DIY Dry Shampoo (Because who wants to wash their hair every day?)

Good news! This week I learned to braid my hair. I know, I know, everybody knows how to braid hair. Well, not this girl. Until now that is!

Lately I wanted a cute way to do my hair without pulling it back into a ponytail to keep my hair out of my face while teaching yoga. A braid seemed like the perfect solution. So, after scouring Pinterest for hours and watching countless Youtube videos, I finally am starting to pick up on it. This being a girl business is hard…

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In other hair news, an item that is slightly more interesting than my learning to braid, I have a great hair tip for you today. 

Have you heard about dry shampoo? This inexpensive product helps refresh flat, tired, unwashed hair and helps you delay washing. For my textured curly hair that tends to be on the dry side, this product helps me style my hair and regain some much needed volume after sleeping on it without washing it, thereby keeping my locks from getting too dry. Plus, it’s a great time saver for those busy mornings!

I know you can buy dry shampoo at your local drug store for about $3-5 and they usually come in a spray can. However, as someone who doesn’t like aerosol products, and additionally as someone who loves to make things herself, I have a DIY recipe for you today!

DIY Dry Shampoo

1/4 C cornstarch (I used arrowroot, because that’s what I have)
1 TB baking soda
5 drops essential oil (I used grapefruit)
1 empty jar with a lid

Simply mix the ingredients together in a clean shaker (I used a clean, glass spice shaker that has a cover with small holes). For additional tips, you can visit this site!

To use, just shake onto your roots where your oil is the worst, and onto you ends to add volume. The most important step though, is to let it sit for 5-10 minutes so that the shampoo can do its work. Comb out excess and style hair as normal.

Note: I read that if you have colored hair, you can add 3 TB of unsweetened cocoa (for brown/black hair) or 3 TB of loose bronzer (for red hair).

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