DIY Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is all the rage right now. It's a great way to extend your new haircut and style an extra day, or if you're on the run, it beats the time it takes to wash and dry your hair. If you tend to get oily hair, it's a great absorbent.
I personally like it because my hair is thin, so day-old hair is perfect for volume, but I don't like that my hair gets just oily enough to make my hair look dirty.
I used to use cheap drugstore brands which only set me back about three dollars, but I started to wonder if they actually did anything. To be honest, it just felt like I was blowing air into my hair and my hair would still feel dirty and a little heavier. Even the "fresh scent" became associated with "I have dirty hair." I also didn't know what I was spraying into my air. What kind of weird ingredients go into spray bottles? Propellant?
So I decided to make my own and guess what? It's easy and cheap. All you need are the following items:
- Small jar
- Round makeup brush
- 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
- 5 drops essential oil (optional)
Dark Hair: Equal parts...
- Arrowroot powder
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
You can find arrowroot powder in the baking section of your grocery store. To save even more money, see if your grocery store has a bulk section, that way you can just buy the amount you need versus an entire bag. I buy from the bulk section of Whole Foods and MOM's Organic Market.
Add your ingredients into a jar and shake it up really well. To apply, lightly dip a round makeup brush into the mixture and tap off the excess. Lightly dab the brush onto your part and lift other sections of your hair and apply, making sure only to add the powder at the roots. If you need to, run your fingers through your hair as if you are washing it. Viola! Clean hair! Volume! And in my case, clean hair that smells like chocolate!
I was surprised at how well this freshened up my hair. I didn't feel like I had cocoa falling out of it, as my hair absorbed that and the arrowroot powder very well. My hair also felt clean and not heavy, as the usual dry shampoo sprays do.
So give it a go and let me know how it works out for you. I think this is a great way to save money and give your "day old hair" an icky ingredient-free solution.
Do you use dry shampoo?
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