Dry shampoo is a hair product used without water that removes oil and dandruff. It makes hair look refreshed without the harmful use of harsh shampoos that often damage hair, especially curly hair. While using sulfate free shampoo can help reduce the damage, using less shampoo or dry shampoo will lower the risk of damage even more.
Sometimes, dry shampoo can be hard to find sometimes in some areas. And when it is found, it can be expensive. Here are two recipes for make-it yourself dry shampoo.
Dry shampoo formulas should change depending on your hair color. Because it is a powder that you do not wash out, it will be visible if the color of the powder is too different from the color of your hair.
For lighter hair colors
mix a quarter of a cup of cornstarch with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and about 4 drops of essential oils of your choosing. Then use a makeup brush to put it in your hair, focusing on the roots. Finally use a hair brush to brush it through your hair thoroughly. If you do not brush your hair, ruffle your hair with your fingers.
For darker hair colors
Combine one eighth of a cup of cornstarch with one eighth of a cup of unsweetened cocoa powder and one eighth of a cup of cinnamon and about four drops of scented essential oils. Do the same as your light haired friends by using a makeup brush to apply the dry shampoo to your hair, focusing on your roots. Brush or ruffle your hair to distribute the formula thoroughly. These hair brushes are specifically designed for curly, coily and wavy hair.
Recipes courtesy of: brit.co