A beauty product that makes your hair look clean when it hasn’t been washed in the past three days that day is a tremendous help, especially for those of us with little ones who are lucky if we get to use the bathroom alone, much less shower every day…
Dry shampoos have been all the rage among some of my friends lately, and I can understand why…
Dry Shampoo Recipe
Dry shampoos are nice if you switch to “no-poo” or home-cured natural shampoo, which will often leave your hair oily for the first week or so while your scalp adjusts to not having its natural oils stripped every day. I even have naturally oily hair even after I don’t strip the oils, so I am a huge fan of dry shampoo.
(On the upper side, relatives with the same naturally oily hair haven’t started going gray until their 60s or 70s, so I have that going for me…)The basic plan of dry shampoo (or wet-dry shampoo) is to place associate degree oil fascinating substance (like arrowroot or cornstarch) on the oily elements of your hair to soak up the oil and leave it looking clean.
This is additionally terribly useful if you’ll be styling hair and wish it to carry. Dirty hair holds higher than clean hair, but it doesn’t have to look dirty. In fact, for an upcoming wedding, I’ll be sporting hair that hasn’t been washed in three days (you’re welcome for that visual!) A wet-dry shampoo uses the same concept, but puts the oil-absorbing substance in a quickly evaporating liquid like vodka or rubbing alcohol (or Rum if you like to smell like a pirate…) Commercial dry shampoos can be pricey and contain things like “isobutane, butane, and propane.” Make your own instead! You’ll not only save money since homemade versions are about 95% cheaper, but you won’t be putting explosive chemicals on your hair…On my hair, I exploit a lightweight powder (arrowroot) since I’m blonde, but for dark hair, cocoa powder mixed with arrowroot works better (plus you get to smell like chocolate! win-win!) Here are the official “recipes” that may be bespoke to your hair type:
Dry Shampoo Ingredients:
1/4 cup arrowroot powder or organic cornflour OR two tablespoons arrowroot/cornstarch + two Tablespoons chocolate5 drops of oil of alternative (optional- I exploit lavender) An old make-up brush to apply Dry Shampoo Instructions Put the drops of oil into the arrowroot or cornflour and blend with a spoon. Store the combo in a very tiny jar or previous powder instrumentality. Apply with associate degree previous make-up brush to the roots or oily elements of your hair. Applying with the brush is optional, but it removes the need to comb through as much and is better for styled hair. If you don’t use the comb, comb the powder through your hair and style as usual.
If you’d rather have a spray wet shampoo that works as a dry shampoo, you can accomplish this by adding some water and edible alcohol to the above recipe:
DIY Wet/Dry Spray Shampoo:
for light-weight or Dark Hair
- 1 cup of warm water
- 1/4 cup arrowroot or cornstarch
- 1/4 cup vodka, rubbing alcohol or witch hazel
Essential oils or a spritz of your favorite perfume to scent What to do:
combine all ingredients in a very tiny spray bottle and shake well. Shake before every use and spray on roots or oily elements of hair. Let dry and style as usual. Bonus Tips Arrowroot or cornflour may also be used as a mineral veil or finishing powder for home-cured makeup or as associate degree oil fascinating powder on the skin. I keep a mason jar filled with arrowroot on my counter and use it as a dry shampoo in my hair and to set my makeup. If you have dark hair but don’t want to use cocoa powder in your hair, just use plain arrowroot and apply before going to bed the night before or at least 2 hours in advance so that it has time to absorb and you won’t get the fake-gray-looks-like-a-wig look.
If you’re not into making your dry shampoo, this pre-made option from Morocco Method might be a good fit for you.