diy: Create your own Dry Shampoo

Summertime is upon us. Whether it is yoga at Red Rocks, hiking trails at Chautauqua, or enjoying a beverage on a rooftop patio, we are spending hot days and warmer nights enjoying Colorado living. With that being said, washing your hair daily may not be an everyday option when you are on the go. A perfect solution & help for easy hair days is Dry Shampoo!

Benefits of using a Dry Shampoo:

It can extend the life of your pretty blowout

It revitalizes hair so that it’s easier to style & creates texture. Simple styles like your favorite ponytail will look so much better with the help of dry shampoo.

It protects the health of hair and scalp since less washes mean less stripping of protective oils.

It protects and extends the color of dyed hair due to the less frequent washes.

It makes hair smell fresh, especially if it has been exposed to a sweaty or particular smelling environment.

It lets you save time since you don’t have to worry about washing, blow drying, and restyling.

Let’s Mix & Make it!

You will need a mixing bowl and the following items:

2 tbsp. Baking Soda

2 tbsp. Corn Starch

2 tbsp. Arrowroot Powder

5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

(Those with darker hair should also add 2 tbsp. of unsweetened cocoa powder to the mixture above BEFORE adding any essential oil, as it has its own sweet scent & may want to skip adding the oils.)

Combine all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl & your dry shampoo is ready for use!

Here are a few easy ways to apply:

Add your dry shampoo to an empty salt, spice, or homemade container with a shaker top and sprinkle the shampoo directly onto your roots.

Keep it in a container with a lid, and just like with a loose powder, use a makeup brush to apply it directly onto the roots or greasier areas. This is a great technique if you need to absorb excess product in the hair.

Pour a small amount into your hands, spread it around, and apply it onto your scalp. Massage your roots just like when using regular shampoo. This is the messiest way to apply, so you have been cautioned.