Do you know that, too? You don’t want to wash your hair again, but it doesn’t look particularly good either? Or maybe you want to wash hair but the shampoo is empty? In this case, homemade dry shampoo will help! Of course you can also buy dry shampoo – but you can also make it yourself very easily and in a short time. Store-bought dry shampoo often contains propellants and sometimes unpleasant-smelling fragrances. In addition, it is usually packaged in plastic or aluminum. That’s why you kill several birds with one stone when you make it yourself.
Make Dry Shampoo
Make dry shampoo With your own dry shampoo, you can dose the fragrances yourself and do without environmentally harmful ingredients and packaging. You not only save time, but also money, because you only need a few ingredients, most of which you already have at home.
What is needed:
- 2 heaped tbsp corn or potato starch
- 1 heaped tsp cocoa powder (real cocoa)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda ( Kaiser baking soda , or available online, e.g. this soda from Purux )
To prepare the dry shampoo, simply shake all the ingredients through a fine sieve and mix them finely in this way. Pour into an airtight jar to store. Tip: The dry shampoo is also suitable for dark hair colors thanks to the use of cocoa powder. For redheads, simply mix in 1 tablespoon of cinnamon instead of cocoa. The recipe also works well for light hair if cornstarch is used.
If you want to add fragrance to your dry shampoo, simply add essential oil. To do this, add only about three drops of the oil to the powder and mix it in a mortar or with a bristle brush. Some examples of essential oils that have beneficial effects on hair and scalp: Lavender oil smells very pleasant and is also said to promote hair growth Peppermint oil helps with particularly oily scalps Sage essential oil is said to have a soothing effect on the scalp Rosemary oil works against dandruff ( you can find more tips against dandruff here ) Tea tree oil has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, thereby relieving irritation of the scalp If you are not sure whether you are allergic to one of the oils, test the application beforehand. To do this, mix a drop of the essential oil with a drop of vegetable oil and rub it into the crook of your arm. If there is no reaction on the skin after 24 hours, there is probably no allergy.
Using your dry shampoo
Using the dry shampoo is very simple: Comb your hair thoroughly. Use a large towel to protect clothing or skin from the powder, especially black clothing. Distribute the powder with your hands all over your hair in a circular, rubbing motion upside down over the bathtub or sink and massage in as if you were washing your hair. Also possible: Apply the powder to the hair with a large cosmetic brush and distribute it. Remove the excess powder with a towel or a brush, a brush with boar bristles works well, otherwise a normal brush will do, but with more patience. Then rinse the brush and let it dry.