DIY Dry Shampoo

I was one of those people who have to wash their hair everyday… If I leave it for more than 24 hours it goes greasy, dull and flat.I used Batiste Dry Shampoo sprays for a while to try and increase the length of time between each wash, but I never really got on with them.I would always feel like I’d use too much, it would leave my hair completely covered in the stuff, all the way to the ends, making it feel really dry and brittle.It would also get on my face, making it feel dusty and dirty. My husband also hated it because it would fill the room with the dry shampoo particles, which just didn’t feel right to be breathing in.

Here’s the list of ingredients in one Batiste Original Dry Shampoo spray can:

Butane, Isobutane, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Propane, Alcohol Denat, Parfume, Limonene, Linanool, Geranol, Benzyl Benzoate, Distearyldimonium, Cetrimonium Chloride.

I don’t know about you, but I know I don’t want to be breathing those in every other day…

So, I went back to washing my hair every day. Using twice as much water, twice as much shampoo and depleting my hair of it’s natural oils… not good. But then I read about DIY dry shampoo and I was amazed at how few ingredients were needed and even more amazed that I already had them in my cupboard! So I had to try it out straight away.

I loved it. 

This dry shampoo uses cornflour and cocoa powder (for light blonde hair, I wouldn’t use any cocoa) as the absorbent particles to soak up the grease (niiceee…) and I just added a few drops of essential oils to give it a nice, fresh, natural scent!

How to use

You apply this powder to the roots of your hair with either an old blusher brush or in a salt shaker. I preferred the brush directly to the roots. 

Here’s my DIY Recipe

You will need

  • Sealable jar
  • Whisk
  • Bowl

  • Ingredients

    • 2 TBSP Cornflour 
    • 1 1/2 TBSP Cocoa Powder (Optional for dark hair. Just add as much as needed to match your natural colour)
    • 10 drops of essential oils – I used Lilac 

  • Method

    1. Put both powders in the bowl.
      Drop the essential oils in the powder
      Whisk the powders together with the oils until completely blended 
      Decant powder into a sealed jar and it’s ready to use

    I hope you give it a try and are a complete convert, like me! 

    Emilie x

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    3. So if you have light hair and aren’t fussed about the smell, you could literally just use cornflour? I use Kitenest dry shampoo which is all natural and I absolutely love it, I only wash my hair once a week now. But maybe I will just try cornflour! Thank you

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