Saturday, September 12, 2015

Tinted Dry Shampoo for Blonde Hair

Blondes can have more fun with my new Tinted Dry Shampoo for Blonde Hair! Between wet shampoo washings of my hair, I use my dry shampoo to help remove oil, boost volume and refresh my blonde locks.  Instead of a pure white powder formula, I use India Tree natural yellow liquid decorating food color to give my recipe a pale yellow tint.  The food colorant is made from glycerine and turmeric.

I created a tinted dry shampoo because I noticed that my regular dry shampoo often left a white powdery look to my hair (especially when my hair was super oily). I just knew there had to be a way to make an all-natural pale yellow powder.  I was using the natural food colors to make a frosting for a cake and had that "Ahhhhh!" moment to use the same yellow food colorant in my dry shampoo recipe....brilliant!!!

You will need......

2 tablespoons Corn Starch
1 tablespoon Tapioca Starch
1 teaspoon Mountain Rose Herbs French White Clay
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Oat Flour
4 drops India Tree Yellow Vegetable Colorant
5 drops Jasmine Absolute (optional* or  use your favorite essential oil)

I like the smell of Jasmine Absolute! You can leave yours unscented or you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil into the powder.


I found the vegetable colorants at Whole Foods. You can also order them online from the company that make them at www.indiatree.com.

Sift the dry ingredients into a small bowl.  Add four drops of food colorant and whisk well (for about three minutes).  **If the food colorant does not seem to be mixing in very well, you can add in a few drops of 190 proof Vodka to moisten the food colorant. You need a high proof alcohol so that it evaporates quickly out of the powder.

Once you have blended the powder and the food color together, add in the Jasmine Absolute and whisk well to combine.

You will have a pale yellow tinted dry shampoo when all the ingredients are mixed together.

The photo above shows the difference between pure white corn starch and the pale yellowness of the dry shampoo.

Place the dry shampoo into a small shaker bottle. Store away from moisture and heat.  To use: Divide your hair into sections and sprinkle a small amount of the dry shampoo along the parts.  Massage the powder into your scalp for a few minutes to absorb oils and odors.  Gently brush your hair thoroughly to evenly distribute the powder from root to tip. Your hair will have gorgeous volume and will smell amazing. You can use this daily if you like.



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