5 Dry Shampoo Recipes Using Herbal Powders

5 dry shampoo homemade recipes

The basic idea of a dry shampoo is to put an oil absorbing substance (herbal powders) on the oily parts of your hair to absorb the oil and leave it looking clean. Dry shampoo is also very helpful if you’ll be styling hair and need it to hold.

It is easy and cost efficient to make at home your own dry shampoo, see 5 best recipes below and choose the one that suits you best.

Recipe 1 (easy)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder (for light hair) OR 2 tablespoons arrowroot + 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (for dark hair)
  • 5 drops of essential oil of choice (lavender, peppermint or rosemary work really well). 

Instructions

Combine all the ingredients, mix well. Store the mix in a small jar or old powder container. Apply with an old make-up brush to the roots or oily parts 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 brush, comb the powder through your hair and style as usual.

Recipe 2 (easy)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch, if possible organic
  • 5 drops of essential oil of choice (lavender, peppermint or rosemary work really well for haircare). 

Instructions

Combine all the ingredients, mix well. Store the mix in a small jar or old powder container. Apply with an old make-up brush to the roots or oily parts 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 brush, comb the powder through your hair and style as usual. 

Recipe 3 (easy)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup bentonite clay
  • 5 drops of essential oil of choice (lavender, peppermint or rosemary work really well for haircare). 

Instructions

Combine all the ingredients, mix well. Store the mix in a small jar or old powder container. Apply with an old make-up brush to the roots or oily parts 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 brush, comb the powder through your hair and style as usual.

Recipe 4 (more advanced)

FOR DARK HAIR (Source: https://blog.mountainroseherbs.com/herbal-dry-shampoo-powders)

Ingredients  DIY Dry Shampoo Recipes using herbal powders

  • 1/2 cup organic arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup organic cacao powder or organic carob powder
  • 1 Tbsp. organic rosemary powder
  • 1 Tbsp. organic oatstraw powder
  • 10 drops each organic rosemary and organic bergamot essential oils

 Instructions 

Mix all the ingredients together and stir well to combine. Transfer finished blend into a dry container and store away from moisture (to reduce clumping). Shake or sprinkle powdered shampoo blend along the crown of the head, working through the scalp and hair to pick up any excess oils or debris. Depending on the texture and thickness of your hair, either brush or shake well to remove the excess. This is best done before you get dressed so you don’t end up with any powder residue on your clothes (you can also drape your shoulders with a towel to keep the powder off your clothes).

Recipe 5 (more advanced)

FOR LIGHT HAIR (Source: https://blog.mountainroseherbs.com/herbal-dry-shampoo-powders)

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup organic arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 cup French green cosmetic clay
  • 1 Tbsp. organic oatstraw powder
  • 1 Tbsp. organic lavender flower powder
  • 1 Tbsp. organic chamomile powder
  • 10 drops each organic sweet orange and organic lavender essential oils

Instructions 

Mix all the ingredients together and stir well to combine. Transfer finished blend into a dry container and store away from moisture (to reduce clumping). Shake or sprinkle powdered shampoo blend along the crown of the head, working through the scalp and hair to pick up any excess oils or debris. Depending on the texture and thickness of your hair, either brush or shake well to remove the excess. This is best done before you get dressed so you don’t end up with any powder residue on your clothes (you can also drape your shoulders with a towel to keep the powder off your clothes).

Which one is your favourite, do you have any recipes of your own? Please comment and share below!


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