Are you looking for a handy aid in spacing out your shampoo use? Look no further, we have the perfect dry shampoo recipe for you! This DIY dry shampoo freshens your tresses, while revitalizing and strengthening them, and won’t leave a powdery residue behind. Made up of natural ingredients including white clay, bitter orange powder, and marshmallow root powder, this homemade dry shampoo is highly versatile: it can double as a face mask or a “no poo” shampoo!
Read on for the full recipe!
Before you begin
Before you begin your recipe, it’s important to make sure that your workspace and equipment are carefully cleaned and disinfected. This is essential to protect your DIY creations from microbes and ensure they last as long as possible.
How to make your own dry shampoo
- Scale, accurate to 1 g
- Small stainless steel bowl
- Small silicone spatula or wooden spoon
- A few teaspoons
- Hexagonal glass jar, 190 ml
Good to know!
- People love white clay for its cleansing and purifying properties. It gently absorbs excess sebum along with the impurities that build up on your scalp.
- Bitter orange powder adds tone and shine to your hair, while imparting a slight, citrusy scent. It also helps detangle your hair and leaves your mane soft and supple.
- Marshmallow root powder is a wonderful natural conditioner. Thanks to its softening, hydrating, and detangling properties, it helps prevent knots and frizz, making it handy for styling. It will leave your hair soft, silky, and shiny.
Steps to follow
- Prepare and disinfect your equipment and workspace.
- Weigh all the ingredients in the small bowl.
- Stir with a spatula or wooden spoon until the mixture is homogeneous.
- Transfer to your canning jar and it’s good to go!
Use and conservation
The quantity of dry shampoo that’s right for you will depend on the length and thickness of your hair. Start by applying a little on the roots of your hair, using a make-up brush. Leave on for five minutes to allow the powders to absorb the excess sebum, then gently but thoroughly brush your hair to remove any remaining powder and add volume.
This recipe is formulated for all hair types. Use as often as suits your needs. When made in optimal sanitary conditions, it will keep for at least six months.
You can use this dry shampoo as a “no poo*” shampoo or a quick face mask. To do so, just add one teaspoon of water and one teaspoon of the vegetable oil of your choosing to one tablespoon of dry shampoo. For tips, check out our article on which vegetable oils are right for your hair type and skin type.
No poo: apply the paste to your scalp and roots, massage in, leave on for two to three minutes, then rinse out. Use once or twice per week depending on your needs.
Face mask: Apply the paste evenly over your face using a make-up brush. Leave on for five to ten minutes, then rinse off thoroughly. You can use this face mask once or twice per week to cleanse and soothe your skin while giving your complexion a brightening boost.
*No-poo is a hair washing method that involves nixing conventional shampoo, which is often full of chemicals, from your hair care routine. No-pooers opt for gentle natural alternatives such as clay, baking soda, or apple cider vinegar to cleanse their hair while preserving their hair’s natural hydration.