As already mentioned, I've been looking forward to making some more natural beauty products this month and I started off with a really easy one that didn't necessitate the buying of any additional ingredients to those that I had in the cupboard at home.
I don't know about anyone else, but my hair being very fine, is always better a day or two after it has been washed. Immediately after washing, it tends to be a little limp, but after a night's sleep, it has more of it's natural curl and a lot more volume.
As a consequence, sometimes, I don't want to wash it before going out, so have to make sure I wash it the day before or the day before that. Sometimes, however, I'm just not organised enough to think about it and if two days after washing it, I'm heading out of the house but don't want to wash it, I sometimes use a bit of dry shampoo to see me through.
I usually buy one of the more well known brands or even Boots own brand which is much cheaper than other branded products, but I thought that as it was so easy, I might try to make my own natural dry shampoo and see how it compares to manufactured products.
I got the recipe from Ela Gale on YouTube and it is just a simple case of combining cornstarch or arrowroot (plus cocoa powder if you are a brunette) and a couple of drops of essential oil for a bit of a fragrance. I used grapefruit essential oil as I like citrus fragrances.
I scooped a few teaspoons of cornflour into a clean small spice bottle that I'd previously bought some chilli powder in and which had holes in it that allowed me to sprinkle the powder onto my hair. Into this I popped the essential oil drops and stirred them together using the other end of the teaspoon. I didn't use cocoa powder in this instance as my hair is bleached and coloured blonde, despite the fact my light brown roots are showing through. (I'm currently debating whether to grow the colour out, as there are so many harsh chemicals involved in getting your hair coloured and it is very expensive - still on the fence on that one).
I haven't actually used it on my hair yet, but have tried it out on LB's and it does seem to work. I just sprinkled some on and brushed it in. You don't quite get the same effect as you do from the spray in dry shampoos, as the blast of air from the aerosol does add a certain something to the process, but other than this the results were okay. (It reminded me of when I used to put talcum powder in my hair the odd time as a teenager between washes - Did anyone else do this?)
A very inexpensive and simple natural beauty solution, that I would recommend anyone to give a try.