How to Make a Natural DIY Dry Shampoo

Did you know that most people think they need to wash their hair every day? But, that is just not true. Over-washing it can make it dryer and dull.  Your best bet is to wash a few times a week. So what do you do on the other days? Use a dry shampoo that contains cornstarch. Cornstarch is oil-absorbing, it makes your hair look clean and non-greasy. You can also alternate with just using conditioner every other day so that your hair is left looking healthy, soft and manageable. On the days that you do wash, remember to use a creamy, moisturizing soap. free DIY dry shampoo recipe

For those with scalp problems, such as flakes or dandruff, may need to wash their hair every day. Concentrating on the scalp look for invigorating essential oils like Peppermint, Tea Tree, and Myrrh.

If you have chemically treated, dry or damaged hair (especially if bleach is used), this is a great alternative.  And remember to get a trim every four to six weeks.

For those with hair-loss, shampooing every day is just too harsh. Shampoo can cause the hair follicles to become loose and fall out. Using a natural, chemical-free, dry shampoo is a great alternative to keep your scalp healthy and nourished.

Natural DIY Dry Shampoo

Have you ever had the best hair day? And you didn't want it ever to end? But you know that the very next day, you would need to wash your beautiful do will be gone. What if you could extend your favorite hair-dos? I am not talking about letting your hair get greasy because it's not washed.  I am talking about dry shampoo. Dry shampoo is a powder that cleans without water. The bonus: you can extend you favorite hair-do another day or two. And even better, it's so easy to make. It takes less than five minutes! It is very inexpensive, and you may already have all of the ingredients right in your kitchen!

Essential oils for healthy hair:

Normal:
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Rosemary
Dry:
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
Oily:
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
You will want to use an airtight container. I like the small pots from mineral makeup as they have shaker holes to allow the product to be distributed without making a mess. You will need a brush to apply to the roots. You could also use a baby powder container, a round tube with shaker holes. You can use your homemade natural dry shampoo on with a brush or sprinkle it on.

Dry Shampoo Recipe:

Supplies Needed:
  • Cornstarch
  • Essential Oils
  • Cinnamon For Red Heads and Brunettes with Red Highlights
  • Cocoa Powder For Brunettes
  • Airtight Container


For Light Hair - (Blondes)
Use 1/4 cup Cornstarch
3 to 5 drops Essential Oil

For Red Hair -
  • 1/8 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/8 Cup Cinnamon
  • 3 to 5 drops Essential Oil


For Dark Hair - (Brunettes)
  • 1/8 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/8 Cup Cinnamon
  • 3 to 5 drops Essential Oil
Follow the above DIY dry shampoo recipe appropriate for your hair color. Place the cornstarch in a mixing bowl. Add in the essential oils one at a time while mixing. Then put into an airtight container.

Amazing DIY Organic Hair-Care and Styling Product
At some point in our lives we all need to style our hair, but what have we all been putting on our tresses all these years? If you want to be able to DIY some hair care and hair styling products, then this is the article for you. Not only are they easy to make, but you also can rest easy that you aren't destroying your hair in the process.

DIY Ideas For Cleansing Your Hair

1. Baking soda

Baking soda is an incredible organic product for cleansing your scalp. A pure solution of water and baking soda mixture can work wonders as a detox (and as an alternative to shampoo) when switching from commercial products to natural ones. Who doesn’t want to get rid of that hard, sticky build-up of waxes, gels and hair sprays? This 100% natural cleanser works wonderfully.

Recipe

Mix half a cup of baking soda with three cups of warm filtered water. Pour the mixture over your scalp and hair in the shower. Distribute it equally throughout your hair using your fingers and rub gently on the scalp. Rinse your hair using warm water until it is grit free.

Caution

Doing this every time you wash your hair might cause dryness. However, women with an oily scalp are recommended to use this recipe a couple of times a week to make their mane shiny and sparkly clean.

2. Moroccan Rhassoul clay

Although it might sound a little off-the-grid, clays make great cleansing products. Trust me; I didn’t come up with the idea. Bentonite clay has been used since the time of the ancient Greeks for treating many skin problems. It is not only inexpensive but also filled with minerals and vitamins. Although it is not always easy for some women to get past the “NO bubbles” issue, you might no longer care about studs once you’ve tried Moroccan Rhassoul clay.

