Sometimes, you just don’t have time to wash your hair but that doesn’t mean that you have to walk around with it looking dirty and greasy. A good solution to this very common problem is to learn how to make dry shampoo with essential oils: it’s the perfect way to clean your hair when you’re short on time and the oils will make it smell nice, too.
Shampooing everyday can strip the natural oils from your hair leaving it looking dry, limp and unmanageable. It can also make your scalp dry and flaky. Drying and styling your hair regularly can take up a lot of time and it can damage your hair when done excessively. However, dry shampoos are easy to use and they won’t harm your hair. They simply absorb the excess oil from your hair follicles so it looks clean and beautiful without all the hassles.
How to Make Dry Shampoo With Essential Oils
Making your own dry shampoo is not as hard as it might sound and the essential oils will leave your hair smelling great. They also help to add shine and make your hair more manageable depending on which oils you choose. Wellness Mama has a great recipe for making dry shampoo that works great for light or dark hair and it’s so simple to make.
You’ll need the following ingredients to get started:
- Arrowroot powder or organic cornstarch
- Essential oil of your choice
- Make-up brush
- Mason jar
Place a cup of arrowroot powder or the cornstarch in a bowl. Add a few drops of the essential oil of your choice to the bowl and mix well. Pour the mixture into the Mason jar and store until you are ready to use. If you prefer, you can combine the arrowroot powder and cornstarch by using half a cup of each in this recipe.
Visit Wellnessmama.com for details on how many drops of essential oil to use and for instructions on how to make a wet/dry spray shampoo. The essential oils not only leave your hair smelling nice but they have other benefits, too. For example, cedarwood oil can moisturize the scalp and lemongrass oil can help strengthen hair follicles.
Tips for Using Your DIY Dry Shampoo
Between regular shampoos, you can remove the oil from your hair using dry shampoo. It’s a fast and simple way to freshen up and have clean hair in minutes without having to wash it with water. All you need to do is sprinkle the dry shampoo evenly over the roots of your hair and let it set for five or ten minutes depending on how oily your hair is. Brush the excess shampoo out of your hair and style as usual.
Only use this shampoo when your hair is completely dry or it will make it stick together in clumps. You should also avoid rubbing the shampoo into your scalp or it may cause itching. Wash your hair with water two or three times a week depending on your hair type to prevent the dry shampoo from building up on your scalp.
Using dry shampoo can help keep your hair looking fresh and clean in-between washing and the essential oils benefit you in several ways: they leave your hair smelling nice and you can choose from a wide variety of fragrances. Certain oils can also help keep it shiny and healthy looking, which is an added bonus.