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DIY Natural Beauty Products – Better Nutrition

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Herbal Dry Shampoo

Herbal Dry Shampoo

The key ingredient for this recipe is arrowroot powder or cornstarch, both of which help absorb excess oil. When used alone, they can leave a light layer of white powder behind, so I’ve created three recipes designed for light, medium and dark hair. Each dry shampoo formula includes one or more herbal powders for their scalp benefits or for use as a subtle colorant. To make an herbal or floral powder, grind dried herbs or flowers in a coffee grinder, then sift them through a fine mesh sieve to yield a soft, silky powder. A general guideline is to grind around 1⁄4 cup (60 g) of dried herbs to yield roughly 1 tablespoon (4 g) of powder.

The light hair tones variation incorporates powdered calendula flowers for their scalp-toning properties and to break up the stark white color of the arrowroot.

Cocoa powder adds a brown tint to the medium hair tones dry shampoo while powdered hibiscus (or red rose) flowers add a hint of red.

Dark hair types need the extra cocoa in the dark tones variation in order to help the dry shampoo blend into your hair color. I added nettle leaves, too, for their hair-strengthening benefits and darker color. As an alternative, try using ground rosemary instead.

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