Update: This post originally ran on September 6th 2012 but we can’t get enough of this awesome homemade remedy so we wanted to share it again!
I don’t know about you but when I discovered dry shampoo it was like a whole new world… just a quick spray and your hair looks clean and fresh. It’s a live saver if you’re short on time or traveling, but as we all know it can be pretty pricey! Fortunately you can get the same results by using household items to make your own dry shampoo – for dark or light hair. It works like a charm and I know I’ll be taking it everywhere I go!
What you need:
For light hair – corn starch, baking soda, essential oil (optional)
For dark hair – cocoa powder, corn starch, essential oil (optional)
For Light Hair: Combine a ½ cup of corn starch with 2 tablespoons of baking soda. You could use just corn starch on its own but if you’re worried about the scent, the baking soda absorbs it and makes this concoction scent-free. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to give it an aroma of your choice – I used peppermint oil and I love how fresh and clean it smells!
For Dark Hair: If you have darker hair, and are concerned about using a white powder in your hair, you can make dry shampoo for dark hair by combining ½ cup of cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons of corn starch! Again, you can add a few drops of essential oil or you can leave it as is – it has a lovely chocolaty scent :)
Re-use old spice containers as your dry shampoo shakers! To use the dry shampoo, sprinkle a small amount on your hair at the scalp area. Let the powder absorb the dirt and oils from your hair for a couple minutes and then comb it out – your hair will feel as good as new!
Photos by Julia.
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