I’ve been an every day hair washer all my life. I’ve even been known to wash my hair twice in one day. Yes, I’ve been killing my poor hair slowly with shampoo, conditioner, blow drying, heat styling, and other various products. For the last couple of months, I’ve washed it a lot less and I’ve been trying more natural methods for doing so. (Don’t worry folks, I’m still showering!!) Between washings lately, as well as in the past, I’ve used my fair share of dry shampoos, including Batiste, Perfect Hair Day, Pantene, and Batiste for blonde hair. While these do the trick in a pinch, some seem to leave a build up, not to mention they’re not exactly cheap. Since y’all know I love my essential oils, I recently decided to try a DIY version of dry shampoo. While it’s not quite as simple to use as its aerosol counterparts, it smells better and is less expensive. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out and will definitely be keeping it on hand at all times.
What you’ll need:
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 5-10 drops of essential oil of your choice – I used lavender
- Glass jar or glass shaker bottle
- Inexpensive makeup brush (optional)
To create your own dry shampoo:
- Measure the baking soda and cornstarch into a bowl or directly into your glass storage container
- Select your desired essential oil and put 5-8 drops into the baking soda/cornstarch mixture
- Stir/shake contents well
- If using a bowl, place the contents into a glass jar or shaker, as essential oils can destroy plastic over time
- Either shake directly onto your roots or use a makeup brush to apply to your roots
- Let it sit for a few minutes (yes, I realize you will look like you have white roots – it’s okay, I promise! The mixture needs time to absorb the oil from your hair.)
- After the dry shampoo has sat on your hair for a few minutes, brush through from root to end. Style as usual.
I’d love to hear what essential oil scent you choose if you make this DIY dry shampoo. Please let me know!