When you’re a busy mother, college student, or even a teenager there are times you wake up and you just don’t have time to wash your hair. There are often times I wake up and have 10 minutes to be out the door and the last thing I have time for is to wash and blow dry my hair. This DIY Dry Shampoo is ideal for blondes and brunettes and will soak up any excess grease in your hair. This is definitely my go to solution when I’m short on time and it’s so easy and affordable to make.
DIY Dry Shampoo for Blondes and Brunettes
What you need for Blonde Version:
- ½ Cup Oatmeal
- 1 Tbsp Corn Starch
- Shaker (Purchased mine from dollar tree in pack of 2)
Pour your cup of oatmeal into a blender and pulse a few times to get a powder consistency. Now in a small mixing bowl pour in your oatmeal and your corn starch and stir the ingredients together. Spoon your dry shampoo into a shaker container and you’re ready to go.
What you need for Brunette Version:
- 1 Tbsp Corn Starch
- ½ Cup Cocoa Powder
How to make DIY dry shampoo for dark hair:
In a small mixing bowl all in your cocoa powder and your corn starch and mix both the ingredients together. Once blended well spoon the dry shampoo into your shaker container and it’s ready to use.
How to apply:
To apply the dry shampoo in either color just sprinkle a bit of the dry shampoo on your roots and rub in with your fingers. The powder will absorb into your roots soaking up the excess oil sitting on your head. Plus I love the hint of the cocoa powder on my roots – makes me feel so refreshed!
You can also use a make up brush to help get the powder into your roots without getting your hand messy. This really is a fool proof way to use dry shampoo without paying a fortune.
In the past, I have paid anywhere from $3 to $9 for a bottle of dry shampoo. Now you can make this homemade dry shampoo for pennies instead of dollars. 🙂
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