur on Jan 08, 2018