DIY Dry Shampoo

diyshampoo

Don’t be scared to skip a wash or two with this easy dry shampoo recipe you will love!

I use this recipe to absorb excess oil and to style my hair, I have found that it helps give my hair some volume and texture.  This is a quick DIY that should only take about 5 to 10 minutes!  Great for all hair types and colors.

What you need:

Arrowroot Powder

Cacao Powder

Cinnamon

Essential Oil of your choice

Please get your ingredients as natural and local as possible, it does make a difference especially for your health!  Also, when it comes to essential oil make sure you are buying 100% pure essential oils and not fragrance.  You will still be saving plenty of money by making these products on your own.

Directions

I am not one to work with exact measurements, you know your hair better than anyone else, add as little or as much as you want for the needs of your hair.

 First add about 5 to 10 drops of any essential oil (optional) of your choice to the bottom of your container, bag or whatever you are using as storage.  I bought my container in the travel section of Walmart.  I also used grapefruit essential oil, it smells great and the citrus base helps with absorbing extra oil because I tend to have oily hair!  Lemon is also great for really oily hair, just be careful in the sun because it can lighten your hair if you don’t want that.  Lavender and rose are a great combo, very nourishing for the hair and scalp.  Finally, peppermint is great especially if you go to the gym often, it will refresh your scalp as it is a natural antibacterial and deodorizer!

Once you have chosen your essential oil, add arrowroot powder.  This is a white powder and it is basically all you need, it works great to absorb oil and wetness.

Next, add some cacao powder and cinnamon till it matches your hair color.

Mix well and leave overnight.  Should be ready to use by morning.

Enjoy!

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Surprising Facts About Cacao Powder & Cinnamon 

 Not only will your hair be smelling sweet but this duo is packed with wonderful hair and scalp benefits.  Cinnamon in the hair actually promotes hair growth while removing impurities from your scalp, some claim it actually treated their scalp infections. It is also a natural way to lighten your hair, I haven’t noticed any changes in my hair and I apply this about 1-2 times a week.

Cacao powder on the other hand is a natural way to darken your hair, so maybe you can meet in the middle!  If you are not interested in any changes in your hair color, use sparingly and you should be fine or only use arrowroot powder!

Cacao powder is rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamins and minerals that are great for the hair and scalp.  They provide shine, UV protection, and softness while, removing impurities from the hair.  It’s great for brunettes because it won’t leave any streaks in your hair.

 Why the natural DIY alternatives?

 I am always looking for the natural alternative to the beauty products that are on the shelves now.  Most contain harmful chemicals and preservatives that are carcinogens, hormone disrupters & aren’t as effective.  These products are doing more harm than good.  Popular dry shampoo ingredients may contain: butane, isobutane, propane, fragrance and many other questionable ingredients that are toxic.  Especially when we mindlessly use these products daily, it is more toxins for our bodies to ingest.

 

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