This is my new favourite natural beauty item! I absolutely love dry shampoo because I've got quite fine hair that can often go limp and greasy by the end of the day (especially with the amount I unconsciously fiddle with it!) I go through so much of the stuff as firstly, I don't want to / can't be bothered washing my hair every day, but also because it rids it of all the natural good oils we need and it ends up as a dry, brittle mess.
So I thought it was time I did some research into some natural remedies to forgo the aerosols once and for all and can give my scalp a bit of a breather... Cue this magical, easy to make with just 4 ingredients, hair savour!
Ingredients: 50g of cornflour
50g of baking powder
1+ tsp of raw unsweetened cocoa powder
A few drops of the essential oil of your choosing.
Depending on the size of your container, the basic rule is half and half of both cornflour and baking powder and the essential oils and cocoa powder can be added to your preferred colour/ scent see below.
This recipe really is easy. Simply combine both your cornflour and baking powder into one container and mix well.
Then add one tsp of cocoa powder. This is to make the colour consistent with that of blonde hair. Believe me, I tried without the cocoa at first and it made me hair crazy white!
For darker hair, simply add more cocoa powder. I haven't tried this on really dark/ black hair or red yet so if you try it do let me know how you get on.
Finally add a few drops of essential oil, Lavender, Patchouli and Peppermint and great smelling and also great oils to use for dandruff so great for the scalp. I chose Patchouli as it's quite strong so I only needed a few drops to cover the baking smell from all the powders, but chose which scent is best for you.
If you have a delicate scalp you can forgo the oils altogether. Alternatively opt for something soothing like Chamomile, Rose or Thyme which are also great for the scalp but much softer on the skin. Also make sure to not overdo it with the oils, just a add one drop at a time to build the scent you desire.
Finally mix everything together really well and add to a sealed jar. Use an old make up brush to dab the mixture and dust along your hair line where needed, then use your fingers to blend it in.
You will find it will take some trial and error to get the amount you need without it getting everywhere, but once you get a system that works I promise it will be worth it. Plus this will last AGES.