As a mum who doesn’t get time to wash and blow dry my hair nearly as much as I want (or need) to, dry shampoo is my beauty bestie, especially during summer. And the best part is, it is super simple to make! Here’s my favourite recipe for making your own DIY dry shampoo.
- 1 cup bentonite clay to help absorb oil (buy it at your local health food shop)
- 1 cup arrowroot powder to boost volume (also available at your local health food shop)
- dark hair only: cocoa powder to match your hair colour (you need more the darker your hair, and none if you’re blonde)
- your favourite essential oils (I like to use 5–10 drops of lavender essential oil and a couple drops of eucalyptus essential oil or rosemary essential oil)
- 1 (glass or plastic) bottle with cap (plus an airtight container for any leftovers)
Instructions:Step 1: Combine your bentonite clay with your arrowroot powder in a large bowl.
Step 2: Mix until well combined.
Step 3: Depending on your hair colour, add cocoa powder sparingly. Add more for darker colours. Skip this step if you are blonde (like I did).
Step 4: Add 10 drops of your essential oils.
Step 5: Mix well.
Step 6: Pour mixture into your bottle for application and store remainder in airtight container in a cool, dark place.
I like to use this between washes or when my hair starts to feel oily at the roots. Sometimes I even add a little to my roots after I wash and blow dry to give more volume and texture to my fine hair. I sprinkle directly onto roots, sparingly, leave for a few moments and brush out remainder.
Do you love dry shampoo as much as I do? What is your favourite way to use it?
More beauty products you can easily make yourself: