When you’re in a hurry and have to attend an upcoming event, the first thing you may need to do is wash your hair, but you just don’t have the time. What if there was a way you could look your absolute best in a fraction of the time it usually takes you to get ready without even getting your hair wet? Well, there is a way and it is by using dry shampoo.
Dry shampoos have been around for many years. They are extremely convenient because you can take them anywhere and you can even use dry shampoo on your kids to freshen them up in a heartbeat if they are pressed for time before school.
Although you can easily buy dry shampoo at the store, you might be exposing yourself and your family to toxic ingredients. Making your own dry shampoo with natural ingredients is your best bet because the nutrient-filled ingredients and essential oils will help protect your hair in the process.
Where Did Dry Shampoo Come From and How Does It Work?
One of the first dry shampoos ever made was called Minipoo Dry Shampoo. Known as the 10-minute dry shampoo, it was mostly marketed toward women from the 1940s to the late 1960s with their slogan, “When you can’t shampoo, Minipoo.”
Whether you are going to a wedding or preparing for your first day of school, dry shampoo can be very beneficial as it soaks up excess oil between shampoos, giving longer life to your hairstyles, or by simply providing you a way to freshen up.
This dry shampoo recipe can help lift the roots and provide a matte finish that gets rid of an oily appearance.
Depending on your hair color, you can adjust the ingredients. If you use arrowroot powder, it may initially look very white on your hair, which is why this ingredient is best for lighter shades of hair. Meanwhile, cocoa or cinnamon powder is best for dark hair.
Arrowroot is loaded with beneficial nutrients that cater to your hair. It is harvested from the tubers of its plant without the use of harsh chemicals or high heat. The caffeine present in coffee is great for hair because it prevents hair loss while stimulating hair growth.
When it is applied on the hair or scalp, it finds its way to the roots and stimulates these roots by improving its structure and growth. When used in addition to lavender and peppermint essential oils it helps protect your hair while preventing dandruff and lice.
- 2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder (for lighter hair colors)
- OR 2 tablespoons of cocoa or cinnamon powder (for darker hair colors)
- 2 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 drop peppermint essential oil
- Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Voilá, your shampoo is ready within seconds!
Sprinkle mixture onto your scalp and hair roots, then work it in with your fingertips or a clean makeup brush. Make sure you allow the product to sit for a couple of minutes before styling. Once it has had a few minutes to work into the hair and roots, use a comb or blow-dryer to help it fully blend in.
Recipe from Dr. Axe.