This recipe is super simple and easy to make and perfect for those of you who don't take showers very often (you know who you are). It would make a perfect gift for that greasy band guy that needs a little help in the grease department to someone who is on bedrest and wants to stay somewhat kempt. I use it all the time, this has actually helped my hair a lot by cutting down the times I wash my hair with harsh chemicals, and this way I know exactly what is going into my hair, it just feels more healthy. And it's made with common household ingredients! So simple!
Dry Shampoo Recipe
To start you will need:
- 3/4 cup oats, you can pick whatever kind you want I just used Naturals oats
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- a blender, I used a magic bullet type blender
- essential oils (optional)
- a container of some sort to put the final product in. Go to the thrift store, I'm sure you could find the cutest container. Jelly jars are perfect but you can also use old candle jars with lids that help seal. Search around your house and get resourceful.
- First pour the oats in in the blender and blend till it is very fine and powdery. You don't want any chunks because it does not make a good consistancy when using it later.
- Next add the baking soda, you may substitute this for corn starch but i've found that baking soda seems to work better, but feel free to experiment around see what works best with your hair. Blend well.
- Then add a few drops of essential oils. This is optional, not necessary but definitely makes it smell nice. I used Now brand 100% pure penny royal which you can get at any natural foods store. Blend again.
- Pour mixture into designated container. Leave plain with lid or add some fabric to pretty it up and give as a gift.
and you're done!
take a small amount on your finger tips and just work into the dirty (aka greasy) parts of your hair and work through, repeat. Make sure you work through thoroughly because you don't want to leave powdery residue in your hair, especially if you have dark hair. Work the powder throughout. If you're nervous the first time using it try applying it over the shower or the sink the first time.
I have thin fine hair so it definitely helps giving it a little body also.
Hopefully all that made sense and I would love to hear how it works for you and if you find it useful.