Recently I have spoken a lot about hair growth and products, such as methods of how to help grow hair and also trying the ‘no-poo’ method. As well as cutting out shampoo I have also found a non-chemical alternative to dry-shampoo.
I have rather dark hair, this means I struggled with usual dry-shampoo to begin with, I found one for dark hair, but this problem arose again when I was looking for a natural alternative.
Today I am going to show you my home-made dry-shampoo that was really easy to make.
I had a look online for different methods to use. I recognised that ‘cornstarch’ and ‘arrowroot’ came up a lot. I personally went for arrow because it is high in vitamins, minerals, and boosts levels of copper, iron, calcium and fibre, it also has thickening qualities (which helps take away the greasy look by adding volume to your hair) and is not taken from a genetically modified corn (unlike cornstarch).
My hair looks quite wet and heavy.
Mainly put on the roots, leave in. you can use an old make-up brush to do this or even your hands (be careful not to get the cocoa powder everywhere)
(Smelling like chocolate and loving it)
Left to soak up the natural oils in the hair then massaged to blend it in. Now my hair has a lot more volume and looks noticably less greasy.
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot/cornstarch
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- 5 drops of essential oil of choice (I used lavender to give it an extra nice smell)
I have loved using this and find it better than usual chemical based dry-shampoo, because I only need to apply once between washes and my hair doesn’t look greasy again after that before I wash it.
Have you tried any alternatives to dry-shampoo? what did you think? let me know!