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DIY dry shampoo

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Image via Julianne Hough

I am OBSESSED with using dry shampoo!  When my hair was longer, I hated how long it took to dry!  Now that its short I still love to use it because after all, it’s not good for your hair to wash it everyday.  Having dark hair, it is a little difficult to use dry shampoo without getting that “white-ish tint”.  I came across this great DIY dry shampoo recipe from Julianne Hough (also from Flora Ex Machina), so of course me being me, I had to try this out.  I made the Brunette recipe and I must say, I am not a chocolate fan, yet the smell didn’t bother me.  I will save the recipe for Blondes for summer time when I lighten my hair!  I love to find all natural alternatives to use in my daily beauty routine and this is definitely a keeper!

FOR BLONDES
This blend has a delicate floral smell with antiseptic properties.

What you will need:
• mixing bowl
• fine mesh sieve
• whisk
• wide mouth jar for storing with tight fitting lid for storage
• large makeup powder brush for applying
• 1/4 cup organic arrowroot powder or tapioca starch
• 1/4 cup baking soda
• 1 tablespoon finely ground lavender, dry
• 1 tablespoon finely ground mint, dry
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or a couple drops of your favorite essential oil

Directions:
1. Make sure the herbs are completely dry. If grinding your own herbs, do so in a high speed blender or mortar and pestle until completely powdered and sift so only the finest powder is used.

2. Combine dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well with a whisk.

3. Add essential oils of your choice and/or vanilla extract and combine well.

4. Seal in a wide mouth jar and allow essential oils to dry before applying to

FOR BRUNETTES
This blend smells like a mocha frappe and has scalp-stimulating properties.

What you will need:
• mixing bowl
• whisk
• fine mesh sieve
• wide mouth jar for storing with tight fitting lid for storage
• large makeup powder brush for applying
• 1/4 cup cacao powder
• 1/4 cup espresso powder, finely ground

The ratio of cacao to espresso powder can be adapted to suit your own hair color. Use more espresso powder for a deeper tone, and more cacao powder for more auburn colors and even redheads. Tapioca starch or arrowroot powder can be added in small amounts to suit lighter shades of brown hair as well.

This mixture smells delicious on its own, but feel free to add a couple of drops of vanilla extract or your favorite essential oil to the mixture as well.

Directions:
1. Grind the espresso as fine as possible in a mortar and pestle or high speed blender. Sift espresso powder through a fine mesh sieve so that only the finest powder is used.

2. Combine dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well with a whisk.

3. If desired add essential oils of choice and/or vanilla extract and combine well.

4. Seal in a wide mouth jar and allow essential oils to dry before applying to hair.

TO USE
Make sure your hair is completely dry. Apply roughly one tablespoon of dry shampoo to your hair with a large makeup brush, focusing on your scalp and roots, and massage in with fingers. Let mixture sit for 5-15 minutes. The longer you leave the powder on the hair, the more oil will be absorbed.

Next, simply brush the powder out with a hairbrush. If you are worried about getting powder on your clothes, you can apply the mixture at night and wrap a towel around your head while you sleep. In the morning you can simply shake and brush out.

***Try massaging a couple of drops of essential oil into your scalp after the treatment to add an extra boost of fragrance. If you find the scent of essential oils in the dry shampoo has dissipated, you can also add a few more drops to the mixture.***

Hopefully you will try this out, comment your own ideas or recipes, I would love to hear them and try them out!

xox jess

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