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Homemade Dry Shampoo- Final Post of Thin Hair Solutions

Alrighty guys, we’re back for one more day of thin hair solutions and today we are going to talk about my newest discovery… homemade dry shampoo powder!!

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I’m sure you have seen all the dry shampoos on the market, and maybe you have even tried some of them. It’s a pretty cool idea to have a product that can absorb grease and odor without needing to suds up. These products are also great for adding body and volume to wilting hair. But, as with most body products, I am a huge skeptic of the safety of the ingredients used. I also hate spending money on something I can make myself for so much less!

So I searched the internet for recipes and found a lot of different varieties. Today I’m going to give you a recipe for the most basic form of homemade dry shampoo. You can play with it and try adding different ingredients or substituting different things, so have fun!

Homemade Dry Shampoo

Cornstarch

Baking Soda

Essential Oil

Fill a small jar or shaker (I use a salt shaker) most of the way with cornstarch. I do a lot of eyeballing. Like, I eyeball everything. So if you need specific measurements… let’s just say 4 tablespoons of cornstarch. 

Then you are going to add your baking soda. Again, I eyeball. I just fill the jar the rest of the way. It’s probably around 1.5 tablespoons.

Now, add your Young Living essential oils. You can totally tweak this to your liking. If you check out my last post on sea salt spray you can find some good suggestions on specific oils and what they do for your hair/scalp. I use lavender, tea tree, grapefruit, and clary sage in mine. It smells so good!!

Now that all your ingredients are added, simply cover and shake to blend it all together. 

To use, either sprinkle from a shaker or use a makeup brush to brush through greasy roots. Just a light sprinkling of powder will do and you can use your fingers to work through your roots and onto your scalp to absorb the oil. Simply use a hair brush to brush the powder out and you are ready to go!! 

It is amazing how this powder instantly soaks up the oil, the baking soda deodorizes, and the essential oils soothe the scalp and add shine to your hair. It seems to good to be true, but it’s legit!! And as I said earlier, you can totally tweak this recipe and try different ingredients in it. Arrowroot powder is another good powder to soak up the oils, and you can also use some different varieties of clays. There are a LOT of possibilities, so do some research and let me know what you come up with!!

**psssst….. I know a lot of you are super busy and live very full lives, so if finding the time to try this recipe is a little out of reach for you, I do sell this product in my etsy store. Check it out here**

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Thin Hair Solutions!

Do you have thin hair? Greasy hair? How about hair that isn’t necessarily thin in amount, but baby-fine strands that tend to lay limp?

I hear ya! While my hair isn’t terribly thin in amount, the strands themselves are very thin and any layering in my hair tends to make the longer layers look so pitifully thin!

There are many conventional products on the market for this type of hair, but they tend to be laden with chemicals that dry your hair out and they don’t even work all that well to make up for it!

I have some natural ideas for you to try that have really helped my hair. I will separate them into a few different posts so I can go in depth on each suggestion. 

Here we go!

1.) No more chemical shampoo & conditioner! I have switched from sulfate shampoo and silicone conditioners to homemade shampoo bars (pssssst… they’re in my etsy store!) with an apple cider vinegar rinse and just a dab of Young Living conditioner on the ends.

I have found the shampoo bars have really improved my hair growth and I have so many baby hairs coming in since I began using the bars. I make them with specific Young Living essential oils that stimulate hair growth and scalp health.                

Healthy scalp = healthy hair!

Also, as opposed to a sulfate shampoo, shampoo bars do not strip the natural oils from the hair so there isn’t a need to weigh the hair down with synthetic moisturizers. That keeps the hair from getting weighed down and heavy. Light and voluminous is what we are going for here!

The apple cider vinegar rinse is simply a few tablespoons of vinegar mixed with a cup of water. I pour this over my hair after shampooing to neutralize the PH of my hair and scalp. It is super clarifying and removes any build up.

Young Living has several different conditioners that are all great quality and provide natural moisture for your hair. You browse through products and order through that link. I use just a pea sized amount of conditioner and work through my ends to prevent split ends and tangles!

Hair with volume and body starts in the shower. This is where I start, every 2-3 days when I shampoo. Hopefully this provided some ideas to get started on and I will be posting the next step as well as some recipes I use in my hair routine ASAP!

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