Dry Shampoo

Have you ever realized that even though your hair should be washed you just don’t have time today? You could try using a Dry Shampoo, particularly one that has been customized with essential oils and would be great for your type of hair.

Dry shampoos are both easy to make and easy to use.

There are a number of different powders and starches that would work well in absorbing the oil from the air. You could consider using something you already might have in your kitchen cabinet like baking soda, corn starch, corn meal, cocoa powder, arrowroot or clays. White clay is good for all types of hair, while green clay is said to be especially good for oily hair. Mix the dry ingredients together well in a small glass bowl, slowly add your essential oils one drop at a time and then put into a clean spice shaker bottle. These make great dispensers for dry shampoo. If you don’t want to use the spice shaker bottle you could use an old make up brush to apply the powder to the hair roots.

Recipe 1
6 Tablespoons clay (white or green)
4 Tablespoons corn starch
30 drops essential oil

Recipe 2 (for Dark Hair)
2 Tablespoons arrowroot or cornstarch
2 Tablespoon cocoa powder
10 – 12 drops essential oil

Recipe 3
4 Tablespoons arrowroot or cornstarch (for Lighter Hair)
10 – 12 drops essential oil.

To Use:

  • Comb out your hair well to remove all tangles.
  • Section hair into parts and shape small amounts of the shampoo near the scalp along the lines of the parting. Use your finger tips to work the powder evenly into the hair, focusing on the roots. If your hair needs freshening up you could brush the powder down along the length of the hair to its tips.
  • If you are in a really big hurry you could try just dusting your hands with the powder mixture and then rubbing it in on the roots of your hair, focusing mainly on your part line and around the sides of your face and temples. The warmth of your hands will help to blend it in.
  • Wait for about 5 – 10 minutes to allow the powder to absorb the oil from your hair.
  • Finally, comb and brush the powder completely out of your hair. Some people like to use a hair dryer to help the process along.

Remember: You don’t want to apply too much powder, just enough to absorb some of the grease and you don’t want to have it build up on the scalp.

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