Are you tired of spending a bundle on curl care products? We are, too! Here's a recipe for cheap and easy DIY dry shampoo. Whip some of this up and save yourself some money.
Why make your own?
While dry shampoo is an amazing product, it's often filled with chemicals. In this day and age, avoiding excess chemicals is advised but can be difficult. When you make your own dry shampoo, you know exactly what's going into it, which give you control over what comes in contact with your body.
Since many of the natural products available on the market can be very pricey, this DIY product makes a great replacement without breaking the bank.
Cheap and Easy DIY Dry Shampoo:
What you'll need:
1/4 cup arrowroot powder
1/2 tablespoon baking soda
3 drops each of lavender, rosemary, and cedarwood essential oils
2 tablespoons cocoa or cacao powder (if you have dark hair)
What to do:
Add 1/4 cup arrowroot powder to a medium sized glass bowl, then add in 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda. These ingredients are for oil absorption.
If you have dark hair, add in the 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder. However, if your hair is light, skip this step.
Using a fork or a whisk, mix these powders together until well blended.
Add in 3 drops each of the essential oils and whisk together until all the ingredients are completely blended.
Add the blended mixture into a glass jar for storage and seal tightly between each use. A salt shaker would also work great.
How to use:
Part your hair and apply the dry shampoo to your scalp and surrounding areas. Make sure to apply evenly throughout to get the best oil absorption. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes and then use your fingertips to massage through your curls. Turn your hair upside down and shake out any excess.
Learn more about using dry shampoo and styling second day hair here!