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3 DIY Dry Shampoo Recipes to Refresh Dirty Hair Stat

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If you’re like us, there are plenty of things you’d rather do than wash (and dry) your hair every day. (Like get a little extra shut-eye.) Thank goodness for dry shampoos. The triple-threat life-savers soak up oil, add texture and volume to limp locks, plus give blowouts a longer life in a matter of minutes. So not only do they save you at least 30 minutes a day, but they’ll also keep you looking fresh for days. To take it to the next level of hair nirvana, here are a few DIY dry shampoo recipes, categorized according to your hair color, that will revitalize dirty hair stat without sulfates, parabens or synthetic dyes.

For Blondes

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch or oat powder
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 2 to 4 drops of your favorite essential oil for fragrance (Optional: Though we love the way dry shampoos make our hair look and feel, we hate their chalky smell, so customize yours with a dash of your favorite essential oil to give your hair a pleasing scent.)

For Brunettes

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch or oat powder
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

For Redheads

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch or oat powder
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Directions: Combine the ingredients (for your specific color) and mix thoroughly. Pour into a large shaker or container. Sprinkle the dry shampoo evenly on your roots or lightly dust on with a large makeup brush. Massage it in. Then let sit for a couple minutes to absorb the oil. Brush out until the powder is no longer visible. Voila!

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