I'm so excited to show you how to make this DIY Dry Shampoo. It's the perfect thing to use if you don't want to wash your hair but need it to be fresh looking. It's an excellent way to volumize your hair if it is oily at the roots as well. You are going to LOVE it!
I have oily hair, which means that if I want to wear it down or I don't want to wear a ball cap, I have to wash it every single day. It's a pain. Years ago, I started buying and using dry shampoo so I could stretch my hair washing by at least one more day. It's a great product for soaking up all of the oil that accumulates at your hair's roots, and will keep you from having to wash your hair to often and drying out the ends. My DIY Dry Shampoo only calls for two ingredients and water, and will save the day when you don't have the time to get up and wash your hair. Let me show you how easy it is to make, and at the end of this post, I'll also tell you how to use it!
You will need two ingredients besides water...isopropyl alcohol (also known as rubbing alcohol) and corn starch, which you probably already have in your pantry.
Add 4 tablespoons of water to a small spray bottle, then add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.
Next add 1 tablespoon of isopropyl alcohol.
Give it a good shake and you are ready to use your DIY Dry Shampoo!
How To Use Dry Shampoo
Lift your hair at the roots and hold your spray bottle at least 6 inches away. Spray your roots where they are oily. You just want to dampen them, not soak them. Now run your brush or comb through your hair to distribute the dry shampoo. Hit it with a quick blow of your hairdryer or let air dry and style as usual!
I love that I can make my own dry shampoo. It's not full of tons of ingredients and works on my hair which I color. It's a true lifesaver on those days that I don't have time to wash my hair or just don't feel like.
Funny little side story...I originally heard about dry shampoo a few years ago in a magazine. The Victoria's Secret models said they swear by it. I thought it was totally a new hip beauty product that I hadn't heard about yet. I later learned that our grandmothers had been using this trick long before any VS models made it the new cool thing. I love that...going back to our roots...literally.
Below are a couple more homemade products I love to make, and you can find even more on my Home Tips Page HERE!
Homemade Rosemary Mint Shampoo
2 Ingredient Foaming Hand Soap
kathy stubbs says
its also good for thin hair to use as a lift for some extra height in your hair ive used it quite abit on mine it reaaly works
I definitely see a little extra lift when I use it...thanks for sharing, Kathy!
Stacy Humphrey says
What if you don't have oily hair but still don't want to shampoo daily? Can I still use this or will it dry out my hair? Also...Just a side note...the more you don't wash your hair, the more it will be easier not to. I used to have to wash my hair everyday. It was so oily. But I've trained it (Due to the recommendation of my hairdresser) Once you stop washing it daily it won't produce the oils as quickly..
It works great regardless of whether you have oily hair or not. It shouldn't dry out your hair, but allow it to last longer between washes and give it a little extra volume.