Sophie Uliano's DIY Dry Shampoo

Materials Needed

  • An old spice bottle, washed thoroughly (try to use one with a sifter lid, the small holes make for easy use
  • A kabuki brush (makeup brush) for application
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 2 tbsp oat flour (you can also use fine cornmeal in a pinch)
  • 6-8 drops of lavender essential oil

*For dark hair you combine the same ingredients, but add 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder and 1 tsp ground cinnamon.
Applying Shampoo

You can apply it in the morning when you get up, instead of washing your hair. But I recommend doing it at night, before bed. This way the excess oils will be soaked up during the night and rubbing your hair on the pillow will remove powdery residue. You apply either with your fingers, or better with the kabuki brush. You apply to your part and then brush, comb or shake it out. You can apply morning or night. If you apply at night, you might want to draw your hair up into a very high twist or bun. DIY Remedy For Frizzy Hair

I have a great recipe for making your own anti-frizz hair serum! Most store bought hair serums are often too sticky or oily. They’re also expensive, so making your own will save you a lot of money! Most good hair serums cost over 20 bucks. This will cost you less than 8! I’ll show you how to make the perfect serum! Hair Serum Materials:
• 1 ounce dropper bottle
• 1.5 oz Argan oil • 1 tsp castor oil • A few drops of jasmine essential oil Argan Oil Sometimes referred to as “liquid gold,” this amazing oil from Morocco is so great for hair because it penetrates the hair shaft, so that your hair is made more elastic and soft. It gives an incredible shine and condition to your hair. I found reasonably priced, pure Argan oil at

"Anti-Humectant" Castor oil is an "anti-humectant," which means it repels water. It locks out/prevents the intrusion of moisture into the hair from a humid environment. It's the "anti-frizz" component.

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