Homemade Dry Shampoo

This easy, homemade dry shampoo is, unlike store-bought ones, healthy for your scalp and the environment! It makes greasy spots invisible and adds a fresh scent to your hair.

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Did you know which ingredients, that harm the environment and your body, are in the majority of dry shampoos?

  • butane/propane: propellants/fuel gases
  • isobutane: propellant, highly flammable and carcinogenic
  • aluminum containing substances: irritating the skin
  • palm-oil containing substances (like isopropyl myristate): harm the environment because huge plantations destroy the rain forest
  • and others

So, there is no reason not to say yes to your own, customizable…

DRY SHAMPOO RECIPE

15 g cornstarch

15 g unsweetened cacao powder

1 tsp. cinnamon

3 drops essential oil

  • just mix everything together
  • add essential oils of your choice (I used lavender)
  • fill in an old spice container or do it like I did and use aluminum foil provisional (I recommend switching to an empty spice container as aluminum is controversial)

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How to use:

  • comb your hair
  • dust the dry shampoo on all greasy spots (especially scalp) and wait a minute
  • use your hands to distribute the powder everywhere needed
  • then use a towel to slightly rub the powder into your hair
  • remove residue by combing again

Here is a close-up showing the powder consistency. If you have darker hair, double the amount of cacao powder in the recipe. If you have lighter hair, make the shampoo without cacao powder.

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Enjoy your cheap and healthyΒ bad hair day remedy!

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