Orange Scented Dry Shampoo for Dark or Light Hair


I usually wash my hair every 3-5 days and somehow it looks fine- if, and only if, I rinse it really well in the shower with water. If I don’t, I’m a bit of a grease ball by midday. Enter dry shampoo. I’ve been interested in it for months, but never felt like spending our hard earned money on it. So I looked and looked for a good recipe and tried a few combinations.

I really like the citrus in this because it smells happy and fresh even when I don’t quite feel that way. I also decided against baking soda because it absorbs odor and I want the essential oil to reach its full potential. Cornstarch is a natural thickening agent that bonds quite well to hair.
As far as dark haired mavens like myself, cocoa is a wonderful color agent. The scent also doesn’t linger. I was dubious about the light brown color because I have very dark brown hair, bordering on black. But I simply sprinkle, comb or brush through and voila, no more grease ball. And I smell slightly citrusy. Not mocha-like. Let me know what you think!

2 tbsp cocoa powder (omit for light hair)
2 tbsp cornstarch
5-10 drops orange essential oil
Spice jar or small container

Add all ingredients to a small cup or bowl and stir or whisk until blended
Spoon, scoop or funnel into a spice jar or small lidded container and store in the bathroom.

Sprinkle the mixture on your roots or the greasiest parts of your hair and brush or comb through. Start with just a little and work your way up to more to prevent too much product one any one spot. If this occurs, jut keep combing/brushing. It’ll distribute.

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