Washing your hair every single day is actually doing more harm than good. When you shampoo your hair daily you strip your scalp and hair of its beautiful natural oils and nutrients. This can lead to breakage, dull looking hair, and overall, it will make your scalp dry and flaky.
So try washing your hair every second or third day. Not only will this save you a lot of time, but skipping days in between shampooing will actually slow down oil production and leave you with a healthier, shiner and beautiful looking mane.
When you are in the initial phase of not shampooing every day or when you just need to instantly make your hair look stylish and flawless, use a homemade dry shampoo.
Just sprinkle tiny bit on your hair and it will quickly absorb all the grease and oil. Plus, it gives hair nice volume and texture.
Using dry shampoo takes no more than 5 minutes. So there is no excuse to not wear your hair pretty.
Also, dry shampoo can come to your rescue on number of occasions…
When can you use Dry Shampoo
Here is how to make dry shampoo and tips for using it to look your best…
Dry shampoo is extremely easy to make and you need only 2 or 3 ingredients – which you may already have in your kitchen cabinet. I’ve included recipes for dark hair, light hair as well as itchy scalp. It will make enough for 10 to 12 uses.
These recipes are just rough guides to creating the dry shampoo. So feel free to tweak or add or subtract things based on your preference.
This is the recipe I use on my dark hair and it blends beautifully. Plus you get to smell like chocolate 🙂
To make this you will need:
Recipe tweaks: You can use cornstarch instead of the arrowroot powder. And if you desire, add 2 to 3 drops of essential oils such as rosemary, peppermint, lavender or tea tree.
Depending on how light your hair colour is, create the shade you need – add more Cocoa/cinnamon powder for darker hair. If you have really light hair, then you may want to skip the cocoa altogether.
To make this you will need:
Recipe Tweaks: Try other finely ground flowers or herbs – marigold, rose, lavender, mint etc. The scent will mix with the dry shampoo so that when you use it, your hair will smell good.
If you have red locks, then cinnamon is your best options. Plus, cinnamon smells lovely and it is chock-full of nutrients.
Recipe Tweaks: Try french Pink Clay or bentonite clay instead of arrowroot powder. Also, you can add finely ground rose powder in place of hibiscus powder.
To get relief from itchy scalp, use the below combination.
Recipe tweaks: Other herbs that soothe scalp are aloe vera, chamomile, hibiscus, cassia, parsley, peppermint and sage. Plus, you can replace lavender with other essential oils such as lemon, peppermint, tea tree, and cedar wood to bring relief from itching.
Mix everything together and store in a small jar. You can also pour the mixture into a clean salt or pepper shaker, or any shaker that was used for a spice, is the perfect dispenser for dry shampoo.
You can also create your own version of scented dry shampoo by adding dried flowers or herbs (e.g. calendula, roses, lavender, hibiscus, rosemary, mint). You hair will feel clean and smell great.
Note: If you are using cocoa powder in any of the recipes, make sure that it is unsweetened.
When using dry shampoo, or I would say any natural treatment, less is more.
Note: Try to keep dry shampoo off your scalp, this will prevent it from clogging your hair pores.
Happy creating !!
Have you ever used dry shampoo? What is your favorite recipe? Please share below!