Recipe

For shoulder-length hair, you’ll need about a half cup of clay. Make a thin paste by mixing the clay with distilled water. Spread it all over your scalp and cover your hair with plastic wrap. Rinse your hair thoroughly after about 10 minutes. You can use it five to six times a month.

For Conditioning

1. Bananas

Mashed bananas are touted as one of the best hair conditioners. Reportedly, even Dr. Oz couldn’t resist doing a show on its many benefits. Bananas come with potassium that softens your hair. It also contains Vitamin E, A, B, and C. The natural oils present in the fruit help the elasticity of your hair and prevent split ends.

2. Avocados

Avocado is probably one of those very few fruits that are used in almost every other commercial skin care and hair product for its outstanding moisturizing and hydrating properties. If you have dry hair, avocados are ideal for you.

Recipe

Toss some very ripe avocados into a blender with a half teaspoon of olive oil. Avocados can sometimes be hard to wash out of hair, but you can avoid this hassle by blending the fruit down to a very smooth paste. The olive oil helps a lot. Spread the paste on your scalp using your fingers, and wrap your hair with a plastic wrap to seal in your body heat. Leave it in for a few minutes. If you want to deep condition your hair, leave the mask for 2 to 3 hours. Wash it out using a mild cleanser to keep your hair healthy and shiny for days.

3. Yogurt

Who doesn’t hate those annoying frizzy hair days? The lactic acid in yogurt is the perfect antidote. For all the curly heads out there, it isn’t always easy to bring manageability. Yogurt is your best friend. It not only conditions your hair but also temporarily loosens your curls.

For Styling

1. Beach Waves Spray

Sea salt spray, second to dry shampoo, is probably the most utilized hair product, and it is incredibly easy to make. The following recipe is 100% natural and costs you approximately 1/50th of the commercial, store-bought versions. You can easily customize it considering your hair-type.

Ingredients:

  • Hot water: One cup (You can also use Chamomile Tea instead of water if you want to lighten your hair, or black tea if you 're going to make your hair darker than it already is)
  • Sea Salt: Half teaspoon
  • Epsom salts: Two tablespoons (You can add more for additional texture)
  • Aloe Vera gel: One teaspoon
  • Organic Conditioner: Half teaspoon
Optional: Sprints of your favorite scent/perfume or a couple of drops of essential oils. Citrus and lavender are some excellent options. You can also add a teaspoon of vodka and lemon juice to lighten your hair.

Directions:

Take a spray bottle that can hold more than ten ounces. Put the hot water/tea into it and add sea salt, Epson salt, conditioner, Aloe Vera, lemon juice, alcohol/vodka, and scent. Put the cap on and shake the mixture for two minutes until the salts are dissolved. You can store the mix in the fridge for future usage. It will last you about four months. Spray it on your damp hair and dry for loose beach waves. You can also use it for adding volume and texture to your hair.

2. Curl Moisturizing Spray

You can keep your curls, kinks, or coils refreshed with a perfect balance of Aloe Vera and distilled water. Add a couple of drops of tea tree oil or peppermint oil to the mixture to soothe your scalp and get your hair ready to take on the day.

3. Curl Defining Gel

If you are looking for ways to define the natural texture of your hair, this gel is perfect for you.

Recipe:

  • 2 Tablespoons of Flax Seeds
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • Aloe Vera (2 ounces) + 2-3 drops of essential oil for a lovely scent (both optional)
Directions:
  1. In a small pot bring the water to a boil. Once boiling add the flax seeds and let simmer for 10 minutes - stirring frequently.
  2. Once simmered, remove from the heat and immediately pour the mixture through a strainer (that has a bowl underneath).
  3. If you want to add the aloe vera- do it now while the mixture is still warm. You will add the essential oil once the gel has cooled.
  4. Wash your pot, strainer, and utensils immediately.
  5. Once the gel has cooled completely, pour it into a clean jar. It will keep in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. If you'd like to keep bits of it for longer- you can also freeze it.
Try out the above mentioned natural recipe to keep your curls healthy, shiny and attractive!