You only need three ingredients to make your own dry shampoo: a base and a color. Here’s the basic ingredient list:
- Cornstarch or finely ground oats.
- Cocoa powder (for dark hair). Make sure the cocoa powder is unsweetened.
Here are some additional ingredients you can add for more benefits:
- Rice flour. This ingredient protects against the sun.
- Coffee or Fenugreek. Use coffee for dark hair and fenugreek for light hair. Make sure they are very finely ground into a powder.
- Essential oil(s). Essential oils add moisture and scent to the mix. Mint? Lavender? Minty lavender? The world of scent is at your fingertips here.
In addition to these ingredients, you might want a container to hold your dry shampoo and a makeup brush to apply it.
Are your ingredients ready? Alright, here’s the recipe:
- Mix equal parts of your base (cornstarch or oatmeal) with the arrowroot.
- For dark hair, use a half-and-half mixture of arrowroot and cocoa powder.
- Adjust for color preferences by adding more arrowroot or cocoa powder.
- For additional ingredients, add in equal parts of rice flour, coffee, or fenugreek.
- If you’re using essential oils, add a couple of drops of oil and mix it in.
If it’s your first time making natural dry shampoo, test your mixture before using it. Apply a tiny bit to your scalp and wait to see if there’s a reaction. If there isn’t, then you’re ready to go.
To get the most out of your dry shampoo, follow these instructions:
- Sprinkle about ¼ teaspoon onto the palm of your hand.
- Rub your hands together and spread the dry shampoo.
- Dab the dry shampoo onto the greasiest parts of your hair.
- Brush the powder through your hair until it’s blended in.
If you don’t want to use your hands, you can use a makeup brush to apply the dry shampoo to your hair.
And there you have it! Now go brag to all your friends that you made a natural alternative to store-bought dry shampoo, all by yourself (we’ll be gracious and give you all the credit). t