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A beauty blog featuring DIY recipes, tips & tricks as well as natural & organic beauty product reviews.


Who writes Beautiful Basics?

 My name is Kassie and I’m a chronically ill 28-year-old from a small town in Oregon. I have a passion for all things beauty and green living. I write about natural and organic beauty products as well as DIY beauty recipes and other odds and ends. I'm also an animal lover and believe beauty should be cruelty free. I'm a proud cat mommy and vegetarian.

I’m not an expert or a professional but I have learned a lot about beauty and skin care by experimenting and teaching myself. I like to keep my posts as positive as possible. I love testing out products but I only write about the ones I love. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy!

I also have a blog that chronicles my life living with chronic illness.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

DIY Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is increasingly popular but I have to say that I have tried a lot of dry shampoos in the past and pretty much hated them all. I recently started experimenting with ingredients to try to make my own dry shampoo powder and I think I hit hair gold! 

After grinding the oatmeal into a fine powder, I combined all three ingredients and ground the mixture again just to ensure everything was mixed and fine enough. Then I poured the powder into an old salt shaker (but you can use whatever you have handy. I think a powdered sugar sifter would be even better!). When your hair needs a little freshening up you can just sprinkle some of the powder onto your roots, massage into scalp, let sit for a minute or two, and then brush out.

If you're dark haired you shouldn't worry about having a white or gray ashen residue. I have medium colored hair and don't have any problem with it being visible. I love using this on days when I need to go out and have little time or just don't want to wash my hair – admit it, we all have those days!

Try it out and let me know what you think!

Filed in: DIY Beauty, hair care
posted by debbie mcmullen

This would be so great when I don't have time to hop in the shower! I always see those dry shampoos but can't afford them - I have all these ingredients in my cupboard! Going to try it out!
Thanks for sharing!


Hi Debbie! I'm so glad you liked this recipe! It's one of my favorites and I use it a lot. Enjoy :)

posted by AmeliaBee555

I love this idea. I like dry shampoo, but they are so expensive. Thanks for the recipe.

posted by Rachel Beltz

I've never used dry shampoo, and I'm too lazy to buy some, so this may be a great alternative! I'll have to try it one weekend as a tester!

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