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Chapter 6 Activity: Make Dry Shampoo

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Activity: Make Dry Shampoo

Did you know that washing your hair every day isn’t the norm for everyone? As we go through puberty, we notice more oil production happening, which means our hair can get more greasy than normal. If you have dry hair, curly hair, coarse hair, or even long hair (tips are usually dryer), washing your hair daily can make your hair even drier, so it’s best to wash every other day, or even weekly.

But what should you do in the meantime if your hair looks greasy? Make your own dry shampoo! It's super easy.


  • 1 glass jar with lid

  • 1 nail and hammer (to poke holes in the jar lid)

  • Arrowroot powder or cornstarch, cocoa powder, *optional turmeric

  • Optional: essential oils to add desired smell. I love lavender, or even blends like Young Living’s Kidpower, Stress Away, Valor or Peace, and Calming.


Take the lid and set it on a small stack of newspaper. Use a nail and hammer to gently poke at least five holes in the center of the lid. This will allow the powder to come out, similar to a saltshaker.

Add to the jar a mix of arrowroot powder or cornstarch with pure cocoa powder (make sure there is no sugar, just the cocoa powder) to make a color similar to your hair (darker hair uses more cocoa powder, lighter hair uses more arrowroot powder. You can play around with adding turmeric for a yellow hue too.

Add ten drops of essential oil for each half to a full cup of powder. You can adjust to make it a stronger smell by adding more drops.

Use a fork to stir it up, helping the oil to get distributed among the powder. Put the lid on and you are ready to use it! To use dry shampoo, just shake a little powder at the roots of your hair, rubbing it in with your fingertips as you go. I usually do this before bed so the powder has a chance to soak in the oil. It can look a little gray/powdery so you can either sleep on it or blow dry some of the extra powder out.

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