Today I want to show you a quick and easy tutorial on how to make dry shampoo.
I love this recipe because is made using only natural ingredients, and most of them are quite simple to find plastic free as well.
Being this a dry shampoo, we will use a mix of 3 dry ingredients: a cleaning powder, an oil absorbing powder and an optional natural colouring powder: rhassoul clay, arrowroot powder and cocoa powder.
Our cleaning powder consists in rhassoul clay.
Rhassoul clay is a clay with wonderful properties. Rhassoul comes from the word “rhassala” which means “to wash” in Arabic, and this is because it has an ability of attracting dirt and impurities. Rhassoul clay is rich in minerals that improve hair's elasticity leaving it soft, and revitilise your scalp by unclogging your scalp pores (souce: naturally curly) No wonder this clay has been used for centurites and it a stellar ingredient in skincare and haircare products. It is definitely a must in a dry shampoo recipe!
Our oil absorbing powder is arrowroot powder. If you want you can also swap this for corn starch but arrowroot powder is better because is much more lightweight. The arrowroot powder will absorb some of that natural oil produce by your scalp, making your hair look cleaner. The dry shampoo can be used as it is, especially if you have light coloured hair.
The last dry ingredient I am adding is cocoa powder. This is optional but recommended if you have dark hair, like me. Make sure to get 100% pure cocoa powder without any additives or milk in it. Just a few pinches of cocoa powder will colour the dry shampoo and make it blend with your hair colour.
Cocoa powder also has a wonderful cocoa smell.
Once we have all our powders added in, the last thing we want to do, and this is also optional, is to add a few drops of your favourite essential oil.
I recommend using fresh essential oils such as lemon, grapefruit, lavender but it'sreally your choice here!
To apply the powder, I find it quite easy to just dip an hairbrush bristles into the powder and brush your hair as normal.
If you want you can also use a clean brush to apply the powder, and then brush your hair.
I find that one application is enough for the whole day, any excess oil is removed thanks to the arrowroot powder and the rhassoul clay has an actually cleansing action!
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As always, I will see you for the next recipe!