DIY : All Natural Dry Shampoo For Greasy Hair!

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Does your hair become greasy within a day or two of you washing it? Are you forced to wash your oily and limp hair frequently? Have you tried millions of chemical based products to no avail? We’ve got a solution: all natural dry shampoo!

Dry Shampoo


Many people scorn at dry shampoo because they think it doesn’t make your oily, greasy, limp hair actually feel clean. However, dry shampoo is the best alternative to both not washing your hair and overwashing your hair. While not washing your hair will leave it limp, dirty, and smelly, overwashing your hair will leave it dry and damaged. Plus, overwashing strips your hair of natural oils that cause your scalp to secrete MORE natural oils, leaving your hair more oily, greasy, and dirty. Although commercial dry shampoos can help reduce hair washes, they are filled with explosive chemicals that are damaging to your hair in the long run. Plus, they cost a bomb!

But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how you can make your own dry shampoo, right at home, with a few ingredients!

For this DIY dry shampoo, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Organic Cornstarch Powder: This will help absorb the excess natural oils in your scalp and hair that is making your hair greasy. Alternatively, you can also use ground up oatmeal or arrowroot powder to the same end. However, cornstarch powder is the easiest to procure and the cheapest option!
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  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: For darker hair colours, the brown tinge of the unsweetened cocoa powder will help mask the white cornstarch powder (making your hair look like it has dandruff). However, make sure it is unsweetend cocoa powder, sweetened cocoa powder would make your already greasy hair a sticky mess!
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  • Essential Oils: A few drops of your favourite essential oil (vanilla or lavender work great!) for the fragrance and to help the ingredients bind together.
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Mix one cup of the cornstarch powder, 1/2 a cup of the unsweetened cocoa powder, and a few drops of your favourite essential oil in a mixing bowl. The consistency of the dry shampoo should be powdery; you can apply it directly to the roots of your hair using a make-up brush. For best results, apply this homemade dry shampoo before bed to the greasy parts of your hair, to allow it to settle.


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With regular usage, your hair will become less oily and greasy in between washes. This is because you are not stripping your hair of natural oils frequently. Therefore, your scalp will start producing lesser quantities of these natural oils, leaving your hair bouncier and healthier.


With this homemade natural dry shampoo, say goodbye to greasy, limp, and oily hair!



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